Media Research Center To Honor Tony Snow

Former Fox News Channel broadcaster and White House spokesman Tony Snow will step back before the cameras this week to receive the biggest award from the Media Research Center, its annual William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence.

The award to Snow, who's fighting cancer, will bring some seriousness to what is typically a humorous and sarcastic roast of the media at the annual DisHonors Awards Gala. It takes place Thursday at the Grand Hyatt Washington and will feature conservative pundits like Larry Kudlow, Cal Thomas, Ann Coulter, and Mark Levin taking shots at media coverage of Washington and politics. For example, one new award this year is called "The Barack Obama Gives a Thrill up My Leg Award."

By Paul Bedard