"Some of the reporters covering tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island
may be F.W.I.–filing while intoxicated. Anheuser-Busch is apparently a sponsor of tonight’s rhetorical
battle and the beer company has set up a “hospitality tent” outside the media filing center where reporters are being treated to free food, brews and souvenir glasses."
Filing While Intoxicated! Can they be ticketed for that? Doubtful. Their Press Passes are probably some sort of "Don't Ticket Me, Bro," and "Stay out of Jail Card." Gives new meaning to "Power of the Press."
But this little bit of insight just might explain a couple of things about... 1) The content/nonsense of some reports you read about the debates. 2) Why reporters have reportedly been clamoring for these assignments. Yeah, who doesn't want to get in on free souvenir glasses?