Trump Opens His Conservative Conference Speech By Attacking The Press
The speech comes just after a new poll found that respondents had greater trust in the press than in the president.LEARN MORE
During an interview on the "Today" show, Bush said he supports the media because it holds the government accountable.
Former President George W. Bush is defending the role of the free press in American politics.
"I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy," Bush said.
During an interview on the "Today" show Monday, Bush said he supports the media because it holds people in positions of power accountable for their actions.
But he acknowledged that the press operates much differently than when he was in the Oval Office.
"Now, there's all kinds of information being bombarded out. People can say things anonymously. It's just a different world," Bush said.
Bush's stance on the subject is very different from that of fellow Republican President Donald Trump.
"A few days ago, I called the fake news the enemy of the people, and they are. They are the enemy of the people," Trump said.
But Bush's own relationship with the media hasn't always been so great. Throughout his time in office, he was often criticized for keeping reporters at arm's length.
A 2022 poll shows network and cable TV news came in fifth and sixth place, with newspapers dead last.By Martin Meissner / AP
Getting some comedy with your news may help you remember what you’re learning.By Victoria Will / AP
Congressman George Santos' rocky start to his political career paints a picture of what our news landscape looks like today.By Andrew Harnik / AP
A win by Bad Bunny would mark the first time a Spanish-language album has taken home the top honor.By AP
The $747 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs Monday night is the ninth largest in U.S. lottery history.By Keith Srakocic / AP
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett became one of the few Western leaders to meet President Vladimir Putin during the war.By Tsafrir Abayov / AP