Bierbauer, a former dean at the University of South Carolina, was a longtime CNN Washington correspondent.
Journalists learn to adapt to current conditions, be they storms or tantrums, vagaries of nature or whims of officials. White House correspondents these days should be well past their withdrawal symptoms from the daily delirium of the once-regular White House press briefing.
"Bringing the American people in on the process, early and often, makes for better democracy," they said in
an open letter on CNN.com.
"The process of preparing for regular briefings makes the government run better. The sharing of information, known as official guidance, among government officials and agencies helps ensure that an administration speaks with one voice," the former spokespersons said, adding that this is particularly important in foreign and military policy.
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