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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What an asshole

Tony Snow Launches Racist Attack Against Helen Thomas
by lapin [Subscribe]
Wed Jul 19, 2006 at 07:30:00 AM PDT

There is no denying that Helen Thomas is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants. There is also no denying that she is the tenacious bulldog of the White House press corps. I want to think that it's that tenacity that caused Tony "Tar Baby" Snow to mount a viciously racist attack against Thomas yesterday. It's hard to not think the worst of anyone associated with Bush and reconize that Snow's lack of professional judgement in implying Thomas is an arm of Hezbollah is a multi pronged attack on Thomas and the press.

Transcript below...

QUESTION: The United States is not that helpless. It could have stopped the bombardments of Lebanon. We have that much control with the Israelis.

SNOW: I don't think so.

QUESTION: We have gone for collective punishment against all of Lebanon and Palestine. And what's happening -- and that's the perception of the United States.

SNOW: Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view, but I would encourage you...

QUESTION: Nobody's accepting your explanation. What is it say, to call for...

SNOW: I'll tell you, what's interesting is people have. The G-8 was completely united on this. And as you know when it comes to issues of...


Snow's an ass for saying this. Simultaneously, he insults entire press corps, Helen Thomas, and the citizens of the country by ridiculing her question as somehow being the official view of what the White House calls terrorists. Snow's a disgrace.

Thomas is a Christian, btw. Snow's insult is amazing in it's offensiveness. But then, the craven cowardice of the press corps which let Thomas be a punching bag for the WH let this happen.

posted by Steve @ 1:09:00 PM

1:09:00 PM

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