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The media miss the point again

In the midst of all the hoopla about the president saying the word shit on mic during a conversation with British PM Tony Blair at the UN, the press failed to pick up on the substance of what he had to say.

It wasn't lost on Ezra Klein who breaks it down:

That's a big deal: Bush believes it within the Syrian government's power to calm the conflict. Theoretically, that should have major implications for American diplomacy and, possibly, policy. So what's CNN's headline? "Open mic catches Bush expletive on Mideast"! The story is not that his substantive views on the issue have been uncovered, but that the president curses.


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