Robert Gibbs swatted down reports in British newspapers that suppressed photos of prisoner abuse included graphic ... images of torture and rape — and took a hard shot at the overseas media.
“I want to speak generally about some reports I’ve witnessed over the past few years in the British media. And in some ways, I’m surprised it filtered down,” Gibbs began. “Let’s just say if I wanted to look up — if I wanted to read a writeup today of how Manchester United fared last night in the Champion’s League cup, I might open up a British newspaper. If I was looking for something that bordered on truthful news, I’m not entirely sure it’d be in the first pack of clips I’d pick up.”
“You're not going to find very many of these newspapers and truth within 25 words of each other,” Gibbs continued.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
WH Spokesman Insults British Press (video)
First, President Obama insulted British PM Gordon Brown during his March visit by denying him a full press conference and giving him cheap DVD's for a gift. Now, his Press Spokesman Robert Gibbs is insulting the British press by calling them untruthful. From Politico: