Friday, March 24, 2006

Wife of Military Journalist Ask President Bush About Unfair Media In Iraq, Bush Replies: Spread Good News About Blogs And Internet Sites.

President Bush gave a speech in West Virginia that was open to the public this week. At the end of his speech he opened the floor for questions from the audience. A woman from Columbus, Ohio stood up and asked what can we do about the unfair media that will not report the good news that her husband, a military broadcast journalist, reported on from Iraq? (link to video)

TAYLOR: This is my husband who has returned from a 13-month tour in Tikrit, and he has brought back several DVDs full of wonderful footage of reconstruction, of medical things going on. And I ask you this from the bottom of my heart for a solution to this, because it seems that our major media networks don't want to portray the good. They just want to focus -- (Thunderous Cheers, applause and standing ovation.)

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, hold on a second.

West Virginia is traditionally a Democrat state as well, just so you know. But the applause just kept going on louder and then a standing ovation. It was so thunderous that President Bush actually had to quite the crowd down so the lady could continue speaking.

TAYLOR: They just want to focus on another car bomb. They just want to focus on some more bloodshed or they just want to focus on how they don't agree with you and what you're doing when they don't even probably know how you're doing what you're doing anyway. But what can we do to get that footage on CNN, on Fox, to get it on headline news, to get it on the local news. It portrays the good. And if people could see that, if the American people could see it, there would never be another negative word about this conflict.

THE PRESIDENT: One of the things that we've got to value is the fact that we do have a media, a free media that's able to do what they want to do. Just gotta keep talking and word-of-mouth, there's blogs, there's Internet, there's all kinds of ways to communicate, which is literally changing the way people are getting their information. And so if you're concerned, I would suggest that you reach out to some of the groups that are supporting the troops that have got Internet sites and just keep the word moving. And that's one way to deal with an issue without suppressing a free press. We will never do that in America. I know you're frustrated with what you're seeing, but there are ways in this new age of being able to communicate that you'll be able to spread the message that you want to spread.

Yes, my friends and the main stream media are threatened and scared by us, who counter attack their slanted view of the news.

Here is also a video of Gayle Taylor and her husband on CNN with Adam Cooper. Adam Cooper asks the ridiculous question of how should we determine which story to cover between a bomb goes off killing a bunch of people and a bridge being built somewhere else???? Gee…I don’t know…how about you report both stories.

Video links to this story came from: Expose The Left Check them out.

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