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Posts by conservativesoutherner

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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 Jan 2003

    01/05/2003 8:49:05 PM PST · 155 of 161
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    It's OBVIOUS Tony Snow is a conservative (socially, i.e. --is pro life, against gay marriage, religious, wants prayer in schools) & (economically, i.e. -- is a free marketeer, free trader, supply sider, opposed to government programs and regulation) & (philosophycally, i.e. -- believes in individual liberty, strict interpretation of the constitution, opposes campaign finance reform, is pro gun/property/speech). Not to mention the fact that he was editorial-page editor for the Detroit News & Washington Times, wrote speeches for President Bush #1, guest hosted for Rush Limbaugh, wrote an explicitly conservative opinion column, has given speeches represented by a conservative lecturers forum, and now (surprise, surprise)-- works for Fox News channel! Hello!!!

    I understand why people want "our" press to act agressively conservative. I also secretly wish that the few conservatives that there are in the media would act as unfairly towards liberal guests as their liberal counterparts do towards conservatives. And, I frequently come away with the feeling that conservative hosts, in their quest to appear balanced and fair, are too lazy when questioning liberals --and not fervent enough to defend conservatives adequately (thereby ceding the field). But, I find it's a given that I should remind myself when they're serving in their role as hosts/moderators, they shouldn't be voicing their opinions-- just as I believe liberal journalists shouldn't, but do! Annoying isn't it-- we've spent decades decrying favortism and journalistic bias towards liberals, hoping only to find balance where none exists-- and when it finally should come to pass, the only place a balanced debate does occur is when a conservative is sitting in the driver's seat -- doing his best to be fair to liberals.

    I wouldn't want their job, that's for darn sure. So, I just sit here-- watching, wondering, looking on as they make their way through the minefield. Brit really does an all around great job as an anchorman. Tony's pretty decent, too. But, personally, I like him more as an editorialist than an anchor. He really has a great talent for advocating conservatism through his words (the pithy columns he would write about how he wished Republicans would fight harder and stop making concessions to the Democrat Party and the New York Times/Washington post). He also has a great talent when advancing his conservative beliefs through voice (on Rush; or the speeches he gave to conservative groups- remembering one fondly when he called Monica Lewinsky a "humidor with a pulse", and called the Democrats "a party whose only reason for existing is to raise taxes, expand government, support moral depravity and nominate presidential candidates who run a serious risk of contracting 'Dutch Elm Disease'"). I'm not sure, but I think he was aiming that last one specifically at Al Gore.

    In any case, Brit and Tony are only a few of the good conservative journalists. There are others out there-- You just can't here them. Why? Because their voices are drowned out not only by the shrill wines of the many liberals that dominate their profession, but also because far too many conservatives waist their soap-boxes bitching about right-wing media's attempt at fairness by allowing other points of view, rather than complaining defiantly about the establishment media's (left-wing) neglect of any fairness, whatsoever!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 9:37:46 AM PST · 231 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    Well, I wasn't serious in saying "typical media Bit@h-slap!". I realize that Tony, like Brit, is not a representative of the 'typical' media, being that he's a conservative and that they both men sit somewhere to the right of Attila-the-Hun. But, while he's hosting on Fox (as opposed to when he was writing his conservative editorials, or working with Bush #1, or when he fills in for Rush) he sometimes goes out of his way to play it down the center, to be percieved as 'fair'- like when he was joking about the viewer's letter concerning the direction of the men's suit ties ("while i'm here, you'll notice mine hangs down the center"). I know as a host it's what he's supposed to do- ask questions and let his guests argue sides. But, knowing that he's right-wing, I guess I wish that the few conservatives who actually exist in the media, would be as unfair to liberals as the rest of the media are towards conservatives. So, as a result, i'm always looking for something to jump on or complain about. Oh well!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 8:20:36 AM PST · 167 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth
    What were Snow's Parting Thoughts om FNS. Not sure I quite understood them. I couldn't tell if he was praising Bush or doing a back-handed media bit@h-slap! Anyone see?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 7:11:19 AM PST · 71 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    FOX NEWS SUNDAY: What were Tony Snow's Parting Thoughts in regards to President Bush? Good/bad? Not sure I understood them.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 Oct 2002

