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Messenger Proves He Doesn’t Understand the Role of a Spokesperson

June 10th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

In between donuts and schlepping coffee for Virginia Young, Baghdad Tony Messenger is settling in rather well as the Post Dispatch’s new Jefferson City beat reporter. In between chocolate covered long johns – and still reveling in his career summit glory of the Scott Eckersley affair, Baghdad Tony found the time to log into his Lexus Nexus account to cherry pick contradictory quotes from his favorite communications director Spence Jackson regarding the importance of a Missouri Chamber of Commerce endorsement.

It seems that Tony, in his sugar induced ecstasy, couldn’t comprehend the obvious fact that a spokesman is speaking for his boss, not himself. Maybe, just maybe, Sarah Steelman and Matt Blunt have differing views on the Missouri Chamber at this time. What a standard for a spokesman to be constantly held accountable for their bosses positions on issues. Tony Snow did a fine job of representing the Administration’s views without necessarily agreeing with them. Snow made his views well known while he was on the radio and people understood that he was speaking for the President when he was at that podium every morning. Just a suggestion Tony, try adding a little milk with the donuts, it might help with the sugar rush.

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  • 1 Jim Byrne // Jun 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I think Tony understands the role of a spokesperson; that just doesn’t conform to Tony’s style of journalism.

    Someday, someone is going to have their fill of Tony’s style of bias malicious intent, and teach the media that their immunity will no longer be applicable since they decided to take sides rather than just report the news.

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