Skip to comments.Bush Reads Up on Media Bias
Posted on 01/25/2002 10:34:37 AM PST by Pokey78
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush had nothing to say to reporters as he left the White House on Friday for a trip to Maine but his choice of reading matter spoke volumes.
As he strode past television cameras, still photographers and a clutch of correspondents to his helicopter, Bush held in his hand a copy of ``Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distorts the News,'' a new book by the veteran network correspondent Bernard Goldberg.
``I can't hear you,'' the president responded to shouted questions lost in the noise of Marine One's engines.
Bush headed to Portland, Maine, to talk about border security and tout his budget proposal for an extra $2.1 billion to help protect the United States following the Sept. 11 attacks.
The money would be used to hire more border patrol agents and track foreigners as they come and go from the United States.
The Goldberg book, in which the former CBS correspondent charged that the network where he worked for 28 years as well as other news organizations suffer from an unconscious liberal bias, has made it onto the New York Times bestseller list.
I didn't post this, but just out of curiousity I checked--it didn't come up when I searched for "media bias" in Article Search.
Excuse me, but shouldn't that read that the book has made it to the TOP of the New York Times bestseller list? Just another example of media bias. These reporters are so stupid. They can't help themselves from exhibiting their bias in an article about a book on their biases, which they wish to downplay. Their bias is pathetic.
Typical rooters slant....it has been NUMBER 1 for 3 weeks.
Good idea!! I'll check ABC--any takers for NBC?
From the Clinton-era webpage for www.whitehouse.gov
Fun fact: Ronald Reagan used to talk to reporters with his Marine One helicopter in the background so he could ignore the reporters if he wanted to.
Dubya is learning from the master. tehehehe...
He sure is. He knows that a photographer will pick up the title and made sure he held the book so as not to obscure the title.
Can some one put it over on the DU thread. Democrats=Liberal=Media
1 BIAS, by Bernard Goldberg. (Regnery, $27.95.) A television journalist who worked at CBS for many years reports on "how the media distort the news." (+) 1 6
2 JOHN ADAMS, by David McCullough. (Simon & Schuster, $35.) A biography of the country's first vice president and second president. First Chapter 2 34
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