Friday, May 19, 2006

What's up With the "Tar Baby" Comment?

There is a stream of buzz about newly installed White House Press Secretary Tony Snow loosely using the term "tar baby" (twice) during his first press briefing in response to a question about the wiretapping debacle. Interesting open memo to Snow we have attached here from hyper-liberal Think Progress which gives good reasoning for why he shouldn't be using it.

More interesting is that we haven't heard a peep from any African American journalists within the Washington press corp. It's been a week. We're pretty certain they were in the White House media room when it happened, and it says something when White journalists and commentators are more vocal about it than their Black colleagues. Ultimately, this story fizzles and disappears.