    10/06/2002 12:52:48 PM PDT · 144 of 150
    conservativesoutherner to harpo11
    No. Tony is a good conservative. He has always said that when he is serving as host of FNS, he has to ask difficult and agressive questions to both sides (he's explained it many times when he was guest-hosting for Rush, because callers would phone in and say- "I watched FNS last week- why were you so rough on this/that conservative"). He has to be fair- don't take it personally! You can read his conservative political opinions on Jewish World Review. One of his commentaries this week was about how sleazy and unethical the entire Democratic Party is. He wrote about this whole New Jersey fiasco, and about how the Dem's use the courts because they can't win at the ballot box. He constantly criticizes the Rep's for not fighting back, for not having the courage to stand up for God-family-country, and for allowing the Dem's to ruin our country. He says his motto is- "I'm a conservative, and that's all there is to it." I agree!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 Sep 2002

    09/22/2002 10:04:01 AM PDT · 160 of 207
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth; Alas Babylon!
    I saw everything else on Fox News Sunday. But, after the panel segment ended, I left the room for a few minutes. I wasn't able to catch Tony's parting thoughts. Could somebody fill me in?
    He's a good conservative and I like his commentaries {much like the aforementioned Brit Hume}!
  • Greta Van Susteren, TV Diva

    01/31/2002 3:46:24 PM PST · 53 of 60
    conservativesoutherner to Utah Girl
    She was apparently on Fox earlier this afternoon to promote her show (which starts on Monday), and was asked about the change in her appearance. Her response was that she'll be attending her high-school reunion soon and wanted to look attractive (I think Fox had a hand in it, personally). She said she has had some work done on her eyes and basically said that she had some "refreshing" work done to her face (my word, not hers). Her hair has also been changed from what I could see (it doesn't look so dry and brittle; and it looks like a more natural dye job).

    I didn't actually watch the segment, but I read about it. But, I did catch the promotional commercial for the show, and let me tell you she looked markedly better than before. I didn't even recognise her. From what I could see, she looked good. AND, the promo said "Greta, tough and independant". So, (I think) that Fox has not only given her appearance a make-over, but perhaps her political outlooks as well. They probably laid down the conservative law!

  • Rush Limbaugh Has A Perverted Liberal Take Over Talk Show

    01/30/2002 8:29:35 AM PST · 32 of 183
    conservativesoutherner to Joe Hadenuf
    Tony Snow is still a guest-host for Rush, isn't he? Has anybody specifically heard anything about him not doing the show anymore? The last time he hosted was just a couple of months ago. Do not like Handel....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 January 2002

    01/27/2002 10:55:43 AM PST · 160 of 176
    conservativesoutherner to OldFriend
    You really need to learn how to take a joke. It was cute. Snow and Hume are two of the only right-wingers currently existing in the media, so lighten up!

    He isn't ascerbic or cranky like alot of right-wingers- he's more boisterous and fun-loving. It's a shame that so many of the people in this forum think that a conservative has to be dour in order to be considered "legitimate"- that if he isn't, we don't consider him one of us. I guess that rules me out too.

    He's humorous, he understands that as host of a sunday show and when he does interviews on the news channel he must remain neutral with his guests, and he always attempts to treat the Democrats pleasantly. But when he's in other forums, he's free to speak openly about his conservative views.

    You should read some of the transcripts of speeches that Snow has given to right-wing organisations, or look at the archives of the conservative column he wrote until last summer or listen to him when he fills in for Rush. There's no doubt- this boy's a conservative!

