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    Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

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    The White House Correspondents’ Association on Sunday announced that Fox News will get a coveted front-row seat in the White House briefing room.

    The Associated Press will take Helen Thomas' old seat, while Fox News will now occupy AP's former seat. NPR and Bloomberg
    also applied for the position.

    "It was a very difficult decision," the White House Correspondents' Association said in a statement. "The board received requests from Bloomberg and NPR in addition to Fox for relocation to the front row and felt all three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox's length of service and commitment to the White House television pool."
    The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)

    WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011

    President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
    Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
    Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
    Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times


    WHCA Board Members 2010-2011

    Carol Lee, Politico
    Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
    Julie Mason, DC Examiner
    Don Gonyea, NPR
    Ed Henry, CNN


    Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.
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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)

    WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011

    President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
    Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
    Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
    Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times


    WHCA Board Members 2010-2011

    Carol Lee, Politico
    Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
    Julie Mason, DC Examiner
    Don Gonyea, NPR
    Ed Henry, CNN


    Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.
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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Put another way, "Keep those who lie for you close. Keep those who reveal the truth closer"

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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    I think they should just play a massive game of musical chairs to determine who gets to sit in front.
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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Can the Prez pack heat at these encounters.

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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Well, I do congratulate Fox News on their front row win.

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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Well, I do congratulate Fox News on their front row win.
    Bet a dollar to a donut that they STILL won't get it right. LOL!

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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    FOXNEWS has done fairly well considering the President and his Reign of Error tried:

    1. ...To shut FOXNEWS out of White House pool coverage; remember that?

    2. ...Aggressively to tell the nation what a news organization is or isn't.
    (in fact his idiocy backfired... only elevated FOX as it has Rush)

    Then we have the objective collusion of...

    3. ... Journolist.

    and the fact that...

    4. FOXNEWS is kicking the asses of their competitors; the #1 cable news organization, with about more viewers than the remainder combined.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Bet a dollar to a donut that they STILL won't get it right. LOL!
    They're doing something right. They own cable news, and it's not because they are full of lies & deceit... it' because millions of people are fed up with decades of propaganda serving as news, and want hard questions asked not only of Republicans, but Democrats too.

    They want to see discussion panels with a balance or R's and D's... not the BS we had for decades where the moderator was a known lefty, "moderating" three lefty D's and one RINO.

    Of course, those not used to this situation, witnessing a Democrat fumble and stammer along for an answer see this as biased. It's why Dems don't like to go on FOXNEWS... they know they won't be thrown slow pitches, but fast balls, curve balls and sliders.

    Of course, Republicans have put up with this for decades, having to defend their point of view to the once leftist monopolized media. Hell, you even had the biggest name in news try to swing a presidential election in the dying days of the election with forged documents... against the advice of lawyers. Had this been pre-internet, they might have gotten away with it.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6813945/

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    Re: Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

    Well Zimmer, when you mix entertainment with information and blend the lines between them of course you get more people. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of blonde blue eyed honeys that probably have no idea what the hell they are talking about because they are to busy updating their twitter status.

    Hmm let me think..Baywatch babe or Rachel Maddow...I think you know what most people would rather stare at for an hour straight.

    A bunch of people yelling at eachother like baboons in "Brady Bunch patch/Hollywood Squares" format, or a calm civil discussion representing both sides?

    Lastly, take a look at Howard Stern, more people listened to him than liked him just to see what crazy **** he would say next, see people like Bill O' Reily and Glenn Beck.

    I think though this really isn't a story, at least it isn't because Fox got their way and can't spin it in anyway.

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