Answering His First Question, Tony Snow Misleads Press
Posted on May 16, 2006
Amazing. (Or maybe not.) The new White House press secretary (a former Fox News host) kicked off his tenure with a misleading statement about Bush and the NSA program.
New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is already covering up President Bush?s mistakes.
President Bush was asked earlier today about an NSA database reported by USA Today that tracks the phone records of ?tens of millions? of Americans. Bush implicitly confirmed the existance of the program, claiming that Congress had been fully briefed on it:
QUESTION: Mr. President, you?ve said that the government is not trolling through the lives of innocent Americans, but why shouldn?t ordinary people feel that their privacy is invaded by the NSA compiling a list of their telephone calls?...
New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow misleads the press corps right out of the gate.