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Tony Snow Apologizes To David Gregory
fishbowlDC ^ | 12/14/06 | Patrick

Posted on 12/14/2006 6:15:22 PM PST by frankjr

From today's WH Press Briefing (emph. added):

DAVID GREGORY QUESTION: From a security point of view, does the president believe that it is the primary role of the U.S. military to be responsible for reducing the sectarian violence?

And if that's the case, or if it's not the case, how does that inform his decision about what the U.S. troop posture should be: heavier on combat than on training?

TONY SNOW: OK, before I get to that, I want to address something else. Because you and I had a conversation last week that got a whole lot of play in a lot of places, where I used the term "partisan" in describing one of your questions.

And I've thought a lot about that, and that I was wrong. So I want to apologize and tell you I'm sorry for it.

DAVID GREGORY: Thank you.

TONY SNOW: And the reason I do that is not only because it's the right thing, but because I want people in this room and also people who watch these to understand that the relations in this room are professional and collegial.

And if I expect you to do right by us, you have every right to expect that I'll do right by you.

So, at any event, I just want to say I'm sorry for that.

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"And if I expect you to do right by us, you have every right to expect that I'll do right by you."

Mr. Snow may have set his expectations too high.

1 posted on 12/14/2006 6:15:23 PM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

Apology relates to:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1750381/posts?q=1&&page=51


2 posted on 12/14/2006 6:15:45 PM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

I think the Clintonian apology non-apology "I'm sorry that you're a biased, liberal, moron" would have been more appropriate.


3 posted on 12/14/2006 6:17:58 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: frankjr; Tony Snow

I'm not sure why you are apologizing for telling the truth. Only the press themselves think they are professional.


4 posted on 12/14/2006 6:17:59 PM PST by 1L
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To: frankjr
But how was it not partisan?
5 posted on 12/14/2006 6:18:28 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: 1L

Tony Snow is a Freeper?!?! Where does he get the time?...


6 posted on 12/14/2006 6:18:48 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: frankjr
".. And I've thought a lot about that, and that I was wrong. So I want to apologize and tell you I'm sorry for it..."

I do not believe Tony does not think David Gregory is not a partisan. He is just saying this to lower the temperature in the Press Room. It may be the right move to keep the attention on the material Tony put forward and not a personality and ideological conflict.

7 posted on 12/14/2006 6:20:16 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: frankjr

In the 18th or early 19th century this episode could have had a happy ending. Gregory would have challenged Snow to a duel. One of them would have won.


8 posted on 12/14/2006 6:20:34 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: frankjr

That is class! (And, BTW, I don't think David Gregory has class.)


9 posted on 12/14/2006 6:21:11 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Tony even freeped with us during his radio show, as did his radio producer. It was a lot of fun, and very enjoyable.


10 posted on 12/14/2006 6:21:35 PM PST by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Tony stopped Freeping when he got his new gig.


11 posted on 12/14/2006 6:21:35 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: frankjr

He is a wonderful man, just like our President.


12 posted on 12/14/2006 6:21:47 PM PST by Voss
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Tony was a FReeper when he had his radio show...


13 posted on 12/14/2006 6:21:56 PM PST by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I agree; I think Tony is putting Gregory on the spot.


14 posted on 12/14/2006 6:22:11 PM PST by unkus
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Not anymore. I think he had to suspend his account when he took the new job. But maybe I am mistaken.


15 posted on 12/14/2006 6:22:28 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: frankjr
What I really like about the apology, is that Gregories partisanship now gets more air time, and more people will stop to think, is Gregory parisan?

Tony Snow is the coolest! Now that Rummy is gone, He is the best that is left in the Whitehouse.

16 posted on 12/14/2006 6:24:09 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: frankjr

I watched the presser. Tony was all class. He was right when he said Gregory was partisan. We all know that. But Tony has a responsibility that he takes seriously, which Gregory does not.


17 posted on 12/14/2006 6:24:10 PM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: frankjr
His questions are partisan and appearance is simian...


18 posted on 12/14/2006 6:25:07 PM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Paleo Conservative
In the 18th or early 19th century this episode could have had a happy ending. Gregory would have challenged Snow to a duel. One of them would have won.

Question: If you had to duel and could choose any type of pistol (it would only have one cartridge, of course), which would you choose?

19 posted on 12/14/2006 6:26:00 PM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: frankjr

I wonder what was really behind this.

Tony's job was never in jepordy, perhaps he did this to save Gregory's job.

I hope he does not make it a habit to do this every time some diva gets his undergarments in a bind.


20 posted on 12/14/2006 6:27:52 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: frankjr

Now I'm gonna wait for Al Franken to apologize for calling so many people liars......................................................................................................still waiting


21 posted on 12/14/2006 6:29:35 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Bosco

Barney Fife's.


22 posted on 12/14/2006 6:29:47 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: frankjr

Forget it Tony, this man isn't nice and he has no soul. Maybe he is congenial away from the camera. So what does that tell you?


23 posted on 12/14/2006 6:30:40 PM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: frankjr

Mr. Gregory, I've thought a lot about this and I'm convinced that "partisan" was the wrong word to describe you, and anyway one word is not enough. I should have said "vicious reptilian left-wing MSM scumbag attack dog" and I would have made a good start."

There, fixed it..........


24 posted on 12/14/2006 6:30:45 PM PST by Enchante (America-haters and Terrorists Around the World Embrace Chamberlain Democrats)
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To: frankjr

Tony Snow is a class act.


