8/4/04 10:00 AM EST
First Lady Says Media Often Present More Opinion Than Reporting
First Lady Laura Bush was asked on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" last night what she thinks of the media. Mrs. Bush said, "I think there are a lot of reasons to be critical of the media in America. I think a lot of times, the media sensationalizes or magnifies things that really shouldn't be, different issues maybe or different opinions more than reporting. I do think there's a big move away from actual reporting, trying to report facts. And you know, it's in newspapers and everything you read that a lot more is opinion. And a lot of words...it's very, you know, I'm interested in words, I'm interested in language. I'm a librarian. I'm a big reader and I see words that are actually subjective in a lot of news accounts."