Link: Snow says 'people ought to learn' from Fox News
According to former White House spokesman Tony Snow, critics of Fox News would be better off "learning" from the controversial 24-hour news network than sniping at it.
The former Fox pundit's comments came during a conversation with People Magazine's managing editor Larry Hacket at the American Magazine Conference in Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday, as related by Conde Nast blogger Jeff Bercovici.
"There's perceived bias on the part of Fox because they don't treat conservatives as knuckle-dragging morons....I think the rap on Fox having a bias is an unfair one," Snow reportedly said. "My sense is rather than grousing with a winning formula, people ought to learn from them."
Think Progress takes Snow to task for claiming that his former boss, President George W. Bush, is "not the type to dis the press," by reprinting an old picture of Bush holding a copy of "Bernard Goldberg’s anti-media screed Bias, which Bill Press said at the time was "a message to the media."
The site reports, "A magazine vet who currently heads up corporate communications at a major media conglomerate marveled to us after the interview, 'I was fascinated by all the questions to which [Snow] said, 'I don't know.' In communications, you're supposed to have the answer for everything.' To us, Snow's question marks made him seem uninformed like a fox."