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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Easy Target View Post
    So you don't watch cable news channels at all?

    Name a cable news channel that is not decidedly partisan. It can't be done in the current context.
    CNBC reports the news centered on objectivity, and therefore i have them on in my office or at home from 6 AM until 6PM, even if i am not watching.

    I get my main stream news from the topics posted here
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    It's good to see the media as a whole stand up to Obama's statist, and divisive attacks on one group in the media. It's a sad state and embarrassing as a nation, that we have a president who thinks a war with a news organization is a top priority....



    What say you?
    That gives me some encouragement that maybe there is some integrity left at some level of the media.

    I find it disgusting and deplorable that the White House gives so much attention to diminishing a news organization just because they aren't acting as his mouthpiece.

    If you watch the news on FOX, not the pundits but the news, they are every bit as objective in their reporting as all the other networks. This push by the Obama administration to discredit FOX because of their commentators is just sad, really. Our Thug in Chief is becoming an embarassment.

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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm definitely not a fan of Fox. But I don't believe it proper for the government to ban certain media outlets just because they won't be friendly with them. I don't necessarily think the press should be "friendly" with the government. The press needs to aggressively question the government and report their findings to the People so we can better control the government. It doesn't necessarily work that way now, but that's what I believe should be the standard. As such, I don't think it proper for the government to deny access of a news agency due to political reasons. It highlights why exactly we need a free press.

    Thank you Ikari, very pragmatic reasoning as usual. This situation though is nothing new for the Obama team of Maoists surrounding our President. Remember this:


    WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?

    West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

    "Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.

    West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

    "I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.

    Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

    "This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.


    McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

    Here's a link to the interview: Video - WFTV.


    Orlando Sentinel - Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden by Hal Boedeker

    Or this one:


    Remember the outrage when John McCain’s campaign kicked Maureen Dowd off of his airplane in Pennsylvania? I wonder whether the same defenders of Truth and Journalism will bother to squeak up now that Barack Obama has cleared his own plane of dissenters. Reporters from the New York Post, Washington Times, and Dallas Morning News have been declared persona non grata after their editors endorsed McCain:

    The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

    The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. …

    Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES’ Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain’s Straight Talk Express airplane.

    This seems like a strange time to upset the applecart. Why not do this a month ago? Anyone could have predicted that the Post and the Times would endorse McCain, and the Morning News was not much of a surprise, either.

    Had they acted a few weeks ago, they could have made it look like Team Obama wanted to give secondary media outlets a chance. Now it just looks like vindictiveness, and perhaps even worse. Obama and his supporters have gotten vicious with reporters who ask questions and do research that put Obama in a bad light, and this adds to the general pattern we’ve seen since the primaries.


    Hot Air Blog Archive Obama kicks dissenting reporters off plane

    This going after dissent to Dear Leader is nothing new for despots like him.


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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    CNBC reports the news centered on objectivity, and therefore i have them on in my office or at home from 6 AM until 6PM, even if i am not watching.

    I get my main stream news from the topics posted here
    Okay, I have to give you CNBC. They have placed themselves as the news channel for investors and business people. And they are the closest thing to objective that we have.

    So that leaves all the rest of the cable news networks except Fox as left leaning media while Fox is right leaning media. As far as news shows, the Fox lineup is as good as you are likely to find.

    Opinion commentators are another thing entirely. Personally, I can't stand Hannity or O'Rielly. Greta is a good interviewer and gives both sides a fair shake. Beck is entertaining because he brings up a lot of information about people in the Messiah's administration that the Messiah doesn't seem to want made public. Is he over the top? Hell, yes. He is an entertainer and claims to be nothing more. Which makes it particularly sad that he seems to break new information that the "real news people" should be investigating.

    Now if you want to see real partisan commentators on the par with Hannity, just look at Mathews, Oberman or Maddow. Or for that matter, just check out any of the opinion shows on the other channels.

    But for the news segments, Fox is as close to fair and balanced as any of the other stations.

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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You might have a point if you could enlighten us as to why they treated Ron Paul, a member of the GOP? Because he was against the war? Now government needs to be contained? Please....
    Because nobody ****ing cares about Ron Paul.
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    The Obama Administrations attempt to "poision the well" with the rest of the media seems to be backfiring. The media may be very competitive, but they'll back each other up over certain things like their future relevance and existance. I'm glad they see through the sophmoric play being used to divide and conquer.

