Is Jason Calacanis a member of the press?Always the charmer, Jason Calacanis has announced plans to visit the press lounge at CES. His barking continues to amuse. But here's something that's no laughing matter: Why is the CEO of a search engine, a legitimate object of news coverage, allowed access to the private press lounge at CES?

Sure, Calacanis has a blog. But so does Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun Microsystems, and I don't think he'd be allowed in the press lounge, where he could overhear reporters' confidential plans for coverage of his business rivals and partners. I trust my peers in attendance at CES will make their views known when Calacanis shows up — hopefully in Brooklyn language he might understand.