41 talks to 43…

News articles coming from the White House often strike a delicate balance between the news interests of the journalist and the PR/political interests of the administration. The mixture (and its proportions) largely depends on the nature of the article, the enterprise of the reporter, and the desires of the administration. And it’s not often easy to tell which influence in the mixture is most potent.

Elisabeth Bumiller writes about the White House for The New York Times. Whether you love her or hate her, she appears to be a talented and enterprising reporter. Her “White House Letter” column today interests me because I believe I detect the heavy hand of presidential influence.

Obviously, the relationship between 41 and 43 is news as it concerns the elder Bush