WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a characteristic moment of frustration last week, took a turn blasting the media for contributing to the national malaise over the economy.

"I'll tell you who also ought to get some of the blame," the President said in an interview with USA Today editors. "Who is it that convinces the American people with 92% of the news coverage that everything is bad in terms of an economy that has been growing? The American people think we're in a recession, and we're not. We've had four quarters of positive growth."

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