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August 28, 2012


Brendan makes a great point about Presidential candidates being filtered through journalists who are reticent to allow them to speak or be quoted at any length without interpretation or analysis. IIRC in 2000 George Bush was interviewed by David Letterman. (I believe this is what I'm remembering.) Letterman is politically liberal; he disagreed with Bush on the issues. However, Dave did allow Bush to answer his questions at length.

What made this appearance worth noting is that throughout the entire campaign, this appearance was the best opportunity provided for Bush to talk to a TV audience for an extended period. No news show or talking heads show provided a comparable opportunity.

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