Friday, December 15, 2006

Snow Apologizes To NBC's Gregory

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow apologized today to NBC reporter David Gregory.

Such moments are few from this White House.

Snow, before responding to a question from Gregory today, recanted his accusation that Gregory had framed an earlier question in a "partisan" way.

SNOW: Before I get to that, I want to address something else. Because you and I had a conversation last week that got a whole lot of play in a lot of places, where I used the term "partisan" in describing one of your questions. And I've thought a lot about that, and that I was wrong. So I want to apologize and tell you I'm sorry for it.

GREGORY: Thank you.


Perhaps this is part of Snow's campaign to convince Americans that the Bush White House likes the media?

I wish we could get Armstrong Williams' opinion on this. Or Michael McManus'. Or Maggie Gallagher's. Any of those people who took money from the administration to propagandize on its behalf.

Or maybe we could go ask Jeff Gannon, a Republican plant in the press corps, and the ultimate fraudulent "reporter."

Maybe this is still a sore subject. ...


For what it's worth, Snow's apology isn't unprecedented. Back in June, President Bush apologizedl to a Los Angeles Times reporter after he poked fun at him for wearing sunglasses to a Rose Garden press conference, without realizing they were needed for vision loss.

The reporter, Peter Wallsten, accepted the apology, but later complained that Bush didn't answer his question that day.

But that's a whole other problem for this administration ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Gregory and the rest of the bunch acted in a respectful and mature adult manner they wouldnt be treated like children. Our society as a whole has lost all of their manners.

7:34 AM  
Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

So Snow apologizes to Gregory, but Gregory is still wrong?

What wacky logic.

12:07 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

That's the the latest spin from Bushie puppets like anonymous: blame the reporters -- and even society at large-- for not being courteous merely for expecting straightforward answers from officials paid to serve them on matters of grave public concern.

These Bushie conservatives would just assume continue to allow Snow and the Bush Gang to continue a campaign of stonewalling and obfuscation.* To openly question it, why that's just "bad manners" and "immature".

* Snow fast gaining a reputation as the "I don't know" kid.
And caught in a lie about the public's support of Bush

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the two of you really feel that society hasnt become more rude in the last 15 years? This has nothing to do with Bush TWOT. It's reality. Take a look at the kids today. If I spoke to my mother the way some do today I would be drinking my dinner. But hell dont yell at the poor spoiled brat. We dont want to ruin his self-esteem.

Gregory is a punk. If this country does elect a democrat White House I bet my last dollar he acts like he just came out of charm school.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

Gregory is doing a job. Snow is a punk for not being honest with the white house press corps, then acting surprised/pissed/dismissive/condescending when they go find the news from other sources.

some people accept the bush administration spin as objective, honest and fair. reporters are supposed to find out the truth, even when that doesn't agree with the white house spin.

6:05 PM  

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