Tuesday, September 23, 2003

George W. Bush Doesn't Like to Read the News!

President George W. Bush is not the type of man that likes to read the news. Here's part of an actual transcript from a Fox News interview conducted on Monday, September 22, 2003:

BRIT HUME: How do you get your news?

G.W. BUSH: I get briefed by Andy Card and Condi in the morning. They come in and tell me. In all due respect, you've got a beautiful face and everything.

I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. But like Condoleezza, in her case, the national security adviser is getting her news directly from the participants on the world stage.

BRIT HUME: Has that been your practice since day one, or is that a practice that you've...

G.W. BUSH: Practice since day one.

BRIT HUME: Really?

G.W. BUSH: Yes. You know, look, I have great respect for the media. I mean, our society is a good, solid democracy because of a good, solid media. But I also understand that a lot of times there's opinions mixed in with news. And I...

BRIT HUME: I won't disagree with that, sir.

G.W. BUSH: I appreciate people's opinions, but I'm more interested in news. And the best way to get the news is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world.

BRIT HUME: Mr. President, thank you very much.

G.W. BUSH: Thank you, sir.

To read the entire interview, go to:

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E.P. Tuesday, September 23, 2003