Bush and the press

Last month, just before the inauguration WNYC's On The Media aired a farewell piece about George W. Bush's special relationship with the press:

BOB GARFIELD: The Bush Administration ridiculed the press, ignored the press, stonewalled the press, bullied the press, maneuvered around the press, co-opted the press, censored the press, jailed the press, fabricated for the press, lied to the press and, for example, when caught illegally wiretapping Americans without a warrant, blamed the press.

BUSH: It was a shameful act for someone to disclose this very important program in time of war.
In short, the Bush Administration perniciously used the press as the screw in their vice made to flatten Americans' heads. The piece is a nice bit of catharsis, listen to it here.