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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Bush Prefers the Sports Pages

Bush Prefers the Sports Pages [from washingtonpost.com]-- an article by Dan Froomkin, commenting on Bill Sammon's new book, MISUNDERESTIMATED: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry and the Bush Haters.


Sammon of the Washington Times writes that Bush gets four newspapers -- and reads the sports pages. As for the front pages? He scans and skims.

"Mr. Bush thinks that immersing himself in voluminous, mostly liberal-leaning news coverage might cloud his thinking and even hinder his efforts to remain an optimistic leader," Sammon writes.

"I like to have a clear outlook," Bush told Sammon, who is also a political analyst for Fox News. "It can be a frustrating experience to pay attention to somebody's false opinion or somebody's characterization, which simply isn't true. . . .


Maybe washingtonpost.com and its parent company are just peeved Bush doesn't read their political coverage. Lucky thing Bush watches 60 Minutes II or he'd really be out of the loop.

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