Asked how much television news and newspapers he regularly consumes, Bush moved to dispel a myth that grew a few years ago after he told an interviewer that he does not read newspapers.
"Every morning I look at the newspaper," Bush told NBC. "I can't say I've read every single article in the newspaper. But, I definitely know what's in the news."
That's an interesting turn of phrase, "moved to dispel a myth." The reporter could also have said, "contradicted himself," "attempted to recover from a gaffe," "tried in vain to remake his image," etc. Damn you liberal media!