Thursday, February 22, 2007
In October 2003, President Bush declared that he did not read newspapers and instead relied on his aides to tell him what was going on in the world. On Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (left) told KPIX CBS5 that in the wake of a sex scandal, he too is ignoring the media. "The hardest part is not reading the papers, watching the news on TV," Newsom told Hank Plante. The mayor compared the scope of media coverage of his personal foibles to the coverage the start of the Iraq war received.