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    Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview [Edit]

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    Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview

    The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.


    The Obama administration on Thursday failed in its attempt to manipulate other news networks into isolating and excluding Fox News, as Republicans on Capitol Hill stepped up their criticism of the hardball tactics employed by the White House.

    The Obama administration on Thursday tried to make "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the White House pool except Fox News. The pool is the five-network rotation that for decades has shared the costs and duties of daily coverage of the presidency.

    But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.



    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....



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

    It's not a top priority, just an issue Obama is trying to address. Too bad he didn't succeed.

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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.




    yes, the state should have no critisism, the state, shouldbe absolute, the state i run by Obama, Obama shall not be critisized and any organization that critisizes hisself, will be shunned.....



    So much for open press and freedom, eh Orius?



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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?
    I'm maybe a little surprised that the media had enough backbone and resolve to stand firm like that.

    Personally, I don't think the President should have much a say in what press comes. I know there has to be regulation somewhere due to size restrictions and other reasonable things. But the press needs to be able to ask any set of question they want. They should question relentlessly and demand detail as they are the tool the People use to gauge the actions and responses of government. We need an active, independent, strong press so that we can better control the government. If a press agent asks a tough question that could possibly embarrass and administration...good. They shouldn't be barred from coming back, and their news agency shouldn't be excluded from future press releases. Just the way it is, or rather should be.

    Some people wanted to say that Obama wasn't in a war with Fox News, but he clearly is. And this move by him was rather disgusting. There's no defense of it.
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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
    yes, the state should have no critisism, the state, shouldbe absolute, the state i run by Obama, Obama shall not be critisized and any organization that critisizes hisself, will be shunned.....



    So much for open press and freedom, eh Orius?



    Seems like the press exercised their freedom.

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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
    yes, the state should have no critisism, the state, shouldbe absolute, the state i run by Obama, Obama shall not be critisized and any organization that critisizes hisself, will be shunned.....



    So much for open press and freedom, eh Orius?



    Yeah that's exactly what I said.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Seems like the press exercised their freedom.



    They exercised CYA.... Cause they know once you open a door, it is hard to shut. the Press showed some rare integrity here and I applaude them,even the liberal ones.
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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
    They exercised CYA.... Cause they know once you open a door, it is hard to shut. the Press showed some rare integrity here and I applaude them,even the liberal ones.
    I was a little shocked they had the backbone.

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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
    They exercised CYA.... Cause they know once you open a door, it is hard to shut. the Press showed some rare integrity here and I applaude them,even the liberal ones.
    While I credit them, I think there's some self-preservation at work.

    If they don't stand up to this, what happens the first time they criticize Obama or support a rival Democrat? Are they thrown to the dungeon with Fox?

    And what if conservatives are in charge of everything by 2012 (which is looking more likely by the minute), do they ALL get cast into that dungeon since it will then have precedent?

    This was a career(s) decision, first and foremost.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Yeah that's exactly what I said.



    You cheereaded the tyrannical attempt to quash a mainstream media entity for politics.


    My hyperbole expressed your sentiments taken to thier logical conclusion.
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