The Corner

The Post-Game Show

MRC’s Brent Baker reports that following President Bush’s news conference on Tuesday night, NBC News anchor Brian Williams pointed out to David Gregory how Bush refused to “admit” any mistakes and complained that “I didn’t

detect a straight-on answer there.” Gregory agreed before he

insisted: “This President could be accused in some places today of filibustering at times.”

Similarly, over on ABC, George Stephanopoulos bemoaned how “the President was quite defiant tonight, even at times defensive. No apologies, no acceptance of personal responsibility.” ABC’s Peter Jennings acknowledged the agenda of the White House press corps in repeatedly trying to get Bush to admit mistakes and errors during his presidency and Stephanopoulos admitted reporters “want to see some concession of responsibility by the President.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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