White House propaganda shop brings in new press flack from their network division
Tony Snow, the Fox News talking head is all but confirmed as being the new White House press secretary replacing the coma-inducing Scotty McClellan.
There's been other press secretaries who've moved from that position to the networks, but I can't recall one coming from a network to the White House.
Since Fox is essentially an arm of the Republican/White House propaganda operation (aka The Mighty Wurlitzer) this will likely not come as any shock that one of their top news heads would make an easy transition to chief liar and stonewaller for Bush.
After all, you have to have no real committment to telling the truth and be committed to flinging inaccurate and utterly biased crap at the rubes to work for Fox, and you also have to have those same qualities to flack for Bush. I guess in that respect Snow is a natural.
But is this significant? What does it say that Bush goes shopping for a new press secretary at Fox news? Is this proof that Fox is a functioning arm of the entire right wing, ultra capitalist, Republican, Fundy right and White House propaganda machine?
What would have been said if Clinton tapped Dan Rather for his press secretary?
Or is this really no big deal?
By the way, they're lucky they found ANYONE who would take the job. Bush is in the low 30s in several polls. But since the people at Fox don't really care who they lie for as long as they're well paid to do it, I guess Snow won't mind propping up the lying, incompetent, overly secretive boob that sullies the White House.