Bush Digs Blogs
BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 23 2006
But do blogs dig Bush? Actually that question didn't come up, but apparently even the notoriously uninterested-in-the-media occupant of the Oval Office recognizes the power of the blogosphere. Thanks to Wizbang for the quote, which came in response to a question about how to get the "good news" about Iraq out to more Americans. Bush said:
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.
There's one small problem with this idea, Mr. President. See here.