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 ...