From NewsMax.com, 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)
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