25 posted on 12/14/2006 6:31:09 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Anti-Bubba182

the right move to keep the attention on the material Tony put forward and not a personality and ideological conflict.

Bingo! Tony is a man....gregory is a thinly disguised high-heeled rabidly partisan DU boy.


26 posted on 12/14/2006 6:31:21 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: frankjr

Gregory should apologize to the remainder of the human race for being an insufferable, mincing,leftist twit.


27 posted on 12/14/2006 6:31:31 PM PST by Carl LaFong ("We must protect our phoney-boloney jobs, gentlemen"- Congress - (by way of Governor Le Petomane))
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To: Bosco
Question: If you had to duel and could choose any type of pistol (it would only have one cartridge, of course), which would you choose?

Duelling pistols were always smooth bore muzzle loaders usually a matched set so there were no cartridges. Back when Abraham Lincoln was challeneged to a duel, the weapon he chose was "broad swords". Of course that weapon would have given Lincoln a tremendous advantage due to his 6'4" height and correspondingly long arms. The challenger being much shorter, decided to abandon his challenge to a duel.

28 posted on 12/14/2006 6:32:39 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: frankjr

Tony Snow is a better man than I could ever be.

I'd likely spit in Gregory's face, and then challenge him to a duel if he ever gave me the grief that he has given Tony.

Gregory is a professional a$$hole.


29 posted on 12/14/2006 6:33:31 PM PST by Radix (Don't mind me, I post dumb stuff all of the time.)
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To: edpc
LMAO! Oh man, I call Gregory "Monkey Boy", that's my pet name for him. I'm glad I'm not the only one to see the simian similarities..., lol.
30 posted on 12/14/2006 6:33:48 PM PST by khnyny (God Bless the Republic for which it stands)
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To: Salvation
I don't think David Gregory has class.

I don't either, but I'll give odds he has a live in boyfriend.

31 posted on 12/14/2006 6:34:32 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

And .. more truthful and accurate!


32 posted on 12/14/2006 6:34:38 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: frankjr

Man bites dog.

Snow apologizing to Gregory is a lot like a wallet
theft victim apologizing to the thief for not having
more money in the wallet....JJ61


33 posted on 12/14/2006 6:34:42 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
"Tony Snow is a Freeper?!?! "

Since his new job was really important, We granted him a sabbatical.

34 posted on 12/14/2006 6:37:56 PM PST by labette (Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made ...)
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To: CyberAnt

I betcha Gregory didn't have MSNBC play that apology...


35 posted on 12/14/2006 6:40:28 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: frankjr; Bahbah

Tony's a class act, but I'd prefer a more confrontational White House (and press secretary).


36 posted on 12/14/2006 6:40:29 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Here was one of the gift the snowflakes gave him last year before we knew he had the gig at the WH. He invited a group of us to Fox studio in DC. What a gracious man, we chatted in his office for over an hour before he gave us a tour of the studio.

I embarrassed myself by mentioning in chat the next day that I saw Major Garrett in jean followed by a THUD.

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37 posted on 12/14/2006 6:41:22 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear... on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Radix

Challenge him to a duel? I step off the podium, grab a folding chair, and hit the puke with the chair. I would not want to cut a knuckle or something else on my hand when I struck him and have to get rabies shots.


38 posted on 12/14/2006 6:41:27 PM PST by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: Salvation; Tony Snow
Actually you can still post comments to him. I don't know if he gets them but it can't hurt.

Love ya Tony, you are a class act.

39 posted on 12/14/2006 6:42:53 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear... on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: frankjr

Why do you have to apologize for telling the truth?


40 posted on 12/14/2006 6:43:12 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: DTogo

I think he felt he could be just as "confrontational" without the characterization. He was perfectly correct in what he said, but I think he feels his role is not to BE the news.

And he is right. Now let's bomb Iran.


41 posted on 12/14/2006 6:44:36 PM PST by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser and Shalit, we are praying for you)
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To: Bahbah
And he is right. Now let's bomb Iran.

HooRAH!! :)

42 posted on 12/14/2006 6:47:05 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: edpc

Thank God he's standing in front of the White House. I thought he was the guy on the left.


43 posted on 12/14/2006 6:47:59 PM PST by Juan Medén
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To: frankjr

It just shows that Snow has class and Gregory does not.


44 posted on 12/14/2006 6:53:33 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: FreeAtlanta
TS has set a brilliant trap for hairboy & his ilk.
45 posted on 12/14/2006 7:46:15 PM PST by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: 1L
>"I'm not sure why you are apologizing for telling the truth."

Because it's something the press will never honestly be able to do.

46 posted on 12/14/2006 7:47:57 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: edpc

A picture of an empty suit with an undeserved case of self importance shared only by himself.


47 posted on 12/14/2006 7:51:43 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: longtermmemmory
If Snow had done the right thing, he would have apologized, then told Gregory to turn in his White House Press Pass on his way out that day because his privileges had been revoked for being so rude and confrontational in the Press room. David Gregory is not only a partisan hack, he's a reciter of DNC talking points, literally. Can we say leftist liberal operative?
48 posted on 12/14/2006 7:55:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: frankjr
And if I expect you to do right by us, you have every right to expect that I'll do right by you...'pubs never learn......
49 posted on 12/14/2006 8:58:10 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: frankjr

How about "I'm sorry you think you heard what I said". Worked great when dealing with union grievances. Most never figure it out.


50 posted on 12/14/2006 9:15:55 PM PST by pankot
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