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Monday, October 13, 2003

Bush and the Media Filter

Bush complained last week that the "filter" of the news media was blocking positive developments from reaching Americans, and he opened the public-relations offensive to present an alternative view.

--MSNBC today


HUME: How do you get your news?

BUSH: I get briefed by Andy Card and Condi in the morning. They come in and tell me. In all due respect, you've got a beautiful face and everything.

I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves.

--Bush interview with Fox News' Brit Hume, September 22, 2003