    There are so few conservatives in the press core, I wish we would stop being so critical of the ones we have!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 8:01:00 PM PST · 284 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to conservativesoutherner
    Somebody ought to remind me next time that when you write that somebody hears of something, it's spelled hear, not here!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 7:52:12 PM PST · 283 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wphile
    Thank you, you're very nice. I agree with you 100% about not bailing Enron employees out. I feel sick over what they did to them, but it's really not a governmental matter. We can't help out everyone who takes a hit in a capitalist society. It works on the laws of chance and unpredictability, and there are always going to be winners and losers in that kind of system.

    As to whether the question was a form of advocacy, I seriously doubt it with either Snow or Hume (I did read this transcript and the one with O'neil on the fox website). I caught parts of the other shows, and they asked the same exact question. They're doing it because Henry Waxman raised the issue. They think they have to ask provocative questions. If they can get an answer tantalizing enough, their shows are mentioned on the wires, in newspapers and and on the morning shows during weekdays. The theory is people here about the shows and they gain a bigger viewing audience.

    I suppose your question would be "what do they care more about- ratings or good journalism". Well, that is a very good question.

    Do you happen to remember what the viewer mail was about at the end of the show ('mailbag')?


  • Bush faints while watching TV

    01/13/2002 7:28:02 PM PST · 31 of 123
    conservativesoutherner to Enemy Of The State
    I'll bet all of you that the conspiracy theorists on the left will start whining that this is a hoax to get Enron out of the headlines! I'll bet something else- all of the late night comics will make a joke out of Bush choking on a pretzel (of all things). I can literally here them now. We've entered a new era- it's now okay to go after Bush, and boy do they want to catch up for lost time!!!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 7:16:45 PM PST · 280 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wphile
    I did not get to catch it. I literally only saw the last 2 minutes. Whenever I miss the show on sunday mornings, I check out Sunday freeper threads and a website called American Politics Joural. American Politics Journal is a godawful piece of crap written by and marketed to Leftists. They analyze what all of the guests and pundits say on the Sunday morning shows. The only reason that I go there is to find out what was said on the shows- I ignore the left-wing analysis.

    So that's how I fill myself in. But they don't give each specific word (like a transcript), they're more general. Well I looked on the site today and something caught my eye. They started talking about what was said on the panel segment about Enron. They wrote that Brit stated that he thinks the job of the media is to show why Enron isn't a scandal, and that Tony said that there are questions about Enron's influence over energy policy.

    Having not watched the show, I can't figure out what was actually stated and how it was meant. I may have misread it or perhaps i'm just not able to figure it out, but that doesn't sound like something Snow would say. What did Tony say during the panel about Enron and Whose side did he seem to be taking (who was he more argumentative with). I'm telling you here and now, if he or any other conservative starts joining in the Bush-bashing, i'm boycotting their shows. I'm all fired up!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 5:44:41 PM PST · 275 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Don@VB
    Did you see Fox News Sunday today? (anyone on the forum currently can answer). Because I want to have a discussion with somebody who watched it.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:54:17 AM PST · 101 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to StarFan
    Who interviwed O'neil on Fox New Sunday- Snow, Hume, who?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:50:48 AM PST · 97 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Clintons Are White Trash
    We agree: Hume and Snow- both attractive, both right wing, both intelligent and both have disdain for their 'mainstream' colleagues in the media- I think a fan club is in order!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:38:05 AM PST · 81 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to IVote2
    Sorry, I meant that question for you- Who interviewed Paul O'neil?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:36:21 AM PST · 80 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth
    Who interviewed Paul O'neil?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:30:09 AM PST · 77 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    At the end of Fox News Sunday, they always do a 'mailbag' segment where they read letters they get from viewers. I got a phone call right about that time and missed it. Does anyone remember what they were about or what they said? I would be much obliged to the perceptive soul who could fill me in. By the way, it's possible I may be falling in love with Brit Hume (just wanted to let you know)!
  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    01/08/2002 7:09:09 PM PST · 34 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to Matchett-PI
    I just have trouble deciding which conservative genius I like better at any given moment- Limbaugh, Snow or Brit Hume. I wish I could combine all three and listen to them nonstop 24-7. But I can't- ARRRGGGHHHHH- decisions, decisions!!!!!!! So, I have to alternate!