- At the moment, the fault for any given thing rests with Scott DISLOYAL INCOMPETENT SNITCH McClellan, as we have known all along.
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard.
Bonus Shorter Newsbusters:
- It is biased that the liberal media ignores books that contain no startling disclosures.
Bonus Shorter Gateway Pundit:
- Worm. Snitch. Oh yeah, that’s a good one: For some reason the liberal media ignores books that, uh, like Newsbusters said.
Bonus Powerline primate-behavior moment, featuring while-you-watch rationalization and social construction of reality:
When Scott McClellan was the president’s press secretary, I usually winced when I heard him speak. The wincing finally ended when Tony Snow replaced McClellan.
Now, with the publication of his new book, we get the chance to wince once more. It’s an opportunity I intend to pass up.
Paul is offering as a new piece of information that he did not enjoy watching McClellan perform his duties as Press Secretary. For that reason, he is saying, there is liable to be nothing greatly of interest to him in McClellan’s book.
It will be interesting, though, to compare the degree to which the MSM reviews and reports on McClellan’s book with the negligible extent to which it has reviewed and reported on Douglas Feith’s inside look at the conduct of the war on terrorism during the first Bush 43 administration.
Continuing, Paul suggests that the ‘mainstream media’ is likely to give greater coverage to McClellan’s presumably uninteresting book than to a book by neoconservative Iraq War architect Doulas Feith, which Paul considers to be interesting but insufficiently covered. The implicit reason for this is that the ‘mainstream media’ is biased against official statements and therefore reality.
JOHN adds: McClellan was a lousy press secretary. A much better spokesman, Tony Snow, once told me that the best thing about his job was the opportunity to follow President Bush around and observe his conduct of the Presidency. Tony said…
Here John also reveals a heretofore-unvoiced disapproval of McClellan’s competency — one stronger and more direct than Paul’s, as befits John’s status as the Alpha Powerliner. He then establishes expert knowledge of the subject by reporting an anecdote told personally to himself by Tony Snow, possibly on Friday, September 14, 2007, during the part of a day in which he visited the White House as part of a group of Bush-friendly bloggers. His claimed insider status is underlined with locutions such as “Tony says.”
…that he came away with a deep appreciation of President Bush’s character, judgment and knowledge of the issues. Unless McClellan can come up with some facts to back up his claims–
John is asserting that Tony Snow’s official praise of President Bush while on duty as Press Secretary, told to John in personal conversation, stands as ‘facts’ against which other more compelling facts must be presented if any credence is to be given to the ‘claims’ made by McClellan in his book which John has not read.
facts have been notably absent from the press accounts I’ve seen of his book–I think Tony’s assessment is considerably more reliable.
John has thus fairly judged the matter and found that no change is required from his prior authoritative position regarding President Bush.
PAUL adds: McClellan’s predecessor as press secretary, the far more able Ari Fleischer, wrote a book about his time in the post. Rich Noyes at Newsbusters reminds us that Fleischer’s book went virtually unnoticed by the MSM.
Paul, the Beta male, seconds John’s assessment and offers a helpful piece of additional confirmation, signaling unanimity amongst the clan.