Monday, December 12, 2005

Dispelling myths

This is from a Reuters story posted at Yahoo News:

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!

1 comment:

oldwhitelady said...

He doesn't say he reads it. He says he LOOKS at it every morning.. then he says he doesn't read every article. HE DOESN'T READ IT! The myth has NOT been dispelled.