Tuesday, June 29, 2004

heard the one about the monkey and the irish reporter?

"REPORTER: Mr. President, the world is a more dangerous place today. I don't know whether you can see --
BUSH: Why do you say that?
REPORTER: -- that or not. There are terrorist bombings every single day. It's now a daily event. It wasn't like that two years ago.
BUSH: What was it like September the eleventh, 2001? It was a, it was a relative calm.
REPORTER: But if your response to Iraq does --
BUSH: Let me finish, please. Please. You ask the questions, and I'll answer them, if you don't mind."

we know they can no longer do it where you come from, mr president, but asking questions is what reporters are supposed to do. they weren't even tough questions - if you thought ms coleman of RTE was 'disrespectful', you should meet messrs paxman ("The justification for our existence as journalists is that we are not afraid to say boo to these people.") or humphries of the BBC - now there's a wonderful thought.

(more at unknown news.)

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