Bob Geldof ... the Irish rock-and-roller and activist who has worked with U2 singer Bono to call attention over the years to the plight of Africans. He organized the 1985 Live Aid concert to raise money for social programs in Africa.
Mr. Geldof was not happy at the mainstream media's lack of publicity calling attention to the President's help in Africa. Appearing in Rwanda to interview the President, Geldof's disgust was reported in the Washington Times:
Mr. Geldof praised Mr. Bush for his work in delivering billions to fight disease and poverty in Africa, and blasted the U.S. press for ignoring the achievement.Too bad the mainstream media doesn't report all the other good works that have been accomplished throughout the President's time in office.
Mr. Bush, said Mr. Geldof, "has done more than any other president so far."
"This is the triumph of American policy really," he said. "It was probably unexpected of the man. It was expected of the nation, but not of the man, but both rose to the occasion."
"What's in it for [Mr. Bush]? Absolutely nothing," Mr. Geldof said.
Mr. Geldof said that the president has failed "to articulate this to Americans" but said he is also "pissed off" at the press for their failure to report on this good news story.
"You guys didn't pay attention," Geldof said to a group of reporters from all the major newspapers.