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Snow Melts at Debut ‘Gaggle’

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Posted on May 12, 2006
Tony Snow and members of the White House press corps
AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, left, chats with members of the White House press corps, Steve Holland of Reuters, center, and Mike Allen of Time magazine, after conducting his first press gaggle in his White House office, Friday, May 12.

New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow stumbled a bit during his first briefing, but also came off as refreshingly candid. “I’m not even going to try to fake it,” he told one reporter.


N.Y. Times:

Depending on how you look at it, Tony Snow’s first briefing as White House press secretary yesterday morning started either 18 minutes late or 12 minutes early.

Shortly before the start of his 9 a.m. “gaggle”—the daily off-camera briefing—the White House paged reporters to say the gaggle would instead start at 9:30. But to the dismay of reporters showing up at 9:30, Snow had begun the briefing, at 9:18.

Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News was steamed. “This was 9 a.m., then pushed back to 9:30, then I walk in at 9:20 and it’s already well underway,” she protested.

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