Who among you is involved with a media organization and would like to give Patterico a media credential? It could be for a radio station, an alternative newspaper, a high school newsletter . . . I don’t care. I just want to be able to call someone and say: “I’m working on behalf of [your organization here].” But I don’t want to, you know, go to journalism school and be a real journalist, and all that jazz. I just want the credential.
I have a specific reason for making this request. If it works, you’ll know.
No, I’m not trying to avoid FEC regulations. To hell with those people. It’s a secret why I want to do this, for now. But if you have a media credential to offer, and you want to know why, e-mail me at patterico AT patterico DOT com and we’ll discuss it.
UPDATE: Kevin Roderick says:
Patterico is seeking a media “credential” (whatever that is) for some secret purpose.
It’s funny he should put it that way. I wrote somebody about this on Saturday and said almost exactly the same thing: “Does [your organization] have any way of obtaining or distributing media credentials? (Whatever those are.)”
The closest I can figure, as I say in the post, is that I want to be able to call people and legitimately say that I’m representing a particular media organization. Whether I would need some medal pinned on my chest, of the kind that might be handed out by the Wizard of Oz, I have no idea . . . being rather unsophistimicated in such matters. Roderick continues:
Let’s assume it will involve a conservative lesson about journalists or the media.
Well, that’s not a bad guess, since it’s a request for a media credential, and I’m a conservative. It’s a bit snarky, but it’s not a bad guess. But there’s much more to it than just that.