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May 13, 2006

There's A New Sheriff In Town

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.

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.

. . .

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.”

It's on muhfukkas! It is on! Ha-ha!

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.

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Give 'em Hell, Tony!

Posted by: shelly on May. 13, 2006

It's great to see a man weather the blows of misfortune, and step out stronger than ever. Who'd have thought that cancer and his leaving FNS would be a blessing? He's the only one to do this job. Helen Thomas we'll be choking on her own vomit in a month.

Posted by: Casca on May. 14, 2006

It will be a different twist in the battle of the propagandists, each vying for their particular scenario to be accepted as reality in the hearts and TV-lulled minds of the American people.

There is certainly no pretext of trying to be fair and balanced with this selection, though few recent Presidents have sought to be so in their PR.

Posted by: will on May. 14, 2006

Helen Thomas we'll be choking on her own vomit in a month.

Wel lwe can only hope

Posted by: kyle8 on May. 14, 2006

And I would like to see Tony take monkey-boy Gregory down a peg or two.

Posted by: kyle8 on May. 14, 2006

Gregory has been beating a tattoo on Scott, but his punching bag is gone. This one will give back at least as much as he gets.

Look for Gregory to tone it down or be beaten up. It's gonna be good theatre. Imus keeps spurring Gregory on, so stay tuned this week for the fun.

Posted by: shelly on May. 14, 2006

McClellan was a fucking embarrassment. He was inarticulate, unattractive, and utterly without personality. He looked frightened every time I saw him on television. His selection was just another one of those decisions by the adminstration that makes ya go "what the fuck?"

Snow is the anti-McClellan.

Posted by: Blu on May. 14, 2006