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Weary, Bush mocks reporter
Washington Times ^ | By Bill Sammon

Posted on 05/26/2002 10:32:14 PM PDT by JohnHuang2

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:54:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PARIS President Bush yesterday derisively challenged press claims of widespread anti-Americanism in Europe and ridiculed an American TV correspondent for suggesting as much in English and French to him and French President Jacques Chirac.

"So you go to a protest and I drive through the streets of Berlin, seeing hundreds of people lining the road, waving," Mr. Bush muttered to NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory during a joint press conference with Mr. Chirac.


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To: maui_hawaii
Great will be the day when they start doing their jobs... reporting the news, not creating it.

I reported, for the first time, in truest journalistic tradition, on the Des Plaines rejection of a gun control measure.

I was amazed at how easy it was to create bias by *what* I reported, not how I reported it.

21 posted on 05/26/2002 11:57:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: JohnHuang2
I watched this press conference and that french guy kept looking at the ceiling when he was answering a question. He was biting his lip and squinting really hard and I kept thinking what's the freeking problem bud the questions are easy--you're supposed to be so smart and everything -IDIOT !

The fact was the press asked Bush 99% of the questions and didn't care what the Frenchy guy said !

22 posted on 05/27/2002 12:00:59 AM PDT by america-rules
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To: maui_hawaii
They've all earned the nickname, Euroweenies =^)
23 posted on 05/27/2002 12:02:50 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: america-rules
The fact was the press asked Bush 99% of the questions and didn't care what the Frenchy guy said !

Bump!

24 posted on 05/27/2002 12:03:16 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Lazamataz
I think that just the fact that something gets reported at all sometimes is interpreted as 'biased'.

To the communist party of China, anything that does not promote their leadership is 'biased'.

Thats one of the good things about FR. We get the same story often from 5 different sources, and in the end we get a pretty good picture of what really happened.

I think more reporting, not less, is a good thing.

25 posted on 05/27/2002 12:10:54 AM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: JohnHuang2
David Gregory really hates not only Bush but his own country. He should parlez-vous forever in France since he loves it so much.
26 posted on 05/27/2002 12:11:51 AM PDT by RamsNo1
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To: maui_hawaii
I think more reporting, not less, is a good thing.

Agreed. The internet is the single most powerful weapon against tyranny and bias and propaganda.

I, a rabid zionist, even get exposed to the Palestinian side of the story, here on Free Republic. :o)

27 posted on 05/27/2002 12:14:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: JohnHuang2
Euroweenies! LOL!!!

The Euroweenies are just as guilty as anyone in talking past people and drum banging, tamoreen tamping, and hollywood-ifying their message instead of actually sitting down, talking it over and LISTENING.

Listening and thinking takes effort, but hell no, we want some entertainment.

28 posted on 05/27/2002 12:16:27 AM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: Lazamataz
The internet is the single most powerful weapon against tyranny and bias and propaganda.

I'll bet the Democrats are really pissed at Al Gore right now.

See post #28

29 posted on 05/27/2002 12:18:38 AM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: maui_hawaii
I'll bet the Democrats are really pissed at Al Gore right now.

LOL!

For O! so many reasons.

30 posted on 05/27/2002 12:21:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: JohnHuang2
Mr. Bush...deadpanned: "Now I'm literate in two languages."

It's too bad one of them isn't English.

31 posted on 05/27/2002 12:24:30 AM PDT by The_Expatriate
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To: JohnHuang2
"Very good," Mr. Bush said sardonically. "The guy memorizes four words, and he plays like he's intercontinental."
"I can go on," Mr. Gregory offered.

Notice the snotty vanity of this "reporter." He wanted to impress everyone with this French.

"It's All About ME!

Many reporters feel this way. They are not "just covering the news." Oh no, that is beneath their intellect, their ability. They want to be PLAYERS on the international scene. They just don't want to go through Democratic election process....that too is beneath them.

Way to go W.

Que Bueno!

32 posted on 05/27/2002 12:29:13 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
Well said, amigo!
33 posted on 05/27/2002 12:30:20 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
BTT
34 posted on 05/27/2002 1:27:16 AM PDT by lainde
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To: SkyPilot
"Very good," Mr. Bush said sardonically. "The guy memorizes four words, and he plays like he's intercontinental."
"I can go on," Mr. Gregory offered.

Bush should have just told the little pipsqueak to shut-the-f#$%-up but that would have been like pouring rocket fuel on a campfire for the press.

Bush should get pi$$ed more often.

35 posted on 05/27/2002 2:20:58 AM PDT by Centurion2000
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To: JohnHuang2
"I don't view hostility here," Mr. Bush said in the ornate Palais de l'Elysee. "I view the fact that we've got a lot of friends here."

Could be. Of course only the protest-freaks will get air time. Could it be that there is a grass-roots movement over there too, that are getting really fed up with business as usual? I wonder. Conservatives are slow to anger. Suffer the children.

36 posted on 05/27/2002 2:35:40 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: over3Owithabrain
Stretch got smacked!

Stretch tries to monopolize Ari's Press Conferences.

It will be interesting to watch Stretch's reaction to getting his water cut off.

37 posted on 05/27/2002 3:12:17 AM PDT by Araminta Vavasour
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To: JohnHuang2
The White House is unhappy with press coverage emphasizing splits between Europe and America.

And normal folks both in Europe, America and elsewhere are absolutely unhappy with the stupid generalisations so usual for press.

Let's analyse just the above mentioned sentence in italics.

It presumes that Europe and America are some sort of homogeneous chunks, and that split between them is a generaly recognised fact. In this way emphasis fells on the White House unhappiness with the coverage of an undeniable fact.

All three premises are false.

First of all, there are big groups of people both in America and in Europe who, in president'a words, have a heck of a lot more that unites them than divides them. So neither splits are fact, nor the two continents are homogeneous.

And the White House is unhappy - not with the alleged splits, but with the press's bias.

As to the "marginal" character of the protests (Chirac's words), he is too polite a Frenchie. Those 24,800 demonstrators out of 350 million Europeans - what a representative figure! - are just outsiders.

Oops, now I am too polite... they're bums, fuggy reds, loony radical campus lowlife.

38 posted on 05/27/2002 3:12:24 AM PDT by Neophyte
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To: JohnHuang2
"I wonder why it is you think there are such strong sentiments in Europe against you and against this administration?" the reporter said. "Why, particularly, there's a view that you and your administration are trying to impose America's will on the rest of the world, particularly when it comes to the Middle East and where the war on terrorism goes next?"

Son of Clymer.

39 posted on 05/27/2002 3:24:16 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Araminta Vavasour
Gregory needs the shot and I hope he hears footsteps now. I see him in the morning on TV and his demo slip shows a lot. Was he ever on CNN?
40 posted on 05/27/2002 5:17:30 AM PDT by Thebaddog
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