UPDATE 5/11/06 1900... Here is the link to the White House Press Secretary's website where you can read the releases without the media spin. Setting the Record Straight is the name of the site.
UPDATE II: Jim Axelrod who was the reporter for the CBS story has already started crying. Here's part of his statement..."Again, the White House is clearly manipulating what I broadcast to fit their agency. And they are wrong to do that." BBBWWWAAAHHH - How does it feel to have the table's turned on you Axelrod? Read more of his statement here.
I have always loved Tony Snow. He is level headed and can zing you with a comeback before you even know what hit you. That's why I was tickled pink when he accepted the job as Press Secretary. Now with just a few days under his belt, Tony is already kicking the enemedia's arse... From Bill Sammon at the DC Examiner...
New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is starting off in a combative mode against the press by issuing detailed rebuttals to what he considers unfair coverage of Bush.
“The New York Times continues to ignore America’s economic progress,” blared the headline of an e-mail sent to reporters Wednesday by the White House press office.
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.” On Tuesday, the White House railed against “USA Today’s misleading Medicare story.”
“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.”
The weather forecast for the mainstream media and White House Press babies is Blizzard Conditions for the next 3 years. Pop the Popcorn - this is gonna be great!!
**In the pic above it looks like the President is quite pleased and giving the signal to the media that payback is gonna be a bitch**