Media Matters reports on a Wall Street Journal editorial claiming (falsely) that "unlike President Obama, former President Bush never used a 'list of reporters preselected to ask questions' when deciding who would be called on at presidential press conferences."
The numbnuts who wrote the editorial also made this hilariously ridiculous statement: "We doubt that President Bush, who was notorious for being parsimonious with follow-ups, would have gotten away with prescreening his interlocutors."
First of all, as Media Matters points out, "... Bush also used a list, as then-White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters in a March 7, 2003, press briefing."
This is all so silly. The WSJ, typically more concerned with ideology than facts these days, failed in its elemental responsibility of checking their information. I've done the same thing, of course, but hell, I'm just a blogger, not the wusses at the WSJ!
Secondly, who gives a rat's ass? This piddly little editorial is simply an excuse to bitch at Obama, to try to show him in a bad light.
Thirdly, Bush didn't ever allow anyone to question him with a real question. In public appearances, every single person in his presence was prescreened to make sure they were Republicans, and secondly, would not ask him a difficult question, like "Where is Iraq?"
Bush's press conferences were few, thankfully, for they were an exercise in futility and boredom! On those few occasions when someone did actually ask him a question that required a minimal amount of brain power to answer, the results became fodder for our late-night comics.
Finally, why would anyone read the Wall Street Journal anymore? It's merely FAUX News in print!
Read the Media Matters entire article here.