I, for one, am thrilled to see Fox Commentator and ultra conservative Tony Snow replace Scott McClellan as the White House Press Secretary. For one, we all know that with a President whose poll numbers are hovering in the low 30s, the Press Secretary is essentially someone who exists to take regular beatings for his Master's Sake.
Beyond that, it puts a rather large nail in the "Fair and Balanced" coffin of Fox News, which has now served as a recruiting pool for the White House's own staff. You don't get that job if you're, shall we say, objective.
For a few thoughts about what Tony Snow will face, enjoy this little write-up from Media Matters.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.