I Try To Make News “And You Try To Avoid News,” Blitzer Tells Clinton

By Brian 

From Bill Clinton‘s Situation Room interview yesterday:

  BLITZER: So I assume that the answer is, yes, the war was a mistake. Is that your answer?

CLINTON: You’re trying to get me to make news, and I’m trying to educate people. It doesn’t matter whether it was a mistake to go in or not at the time…

Then, per FishbowlDC. Blitzer offered Clinton a reminder of their job descriptions: “That’s my job. I’m a newsman. That’s what I try to do, is make news. And you try to avoid news. That’s your job.”

At the end of the interview, Blitzer showed a photo of Clinton’s situation room. “You’re now in the CNN Situation Room, at least via satellite, how do you feel?,” Wolf asked.

“Well, I like being in the other situation room, but I like this one better: There’s less pressure and more freedom and I know I can walk out on you. I couldn’t walk out of those other situations.”