Ye gods and little fishes! A member of the White House Press Corps (apparently by the name of “Hang-on Jim”) had a hissy-fit because all the televisions in the press room (or the White House) are tuned to Fox News!

One would think this victim/reporter had never viewed 24. Their news reports are all from Fox News too. Of course it’s a Fox Broadcast. I know, I know, 24 is a fictional television show but don’t tell me that the snippy little reporter is a sentient human being and puleeze don’t tell me that Scott McClellen actually dignified the question/complaint with an actual response.

It used to irritate me when walking through airports concourses that all of the televisions were tuned to CNN. But I never considered complaining about it, I just ignored the t.v.’s. CNN is still the main channel on in many businesses. But not where I bank. The televisions are all tuned to the Fox News Channel. (I’m laughing out loud now at those who are shaking in their boots.)

Hotline reports that the Fox Victim is Jim VandeHei. Here is part of the transcript.

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, the conference room, or the senior staff office, the staff office, they’re different TVs, and you can switch to different channels. I’m not sure if some of these in the back are connected to some of the others that are watching right here, right now. It doesn’t look like it to me. I’ve never known anyone that’s raised a complaint about a request from back here to watch a different channel.

Q I’m officially raising it and officially complaining about it.

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I’m going to go see if we can change the channel for you. Have you called up?

Q I was the Fox victim, and I was told — the quote was, “No,” when I asked for CNN.

MR. McCLELLAN: I don’t know who you talked to, so — it didn’t come to my attention. You don’t know who you talked to either?

Q Well, the magic people at the other end off the phone.

MR. McCLELLAN: The magic people at the other end of the phone. Well, I’ll see if this cabin is —

Q I was told, “We don’t watch CNN here, you can only watch Fox.”

MR. McCLELLAN: As I said, it’s hard to respond to something when I don’t know who it is you talked to.

Q I used the phone back here.

MR. McCLELLAN: I find this all quite amusing, to tell you the truth. I mean, there are a lot of people on this plane that do watch that channel.

Q I’ve never been told, no. They’re such nice guys up there.

MR. McCLELLAN: First time you brought it to my attention. I’ll go see what we can do on it

And who is the mighty clicker?