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Fox News Receives Front-Row Seat in White House Briefing Room

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Fox News said:
The White House Correspondents’ Association on Sunday announced that Fox News will get a coveted front-row seat in the White House briefing room.

The Associated Press will take Helen Thomas' old seat, while Fox News will now occupy AP's former seat. NPR and Bloomberg
also applied for the position.

"It was a very difficult decision," the White House Correspondents' Association said in a statement. "The board received requests from Bloomberg and NPR in addition to Fox for relocation to the front row and felt all three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox's length of service and commitment to the White House television pool."
The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)

WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011

President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times


WHCA Board Members 2010-2011

Carol Lee, Politico
Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
Julie Mason, DC Examiner
Don Gonyea, NPR
Ed Henry, CNN


Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.
 

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The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)

WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011

President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times


WHCA Board Members 2010-2011

Carol Lee, Politico
Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
Julie Mason, DC Examiner
Don Gonyea, NPR
Ed Henry, CNN


Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.
"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer". :mrgreen:
 

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Put another way, "Keep those who lie for you close. Keep those who reveal the truth closer"
 

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I think they should just play a massive game of musical chairs to determine who gets to sit in front.
 

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If I was President I would make them all stand. :rofl
 

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Can the Prez pack heat at these encounters.
 

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FOXNEWS has done fairly well considering the President and his Reign of Error tried:

1. ...To shut FOXNEWS out of White House pool coverage; remember that?

2. ...Aggressively to tell the nation what a news organization is or isn't.
(in fact his idiocy backfired... only elevated FOX as it has Rush)

Then we have the objective collusion of...

3. ... Journolist.

and the fact that...

4. FOXNEWS is kicking the asses of their competitors; the #1 cable news organization, with about more viewers than the remainder combined.

Bet a dollar to a donut that they STILL won't get it right. LOL!
They're doing something right. They own cable news, and it's not because they are full of lies & deceit... it' because millions of people are fed up with decades of propaganda serving as news, and want hard questions asked not only of Republicans, but Democrats too.

They want to see discussion panels with a balance or R's and D's... not the BS we had for decades where the moderator was a known lefty, "moderating" three lefty D's and one RINO.

Of course, those not used to this situation, witnessing a Democrat fumble and stammer along for an answer see this as biased. It's why Dems don't like to go on FOXNEWS... they know they won't be thrown slow pitches, but fast balls, curve balls and sliders.

Of course, Republicans have put up with this for decades, having to defend their point of view to the once leftist monopolized media. Hell, you even had the biggest name in news try to swing a presidential election in the dying days of the election with forged documents... against the advice of lawyers. Had this been pre-internet, they might have gotten away with it.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6813945/

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Well Zimmer, when you mix entertainment with information and blend the lines between them of course you get more people. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of blonde blue eyed honeys that probably have no idea what the hell they are talking about because they are to busy updating their twitter status.

Hmm let me think..Baywatch babe or Rachel Maddow...I think you know what most people would rather stare at for an hour straight.

A bunch of people yelling at eachother like baboons in "Brady Bunch patch/Hollywood Squares" format, or a calm civil discussion representing both sides?

Lastly, take a look at Howard Stern, more people listened to him than liked him just to see what crazy **** he would say next, see people like Bill O' Reily and Glenn Beck.

I think though this really isn't a story, at least it isn't because Fox got their way and can't spin it in anyway.
 

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Well Zimmer, when you mix entertainment with information and blend the lines between them of course you get more people. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of blonde blue eyed honeys that probably have no idea what the hell they are talking about because they are to busy updating their twitter status.
You talking about that chick with the Morning Joe who keeps getting updates from the White House?

LOL... I didn't know Beck, Cavuto, Shep, O'Reilly were "blonde blue eyed honeys". I guess they hired Couric for her hard news experience? And what about the babes on CNN?

FYI... these babes are news readers... and let's say they don't know what they are talking about... so what. They are reading news gathered and produced for them to... read. BTW... if they are so lame, why do Dems run from FOXNEWS?

Hmm let me think..Baywatch babe or Rachel Maddow...I think you know what most people would rather stare at for an hour straight.
Yeah, people prefer to watch someone who doesn't have obvious disdain for this country.

So long as you folks keep thinking this is FOXNEWS secret... you'll keep looking like absolute fools.

A bunch of people yelling at eachother like baboons in "Brady Bunch patch/Hollywood Squares" format, or a calm civil discussion representing both sides?
Like this never happened before? Whenever you get both sides facing off, it can get heated... when you have a group of leftists agreeing with one another... you generally don't. You might enjoy the leftist circle jerk, I prefer to see an honest, aggressive clash of ideas.

Lastly, take a look at Howard Stern, more people listened to him than liked him just to see what crazy **** he would say next, see people like Bill O' Reily and Glenn Beck.
ROTFLOL... again... you think people watch FOXNEWS because it's Baywatch or a Freak Show... nice try.

