Monday, December 19, 2005

Tammy Bruce: Bush ‘Doing the Right Thing’

From, regarding Tammy Bruce on Fox News this morning:

Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 10:41 a.m. EST

Author and commentator Tammy Bruce said President Bush is "doing the right thing” in Iraq and his recent campaign of speeches and press conferences should help Americans realize the country is on the road to victory.

Appearing on Fox News Channel, Bruce said the Bush Administration is finally realizing that major media will not give him credit for any success – particularly the remarkable success of elections in Iraq. The White House, she says, has correctly gone on the offensive to get their stories out regardless of potential criticism in newspapers and broadcast media.

"The media blitz is working,” Bruce said. "Each time the president gives a speech on Iraq, his [poll] numbers increase. His arguments - his context of what’s going on in Iraq – is not being covered by mainstream media. Bush wants to be heard, and the only way to be heard is to make speeches and call press conferences, to lead the news cycle.”

Bruce said the recent elections in Iraq are a tremendous success and a testament to the bold and decisive allied effort to liberate that country from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. She said the White House should not hold its breath waiting to get credit for this success from the likes of the New York Times.

"[The White House] needs to look for credit with the American people, not with media,” she said. "No matter what this administration accomplishes, it’s not going to matter to mainstream media.

"Instead of trying to convince them [reporters and editors], he just needs to convince America that he’s doing the right thing.”

source: Newsmax (print version)



Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Yeah ...and I was happy to see the poll results that came out last night....wonderful new numbers.

These speeches have made a huge difference w/ the American people. With me they were not necessary, but I am glad the President is fighting back.

Came over from Patrick''s...first time here! (smiling)Nice looking blog....Merry Christmas!!

Chas said...

I agree, these speeches are making a difference, and they are long overdue.

Our troops have achieved so much, and their achievments and sacrifices have been ignored and/or denigrated by the MSM.

I haven't been sure exactly what I would do with this blog, but I read so much that is not reported in the MSN, and I want to do something to help get the word out. Like Tammy, I am sick of the MSN picking and choosing what they report in order to further their own agendas.

Thanks for visiting and posting. I'm still experimenting with a lot of things here, trying to get the hang of how it all works. I hope in the new year I will have more time to vist and post on other blogs too.

- Merry Christmas!