Let’s Buy President Bush A Tivo

By Brian 

President Bush does not watch the evening newscasts; he prefers to watch ESPN or “any baseball game” on TV. That’s what he told Brian Williams the last time they spoke, per BW’s blog. “An aide reminded him that a videotape compilation is brought to the residence each evening should he desire to watch,” Williams wrote today But if Newsweek’s reporting is correct, Bush didn’t watch that videotape — and didn’t see the media coverage of Katrina’s aftermath until Thursday.

But Bush must watch some news, right? After all, he knows that when Katrina came ashore, “a lot of people said we dodged a bullet.” Per Dan Froomkin, Bush said on Monday: “I, myself, thought we had dodged a bullet. You know why? Because I was listening to people, probably over the airways, say, the bullet has been dodged. And that was what I was referring to.”

He is referring to AIRWAVES, not airways, right? Isn’t he referring to the news coverage? Isn’t it convenient that he heard the media say “the bullet has been dodged” on Monday, but didn’t comprehend the rest of the Katrina coverage until Thursday? I hope he enjoyed those baseball games…