Sunday, December 05, 2004

Bush's Press Conferences

If you didn't catch Dan Froomkin's piece in Salon on Bush's press conferences -- or lack of them -- you can read it here. Froomkin's advice for the White House press corps is to stop acting like lap dogs; ask Scott McClellan (Bush's press secretary) at every daily briefing when his boss is going to meet with them again; ask short, single questions (no multiparters that the President can use to avoid giving a straight answer); and make the questions count. If Bush only has one press conference a year, then ask him who is responsible for the faulty intelligence on Iraq and how Americans can trust that intelligence used to justify future wars will be accurate -- don't ask him how his Christian faith guides him in his work.

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