American Street Update
As Ezra K. at Pandagon quipped, the number of bloggers at TAS is “growing by the minute too … Like liberal bacteria.” Our latest
paramecium contributor is Digby, of Hullabaloo, writing about Bush’s credibility gap.
UPDATE: Digby’s post brings to mind this exchange from Brit Hume’s interview of George Bush:
HUME: How do you get your news?
BUSH: I get briefed by Andy Card and Condi in the morning. They come in and tell me. In all due respect, you’ve got a beautiful face and everything.
I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. But like Condoleezza, in her case, the national security adviser is getting her news directly from the participants on the world stage.
HUME: Has that been your practice since day one, or is that a practice that you’ve…
BUSH: Practice since day one.
BUSH: Yes. You know, look, I have great respect for the media. I mean, our society is a good, solid democracy because of a good, solid media. But I also understand that a lot of times there’s opinions mixed in with news. And I…