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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    As do I. But.... The only reason Fox is even in the "running" so to say, is due to their viewer base, and not on the quality of which they report the news. They are shady, and agenda driven, and therefore IMHO should not have a place in the WH reporting the news. Therefore i have no objection to the WH being the least bit skeptical.
    Indeed. But as Fox News can't be said to be the only news organization to operate in such a manner, I don't think it's then proper to single out Fox News because they are more hostile towards the current administration than other news networks who play more to the left.
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It's not a top priority, just an issue Obama is trying to address. Too bad he didn't succeed.
    Yeah, we all know just how important it is for single party states to control the media.

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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Because nobody ****ing cares about Ron Paul.
    But now that a republican is not in the WH, his anti government stance is quite appealing?
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    One can only wonder how many liberals in here rejoice at the war between Obama the narcissist and FOX News, yet remain as silent as hearing crickets chirp in the desert when that same Obama has the likes of Olbermann, Maddow, and Matthews inside the Oval office for a 2 and 1/2 hour meeting.


    He preaches unity with his mouth, but with his hands, he sows seeds of division. Do not forget how he applied thug tactics during the campaign while denigrating Fox, insulting average Americans as gun-toting Bible thumpers, encouraging racial tensions as he always had through 'community organizing,' i.e., ACORN. Never forget how his machine took money from overseas. Remember how he raised an enormous war chest via the internet with no way to track donors. Don't overlook the thug tactics used during the Texas caucuses, how law enforcement was instructed to suppress media criticism in Missouri, how free speech and a free press were quelled in Chicago when a reporter sought to cover Obama's Chicago activities via Annenberg and Ayers and 'education reform.'

    Notice today his army of Czars: radical leftists, race baiters, anti-American globalists, distinctly and angrily opposed to most traditional American values.

    And now we have his media czar Anita Dunn singing the praises of Chairman Mao, and bragging that the Obama campaign controlled the media. All this coming at a time she calls Fox nothing more than a Republican mouthpiece. (Never mind that half of Fox's viewers are Democrats and Independents, according to a recent survey by the Global Marketing Research Center.)

    Thanks to the internet (which Obama seeks to control as well), those who are wise consumers of media and news have been paying attention. They know full well this President and his operatives are capable of most anything now. The lies and misrepresentations increase almost daily.

    Journalists with an ounce of integrity see through the octopus ink now being spewed in the water, for this is what the war on Fox is all about, clouding the issues, providing cover, defense and retreat. How odd to see a radical Leftist President in Nixonian garb.

    Fox has been the only news TV organization willing to challenge this President on both foreign and domestic policy. Fox is the only TV outfit with guts enough to run stories about ACORN corruption. Fox is the only television organization covering what the roughly half the American people think about healthcare reform and cap 'n trade, doing so with real coverage of Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties. Fox is the only substantive television news group asking the tough questions about Afghanistan.

    The rest of the major media are either silent, complicit, or cheerleaders for this Government, a government populated in the main by radical leftists devoted to the destruction of our Republic, traitors by any definition.

    In case you have not noticed, the Constitution is taking a back seat to the EU and the U.N., and economic freedom is being absorbed into the socialist kool-aid served daily throughout D.C., the media, and the public schools.

    Fox has challenged all this, and so Fox must pay. Fox must pay, as Limbaugh did last week, by being tied to the scourging post and beat with lies, slander, and condemnation, excoriated in public by the most vicious and cruel campaign ever witnessed, unless you consider how Obama's operatives treated Sarah Palin and her family to a similar whipping post.

    And the beatings will continue.

    So the battle lines are clearly drawn. The President has made a clear declaration of war on at least half of his own people. Obama & Co. have made it clear: if you disagree with this President, you will be hounded, threatened, condemned and destroyed. How Maoist. (Dunn was not kidding.)

    This is the change you voted for, this is the hope you expected, and this is the dawning of a new American age of unity, purpose and prosperity?

    The only remaining questions are: how long will the People put up with Al Capone in the White House, how far will Al Capone push things, what will be the end game (2010 or 2012?), and how many bodies will he leave in his wake, both at home, and abroad?

    American Thinker: Obama's war on Fox & half the country
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