Is this really front

July 17, 2006 2:00 p.m.

Is this really front page news?

President Bush, discussing the Middle East crisis, uses a fairly low-tier expletive in conversation with Tony Blair when he thinks he’s not on the microphone. And that’s front page headline on CNN?

I might post on it. Atrios might. It’s kind of funny. And it puts some of the lie to the now presumably rather degraded notion that the president is above such things. No one likes to poke the president’s eye more than me. But this is the headline, with everything that’s going on today?

That strikes me as fairly odd news judgment.

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