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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    They aren't violating it. They denied an interview. Do you think it's a violation of your first amendment whenever somebody refuses to speak to you?

    I'm Just a little annoyed by the hyperbolic. I mean these are the same people who didn't have a problem with 'Free-Speech zones' coming here screaming about the outrageous violation of FOX News a clearly right wing news entity being denied an interview.

    How many interviews did Bush officials deny to MSNBC because it was clearly biased against their administration? Bush wouldn't give an interview to people who called him a racist, moron, torture proponent etc. So why would Obama give one to people who treat him with disrespect?

    The government regardless of the party in office has always at it's own discretion exercised it's right to free speech(which includes the right to deny interviews) since the days of Washington.

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    Maybe you should be upset at the other networks.
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Oh, approval. I guess we're lucky Helen Thomas doesn't work for the FNC.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    FOX News doesn't have a hand in governing my life. The White House does. I expect a little more from them.

    And you're also presupposing I have an issue with FOX News. I don't.
    IFox News IMHO practices yellow journalism. That is all fine and good and well within their rights. I also think the WH is well with in their rights to not give them the time of day.

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

    Helen Thomas thinks the White House is being stupid.

    Thomas to White House: End Fox fight - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    IFox News IMHO practices yellow journalism. That is all fine and good and well within their rights. I also think the WH is well with in their rights to not give them the time of day.
    You are entitled to that opinion. The wide viewer base FOX enjoys says there are plenty of others who don't hold your opinion.

    Either way you cut it, the White House should not be in the business of legitimizing or devaluing press outlets with this petty war they've started. Especially when anyone with half a brain recognizes that their gripe is with FOX's commentators who aren't "journalists" to start with.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Helen Thomas thinks the White House is being stupid.

    Thomas to White House: End Fox fight - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
    I agree with her. I think the adminstration needs to take another approach. Perhaps they are we shall see. At least so far Jeff Ganon hasn't pop his head up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Totally disingenuous. FOX News isn't "anyone", they are a news outlet and a major one at that. The White House isn't me. It is the executive branch of a government that is installed by the people. It has an obligation to answer to those people by being accessible.
    Not disingenuous at all. The White House denying an interview is the same as somebody not wanting to talk to you. Any talk of it having to give an interview to any particular organization because doing otherwise would violate that organization's first amendment is ridiculous and shows a little naivite on your part regarding government-media relations.

    I don't know of anyone on this board who DIDN'T have a problem with the whole "free speech zone" issue. I know I did...I had a major problem with it and nearly everyone I interacted with here had a problem.
    Bull**** and you know this Jallman. We had 20-30 pages of people arguing that it needed to be done for the safety of the Presidents/Prime Minister during that America's gathering they had in Quebec a few years ago because of the radical left. I even remember TOT going on for ages about how it wasn't a violation because they could still exercise their freedom of speech just in a different place. I'll go look in the archives for it.

    I don't recall a huge stink about Bush denying interviews to MSNBC.
    That kind of solidifies my point. It wasn't a problem then. It is one now.

    Free speech rights are extended to The People to protect them from the State. There is no reverse extension of those rights to The State. The State doesn't have freedom of speech which would include freedom of censorship by ommission.
    I think I should have phrased that differently. Considering the government is run by the people I wouldn't see why it wouldn't have a right to free speech as much as the people do at least in regards to whom it gives interviews to and who it doesn't.

    Thanks. It's pretty festive, I think.
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    Re: White House Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Helen Thomas thinks the White House is being stupid.

    Thomas to White House: End Fox fight - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
    Uh, so do I. Did you take what I said as an insinuation that I didn't?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    IFox News IMHO practices yellow journalism. That is all fine and good and well within their rights. I also think the WH is well with in their rights to not give them the time of day.
    How about CNN?
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    Helen Thomas is one scary looking woman...
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