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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:14 PM

Obama still shuns Faux News

Obama Still Shuns Fox News
President Obama took no questions from Fox News at his most recent press conference and Smart Politics finds this was the norm during his first term.

"ABC reporters have been called on the most frequently during Barack Obama's 36 solo news conferences (formal and otherwise) conducted during his first term, followed by CBS, the Associated Press, and NBC, with FOX News coming in at a distant ninth at less than half the rate of the top outlets and less than 40 percent of press conferences overall."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/01/16/obama_still_shuns_fox_news.html

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Reply Obama still shuns Faux News (Original post)
WI_DEM Jan 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #1
randome Jan 2013 #19
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #41
sadbear Jan 2013 #2
derby378 Jan 2013 #3
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #8
pamela Jan 2013 #14
reflection Jan 2013 #20
mfcorey1 Jan 2013 #21
uponit7771 Jan 2013 #27
derby378 Jan 2013 #34
Whisp Jan 2013 #40
Sheepshank Jan 2013 #29
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #38
annatee33 Jan 2013 #4
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #5
sadbear Jan 2013 #7
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #10
sadbear Jan 2013 #12
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #16
BlueNoteSpecial Jan 2013 #31
jillan Jan 2013 #9
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #11
grantcart Jan 2013 #15
jillan Jan 2013 #6
freshwest Jan 2013 #13
Separation Jan 2013 #17
caledesi Jan 2013 #39
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #18
madrchsod Jan 2013 #22
glowing Jan 2013 #36
dem4ward Jan 2013 #23
Hekate Jan 2013 #24
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #25
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #26
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #28
WestSeattle2 Jan 2013 #30
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #32
The Wizard Jan 2013 #33
libodem Jan 2013 #35
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #37
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #42

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:17 PM

1. Good. n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:34 PM

19. That's all that need be said: "Good."

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Response to randome (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:06 PM

41. well, and this:

FUCK FOX "NEWS"



Run by two anti american foreigners! Murdoch and the Prince.
And check out Murdoch's other station "Randome" in the Middle East. Broadcasting straight out anti American hate.
I may have the name slightly wrong. It was posted here a day or two ago. Unbelievable.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:17 PM

2. They should consider themselves lucky to get credentials and...

permission to enter the White House.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:18 PM

3. Then why did he move them to the front row of the press corps?

Or are they still there? Has there been another seating change?

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:19 PM

8. So he could look them squarely in the eye as he ignored their lying ass.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:26 PM

14. Bravo!

That made me smile.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:43 PM

20. Yep!

Come sit at the front of the class and serve as an example!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:45 PM

21. You nailed it!!!!! eom

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:46 PM

27. +1

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:10 PM

34. I sure hope you're right...

Honestly, however, I can think of a half-dozen media sources more deserving of that seat. Where's NPR situated?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:51 PM

40. hahaha!

best answer ever to this.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:50 PM

29. Taunting and mocking the jokers are ok in my books.....

....way more noble and satisfying than their lying and cheating history.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:39 PM

38. That's where teachers put the kids who can't see.

That's where they used to put me. I had horrible eyesight, so the front row was my row because if I didn't sit there, I couldn't read the bulletin board.

Obama is trying to help Fox News so they can see and hear him better.

They are pretty stupid, so I'm glad he isn't letting them ask questions and dumb down the press conferences.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:18 PM

4. Helen hath no fury!

Nice to see the uncomfortable shoes on the Fox foot! You oh so rock Helen Thomas!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:18 PM

5. I thought Major Garrett was with FOX?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:19 PM

7. Not anymore.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:21 PM

10. No wonder I sensed less douchiness in his questions.

Still a douche but seemed to lack that condescending douchiness of Rupert Murdoch's trolls. Thanks for the info. Who picked him up?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:23 PM

12. CBS.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:28 PM

16. This is the worst WH press corps I've ever seen.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:01 PM

31. ^^^^^^^^SECONDED^^^^^^^^

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:20 PM

9. Not any more... did you know that he and Chucky Todd are good friends?

Yep...

I have seen them more than once hanging out together at different televised events.

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Response to jillan (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:22 PM

11. Ugh. Chucky Toddler, always whining & throwing a faux temper tantrum.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:28 PM

15. No but he shouldn't get another question either


He asked a question and after the President clearly answered it he wanted to get on the stage and debate it with him.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:19 PM

6. Well maybe if they reported actual news it would be different.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:24 PM

13. Obama started that early on and is just standing his ground against their lies and edits.

They've attacked him with both, posted ridiculous things about him, and even announced his death before. The FNN Goebbels couldn't be any more obvious.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:30 PM

17. I'm surprised they are even issued a press pass.

Wasn't there a ruling that Fox News wasn't a real news source? That it was more or less an opinion channel and couldn't be held accountable for the blatant lies that they spew? Or am I just imagining that?

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Response to Separation (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:40 PM

39. Faux "news" is listed with the FCC as an entertainment channel.

Go figure ....it's pure opinion, not fact!


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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:33 PM

18. That is great news. I hope he takes Zero questions from them.

 

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:57 PM

22. fox news is`t creditable news source

the only people who don`t know that are the people who watch fox news.

if a fox news reporter was recognized and the president responded that response would be edited before it was aired on fox news. remember it`s legal for a news organization to lie

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:16 PM

36. No it's not; that's why when they were sued

for false reporting, they argued that they were an entertainment cable channel, so they didn't have to stand up to "news standards". The Judge accepted their argument. Why any Dem goes on the lying channel or the White House entertains them with a Press pass or access to the White House is beyond me.

They should have been shut down as a "news organization" OR behave like real press and follow the "news rules". I suppose because they have affiliate local Fox News outlets, they can pretend to walk the fine line, but the parent cable channel should be shut out of the White House. Let the local DC fox channel affiliate cover the White House. They do have to be credible in their local news outlets. If the cable channel doesn't want to use the local affiliate coverage for their cable clips, that's on their head.

It would really be hard to claim fair and balanced when they couldn't get the "other side" to come on and counter their bs factory.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:41 PM

23. I see no problems

 

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:44 PM

24. A policy that certainly works for me.

Yay, POTUS!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:45 PM

25. Faux and News are two words that just don't fit together.




And O knows it, he found out the hard way. He has given them chances
in the past but their deceitfulness always comes shining through.


ETA: Helen Thomas has a little payback coming her way anyhow.


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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:45 PM

26. Fox deserves the same press credentials as Rush limbaugh.

That is to say, none.

They're just one step above NewsMax and The Onion.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:49 PM

28. They're lucky to even have crententials to be in the room

They are free to put whatever they wish on the air, but a White House press pass is a privilege, not a right.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:59 PM

30. I've never thought of Faux News as a news organization; their presentation is

so obviously slanted. Real news organizations do not knowingly present exposed lies as news, and repeat them even after they're called out on them.

They're not even "entertainment"; all they are is the propaganda arm of the republican party. To believe otherwise is foolish.

It's way past time leaders ignore them.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:05 PM

32. They are not a news agency. They compare to Comedy Central doing spoofs.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:07 PM

33. Considering Pox number one goal

is to broadcast Republican propaganda 24/7, there's no point in giving them any chance to use the president as a vehicle for his own detriment.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:11 PM

35. Good

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:18 PM

37. Obama isn't as naive about the right-wing media as I thought he was.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:03 AM

42. Good!

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