Ironically, I was just telling my wife last night roughly the same thing Sowell says in his editorial:
"There is nothing in the Constitution or the laws that says that the media have a right to be in the White House at all, much less to have press conferences."
However, Sowell takes this line of thinking one step further:
"The media love to wrap themselves in the mantle of "the public's right to know" but there is no such dedication to that right when it goes against the journalists' own prejudices."
There is nothing like a little Thomas Sowell to make my day.