In a special three week installment of the pool reports we discover that Turd Blossom is a Stones fan, poolers Jon Ward and Sheryl Stolberg make pool duty sound almost fun, and FLOTUS gets bumped from shotgun.
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In this week’s pool reports, POTUS is handing out hugs free of charge and we learn that one of his special talents is something called a blanket stitch. We don’t know what it is either.
unnecessary system of control by the airlines.” — Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times
The New York Times Neil Lewis thought NYU Professor Jay Rosen was unfair to NYT’er Jim Rutenberg in a previous post.
In this exchange, the two hash out lots of issues, including the NYT decision to pull out of WHCA weekend.
- previously understood and corrected for their most egregious failure in 50 years?
- remain in general denial about their most egregious failure in 50 years?
- persist in ironic detachment from this debacle, so as to return things as smoothly as possible to Normal?
- are completely deluded about the current state of the watchdog press and our basis for trusting it?
- aren’t worried at all because the bloggers and “activists” who say things like that have an ax to grind?
It’s impossible to know when you look at that crowd, and this is what Colbert exploited so skillfully for laughs. The WHCA saw it and got Rich Little to come the next year. Dean Baquet and Bill Keller saw that, and pulled the plug. A perception problem, they called it.
I agree with Michael Getler that newspapers like yours and the Washington Post have done more to reckon with their collapse under Bush than their colleagues in other places, especially TV news, who have done almost nothing. But this is not the same thing as doing enough. Maybe I am wrong, but I get the impression you think the whole subject talked to death.
Watching the dinner on C-SPAN, I found it impossible to decide: Are the press people sitting there with Bush sitting there as professionals who…
Pres. Bush goes back to school, the term “financial literacy” seems like an oxy-moron to us and POTUS does not wear pink.
A quiet week for the pool, complete with an ostrich farm, some good natured teasing and a naked lady for good measure. Ok, ok, the naked lady was a tattoo.
In this week’s episode, President Bush tries his hand as an artist, weird book choices in NW and President Richard Nixon gets egged.