Tag Archive for George W. Bush

Dec. 16, 2005: NYT Publishes ‘Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts’ – 14 Month Late

The story that might have altered the outcome of the 2004 U.S. Bush/Kerry presidential race. It was fifteen years ago, on December 16, 2005 that the New York Times first published a report revealing that President George W. Bush had, in 2002, authorized a program allowing the National Security Agency to secretly and illegally spy…

Twelve Years Ago Today: Iraqi Journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi Displayed Appropriate Media Etiquette to George W. Bush

Some moments in media history should never be forgotten. Twelve years ago today, December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi became a heroic figure to Iraqis and countless others around the world when he stood up during a Baghdad press conference and threw both of his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush. Neither hit…

Great Moments in Political Satire: Colbert Rips Dubya to Shreds at White House Correspondents Dinner, Ten Years Ago Today

April 29, 2006: Stephen Colbert Speaks Truthiness to Power Antonin Scalia thought it was hilarious. Progressives like the Raucous Rooster crew thought it a flickering light of sanity at an exceedingly bleak time. But many of the inside-the-Beltway audience of movers and shakers at the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 29, 2016 found it…