President W. Bush moved reporter Helen Thomas to the back of the room and refused (for years) to ask her questions. Black-balled reporters can't do their jobs, so they are often fired. W. Bush moved the respected Washington Post reporters to the back of the room and moved the Reverend Moon (Moonie paper), Washington Times to the front where it became a puppet newspaper of the W. Bush administration, parroting exactly what W. Bush wanted it to. Thus, Rumsfeld got away with his falsehood that carpet bombs (which leave 1/2 mile diameter craters), when dropped on women and children, don't leave civilian casualties (a necessary lie to perpetuate W. Bush's useless war). Propaganda and suppression of the press was used to support W. Bush's lies. During this time, foreign press was important, because it was not directly under the thumb of a ruthless dictator (aka W. Bush) who took away freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech. BBC was often the only good source of news. But, since it differed from the lies and propaganda of W. Bush, some felt that BBC was wrong, even though it was right.