世界貿易センターへの攻撃の衝撃, ペンタゴン, とユナイテッド航空のフライトのクラッシュ 93 しばらくの間、最高司令官の後ろでアメリカ人を団結させたかもしれません – プレスを含む – but according to Fleischer, it didn’t last.
“It lasted about two or three months, ハワード,” Fleischer told host Howard Kurtz Sunday on “MediaBuzz.” “For the press corps. I think with the country, it lasted longer.”
The Fox News contributor said he remembered the turning point.
“I’ll never forget in January 2002, the press was not happy that George Bush had a 90 percent approval rating,” 彼は言った. “They were used to a red hot briefing room where they could really go after someone.”
Shortly after the terror attacks came the Enron scandal, Fleischer recounted. Enron Corp., アメリカ. エネルギー, commodities, and services company, was found guilty on a series of accounting frauds as it filed bankruptcy. Fleischer said the media unfairly targeted the president in their coverage of the downfall.
“When Enron collapsed, the White House press corps went hard after George W. ブッシュ, trying to blame it on him even though he had nothing to do with it. それは, for me, is when the goodwill of the press evaporated and it turned back into the old days.”
“They wanted a new storyline,” he later added.
フライシャー – WHO, for the past several years, has shared his experience serving alongside the president in the hours after the 9/11 attacks in the form of a gripping Twitter thread – recently looked back on the surreal day in an interview with Fox News. He explained that the tweet that always seems to get a “huge reaction” is the one in which he quotes Bush’s forceful remark that the terrorists were “not going to like” him as president and that the U.S. だった “going to kick their ass.”