The Press Secretary is the mouthpiece for whichever presidential administration is in office. The Secretary's job is to parse out information to, and act as a buffer between administration officials and the Press Corps.
Believing what the Press Secretary has to say depends on which party is in office. For instance, the past three people to hold the position, Ari Fleischer, Scott McClellan and Tony Snow, have been forthright and honest in all dealings with the press.
After Snow was named to the position, Stephen Colbert revealed on May 2, 2006 that he had really wanted the job, having gone so far as to make an audition tape.
Usually it's from the press where the dishonesty stems. The Press Corp uses and abuses their Secretary like a piece of meat, always asking inappropriate questions or making disrespectful comments. They'll even slap the Secretary’s ass as they walk by, just to demean the person because that's how they get their kicks. This is one of the reasons why President George W. Bush has had to fill the position twice since he's been in office.
Stephen's Nominees For Press SecretaryEdit
See The Press Secretary In ActionEdit
- at the Daily Press Briefing