Increasingly, Bush Escapes the Media Pack
Not that I don’t blame reporters for not doing their jobs thoroughly, but the battle of making the news a profit center is eating away at the opportunity to even cover the news. The article spells this out, frighteningly. MSM continues to dismiss bloggers as news gatherers, as they imitate our modus operandi, more everyday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — On one of the scariest days yet in the five-year battle with terrorists, President Bush prepared to make a speech to reassure the American people. But the White House press corps was 1,000 miles away in Texas.
Bush had left his ranch vacation and jetted north for a scheduled closed-door fundraiser. No press plane accompanied him. And so when news broke that Britain had broken up a major terrorist plot, the only ones there to convey the president’s reaction were a handful of local reporters and a few pool journalists who ride in the back of Air Force One.