Several times in my career, I’ve heard the distinct sound of a contemptuous politician, or one of their staffers, mooing.
Because the press are like cattle. When following a story together, they move like a herd in a predictable manner toward whatever object appears to be making news.
You can see that dynamic at work today as the White House yet again summoned the press pool to have a look at President Obama actually working in the Oval Office.
Have we no dignity?
We have not.
BTW, the White House photographers are often less like a bovine herd than a stampede of bulls. Any ambling print reporter in their way when there is a fleeting moment to go get a photograph is considered fair game and likely to be trampled, possibly to death.
Here is some video I shot earlier in the week of the White House press corps waiting on the South Lawn for President Obama to make a speech.