Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Overly Scripted Press Conferences? 

MSNBC - 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for April 13
"MATTHEWS: Do you think he was too rough with that? Was he too rough with that by saying nobody likes to see dead people on television, when in fact, they're not just dead people on television? Those television pictures are pictures of people dead.
GREGORY: I think it was one of the more real moments of the night, whether it was good, bad or indifferent. And you don't get a lot of these in these overly scripted press conferences. So it gave us a sense of where his thinking is at, politically speaking, of course."
(emphasis mine.)

The press has some explaining to do. The Commander in Thief isn't the only one with a credibility gap.