Talk:US President George W. Bush caught driving without a seatbelt

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Wow. I am really trying hard to resist the urge to tag this notnews. I don't care how many main-stream news outlets publish this nonsense, or how many journalists ask Tony Snow about it, this is not news. --SVTCobra 15:50, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I consider it Wackynews. DragonFire1024 15:52, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Or a sad commentary on newsmedia in the US. I wonder how much Corzine paid them to run these stories. --SVTCobra 16:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Tag it if you like. Its offbeat and is IMO just a funny tibbit. Sorry for trying to get a laugh out of you guys. DragonFire1024 16:05, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
No I am not gonna tag it. Yes it is funny. I don't care that we have a report on it. I mean, it became news, in a sense, as soon as they (the "real" journalists) started writing about it and asking Tony Snow about it. The fact that they did this in the first place is what bothers me. --SVTCobra 16:40, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
I agree. DragonFire1024 18:15, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

This is not news at all. Jefjefjef 21:07, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree, not news. It wasn't even illegal. 02:59, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
This is the biggest non-news if seen in some time. People on farms and ranches drive without seatbelts on--not sometimes but all the time. Who cares. What's more, the headline is misleading. It makes it sound as if Bush was "caught", i.e. found doing something illegal. Shae 09:28, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
no i disagree - we all need something less war, death and famine related to read to cheer us up and this has been in many news outlets so it think it is news. --MarkTalk 09:31, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Bush should be setting an example, by wearing a seatbelt. It's gossip-level news, but it is news. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:36, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
What are you saying, Brian? That Governor Corzine was racing down the highway without a seatbelt because Bush is a bad role model? --SVTCobra 12:06, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
It could have been worse - He could have been using a cell phone at the same time. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:10, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
as well as choking on a pretzel while receiving some unusual attention from a turkey. –Doldrums(talk) 12:17, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
This is so not news, who ever heard of wearing a seat belt when driving around on your own property? Had it been anyone except Bush, no one would have written a story about it. This story is crap, and is not even wroth reporting on Wikinews, nor any other media outlets. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 22:19, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
  • A seat belt doesn't just protect you whilst on the road and facing a potential accident involving other motorists. When driving off-road, or on private property you should - per commmon sense - take advantage of all the safety features in your vehicle - including seat belts. People in the public eye should be setting an example by going beyond the mere requirements of the law. I don't know about other wikinewsies, but when I get in a car I put my seat belt on before I start the engine, every single time. Have done for over 20 years. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:55, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Your correct, I always try and put my belt on as well, but I know from living on farms, sometimes it is impractical to keep taking your belt of and on, every couple of seconds. Still, that does not answer by main point, it was his private land, why should the media even care what happens on his land, if the journalist was caught wearing no seatbelt on his land, do you think he would like it if it was made public knowledge? 19:24, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
I suspect a lot of the publicity surrounding this is due to the press considering Bush a "lame duck" President who is to be mocked. Now his party doesn't have a majority in Congress he will not have an easy time. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:55, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


Can we get a picture of him without the seatbelt?

That wouldn't be spectacular: we know what he looks like... Plus we would have to use an image of a competing media organisation, which is probably bad "fair use".--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:53, 25 May 2007 (UTC)