People Magazine Devotes Bush-Free Page of Tribute to Obamas in Selma
March 15th, 2015 6:24 PM
The New York Times isn’t the only iconic media outlet to ignore George and Laura Bush’s visit to Selma as they obsess over the Obamas. On page 12 of the March 23 edition of People magazine, in the “Star Tracks” section, there’s a whole page devoted to “THE FIRST FAMILY IN SELMA.” In chronicling the events of March 7, there was no picture and no mention of…
CBS Ignores Obama News Conference, Promotes Michelle Obama Dancing Ins
August 7th, 2014 12:26 PM
On Thursday, August 7, CBS This Morning’s coverage of President Obama’s Africa Summit consisted of a glowing puff piece on how being First Lady was like being in a sorority.
Rather than acknowledge the existence of President Obama’s news conference from Wednesday night, Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent, played up how “Michelle Obama and Laura…
Bush on What He and Obama Discussed in Africa: 'What a Big Pain the Pr
July 7th, 2013 12:54 PM
Former President George W. Bush had a marvelous line during his interview aired on ABC's This Week Sunday.
Asked by Jonathan Karl what he and President Obama discussed in Africa last week when the cameras weren't rolling, Bush replied, "What a big pain the press is" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Erin Burnett to Laura Bush: Should America Accept Anti-Semitism To Eff
March 12th, 2013 12:50 AM
CNN's Erin Burnett on Monday asked former first lady Laura Bush a truly disgusting question.
In a segment about the George W. Bush Institute's Women's Initiative Fellowship Program and its involvement with a group of Egyptian women, Burnett asked Mrs. Bush if the United States needs to "accept" anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism "when we want to make change" (…
MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly
February 25th, 2013 6:51 PM
You've surely heard by now that Michelle Obama presented the Academy Award for Best Picture last evening.
On Monday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, appearing on Hardball, said, "Could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Letterman Asks Michelle Obama 'Has Your Husband' Ever Said To You 'Joh
March 20th, 2012 12:32 AM
It didn't take long for Republicans to get bashed during David Letterman's interview with Michelle Obama Monday night.
In the middle of an election year, the CBS Late Show host actually asked the First Lady, "Has your husband ever come home and said to you, 'Oh, that John Boehner, what an idiot?'” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Video: George W. Bush Remembers
September 10th, 2011 5:05 PM
On Saturday, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura honored the heroes of September 11th at the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Shortly after, the Bush Center released a video in which the former President invited people to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks by contributing to a historical record for future generations (video follows with…
On CBS, Laura Bush Calls Out Media for Liberal Bias
November 15th, 2010 12:36 PM
During an interview with former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Jim Axelrod wondered: "In terms of how you understand how you are perceived is there a liberal bias in the media?" Mrs. Bush quickly replied: "Yes. He doesn't have to answer, but I will."
Axelrod seemed surprised by her response: "Why do you jump in…
Toast of the London Stage: Play With Laura Bush Reading to Dead Iraqi
September 11th, 2010 7:33 AM
George W. Bush may be almost two years removed from his White House tenure, but the haters are still at work. Gay Marxist playwright Tony Kushner is the toast of London theatre right now for his series of five small plays called "Tiny Kushner." Included in the set is a reprise of his piece titled "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy," featuring Laura Bush reading …
Lauer to Laura Bush: Is It 'Painful' to Be in New Orleans, Since So Mu
August 27th, 2010 12:45 PM
Today co-anchor Matt Lauer traveled to New Orleans, on Friday, to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and interviewed the likes of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, former FEMA Director Mike Brown, current Democratic Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, but saved any sort of direct shots at George W. Bush for his interview with Laura Bush.At the very end of his…
ABC’s Hasselbeck Recommends Conservatives Stop ‘Hating’ on Gay M
May 15th, 2010 2:42 PM
On Thursday’s The View on ABC, during a discussion of Laura Bush’s recent revelation that she disagrees with her husband on the issues of abortion and same-sex marriage, normally right-leaning co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck voiced agreement with the former First Lady, but also used a surprising choice of words as she recommended that conservatives talk to gay couples about the issue rather than…
Laura Bush Tags 'Adversarial, Offensive' Reporters at WaPo, N.Y. Times
April 30th, 2010 6:55 AM
First Lady Laura Bush is "settling scores" in her new memoir, reported Washington Post writer Ann Gerhart on Thursday, and several reporters from the New York Times and The Washington Post are called out: The New York Times' Jason DeParle interviewed her "in a tone that was adversarial and more than a touch offensive." [DeParle is the Times reporter whose wife currently works…
GMA Reports Laura Bush's Criticism of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid
April 28th, 2010 3:18 PM
Former first Lady Laura Bush has some harsh words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in her upcoming memoir "Spoken From The Heart."On Tuesday, ABC's "Good Morning America" logged a report featuring excerpts from the book recently published by the New York Times.Astonishingly, these included Mrs. Bush criticizing Pelosi and…
O'Reilly Calls Ingraham 'A Blind Ideologue' 'Kool-Aid Drinker', She As
December 18th, 2009 1:39 AM
Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham got into a bit of a tiff on Thursday night's "O'Reilly Factor" that resulted in him calling her a "blind ideologue" as well as a "Kool-aid drinker" after she asked him if he had eaten an "ACORN cookie" at the White House Christmas party earlier in the week.The spat began when O'Reilly jokingly asked Ingraham if she's going…