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Old 04-26-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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Tony Snow.......unfair and unbalanced?

I heard with much sadness that Tony Snow has been appointed White House press secretary.

He is among the journalists I most enjoyed at Fox News (along with Bill O'Reilly, Hannity & Combs and Neil Cavuto. He always did a good job filling in for O'Reilly and his own show was a pleasure to watch.

What a damm shame that he has to leave his niceness behind and enter the sleazy world of politics. He'll never again be able to speak his own mind and give truthful analysis of current events.

What's even sadder is that now he'll have to (pardon the pun) give his ex-colleagues a SNOW job whenever they ask him a question he can't answer truthfully - what a shame.

I'll miss who he used to be......
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Cause people at Fox News don't already work for the White House?
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Cause people at Fox News don't already work for the White House?
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Cause people at Fox News don't already work for the White House?

Do all the people who support Iraq and the war on terror work for the White House? Because if so they owe me a sh**load of money!.......

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Do all the people who support Iraq and the war on terror work for the White House?
"News" programs shouldn't support wars, they should report them.
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Oh this is going to be gooo'ooood! Two-syllable good!

Tony flippin' SNOW as the White House Press secretary! Isn't this a lateral move? From Chief White House apologist at Fox News to White House Press Secretary?

Well, at least he won't have to pretend to be "fair and balanced" anymore.

This administration just gets more laughable by the day.
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"News" programs shouldn't support wars, they should report them.
so the other "news" shows that are against the war are wrong, too, right?
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I don't watch Fox News and probably shouldn't say anything about this guy. But knowing Dubya, he likes "yes" men. Maybe this guy is a little too nice for his own good. Politics is a rough game.
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I can't wait to see him take on David Gregory and Helen Thomas
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FYI.... from yahoo.com:

Snow, a Fox News commentator and speech-writer in the White House under Bush's father, has written and spoken frequently about the current president — not always in a complimentary way.
Snow called Bush "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal."

Maybe there's hope he won't be just another ass-kissing "Yes-man."
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so the other "news" shows that are against the war are wrong, too, right?


how can reporting be "for" or "against" a war? events happen, they are reported, and it's the events themselves that can then be viewed as evidence "for" or "against" the viewer's support of the war.

this is different from the prime time cable line-up, which is nothing more than personalilty driven entertainment.
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FYI.... from yahoo.com:

Snow, a Fox News commentator and speech-writer in the White House under Bush's father, has written and spoken frequently about the current president — not always in a complimentary way.
Snow called Bush "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal."

Maybe there's hope he won't be just another ass-kissing "Yes-man."
His complaints have all been that W is not right-wing extremist enough. Snow's audience is the hard-core conservatives


The U S has not had a President for the people since 2000.
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So r U saying that only Democrats are "4 the people?"

Let's face it, in this country.... there can b different parties in power, but not that much is different when it boils down 2 it. Economies are cyclical, and apart from gays in the military and gay marriage, NOT MUCH has changed.
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Bush has “lost control of the federal budget and cannot resist the temptation to stop raiding the public fisc.” [3/17/06]

– “George W. Bush and his colleagues have become not merely the custodians of the largest government in the history of humankind, but also exponents of its vigorous expansion.” [3/17/06]

– “President Bush distilled the essence of his presidency in this year’s State of the Union Address: brilliant foreign policy and listless domestic policy.” [2/3/06]

– “George Bush has become something of an embarrassment.” [11/11/05]

– Bush “has a habit of singing from the Political Correctness hymnal.” [10/7/05]

– “No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to defending presidential powers and prerogatives.” [9/30/05]

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– “The president doesn’t seem to give a rip about spending restraint.” [The Detroit News, 12/28/03]

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– “He recently tried to dazzle reporters by discussing the vagaries of Congressional Budget Office economic forecasts, but his recitation of numbers proved so bewildering that not even his aides could produce a comprehensible translation. The English Language has become a minefield for the man, whose malaprops make him the political heir not of Ronald Reagan, but Norm Crosby.” [8/25/00]

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"It's probably just a matter of time before Bill O'Reilly is named the new secretary of defense, Sean Hannity gets the nod for treasury secretary, and Geraldo is drafted to head up FEMA."

actually Geraldo would do a better job w/ FEMA than heckuvajob Brownie ever did
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So r U saying that only Democrats are "4 the people?"

Let's face it, in this country.... there can b different parties in power, but not that much is different when it boils down 2 it. Economies are cyclical, and apart from gays in the military and gay marriage, NOT MUCH has changed.
I am saying that this administration has never moved to the center
as Clinton did to govern


Rove and the Administration have always played the politics of division
us against them
This Snow appointment is to shore up the base, the right-wing support that has been eroding.
This erosion has led to the low 32% rating

It is not that difficult to grasp

Snow, a right-wing am radio talker from Fox news
-who has criticized the President for not being conservative enough
-this silences a critic and gives W some credibility with the hard core conservatives

perhaps it can balance the country on the knife's edge one more time,
and redistricting and diebolt voting machines can pull out one more squeaker for the Rove machine in November
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