You Stay Classy MSM

by Mike on July 12, 2008

in Media Bias,Politics

All decent human beings are saddened by Tony Snow’s death. Which brings me to the AP and the New York Slimes. On the very day Tony Snow passes away, the AP projected their own failures on to the brilliant and decent man:

With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster’s good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook — if not always a command of the facts — he became a popular figure around the country to the delight of his White House bosses.

The New York Slimes obit did the same thing.

Incorrectly assuming for the purposes of discussion that the MSM swipes are accurate, is it really appropriate supposedly objective media to attack a decent man on the day he dies? The fact of the matter is that Tony Snow routinely put the lazy and biased American media in their place with accurate facts that contradicted their own unresearched assumptions and left-leaning biases. The media never could stand up to Snow while he was alive. Maybe that is why they are so classless now.

Hat tip: The Corner

UPDATE: Newsbusters has more on the classless AP.

UPDATE 2: Patterico hits the nail on the head.

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Ryan July 13, 2008 at 1:07 pm

The MSM treatment of Tony Snow’s passing is absolutely shameful. At least let his body get cold before ripping him on what a sellout, Administration troglodyte you thought he was! He was by no means that, but he also had a job working for that Adminstration and Mike hits the nail on the head in his critique of the MSM.

“Facts” are funny things to the MSM, which has been evident throughout the Bush Administration, as they selectively leave one or two very important points out in order to push their own worldview or agenda on countless issues, especially dealing with the war. They got used to McClellan’s wimpiness and didn’t know how to deal with Snow, who was in command of the actual facts, which the MSM didn’t know how to handle.

I guess they do now — hit the man after he dies to smear his memory while people are paying attention.

Disgusting.

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