Tag Archives: George W. Bush

‘The media’s Obama infatuation is worrisome’

The Pew Research Center’s project for excellence in journalism shows that US president Barack Obama has received more positive media coverage (42 per cent) in his first months in office, more than either Bill Clinton (27%) or George W. Bush (22%). *** Robert J. Samuelson in Newsweek: “The Obama infatuation is a great unreported story…

MUST WATCH: Business interview of the year

Question: How did the mighty American media miss the financial meltdown? Answer: The same way the mighty American media missed George W. Bush‘s lies on Saddam Hussein‘s weapons of mass destruction. That’s not a Q&A from Jon Stewart‘s grilling of Jim Cramer, host of CNBC ‘s revealingly titled show, Mad Money, but it could well…

How global media covered Obama inauguration

“Over two days, newspapers around the world published 1.2 million articles. Over one 24-hour period, the global radio and television coverage combined added up to 20 million minutes; to watch it all it would have taken a human being 38 years,” reports Richard Gizbert of Al Jazeera English on the inauguration of Barack Obama as…

Why journalists like Barack Hussein Obama

In his last press conference in Baghdad, George W. Bush received a pair of size 10s from a member of the press corps. But why does his successor seem to get a ’10’ from most journos? “Journalists like Obama because he’s the ultimate America success story, photogenic and has that perfect family. And because he…

Editor charges Indian Prime Minister of sabotage

M.J. Akbar, who the grapevine says was ousted from the editorship of The Asian Age due to his staunch opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal, goes for the jugular in his column in the Khaleej Times of Dubai: “The Manmohan Singh government has been unable to bear the burden of an alliance with George W.…

Pinch yourself: ‘foreign hand’ is on the other foot

In pre-liberalisation socialist India, in the licence-quota-permit raj of Indira Gandhi, the “foreign hand” —shorthand for the United States—was always blamed for every ill on our soil. Look, who’s complaining about whom now. George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice are blaming growing prosperity in India and China for the global food crisis. And the White…