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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:35 AM
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Jimmy Kimmel - Obama Snubs Fox News
 
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:10 AM
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1. He should kick Fox out of the WH press corps
There is no constitutional right to a press pass at the White House.

Then if Fox wants to be let back in they can be asked to change their coverage of the president.
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OswegoAtheist Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:22 AM
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3. I disagree.
Fox should be at every briefing, speech, unveiling, Christmas tree lighting, turkey pardoning, easter egg hunt, fireworks show, state visit, reception, dinner and whateverelse the White House hosts, and they should never be asked a question for the next 8 (knock on wood!) years. They should be witness to the hard work that we're all going to have to do to fix the shitstorm they helped write, and they should know exactly what pariahs they've become.

Oswego "We Report (to the event). You Decide (to ignore us)." Atheist
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:49 AM
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6. Right k*r
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:50 AM by autorank
He should call on them a couple of times and the first time they pull their bullshit, he should unload with a top five of their lies and then the crap they pulled with the titles where they printed out OBL right under his face. Really slam and embarrass them. If they keep it up, he should call on them and make your point in depth and hammer them some more for their latest lies. They're only occasionally a news organization. But they should be there, to take their beating until they reform.

Of course, his justice department should look into the quid pro quo that Murdoch got in order to buy the television stations, the incident involving a huge signing bonus for then Speaker of the House Gingrich. That's one we should all remember. This would be independent of Obama requesting it. Just good law and order.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:04 PM
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21. I agree. They should be the only ones never called on. nt
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:18 AM
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2. Did this really happen or was this just edited!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:29 AM by TheDebbieDee
Granted, FauxSnooze deserves this from ANY Democrat, but did this really happen?

ETA: If this really happened, WTG, President Obama!
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tucsonlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:48 AM
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5. No, Of Course It Didn't Really Happen
It's something a social klutz like Bush might've done, but Obama possesses way too much class for such a breach of etiquette.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:57 AM
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10. Yes this really did happen.
Can you contact me personally outside of the discussion board? I have some land to sell you. :rofl: I also have $20 million that I need help bringing into the country. Can you send me your bank account details? I can deposit 10% into it as a bonus :)
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:09 AM
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13. Hey can I get in on that bank deal. I'm a wealthy landowner in
Nigeria.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:59 AM
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17. is it a real 10% or are you just fooling me... the last king i sent money to never got back to me
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:39 PM
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18. Well I think that was very rude of Obama.
If he didn't want to answer the man, he shouldn't have called on him.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:07 AM
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25. Yes, EXTREMELY rude! I can't believe Obama did that!
So, on a completely different topic, have you ever heard of Kind Abudaba of Nigeria? I have a really important business opportunity for somebody just like you. :)
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:12 AM
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11. The reporter asked a question on TARP and Richardson's beard.
Obama answered both, of course. The beard answer was what was played over and over again following the press conference.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:04 AM
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24. It was EDITED. It's a comedy show!
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 12:18 AM by Duppers
Listen to Kimmel's last words: "HE DID ANSWER THE QUESTION."

Here's the transcript:


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PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA: Wendell. Where? There you are. How are you?

Q Mr. President-elect, thank you very much.

You bet.

Q I'm just fine, sir. Thank you for calling on me.

Secretary Paulson has indicated that the initial tranche, initial half of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program that he is able to spend, without asking Congress, is almost gone, down to about $15 billion. I wonder if you are concerned that he may be well into the second half of that before you are sworn in, sir.

And if I also may ask the governor, what happened to the beard, sir? (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA: I'm going to answer this question about the beard. I think it was a mistake for him to get it -- get rid of it. I thought that whole western, rugged look was really working for him. (Laughter.)

For some reason, maybe because it was scratchy when he kissed his wife, he was forced to get rid of it. But we're deeply disappointed with the loss of the beard. (Laughter.)

With respect to TARP, until Secretary Paulson indicates publicly that he's drawing down the second tranche, the second half of the TARP money, it would be speculation on my part to suggest that that money is going to be used up.

Understand that in order for that second half to be released, it is necessary to notify Congress. And Congress has the ability to block it. I will say that my team has been reviewing very carefully how the TARP program has proceeded.

One of my central principles, when I, when I first examined the TARP proposal, was to insist that there was going to be strong oversight. The GAO report has now come out.

We're seeing some areas where we can be doing better, in making sure that this money is not going to CEO compensation, that it's protecting taxpayers, and that the taxpayers are going to get their money back; that it's effective in shoring up our financial markets.

And so what I can assure you is that my team is very active in reviewing what's already been done, to ensure that when we hit the ground running on January 20th, that any taxpayer money is going to be properly spent.

One last component of that that I think has to be emphasized, and I've said this before, we've got to start helping homeowners in a serious way prevent foreclosures. The deteriorating assets in the financial markets are rooted in the deterioration of people being able to pay their mortgages and stay in their homes. And if we help Main Street, ultimately we're going to help Wall Street. So that's an area that I'm particularly interested in.

All right? Okay. Thanks, guys.
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http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/12/presidentelect_...


Geesh! Some of the people on this thread!

:banghead:

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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:34 AM
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4. Totally looks edited. If so, hope they found it worth the joke.
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Wabbajack_ Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:56 AM
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7. Funny
Probably not true he never calls on Fox reporters.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:50 AM
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8. Don't worry
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:51 AM by BecauseBushSaysSo
I bet within the next few weeks Faux Noise will have an R besides Obama's name. Kiss, Kiss, Smooch, Smooch.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:53 AM
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9. Is it really necessary to ask if this is a joke or not?
Really?
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:40 AM
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12. KnR for home
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grannie4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:14 AM
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14. barack rocks!!!!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:27 AM
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15. That was priceless! HA!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM by TankLV
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM
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16. Woo Hoo!!! Keep on snubbin Mr. Prez!
:yourock: :woohoo: :applause:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:54 PM
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19. So, by reading some of the replies I
take it it really didn't happen? 'Cause I was about to ask why he didn't like that question?
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:17 PM
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20. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:20 PM by gristy
:wow:

on edit: I take it this didn't actually happen...
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:09 PM
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22. This was a joke on Kimmel's show - it didn't really happen - he did call on FOX and responded
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:11 PM by Sarah Ibarruri
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moonbatmax Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:42 PM
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23. Well, hey!
That's actually funnier than Kimmel's chop job!

I like the way Obama handled the beard question. I'm not sure I like the idea of that becoming a regular sort of thing in these conferences, though.
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