Matt May has a helpful suggestion for President Bush:
During yesterday's press briefing, President Bush allowed deranged lunatic Helen Thomas to ask a question. She proceeded with a question based on myth, lies and innuendo and then interrupted the President no less than three times as he tried to answer. It was a disgraceful perfomance by one of the worst members of the press corps.
President Bush should make it his policy to hold such a press conference like this once a week or once every two weeks, and every other briefing should be held in primetime so that more of the nation can watch. He should also make it a rule that dear old Helen gets the first question. Every time.
The more these idiots from the media who make no bones about their pure hate for the President, the more it helps his cause and the more it reveals his who is on the correct side of history and who is attempting to cover up the truth.
No matter what your personal beliefs about the President, a member of the White House press corps has a duty to treat the President with respect and courtesy. Tough questions can be asked respectfully, though one increasingly would not know it by watching the members of this particular WH Press corps. If the President is as stupid as the media seem to think he is, perhaps one or more of them could frame a question in such a cunning manner that the dumb chimp would trap himself in a jumble of contradictory phrases and explanations. Alas, it has yet to happen. Nor will it ever happen, but don't tell that to Ms. Thomas, David Gregory or any of the assorted pretty boys in the gallery.
Anyway, more W and more Helen, please. What the President said yesterday has been said by him in countless ways in countless venues since 9/11, but thanks to the feckless media his message has been distorted as many times. Apparently it needs to be said over and over again — and it needs to be said over and over again when more Americans are watching, and the media need to be represented by people like Helen Thomas. She is them in microcosm.