Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News Anchor is Dead at 53

An articulate conservative voice and a truly good person. He will be missed on both sides of the aisle.

Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.

A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.

Snow joined FOX in 1996 as the original anchor of FOX News Sunday, and hosted Weekend Live and a radio program, The Tony Snow Show, before departing in 2006. A sometime fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Snow said he loved the intimacy of his radio audience.

"It's a tremendous loss for us who knew him, but it's also a loss for the country," Roger Ailes, Chairman of FOX News, said Saturday morning about Snow, calling him a "renaissance man."

And at least one blog anticipates the predictably classless reaction from the left and battens down the hatches.

HuffPost Closes Comments On Snow's Death Announcement

BTW has anyone noticed that when Tim Russert passed it was wall to wall coverage but Tony has gotten significant mention on only one network...Fox. Anyone surprised?

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