Here's Bush's response to revelations that several influential media personalities have been caught out taking bribes to promote Bush administration policies
'Mr. Armstrong Williams admitted he made a mistake.Now compare that with this report: GOP Seeks Donations to Get Bush Plans 'Past the Liberal Media'
And we didn't know about this in the White House.
And there needs to be a nice, independent relationship between the White House and the press, the administration and the press.'
... All our Cabinet secretaries must realize that we will not be paying, you know, commentators to advance our agenda.
Our agenda ought to be able to stand on its own two feet.' "