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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:22 PM
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Thompson charges Fox News is biased against his campaign
Source: The Hill

Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) suggested on Sunday that Fox News is biased against his campaign, charging that the network highlights commentators who have been critical of his run for the presidency.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace pressed Thompson on how some conservatives have lambasted Thompson's campaign and showed clips of Fox conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes criticizing the former senator.

Thompson said, "This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth." He noted that other conservatives have praised his bid for the GOP nomination and took issue with a Fox promo that focused on polling in New Hampshire, where Thompson is registering in the single digits.

He said he is running second in national polls and has been leading or tied for the lead in South Carolina for "a long, long time."

Thompson, in a firm, but measured tone, scolded Wallace: "...for you to highlight nothing but the negatives in terms of the polls and then put on your own guys who have been predicting for four months, really, that I couldn't do it, kind of skew things a little bit. There's a lot of other opinion out there."


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:rofl: Gee Fred if you think they're biased against you what does this "unfair and unbalanced" noise machine do to Dems?
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ccpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:25 PM
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1. can't someone
just put Grandpa in his hammock? Like chastising FOX is going to make them suddenly like him? You're toast, Fred. You're toast.
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:27 PM
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2. No no Fred. Fox is Fair and Balanced. They report You decide.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:34 PM
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4. fair and balanced, my ass.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:28 PM
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3. FAUX is pushing Goulianin vs HILL
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:47 PM
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5. Oh, boo-hoo-hoo!
Gramps is upset 'cause Faux Noise is out to get him. Face it, sir, you won't get the nomination so go back to your trophy wife and drink your prune juice!

Boy, it's so good to be a Democrat.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 05:51 PM
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6. 'Ol Fred is dumb as a stone...
ask him any question about any topic and he obviously does not know the answers. Maybe thats ok where he comes from...but...oh boy.

I'm surprised that he watches Faux News.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:01 PM
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27. It's okay in parts of NC as well...
I'm seeing more and more Thompson '08 bumper stickers. I can't think of any other Repub candidate stickers I've seen, but for Ron Paul. Oh, and some loon with Condoleeza '08 slapped on the back of his behemoth SUV.

Why does Fred watching FUX surprise you?
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:10 PM
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29. An unexpected outbreak of Acute Involuntary Reality Syndrome?
Painful, isn't it? Fred? Wake up, Fred!
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:06 PM
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28. Dumb as a hemlock stump. I'm surprised he can
work the remote.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 06:19 PM
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7. Faux is biased? I guess this won't win him any friends. Go cry in your grits.
Edited on Sun Nov-25-07 06:20 PM by MidwestTransplant
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 06:26 PM
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8. How does Fred Thompson manage to be so funny while all the comedy writers are on strike? n/t
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 06:51 PM
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9. Huffington Post has the video at their link
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 06:59 PM
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10. I've also heard Faux News hit Romney this weekend. Romney is getting "Dukakis'ed"
Mitt is taking the heat from them over appointing a judge who released a convicted murderer. It is he top item on their poliical page.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312743,00.html

Uproar Over Mass. Judge Who Released Killer Takes Political Tilt for Romney Campaign

DERRY, N.H. The uproar over the Massachusetts judge who released a convicted killer now being held on two fresh murders in Washington state has taken a political tilt for the campaign of Mitt Romney, who nominated the judge when he was governor.

The GOP presidential candidate on Saturday personally called for the resignation of Superior Court Judge Kathe M. Tuttman, who overruled a lower court ruling and released convicted killer Daniel Tavares Jr. in July, rejecting prosecutors' request to set his bail at $50,000 after he was arrested on assault charges. Tavares had also once threatened to kill Romney.

snip

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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 06:59 PM
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11. Well Fred, yes they are
but so is everybody else.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 07:43 PM
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12. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha (f***ing) ha. Watch the basset hound-dog moan.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 07:47 PM
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13. Well over Thanksgiving flipping through channels at the hotel
Fox News was going after Romney pretty bad yet came back to plug Rudy in-between. It appears that Murdoch has appointed Rudy to be the winner of the GOP nomination/Presidency. Fred is not in the official "in" group. Unless Murdoch approves, nobody can get anywhere.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 08:15 PM
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14. This is one of the funniest things I have heard yet this political season. Is Fred trying to be
funny? What a guy!
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:15 PM
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15. Fred wakes up from one of his twenty daily 'naps' to mumble something about Fox News...
before drifting off into heavy slumber yet again.
Sources close to Mr. Thompson wiped a long string of drool from his chin.
This incident follows soon after Mr. Thompson's statement that 'prune juice keeps me reg'lar. muffin cakes. sweetie pie.'
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:40 PM
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16. Fox is supporting Guiliani.
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:42 PM
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17. It wasn't already obvious to him that FOX News supports Giuliani?
Maybe Nixon was right and Thompson is indeed "dumb as hell".
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FREEWILL56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:51 PM
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22. Hmmm. Does Fred talk to dead people?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:46 PM
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18. Why does Fred hate the troops so much?
Wait, is the standard line applicable to Republicans as well?
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:47 PM
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19. Welcome to our world, Mr. Thompson n/t
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FREEWILL56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:47 PM
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20. No shit Fred, you don't say? Who'd have ever thought Faux Noise
would have ever shown bias against a republican let alone anybody else? You're just pissed they aren't supporting you as your republican nature wouldn't have given a good shit if they would have done that to all of the other repukes running and was pushing your sorry ass instead.
:dunce: :freak:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:48 PM
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21. Attention all personnel. Food fight in aisle 3. Stat. Stat. Stat.
Bwahahahahahaha.
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FREEWILL56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 09:55 PM
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23. Bad part is
they don't clean up their own messes.
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 10:39 PM
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24. Wait a second...
Fox biased against a dipshit Republican? Is this even possible?
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 10:45 PM
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25. Why do I always feel like I want to slug Chris Wallace
in the head?

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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:41 PM
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32. It's called sanity and rationality.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 10:48 PM
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26. This is great. Let them all eat themselves up.
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:16 PM
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30. A Taste of the FAUX machine
This is the funniest thing I've read in awhile! Gives me slightly more respect for that dumb-as-a-rock Fredo'
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Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:33 PM
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31. He's got a small point
Faux news favors the extremist, fascist neo-conservative rethugs rather than the paleo or true conservative like Thompson. One is rabidly pro war the other rabidly pro war, not much difference there. Where they differ is in social issues which is why a liberal rethug is the darling of Murdoch, the mid east player at the top of this crooked organization.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 11:52 PM
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33. There's a further facet of this saggy saga.
Murdoch knows it's highly likely he's going to have to deal with a fairly united and strong democratic majority but he's cagey enough to pull the necessary strings to own the GOP nominee. He didn't get to owning or influencing half the world by being silly or careless, nor for the lack of a long term strategy.

There's just gotta be a way to put a stop to the blatant bribery that is the life of national politics.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 09:43 AM
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34. Ol Fred has his panties in a wad. What part of "fair and balanced" don't you understand, Fred?
Snicker.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 04:13 PM
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35. This is remarkable for a Republican!!!!
Thompson actually noticed what Faux is like!

Sure, it's because of bias against him; but still it shows more awareness than I've seen out of any other GOPer.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 04:17 PM
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36. I'm overdosing on irony here
and believe me, I'm pretty hardcore with irony.

Julie
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 05:00 PM
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37. Back of the line, moran.
:eyes:
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:50 AM
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38. the Gouliani for President channel
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