Friday, October 14, 2005

"Staged Interview" -- The REAL Story

The Interview With The President

The MSM has been making a big deal about a "Staged Interview" between President Bush and some Army troops.

SGT Ron Long participated in the interview, and also has a very well done blog called They Call Us, "Doc".

Here's the REAL story, the one you probably DIDN'T read in the media.

"Yesterday, I (bottom right corner in the picture) was chosen to be among a small group of soldiers assigned to the 42ID's Task Force Liberty that would speak to President Bush, our Commander-in-Chief.

The interview went well, but I would like to respond to what most of the mass-media has dubbed as, "A Staged Event."

First of all, we were told that we would be speaking with the President of the United States, our Commander-in-Chief, President Bush, so I believe that it would have been totally irresponsible for us NOT to prepare some ideas, facts or comments that we wanted to share with the President.

We were given an idea as to what topics he may discuss with us, but it's the President of the United States; He will choose which way his conversation with us may go.

We practiced passing the microphone around to one another, so we wouldn't choke someone on live TV.

We had an idea as to who we thought should answer what types of questions, unless President Bush called on one of us specifically."

There's a lot more to SGT. Long's story, and you should go HERE to read the entire post.

To see the interview, you can go HERE.


At Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:50:00 PM, Blogger GunnNutt said...

Even reading the AP story, I couldn't figure out where the "staged" part came in. It looked like the producer was just doing her job to make the interviews go smoothly. Thanks for linking Doc's report.

At Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Tom said...

Come on. Have you seen the entire video? W sounds like a bumbling idiot as he walks through his Q&A points with the PROFESSIONAL soldiers. The reason I emphasis PROFESSIONAL is due to the fact that W does not deserve the title PROFESSIONAL. He had this whole thing staged/scripted so that he could try to act like he knows what the hell is going on over in IRAQ. Do yourself a favor and track down the full video on the Internet that shows the "complete" session. I promise you that the word MORON will come to mind faster than you can say...STAGED!


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