PRAVDA UPDATE: Obama Chief of Staff Emanuel Holds Daily Private Conferences with ABC’s Stephanopoulos, Dem Pundits

A recent Politico column has revealed a potentially scandalous influence of the White House on the media, in the form of a series of informal conversations between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and ABC’s Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos. Politico writer John F. Harris described “what may count as Washington’s longest-running conversation” among four old friends in the Washington political establishment: Emanuel, “This Week” host Stephanopoulos, and popular left-wing pundits James Carville and CNN’s Paul Begala.