Tuesday, June 29, 2004

the White House's Irish ire

Good morning messers Follman and Sullivan,

I thought it might be a good idea to inform "rivals" at the same time about something which seems to have slipped unseen n the US.

I honestly don't know that the level of interest the media in the US had with respect to the visit of G.W. Bush to Ireland for the EU / US summit. I do know that the presidential interview conducted by Carole Coleman has caused an almighty stink to rise from the White House. "[T]he White House has since complained to RTE, the Irish Embassy, the Irish Government, and the reporter herself"

Article about the complaints.

Official transcript of the interview.

One question I have is how fawning are the US presidential interviews? As EU political interviews this was fairly soft! As the blogsphere has mentioned, if the White House thought that this was bad, they have not seen the BBC's Jeremy Paxman in action.

take care,

p.s. some blogs on the interview. Sorry Andrew, they aren't very complimentary.



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