...it's not dark yet, but it's gettin' there...
And his name is Tony Snow.
New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow continued to go after the media Thursday by accusing the Associated Press and Washington Post of unfair coverage of President Bush.It's on muhfukkas! It is on! Ha-ha!
Since starting his job Monday, Snow has challenged five major news outlets in a clear signal that he will be more aggressive than his mild-mannered predecessor, Scott McClellan.
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This week he has hit back at The New York Times and USA Today. On Thursday, he criticized the AP for a story headlined: “Army Guard, Reserve fall short of April recruiting goals.”
The White House countered: “The Army National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Marine Corps Reserve all have exceeded or achieved their year-to-date recruitment goals.”
The White House also pointed out that the Washington Post ran an editorial calling Bush’s tax cuts “a windfall for the rich” on Thursday, the same day the paper also published a news article saying the measure would benefit the “middle class.”
The following retort by CBS, after being hit by one of Snow's emails, is ROTFL ironic:
[CBS reporter Jim] Axelrod suggested he was the victim of “selective editing on the part of the White House to make their own political points.”Selective editing?! Ohh, that's rich! Pot, meet kettle.
“Very simply, the White House is cutting and pasting to make a point, something they accuse their critics of doing constantly,” he said.With good reason, I might add.
“I am always open to criticism,” he added, “but if the White House has a point to make, perhaps they should furnish the full and proper context.”Well, the shoe is on the other side of the fence now, ain't it bro? Or the other foot. Or whatever. Anyway, it's about time.
I can't wait to see what will happen when Snow gives his first public briefing on Monday. It's as if he's said "I know you guys are going to give me about 15 minutes of grace time, and then you're going to go for the jugular. So why don't we just cut to the chase."
h/t to Rightwingsparkle.