Thursday, August 04, 2005

Finger for the Press

I keep coming across the frozen-frame image of President Bush displaying a digit to the press in response to a question about CAFTA. The image is shown here at The Huffington Post.

Jay Leno started it when he displayed the image on his show and made a joke of the President giving the press the finger. However, reporters there claimed he was giving a thumbs-up response to the CAFTA question, which is logical given the context. Personally, I doubt that he was giving them the finger. That would be atypical, given his superhuman control when being abused by reporters. I wish he had, though. They deserve it.

At the same time, Helen Thomas, one reporter who doesn't hide her leftist biases, is outraged. According to The Hill, she said “The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I’ll kill myself. All we need is one more liar.” Drudge reported that she was upset because this was taken from a conversation she didn't expect to be reported. Talk about being hoisted by your own petard! Memo to Helen: Don't sweat it. We all know what you are.


Blogger Bryant said...

I don't know what you are talking about here - the Press has mollycoddled President Bush his entire presidency - starting with their ceaseless attempts to destroy Al Gore in 2000.

9:40 AM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Jo said...

Jo's Cafe linked this post here:

5:37 AM, August 07, 2005  
Blogger Tom Carter said...

Bryant, you must be living in some perpendicular reality. By every available measure--polling of reporters and editors, negative versus positive references in news reporting, editorial positions, etc--the major media has relentlessly attacked Bush and the Republicans since well before 2000. At the same time, they've consistently slanted news reports in favor of liberal Democrats and consistently editorialized in favor of Democratic candidates. How have you missed all this?

4:38 PM, August 11, 2005  

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