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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:10 AM
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Rick Sanchez Slams Fox as Not Being a 'News Organization'
From C&L (Video at link first link, transcript below) :

Rick Sanchez states the truth on CNN about just how bad ClusterFox is with getting a move up to the front row in the briefing room for the White House press corps. They didn't get Helen Thomas' seat, the AP did, but they still got a seat in the front row. Much to the horror of his cohorts Ed Henry who voted to allow Fox to move up and Brook Baldwin, Rick Sanchez does something I'll bet he's backpedaling on later, he tells the truth that Fox is not a news organization.

I read something a while back where Fox won a law suit and if memory serves it was from Canada and they won it because they said they were an "entertainment" network and not news. I keep wondering how they can keep the word "news" as part of their marketing after that happened but haven't had the time to look into it. Maybe some of our readers here can fill me in if they've followed it.

Anyway, here's the transcript of Sanchez's slam and Ed Henry's lame excuse for pretending like any of their so called "straight reporters" deserve their colleagues giving them a move up with their seating arrangements. To be honest the whole thing looks like a game of who's the most popular in high school to me in the first place. Where Helen was seated didn't matter a whole hell of a lot when the Bush administration refused to call on her for years. I would imagine it's not going to matter any more with Gibbs or whoever takes his place either.

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/node/38768

HENRY: Fox, Bloomberg and National Public Radio were vying for it. All made strong cases.

In the end, Fox unanimously moved up to the front row but did not get the seat Helen Thomas was in. We voted unanimously to move The Associated Press over to where Helen Thomas was because what a lot of people were missing in this whole fight --

BALDWIN: And it is a fight, which is fascinating for those of us who don't understand the inner workings system.

SANCHEZ: I understand The Associated Press. I even understand Bloomberg. But don't you have you to be a news organization to get that seat?

HENRY: Oh. Are you saying Fox is not a news organization?

SANCHEZ: Yes. I'm just wondering.


BALDWIN: Was there not a whole Facebook page telling you not to allow Fox?

HENRY: There was. There was a lot of pressure campaigns on the Internet, who were not happy and didn't understand why someone at CNN would be voting for Fox.

The bottom line is I was wearing my board hat, not my CNN hat.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1008/02/rlst.02....
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:13 AM
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1. How soon before Fox News puts Fucking Breitbart in that seat?
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:15 AM
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2. Pot Calls Kettle Black...
The "brotherhood" inside the beltway have long detached from journalism for personality and agenda. Chicken Noodle Nuze has little pot to piss in on this one. They are quick to jump on any "alert" put out on Faux and then use their framing. It's a major reason I avoid watching them.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:40 AM
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5. For real.
Rick Sanchez has a great deal of experience with non-news agencies, so I'm sure that he knows them when he sees them.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:32 AM
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3. Might as well put Jeff Gannon in that seat and get it over with
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-04-10 08:37 AM
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4. The entire media (esp Fox) is collectively a propaganda org
a la Josef Goebbels. NONE of them should be there, if being a "news" org is the qualifier, because none of them are.
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