This interview alone should have been a career killer, but then so should have the “bring it on” statement, the “mission accomplished” in the flight suit, or anyone of a million embarrassing (for all Americans) moments brought to you by junior.
Bush has been saved maybe forever by the bigotry of low expectations. He could probably grab German Chancellor Merkel’s breasts at this point and get away with it.
This Bush interview is making another round on the Internet.
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h/t Logan at C&L and Albert O.
This 2004 interview should be required viewing for every journalism student. I admit that I had not seen this video until today, but apparently over a million people already have and I hope that millions more will watch it as well. If the American press corps and our corporate media had asked tough questions like this of President Bush and his administration during the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that public support for it would have plummeted. This interview was done in ‘04, but was never aired in the U.S., and it’s quite possible that it could have affected the outcome of the presidential election that year. Imagine the outcome if a journalist dared to interview John McCain in this way today.