Skip to comments.ABC Hyped Bill Clinton's Work to 'Save a Continent,' But Skipped George W. Bush in Africa
Posted on 07/03/2012 10:27:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
When Bill Clinton went to Africa in 2007 to fight AIDS, ABC hyped his important work "to save a continent." Diane Sawyer interviewed the ex-President and Kate Snow followed him to Africa. However, the same network has, thus far, skipped former President George W. Bush's efforts to fight cancer in the same area.
On the July 24, 2007, Good Morning America, Kate Snow excitedly related, "In Africa, they seem to be on a first-name basis with the former president, shouting 'Bill! Bill!'" On the July 20th GMA, Diane Sawyer hyped, "And President Bill Clinton weighs in, speaking out on the war, his work to save a continent..." Instead of praising Bush's work, Tuesday, the morning show devoted two segments to the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
CBS and NBC have also skipped the story. MSNBC's Chris Jansing explained, Tuesday, "And former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are in Africa where they helped renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia...The Bush's are promoting a partnership to fight cervical and breast cancer in Sub Saharan Africa."
Unfortunately, unlike Kate Snow's story, there were no reports on whether Bush's name was chanted.
Politico had more on the visit:
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are spending this week in Africa to launch a partnership to detect and fight cervical cancer.
The Bushes and their team started in Kabwe, Zambia, where they led a team of volunteers as they finished renovating the Ngungu Health Clinic. After the Bushes cut the ribbon on Tuesday, the clinic immediately began screening women for cervical cancer and treating them.
Bush’s message in his conversations in Africa has been that everyone should serve, and that to whom much is given, much is required – a point he often made when talking about the United States and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which he started while in office.
I would rather the Bush’s do something in America instead of their Global love.
+1. Quit telling us we need to pay more taxes when you are giving OUR money away all around the freakin' world!
He’s doing that because he hates black people, you know. /KanyeWestSarc
Bill is just more comfortable dealing with diseases that can be sexually transmitted. Cancer is such a bore.
No good republican deed goes reported.
Any good intention by Dims is celebrated.
Rolling your eyes in agreement I hope....
The Bushes, God Love Them, just quietly go out and help wherever they can.
And the pimples on the asshole of America on this forum complain that they aren't doing their good deeds in America!
giving OUR money away....
I think the present & former Presidents all have a Santa Claus complex. They should all have joined the Peace Corps or became missionaries or even better, use their own fortunes to do good in the world.
George Bush regularly meets with the vets. He has given untold encouragement to US service-people; that work is ongoing.
I'm surprised that you have an issue with Presidents who are Statesmen...who find time to do good works overseas as well. Nothing wrong with America being advertised overseas as a place of good people who care for peoples of other nations. This is extremely advantageous for Americans.
They are leading a group of volunteers.
I wonder if ABC reminded their viewers that Clinton’s inaction allowed the Rwanda genocide to happen?
Yup, I know. On the other hand I like to know what that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania does for the blacks, besides take them for granted
President Bush recently had a three day bike ride with wounded troops through the Palo Alto Canyon near Amarillo, TX, then he also does the golf tournament with wounded soldier. These idiots who bitch about the good work President Bush does need to get their head out from the sand
No my eye roll was for your ridiculous post
These ignoramuses make me want to throw up
People (including so MANY on FR) have amnesia about what happened on 9/11. They have the luxury of being in a state of amnesia because our President protected them from great harm and today we live in safety. George W. took the reins of leadership to courageously protect freedom here and around the globe. In the end he is going to be considered one of the Greats IMO.
Thanks for your post.