The more things change, the more they stay the same. Here’s a snippet from Mr. Stitch’s must-read post about another president who had to deal with press issues similar to what W faces today:
Accused of changing the rationale for ‘his’ war, and hounded for mismanaging it. Derided as an uninspiring public speaker. Belittled as an idiot. Blamed for dividing the nation. Charged with incompetence in his administration. Accused of trampling on the Constitution. Engaged in censorship and manipulation of the press. Mockingly compared with lower primates. Pressured for a key Cabinet Advisor’s resignation. Of course, we’re referring to Lincoln.
Please read the whole thing.