Tuesday :: Jul 18, 2006

Filling Ari's Shoes

by pessimist

It looks like King George finally found an Official Liar who can adequately perform the role of Ari Fleischer:

Tony Snow was recently asked by veteran (and maybe, the only) White House reporter Helen Thomas "why the U.S. recently vetoed an Arab-backed U.N. resolution calling for Israel to halt its military offensive in Lebanon."

Snow claimed, “We didn’t even veto — please get your facts right.”

Thomas followed up by specifically asking, “There was no veto at the U.N.?” Snow maintained: “No. There hasn’t been a resolution at the V.N. — the U.N., whatever it is.”

Snow’s the one who may need to check his facts. The AP reports:

The United States blocked an Arab-backed resolution Thursday that would have demanded Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, the first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years.

But facts aren't going to matter to Tony Snow-job any more than they did Ari or Scotty 'Boy', and you can tell this by the way Helen Thomas was publicly disparaged by Snow-job:

Tony Snow attempted to discredit reporter Helen Thomas by characterizing her comments as “the Hezbollah view.”

Watch it [MOV].

It sure would be nice if we had a free media in this nation!

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