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FOX in the Head House

Posted by Rick · April 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

The Power of FOX. The Connections of Snow.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that after years of fronting for the White House instead of reporting real news, FOX now has a man actually inside the White House in what used to be — before the days of this Administration, at least — an important position. And anyway, this isn’t the first time this Administration has hired a journalistic shill.

Although a FOX pundit, word is that Snow has not always kissed presidential booty. Snow at least proved that he was not a complete lackey when, after Katrina, he blasted the President’s performance. On the other hand, to do otherwise would have been sheer idiocy; the federal handling of Katrina arguably wrought more damage than the hurricane itself.

It will be interesting to see how long Snow lasts. Perhaps no President in history has had a higher dose of hubris than Bush. After all, he pretty much does whatever he wants — damn the Constitution, damn the People and double-damn anyone who opposes his point of view — he is, after all, “The Decider.” And yet, perhaps the only group of people with more hubris than the President live at FOX News. Tony Snow is no exception.

You become part of something that’s very rare, which is an inner White House circle, where you’ve got to make decisions.… So there is something that has a sort of perverse attraction, which is it’s a meaty, substantive job with real responsibilities. — Mike Allen, “Why Bush Chose Snow to Speak for Him” (April 25, 2006) TIME.

Somehow, Tony, I don’t think you’re going to get to do much more than put spin on the decisions of The Decider — and, occasionally, of the President, as well.

In spite of this, Tony is very excited about his new position as First Spinner. And you can’t blame him for that. He goes from being just one voice out there putting a conservative spin on what happens in the White House to spinning things before they leave the White House.

I suppose something like this was inevitable, though. After all, if you’re going to put out faux news, who best to do it than someone from the real faux news network?

Categories: The Bush Regime


1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Bob // Apr 27, 2006 at 7:15 am


    We now have state run media (FOX News) just like they have in North Korea and Iran. It only makes sense to promote someone from that unofficial branch of your party to be the spokesman of your regime.

    Thank God we’re not like those countries who bully other sovereign nations to do their will with threat of military reprisal and who spoon feed their citizens the party line.

    And we show great religious tolerance to anyone who agrees with our fundamental understanding of God and nature. Nope, we’re not like those countries who harass and kill heretics.

    Nope, we’re not anything like those countries. Thank (our) God.

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