President Bush Clarifies His Newspaper Reading Habits, Sort Of
By E&P Staff
Published: December 13, 2005 2:05 PM ET
NEW YORK Reports on President Bush’s reading habits in regard to newspapers have ranged from “almost never” to “six or seven a day.” Some have said he does read the paper every day–but only the sports pages. In one of his several chats with the president on Monday, NBC anchor Brian Williams asked him directly about it.
From the transcript:
WILLIAMS: “Once and for all — and I know you’ve had some fun with members of the press on this subject — how much television news do you watch? How much do you read the morning papers, news magazines? How much do you see in an average week?”
BUSH: “I don’t see a lot of the news. Every morning I look at the newspaper. I can’t say I’ve read every single article in the newspaper. But I definitely know what’s in the news. Occasionally, I watch television. I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but it’s occasionally. I’m working at that point, as are you.