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    Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Excerpted from “Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air because of their interest in running for president; Fox News suspends the contracts of political contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum because both have demonstrated that they are seriously considering running for president. A Fox News official says the channel will take the same action against Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin if they get closer to jumping into the race.” By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau, The Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
    Fox News announced Wednesday that it is suspending the contracts of political contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum because both have demonstrated that they are seriously considering running for president.

    Dianne Brandi, the network's executive vice president of legal and business affairs, said in an interview that the channel made the move because Gingrich aides told Fox News executives that the former House speaker is stepping up his exploration of a presidential bid. …

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    The question:

    Does this mean Palin and Huckabee aren't running? If not, then why aren't they pulled as well?
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Maybe because there's no one who can take those two as serious contenders …
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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    The question:

    Does this mean Palin and Huckabee aren't running? If not, then why aren't they pulled as well?
    Did you read the OP???
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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    What I'd like to know is how can Fox News be considered a credible news agency when it's very likely that most, if not all, of the serious Republican candidates next year will have at one time been on their pay role? How can they possibly be fair and balanced?

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    What I'd like to know is how can Fox News be considered a credible news agency when it's very likely that most, if not all, of the serious Republican candidates next year will have at one time been on their pay role? How can they possibly be fair and balanced?
    Point of the night right there, my friend.
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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Did you read the OP???
    How could they be any closer? They've pretty much all said the same thing:

    "Maybe but we are not saying anything yet".

    Though I admit I skimmed the OP since I've heard this story 50,000 times today (and no one can explain why Palin and Huckabee are still on the payroll then).
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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post

    What I'd like to know is how can Fox News be considered a credible news agency when it's very likely that most, if not all, of the serious Republican candidates next year will have at one time been on their pay role? How can they possibly be fair and balanced?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post

    Point of the night right there, my friend.
    I'd say it pretty much confirms what many already know -- that is Fox News is nothing more than a tool for the rightwing. It's not fair and balanced and it's not a real news agency (though it purports to be one).

    Even worse, what they're doing is providing cover for the GOP. People like Sarah Palin can remain under their protection since Fox's employees are not allowed to appear on other networks without the network's expressed written consent. That's how weak candidates like Palin can avoid giving interviews on real news networks where they face scrutinization, if they so choose, while blaming Fox for not allowing it; giving the false illusion that they would like to appear on those networks, but can't.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Didn't Obama work and train people in ACORN? Seeing he worked for them does that make acorn, a partisan organization then …. and seeing it must because he once worked for them, they are disallowed from receiving any federal money correct ?

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air …

    Palin and Huckabee both seem a lot more likely to run for president than Rick Santorum. Didn't he lose his Senate reelection bid by like 20 points? It seems weird to take him off the air for expressing a serious intent to run for president, but not Palin or Huckabee.
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