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Bush: Use Blogs to Spread the Truth About Iraq

After President Bush gave his Iraq speech in West Virginia today, he took questions from his audience. One question was particularly interesting. Gayle Taylor asked the president's advice about how to get the media to do more reporting about the good news in Iraq.

This was Bush's answer:

One of the things that we have to value is that that we do have a media, free media that's able to do what they want to do and I - you ask me to say something in front of all the camera here [laughter]. Help over there will ya? I just got to keep talking and word of mouth, there's blogs, there's internet, there's all kinds of ways to communicate which is literally changing the way people get their information and so if you're concerned I would suggest that you reach out to some of the groups that are supporting the troops, that got internet sites and just keep the word moving.

Expose the Left has the video of the exchange.

President Bush is right. If the truth about the progress in Iraq isn't getting onto the MSM, then it needs to be communicated throughout the blogosphere.

That's how the letter from the Mayor of Tall' Afar finally made it into the media.

Abdul Rahman is another example. His story first appeared in Voice of America and was picked up by Below the Beltway and Michelle Malkin. It didn't take long before bloggers all over the sphere were writing about Mr. Rahman's plight. The media soon followed.

In fact, President Bush was asked about Mr. Rahman by an audience member who probably read about him in a blog.


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» Zoli's Blog linked with Bush's Candid Moment

Comments (6)

HEADS UPS, B-BOTS! <a href=... (Below threshold)
Haven't you been doing that... (Below threshold)

Haven't you been doing that already?

It occurred to me that if t... (Below threshold)

It occurred to me that if the individual in question has DVDs full of material, that a large number of bloggers could each host one segment, and a linked index could be set up and distributed to numerous locations.

Spreading around the bandwidth load would probably be a good thing. I mean, I have a high limit, but it's not infinite, and I suspect most bloggers would be in a similar position.

So... anyone know who that was with the video, and how to get in touch with her?

I have a better suggestion ... (Below threshold)

I have a better suggestion - put the footage up on some torrents - not recompressed, direct DVD image - with a license that allows free redistribution. What better way to disseminate the footage than by allowing people who want to see it help offset the huge bandwidth costs. It should be no problem to throw up a few 4.7GB torrents.

Still waiting for the good ... (Below threshold)
Mark Haag:

Still waiting for the good news DVD's...Has anyone seen them? Since this is very important for defending the President's policy, I am sure someone will spend their tax cut on having them reproduced and made available quickly...

How can I get copies of the... (Below threshold)

How can I get copies of these DVD's to broadcast
via Internet television?






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