New Republic

New Republic:
“The national press corps spent the better part of 1999 and 2000
insisting that George W. Bush was a centrist, because he kept repeating
slogans that suggested as much. Reporters could have avoided this
misinterpretation had they spent less time following Bush around the
country and more time sitting at their desks doing Nexis searches,
where they could have unearthed old Bush quotes like this one from
1996: 'The Republican Party must put a compassionate face on a
conservative philosophy.' Surely that would have told them more about
how Bush was actually planning to govern than the number of times he
described himself as 'compassionate' or was filmed with black or
Hispanic children.” [Scripting News]

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