"Bush's historic speech" given blank front page

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Newspaper Prints Blank Front Page to Mock Bush May 24, 2002 9:33 am EST

BERLIN (Reuters) - An irreverent left-leaning German newspaper published a blank front page on Friday under the headline "Bush's historic speech" to mock the U.S. president's address in the Reichstag on Thursday.

The Tageszeitung, a leading voice for left-wing critics of George W. Bush's policies throughout Germany, said in a page three editorial the advance billing that the speech to parliament in Berlin would be "historic" was far off the mark.

"Bush didn't have to come to Berlin for this speech," the Berlin-based Tageszeitung wrote. "What he said yesterday he's already said often enough in Washington. Most Europeans hope that a war can be avoided. Bush's visit to Berlin didn't contribute a single bit to his understanding."

Bush, confronted by big anti-American protests in Berlin over U.S. policies ranging from Iraq to the environment, warned that the United States and its 18 fellow NATO members were vulnerable to more attacks like those of September 11.

Bush also used the speech to the German parliament to reassure European allies that Washington remained a friend despite major differences over Iraq, trade and the environment.

-- American Freedom Fighter (Impeach@whitehouse.com), May 28, 2002


Look to Germany for moral leadership, yessiree.

-- (3rd Reich @ anti-global.alliance), May 28, 2002.

-- rotfl (dumbya@is.braindead), May 28, 2002.

How many trees died to make this weak "joke"?

-- (ELF@"death to.Mother's exploiters"), May 28, 2002.

How many trees died to make Dumbya's head?

-- just one (Dumbya's brain @ dead. tree stump), May 28, 2002.

Confucious say many trees die to makee man who talkee like he have paper asshore

-- (Xiou qing @ First churhee.of confusionism), May 29, 2002.

How many trees died to make this weak "joke"?

The rest of the newspaper was printed normally, they had left the space for his historic speech, which was not historic and not worth printing.

-- Cherri (whatever@who.cares), May 29, 2002.

Cherri, we get the 'joke', you didn't need to explain. I could care less what these socialists think about us.

-- Maria (anon@ymous.com), May 29, 2002.

Confucious say "man who roose key to girr fliend's house not soon get new key".

-- (Ping Pong @ Second Church. of Confusionism), May 29, 2002.

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