May 1, 2007

Miller-Rich-Press Day two of "The Stephanie Miller Show" on MSNBC brought us more great progressive talk and guests. Frank Rich of the New York Times joined Stephanie in discussing his article All The President's Press which deals with the run up to the invasion of Iraq and how the press, including the Times, gave the President a free pass. Rich makes a stunning revelation that the New York Times recently made the decision to stop attending events such as the White House Correspondent's dinner. As you may recall, at this year's WHCA dinner the President decided to forgo the tradional humorous speech, invoking the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. Here's what Frank had to say about that:

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Rich: "It was ok last year when Stephen Colbert was there to do - as people are - American troops are dying in Iraq, to yuck it up with a Bush impersonator, but Virginia Tech which is death that he cannot be held responsible for, uh - he's going to milk for the second time in a week for PR purposes and the press sits there, you know as sort of dress extras in a movie scene."

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