posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 06:57 PM
Video of the Incident
"THE White House has lodged a complaint with the Irish Embassy in Washington over RTE journalist Carole Coleman's interview with US President George
And it is believed the President's staff have now withdrawn from an exclusive interview which was to have been given to RTE this morning by First
Lady Laura Bush.
It is understood that both RTE and the Department of Foreign Affairs were aware of the exclusive arrangement, scheduled for 11am today. However, when
RTE put Ms Coleman's name forward as interviewer, they were told Mrs Bush would no longer be available.
The Irish Independent learned last night that the White House told Ms Coleman that she interrupted the president unnecessarily and was
She also received a call from the White House in which she was admonished for her tone.
And it emerged last night that presidential staff suggested to Ms Coleman as she went into the interview that she ask him a question on the outfit
that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern wore to the G8 summit."
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I've got to give this reporter kudos for coming straight out and getting to the meat of the issue. Not to steal the title of a previous thread, but
who the hell does Bush think he is? Can't the woman just ask him some questions?
He always gets so damn angry when he's questioned about his policies. Look at the fanatical (or angry, can't figure out which) gleam in his eyes
when he starts talking about Iraq. (sigh) There's really not much I can say about this. Just watch for yourself.
[edit on 6/26/2004 by Flinx]