And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff

Here’s a snippet from Brit Hume’s interview with W on
Fox (Via LBO-talk):

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.

HUME: Really?

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…

HUME: I won’t disagree with that, sir.

BUSH: I appreciate people’s opinions, but I’m more interested in news. And the best way to get the news is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what’s happening in the world.

That’s reassuring. Karl Rove, no doubt, is the most objective of them all.

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  1. On the other hand, it was probably the case that John Major spent too much time reading the press, and suffered much psychologically thereby.

    I also suspect Bush of making too much of this aw-shucks, I’m-no-intellectual stuff, and I think the left-leaning press has fallen for it. Neither the US or the UK electorate like voting for people who are suspected of cleverness, and both Reagan in his day and Bush now know this very well. Reagan’s recently published letters reveal a far smarter man than I for one suspected, and my hunch is that Bush is kidding us in much the same way. Your response to his interview is just what he’d have hoped for, I wouldn’t wonder.

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