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When Reporters Play At Reading Minds...


… we usually get contrasting reports. For instance:

NYT: Still, tensions seemed to bubble just under the surface. The two leaders barely looked at one another during the news conference. And when Mr. Bush, at one point, asked the prime minister if he wanted to continue taking questions from reporters, the prime minister swiveled his head toward the president and shot Mr. Bush an incredulous look.

AP: With Bush hoping to strengthen his Iraqi counterpart’s fragile government, the tensions that flared when their opening session was abruptly cancelled Wednesday evening were not apparent when they appeared before reporters after breakfast Thursday.

Are these really facts that one can confidentally report in a straight news article? Why not just stick to what happened?


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