But the White House clearly does not expect Democrats to agree. The officials disclosed the new policy under ground rules requiring anonymity and an embargo until midnight, too late for Democratic reaction. Democrats have pushed for papers from throughout Roberts's government career, including the solicitor general's office.
This embargo on the media stopped any chance for Democratic leaders to criticize the Bush policy not to turn over the papers. So, the only stories run the next day were Bush's reasons for not turning the documents over.
If there is a "liberal media conspiracy," it is not doing a very good job.
White House to Release Early Roberts Papers