April 29, 2006

Chris Wallace asked if Bolton planned to do away with televised press briefings which is another signal that the administration wants to manipulate and silence the press. Chris uses the old " some people say" routine which really means right wingers who are angry that the press has the nerve to actually demand answers.

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Wallace: Some people suggest that a way to improve relations with the press, would be to end the televising of the press briefings and all the posturing by members of the WH press corp...

Bolton: It's worth considering. I think that will be Tony Snow's first test to see what kind of power player he really is...My guess is in the short run it would hurt them. The judgement would be as we do in all things is look at the long run and see whether it's helpful in the long run...

(h/t to David Edwards for the vid)

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