Skip to comments.Ex-Fox figure Tony Snow heads to CNN
Posted on 04/21/2008 5:49:24 PM PDT by jackv
If you want evidence of CNNs use of the 2008 primary season to chart its resurgence in the cable TV news wars, look no further than todays announcement that the Atlanta-based network has hired former White House spokesman Tony Snow as a political contributor.
Prior to his stint in the Bush administration, which ended last September, Snow was a dominant personality for Fox News. We could tell you about Snows background, but itd be more fun for you to get it from the Fox web site. The info is not likely to be there long.
The official word from CNN/U.S. includes a comment from president Jon Klein:
In the White House, Tony brought a remarkably human touch to the discussion of public policy, which he will continue to do as part of the
(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...
Too bad he went over to CNN, I try not to watch them.
Maybe CNN is starting to get it.
Maybe this is a sign that CNN is willing to give more time to the conservative point of view.
Fox started out as the conservative news network, but seems to be morphing into the National Enquirer. If CNN really moves to the center it will be much more interesting than Fox.
Glenn Beck is a hoot!
Bringing Tony Snow to the line-up is a smart move for CNN.
The children cannot support these lefty sites and they are starting to realize this.
Now I haven't watched CNN for quite some time--years maybe-- but I've noticed that it sounds suspiciously like Fox does. Or did. Complete with bells, whistles and sound effects, as they breathlessly report on the latest Brittney or American Idull scuttlebutt. Smacks of a three ring circus. It's sad, really. Sad that, apparently, this is what the public wants to be fed. I think I'll reset my preset buttons again.
Let’s face it. Tony told us all here on FR that he needed some money. He will be as natural during the general election. Praying his health holds up.
I thought the same thing right off the bat but the more I think about it Tony being in the enemy camp might just counter Jack Offerty and some of the other liberal pukes
Tony has two good eyes, which in the Valley of the Blind is even better...
Isn't that the truth!
More and more I am switching to MSNBC - especially in the morning.
Tony the Token? God Bless him and may he change things over there but I won’t hold my breath.
As I'm reading the article I'm thinking the same thing. After his bout with cancer I hope he raked CNN over the coals for pay. Too bad FOX didn't think him worth it. I think folks would have tuned in to FOX just to watch Tony. He's certainly a more well-known personality than before he joined the White House.
I will tune to CNN to watch Tony. Especially if he slaps around the liberal flamers over there.
We watch Glenn Beck’s show every evening on CNN’s Headline News Channel. I’m amazed CNN has him in the lineup and love the show.
Tony Snow will be in good company with Beck. Maybe, just maybe, the dinosaur media is getting a tiny clue.
gosh- the iq of cnn just went up by a substantial amount.
The market is acruel mistress- now if jack cafferty and schneider were replaced by normal people i might actually watch them.
Right On.Again there really isn't much difference between these so-called conservatives & the idiot libs. They ALL are about MONEY & anyway to get it. Sad Sad Sad.
You’re either with us or against us!
Too bad he went over to CNN, I try not to watch them.
I don’t watch them, but Tony will be an improvement and if they keep improving I may try it .
Of course, you are right. People who believe that the on-air staff are independent of the television management/owners are naive in the extreme. I wonder if they go into their local McDonalds hoping that the guy behind the counter has finally decided to start serving filet mignon.
Glen Beck has done things on CNN/HN that I would have bet my life we would never see. Tony Snow has proven to be a man of similar, uncompromising principles.
If the result is two clear voices for the good side, I salute their good work in the lion's den.
Sorry I can’t agree with Tony. Moving to the side of traitors makes him one.
No flame other than to say, trying growing up, why doncha? He is a tv personality (a good one at that) who needs to work.
Does anyone in the leadership of the company you work for support Dems? By your logic, that would make you a traitor as well, wouldn’t it?
Will one of you ping the Snowflakes?
I didn’t seem to see any of them on this thread so far.
If you want on, or off, the Tony Snow ping list, please FReepMail dinasour.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the ping! :)
You calling Tony, a man of character and kindness, a traitor because he chose to work for CNN makes you deserving not of being flamed, but of being ignored. Unfortunately, your comment has aggravated me to the point I cannot ignore it.
The media has a liberal bias, so if one chooses to work in the media, odds are one will work for a liberal company. It simply boggles my mind that anyone on FRee Republic demeans Tony, one of our most prominent FReepers. Sure, he has some opinions we disagree with, but we all have different versions of Conservatism.
Our country is faced with two Democratic candidates who are so far left they will take this country down a path of socialism. Perhaps directing your criticism at them would be a lot more productive.
FReepers have the quaint habit of calling anyone who disagrees with their brand of conservatism "so called" conservatives. Of course, the worst thing you can call a conservative is a liberal. [And nowadays, "idiot liberal" is redundant.]
That someone would choose to take the best offer [money] is right in line with the profit motive that the Founding Fathers understood and supported.
Tony Snow has a wife and kids that he is trying to support while burdened with excessive medical costs and looming college tuitions. Anyone who would criticize his choice of CNN might do well to walk a mile in his shoes. Personally, I find the thought of a FReeper at CNN a good thing!
Hope you are enjoying the sun and surf.
Much of the problem seems to derive from the fact there are different types of conservatives. Social, fiscal, government, Constitutional come to mind. And while a “true” conservative would hopefully encompass all, in reality, they seldom do.
After getting in many debates, I realized I was often debating individual issues, and not the underlying principles. In fact, I am amazed by today's liberals who have taken a tradition of tolerance and open mindedness and turned it into an intolerant, almost fascist one.
When I was growing up, we at first had only radio. Wonderful period. Then television arrived with just a few channels and we were still pretty homogeneous. Now we have cable and satellite and, worse to my way of thinking, programs in languages other than English. We are becoming so segmented that we are even turning against those who in years past would have been in our same tent.
It has generally been the case that it takes a threat from the outside to unite us. 9-11 did briefly. Unfortunately, and I blame the government for this, we have not been adequately shown the threats that we need to unite against.
lainie, it is late and I am sleepy. Bet you could tell by the way I started drifting off into doublespeak. I just really wanted to return the compliment and say you were right, too.
Good night, fellow FReeper.
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