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    The Bush Crime Family understands media manipulation very well. It's how they managed to turn a man of moderate intelligence and little intellectual curiosity into somebody "presidential." Reporters who ask critical questions and don't show "proper" deference get shut out. Just ask Helen Thomas. The number of interviews are tightly controlled. They make it clear that if you want access to the President, you have to play ball. If you don't, they're going to shut you out and marginalize you as much as possible. So the "journalists" who are deemed pliable enough to be allowed access get very good treatment, which more or less assures that the favorable stories will continue.

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