Wednesday, April 26, 2006

White House gets Snow-ed

It was only a matter of time that the current occupants of the White House and Fox News merged into one entity, albeit not officially but in appearance anyway. And why not? With Bush's approval ratings well past the toilet, flowing through the sewers of the mainstreet America, what have they got to lose? Bush owes Fox for the network's unwavering biased reporting, and what better way to do that than make one of their anchors your press secretary and official mouthpiece?

Today, Tony Snow was named White House press secretary, replacing recently-resigned Scott McClellan. You may know Snow (or,as is more likely the case, probably not) as host of Fox News "The Tony Snow Show," and of "Weekend Live with Tony Snow."

To his credit, Snow does have an impressive resume. From his official bio at

Before joining FOX News, Snow was a nationally syndicated columnist with The Detroit News from 1993 to 2001. He was also a columnist for USA Today from 1994 to 2000. Earlier, he served as an editorial writer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA; editorial page editor of The Daily Press in Newport News, VA; deputy editorial page editor of The Detroit News; and editorial page editor of The Washington Times. Snow’s career in journalism began in 1979 when he was an editorial writer for The Greensboro Record in North Carolina.

In 1991, Snow took a sabbatical from his job as editorial page editor at The Washington Times to work in the White House for President George H. Bush. He first served as the deputy assistant to the president for communications and director of speechwriting, and later as deputy assistant to the president for media affairs.

So I'm sure he's qualified, but it is still just a little troubling to me. Hopefully I'm not the only one.

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