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Thursday, May 11, 2006

FINALLY! Tony Snow, White House Fight Back!

Better late than never, new White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is starting off in an aggressive stance against the press by issuing detailed rebuttals to what he considers unfair coverage of Bush. After years of MSN fiction, forged document and completely unfair, biased coverage it’s time to set the record straight on a daily basis. “The New York Times continues to ignore America’s economic progress,” read the headline of an e-mail sent to reporters Wednesday by the White House press office.
xxx Minutes earlier, another e-mail blasted CBS News, which has had an unusually rocky relationship with the White House since 2004, when CBS aired what turned out to be forged documents in a failed effort to question the president’s military service. “CBS News misleadingly reports that only 8 million seniors have signed up for Medicare prescription drug coverage,” Wednesday’s missive said. “But 37 million seniors have coverage.”
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On Tuesday, the White House wrote “USA Today’s misleading Medicare story.” xxx “USA Today claims ‘poor, often minority’ Medicare beneficiaries are not enrolling in Medicare drug coverage,” the press office complained. “But by April, more than 70 percent of eligible African Americans, more than 70 percent of eligible Hispanics, and more than 75 percent of eligible Asian Americans are enrolled or have retiree drug coverage.”
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White House sources said Snow, who started on the job Monday and has yet to give his first public press briefing, is determined to aggressively counter what the administration considers unfair assertions in both news and editorials about Bush.
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It will be interesting if anything changes now that every misleading or false story is challenged openly. This will be the first time the press will need some accountiblity in their written words during the Bush administration. The punching bag is punching back! Will the press even flinch?
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Source: Examiner

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