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Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

Posted on Jun 16, 2006
Bush and the blind reporter
From Crooks and Liars

Bush gently mocks a reporter for wearing sunglasses—without knowing that the reporter has macular degeneration.

The president had lightly mocked a reporter for wearing sunglasses at a press conference—apparently unaware that the reporter has impaired vision. Bush later called to apologize. The reporter said he took no offense.

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    President Bush, who often teases members of the White House press corps, apologized Wednesday after he poked fun at a reporter for wearing sunglasses without realizing they were needed for vision loss.

    The exchange occurred at a news conference in the Rose Garden.


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    Bush called on Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Wallsten and asked if he was going to ask his question with his “shades” on.

    “For the viewers, there’s no sun,” Bush said to the television cameras.


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