The new media are increasingly learning the lessons of the corporate media. According to this post on the Harper’s site, the bloggers who get personal access to the President are those who write about the President sympathetically.
Here’s an example of the sort of bloggers the President seeks:
Matthew Burden, who blogs under the name Blackfive (who subsequently wrote that Bush called him “brutha,” [who] described Bush as “intelligent, razor sharp, warm, focused, emotional (especially about his dad), and genuine. Even more so than this cynical Chicago Boy expected. I was overwhelmed by the sincerity–it wasn’t staged.”)
In case Bush is considering inviting me, I hereby suggest that Bush is faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound . . .