Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Bush Withstands Abuse on Today Show - Emerges with only Slight Injuries

I was going to post a defense of the President today and highlight exactly how biased Matt Lauer's questions were earlier this week.

On second thought, I'm going to wait for the President to come to our defense for a change. You know, the elitist, sexist base of his.

Enough insults unpunished already.


Anonymous ray b said...

Can [a journalist's] questions really be biased?

10/13/2005 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

When an interview turns into an interrogation using only the opposition's talking points - yes.

Watch the clip.

10/13/2005 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

I just love the way Laura Bush's polite brush off of Mat Lauer's "sexism" question (complete with his interruption of her initial brush off) and her immediate departure to HER talking points has gotten turned into "Laura Bush says sexism possible."

I didn't see the clip that way. Slice and dice to get what you want: the Mass Media Podpeople's modus operandi...

10/13/2005 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous ray b said...

Mass Media spin? It doesn't sound that way - from the Financial Times:

Speaking during a rare joint interview on the Today show, the most highly rated morning news programme, Mrs Bush said: "That's possible. I think that's possible. I think people are not looking at her accomplishments and not realising that she was the first elected woman to be the head of the Texas Bar Association, for instance, and all the other things. She was the first woman managing partner of a major law firm."

Mrs Bush's comments echoed an argument employed by Ed Gillespie, a lead adviser to President George W. Bush on the nomination, who told a gathering of conservatives last week that there was a "whiff" of sexism and elitism in the attacks from conservative intellectuals.

10/13/2005 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

WTG, ray b. Watch the video. The "transcription" you cite is not only inaccurate, it is wildly so. Deliberately so? Gee, it was in a Mass Media Podpeople's outlet... could it be?

10/15/2005 06:17:00 AM  

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