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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 ó President Bush yesterday derisively challenged press claims of widespread anti-Americanism in Europe and ridiculed an American TV correspondent for suggesting as much ó in English and French ó 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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1 posted on 05/26/2002 10:32:14 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Let's rephrase that headline, shall we? "Weary, American's mock the press".

John, Dahlink....how ARE ya????

2 posted on 05/26/2002 10:36:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: JohnHuang2
Whoa! Bush drops the "new tone" for a sec and takes a jab back at the press and their "why do you beat your wife" questions!

Of course, letting the press know they are getting under your skin and tailoring your speeches to counter them only makes them feel more important.
3 posted on 05/26/2002 10:40:54 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: JohnHuang2
Remember how when Clinton spoke his mind to the press he was called "feisty". My, their bias is certainly showing, isn't it?
5 posted on 05/26/2002 10:41:47 PM PDT by goody2shooz
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To: Brad's Gramma
How are ya, my friend? =^)
6 posted on 05/26/2002 10:44:38 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: goody2shooz
Remember how when Clinton spoke his mind to the press he was called "feisty". My, their bias is certainly showing, isn't it?

It's the three or four left-wing Viagra's issued to every reporter just prior to a press conference.

7 posted on 05/26/2002 10:45:55 PM PDT by pierrem15
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To: goody2shooz
My, their bias is certainly showing, isn't it?

The press loathes and detests George W. Bush: A sure sign he's doing the right thing ;^)

8 posted on 05/26/2002 10:46:13 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Groovy. I'm groovy. Totally, man. Heheeee

Hey, all, anyone have any ideas how we can keep the pressure ON the dems????? They're backpeddling, they're panicky....it's a GOOD THING!!!!

9 posted on 05/26/2002 10:47:48 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good to hear =^)
10 posted on 05/26/2002 10:50:15 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: ALL
Monday, May 27, 2002

Quote of the Day by Avoiding_Sulla

11 posted on 05/26/2002 11:17:58 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
The press thinks they know the European mind.

They are the most in touch with 'the Europeans'. They are the most 'educated'.

Fact is, traditionally they have been good at telling people how to think, and now, many Americans are telling them to go to hell.

Europe is the only place left really where they have a shot or some wiggle room in dictating to people how to think.

12 posted on 05/26/2002 11:34:25 PM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: maui_hawaii
Fact is, traditionally they have been good at telling people how to think, and now, many Americans are telling them to go to hell.

My sentiments exactly.

13 posted on 05/26/2002 11:35:53 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Great will be the day when they start doing their jobs... reporting the news, not creating it.
14 posted on 05/26/2002 11:35:53 PM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: JohnHuang2
They start getting upset when they have no one to boss around, mentally or otherwise.
15 posted on 05/26/2002 11:39:03 PM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: maui_hawaii
Exactly -- the mark of a control freak.
16 posted on 05/26/2002 11:40:09 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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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?"

Ask the hard questions but not while we're in someone else's home. These particular protestors seemed to be sympathizers of Arafat and terrorists. Amazing for our press to give them mention.

17 posted on 05/26/2002 11:49:58 PM PDT by swheats
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To: JohnHuang2
You know, in a way, these Euro wackos, whoever they are, tend to have the disease that "you don't understand us" and they bitterly complain about it. When you ask these same people why America does what it does, they can't answer.

They are supposedly getting pissed off at America for, in reality, doing the same thing they do...

18 posted on 05/26/2002 11:51:02 PM PDT by maui_hawaii
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To: JohnHuang2

19 posted on 05/26/2002 11:53:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: goody2shooz
Remember how when Clinton spoke his mind to the press he was called "feisty". My, their bias is certainly showing, isn't it?

THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS THERE IS NO BIAS IN THE PRESS THEY MERELY REPORT THE FACTS

If you say it enough times, people will believe any lie.

20 posted on 05/26/2002 11:55:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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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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To: JohnHuang2
Gregory got his pee-pee publicly whacked by the President of the United States for a very good reason: he (Gregory) was being rude, openly confrontative, and obnoxious. For good measure, Bush was right on another point: the man was showing off.

Gregory should tuck his tail between his legs and slither home on the next available flight. Instead, he'll probably wear his dressing-down as a badge of honor.

41 posted on 05/27/2002 5:32:00 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
When someone says "I can go on.", inherent in that phrase is a vain sort of vulnerability, "look at me daddy.", attitude.

Mr. Gregory needs some deep therapy, if he's going to let the entire world hear how screwed up he is.

It's also arrogant and obnoxious. GW should have asked him to continue and let him hang himself. But GW's not a smart ass super reporter studman.

42 posted on 05/27/2002 5:48:15 AM PDT by Benrand
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What a guy! Go, Dubya!

For years, I have tried to be reasonable, rational, and thoughtful of rude and insulting people. I have come to the conclusion that you can't "talk" decency into them--and ignoring them just makes them worse. The only effective way I have been able to deal with a louse is to laugh at him. Liberals and the Press, as a rule, have overinflated egos filled with hot air. Humor and ridicule seem to be the only way to burst their bubbles of self importance.

43 posted on 05/27/2002 5:48:54 AM PDT by Samwise
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Turning to Mr. Chirac, [Gregory] added in French: "And, Mr. President, would you maybe comment on that?"
"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.
"I'm impressed — que bueno," said Mr. Bush, using the Spanish phrase for "how wonderful." He deadpanned: "Now I'm literate in two languages."

OMG! Did this really happen? Way to go Mr. President, LOL!

44 posted on 05/27/2002 5:56:07 AM PDT by Petronski
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To: JohnHuang2
Too bad he couldn't answer in real Texan, which I will alter to remain PC.--

Yawl kin kiss my Grits.

46 posted on 05/27/2002 6:16:16 AM PDT by AndrewC
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To: JohnHuang2
If jet lag causes Dubya to tell it like it is, I say let's keep him airborne.

Plain Talk is what this nation needs, now more than ever. It is what Americans respond to and it annoys the libs.

47 posted on 05/27/2002 6:16:38 AM PDT by don-o
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To: JohnHuang2
But fellow freepers, the unanswered question is: Who is the biggest @$$hole-- Adam Clymer or David Gregory? Have Clymer, Gregory and @$$hole become interchangable?
48 posted on 05/27/2002 6:27:40 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: JohnHuang2
David Gregory, the MSNBC reporter that is nicknamed "Stretch" by GWB is on the Imus morning show frequently. I have a yummy feeling that Imus and his gang (especially Bernard) will have a fun time at "Stretch's" expense the next time he is on the show. Anticipation !!!
49 posted on 05/27/2002 6:30:43 AM PDT by baseballmom
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To: swheats
These particular protestors seemed to be sympathizers of Arafat and terrorists. Amazing for our press to give them mention.

Why? The American press is hardly American. They would be thrilled with another terrorist attact, they would prefer one that killed thousands so they have something to write about.

They will tear this country apart, they will divide us, they will endanger us all if only they can get a scoop and a little more face time.

The reason they are doing this is to undermine the country and weaken us in the face of our enemies so there WILL be another attack.

50 posted on 05/27/2002 6:41:50 AM PDT by McGavin999
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