Sunday, April 20, 2008

Communication Breakdown

The Bush administration and its remaining supporters frequently lament the tone and substance of the media's coverage of Iraq. So when was the last time the president did something about that and held a press conference in prime time? You know, when people might actually be watching. Afternoon towel-snapping sessions in the Rose Garden don't count. It's been years, but how many? Has a president ever gone an entire term -- much less one in which hundreds of thousands of troops are fighting in multiple campaigns -- without taking a question from the press after 5pm?

If you have some time to research this, please let me know what you find out.


Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

I remember maybe three besides the SOTU addresses.

4/20/2008 1:28 PM  
Anonymous am4 said...

Oh, the administration communicates. They just do it through "independent military analysts" on the objective and very, very intelligent corporate media. Lovely to see a few high-ranking former military officers--I won't call them leaders--willing to muddy the political discourse at a "time of war," in order to secure some defense contracts.

4/20/2008 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't have an answer to your direct question, but:

Last week Jimmy Kimmel had a video clip of "President Bush Defines Success":

""So long as I'm the president, my measure of success is victory - and success,'' the president said in the Rose Garden, standing alongside British Prime Minister Gordon Brown,..."

4/20/2008 3:11 PM  
Anonymous John B. said...

how articulate...l'amour propre and auto rationalization...splendid!

4/21/2008 8:56 AM  
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