Friday, April 16, 2004
On the domestic front, the media event of the week came on Tuesday, when President Bush faced reporters in a rare prime-time press conference. Bush came prepared with a 17-minute speech, but journalists were also prepared with a list of questions that they hoped would derail POTUS from his litany of practiced phrases and self-assured statements. Little was revealed about the White House's plans for Iraq, but the event did illuminate significant changes in the ways that President and the White House press corps regard each other. Brooke speaks with New Yorker media writer Ken Auletta.