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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:26 PM
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Perino: It’s ‘Awkward’ Having ‘Other Channels’ Than Fox News At White House Parties
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Perino: It’s ‘Awkward’ Having ‘Other Channels’ Than Fox News At White House Parties

Last night, the White House “threw back-to-back holiday receptions for the news media” with over 500 guests attending. At the “early one” for print and radio journalists, conservative talk radio hosts like Neal Boortz and Hugh Hewitt “dominated the place.”

On Fox and Friends this morning, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said it “was a great party” and that she loves “having everybody there.”

Host Steve Doocy asked if it was “weird” to have “people who appear on other channels, who bash the president all the time” at the party. Perino responded by criticizing the non-Fox News members of the press, saying “it’s a little awkward” and “audacious” for some of them to “ask to be invited”:

DOOCY: {H}ow weird is it to have, Dana, people who appear on other channels, who bash the president all the time, and then, one night a year, they come into the White House, they bring their kids, and they say, Hi, how are you, as if they haven’t been bashing the president all year long?

PERINO: It’s a little awkward. And it was amazing to me, being in charge of taking the requests for invitations this year, how audacious some people are to call and ask to be invited to the president’s Christmas party.

Watch it at link~

With President Bush’s approval rating at 28 percent, the White House is turning to friendly outlets. Last month, Bush recorded back-to-back interviews for Fox News and the Fox Business Channel, one of which was for “a documentary” that Fox’s Bret Baier is producing.

In 2006, after Vice President Dick Cheney shot a friend in the face while hunting, he agreed to “only” speak to Fox’s Brit Hume, though “every news organization was hotly pursuing” interviews. When he travels, Cheney requires that all televisions in his hotel room be turned to Fox News.

Earlier this week, Fox’s Shepard Smith reminded us that Fox is Bush’s “network after all.”
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:29 PM
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1. If Steve Douchey didn't exist
we'd have to invent him.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:31 PM
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2. From the guy who traded Sammy Sosa--iexpand the biz by selling only to
the already faithful.

The world cries out for your managerial wisdom, W. Write the book (and get the hell outta MY house, asshole)!
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:31 PM
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3. The naked emperor
only likes mirrors in the house that show him wearing clothes.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:32 PM
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4. The Onion couldn't print something that sounded more like satire than this does.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 01:32 PM by TwilightZone
These people really do live in their own little world, don't they?

Edit: typo
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:34 PM
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5. It's as if this whole fucking thing isn't paid for by the tax payers.
Like the government is a private corporation.
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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:35 PM
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6. Yeah, and it's awkward for us having you assholes in the White House!
We'll fix that soon, though.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:37 PM
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7. If Cheney requires only Fox, and he was confined to bed for rest
or whatever, how cool would it be to air nothing but democratic candidates and their views solidly all day. After all, Fox thinks our guys are crazy not to go on Fox. Cheney would have a stroke, and all would be well with the world...Right???
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:56 PM
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8. Is she trying to remove any doubt about what a dumb twit she is?
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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:58 PM
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9. The only 4 guys who could fix the media
are Booth, Colgosz, Guiteau and Oswald.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:02 PM
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10. Gee, what's a CubanMissileCrisis?
Is that a rum drink?

And what's this Stalin thing people keep yammering about?

Is my hair pretty?
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:06 PM
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11. Bush White House = Planet FOX
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:17 PM
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12. Ms. Perino obviously believes the White House is private
She chided Helen Thomas last week for abusing the "privilege" to come into the White House press room, so the sky's the limit, isn't it, Dana?

In the meantime, I'd be embarrassed to be related in any way, shape or form to Ms. Perino. She's a disgrace, and her audacity and rudeness knows no bounds. I'd also like to remind the members of the press that perhaps they need to start skipping the social occasions. If the White House believes you're beholden to them because you had some eggnog and a few cookies, buy them yourselves.

Julie
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:19 PM
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13. Their little closed loop gets smaller every day.
That's hilarious.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:23 PM
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14. Not nearly as awkward as having a White House press secretary
who doesn't know what the Bay Of Pigs or the Cuban Missile Crisis was.. Maybe instead of playing party hostess she could read a fucking history book.
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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:29 PM
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15. What arrogance
From the Rightwing host to the speaker who represents the president. What arrogance. I don't know how they can get the words fair and balanced out of their mouths without snickering.
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:32 PM
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16. "Nicholas!! Bolsheviks have entered the Palace grounds!".....


...that's what I think of when the ever-shrinking circle of bastards and sycophants get together.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:34 PM
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17. whose money is paying for those parties?
They aren't "the president's parties". They are the people's parties, Perino. And my tax dollar wants Keith Olbermann at MY WHITE HOUSE Christmas party.

The arrogance of this dope is growing.
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gaijinlaw Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:38 PM
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18. Is it just me...
or should the lap-- er, watchdogs of the press not be socializing with and cozying up to those in power in the first place?
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:02 PM
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20. gainjinlaw, my thoughts exactly
Maybe it's time to forego a few cookies in favor of a holiday party held elsewhere.

Why anyone would want to expose their children to the corrupt, elitist folk currently in the White House is beyond me.

SHUN THEM.
Julie
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:41 PM
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19. If they can't stand up to the "liberal" media.How can they stand up to the terra-ists?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:05 PM
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21. George would prefer a beer with Osama,
to having one with Keith Olbermann
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:05 PM
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22. What's Awful is your Admission to Living in a Bubble
these people are really weird.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:13 PM
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23. Especially when they start playing spin the bottle with the Chimp
People from other networks aren't always thrilled at having to kiss a Chimp's ass, except maybe Tweety.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:19 PM
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24. Oh, Dana.... (nt)
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