I think though this really isn't a story, at least it isn't because Fox got their way and can't spin it in anyway.
??? WTF does that mean???

You know what the funniest bit I've read about FOXNEWS... is they have liberals on... but the wrong kind!!! LOL...

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/feature/2007/04/03/fox_news_democrats
Plenty of Democrats do appear on Fox.

...Fox also has a stable of regular commentators, some under contract to the network, who pop up frequently as representatives of the Democratic or progressive viewpoint.
A hilarious read...

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I obviously separated my points out so you knew exactly what I was talking about. Also I was unaware that when State of the Union on CNN interviews a Republican senator from SC and then a Democrat from NY that makes them unbalanced?

Also you seem to be a pretty angry guy towards me for no apparent reason. How am I getting my "ass thumped"? Are you telling me you would rather not understand what the hell anyone is saying, would rather people yell louder (because the louder you are the more valid your point becomes!) than actually get a better understanding of the topic?

Look I will admit, I will switch between the big 3 back and forth, and I like to watch me some O Reily (he is probably the only sane one on that entire network) and I just LOVE Beck's history lessons but if I want actual intelligent discussions I typically turn to PBS or CNN.
 

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I obviously separated my points out so you knew exactly what I was talking about. Also I was unaware that when State of the Union on CNN interviews a Republican senator from SC and then a Democrat from NY that makes them unbalanced?
Shall we file this under "even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while"? Balance is a rare thing at CNN, having been an avid consumer of their pap. We won't bring up their sister network MSNBC.

Also you seem to be a pretty angry guy towards me for no apparent reason.
Pretty angry... ROTFLOL... I find your take more than amusing... and spell it out as I see it. Let's just say, you'd be a fine chairman of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC or CNN. You've got the mindset to take them to greater depths.

How am I getting my "ass thumped"? Are you telling me you would rather not understand what the hell anyone is saying, would rather people yell louder (because the louder you are the more valid your point becomes!) than actually get a better understanding of the topic?
You make hilariously false accusations about the success of FOXNEWS... like it's some porn network, and the masses tune in because babes have nice breasts, legs and faces. Ahhh... may I suggest that's a pretty immature take on why FOXNEWS kicks the crap out of its competitors.

You don't think it goes a bit deeper than that? Do you?

Look I will admit, I will switch between the big 3 back and forth, and I like to watch me some O Reily (he is probably the only sane one on that entire network) and I just LOVE Beck's history lessons but if I want actual intelligent discussions I typically turn to PBS or CNN.
FOX's opinion shows are excellent, Cavuto is a stud, Shep... you don't know what side of the aisle he's on and that's more than fine, and their hard news beats the others because it has more balance; they actually have representation of what the right believes... a refreshing oddity after decades of leftist monopoly.

You get the feeling FOXNEWS doesn't hate America, a feeling many get from watching the arrogant old guard.

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A bunch of people yelling at eachother like baboons in "Brady Bunch patch/Hollywood Squares" format, or a calm civil discussion representing both sides?
Yeah... damn that Fox News for starting the yelling with shows like Crossfire.... :shock:
 

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Yeah... damn that Fox News for starting the yelling with shows like Crossfire.... :shock:
I loved Crossfire.
It was about the only show where they had both sides equally presented and some decent spokesmen from the right.

With CNN's tanking ratings, they might be wise to bring it back.
If they had good representatives from the right, they might be able to make a dent in the ratings against FOX at least that time slot.

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Well Zimmer, when you mix entertainment with information and blend the lines between them of course you get more people. It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of blonde blue eyed honeys that probably have no idea what the hell they are talking about because they are to busy updating their twitter status.

Hmm let me think..Baywatch babe or Rachel Maddow...I think you know what most people would rather stare at for an hour straight.

A bunch of people yelling at eachother like baboons in "Brady Bunch patch/Hollywood Squares" format, or a calm civil discussion representing both sides?

Lastly, take a look at Howard Stern, more people listened to him than liked him just to see what crazy **** he would say next, see people like Bill O' Reily and Glenn Beck.

I think though this really isn't a story, at least it isn't because Fox got their way and can't spin it in anyway.
So trite, so easy, and so incredibly wrong. But spew on.

I'm not fond of the night time opinionators on Fox either, but the BS spewing from Olbermann and Maddow is so twisted and so blantantly and purposefully straight from the adminstration, it's obvious even to those at CNN, who seem to be noticing they're paltry numbers more and more and are giving up some of their unfettered support for Obama.

Fox' chair in the press room is the only one seeming to even care to get it right.
 

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I loved Crossfire.
It was about the only show where they had both sides equally presented and some decent spokesmen from the right.

With CNN's tanking ratings, they might be wise to bring it back.
If they had good representatives from the right, they might be able to make a dent in the ratings against FOX at least that time slot.

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Yep, me too. Seems as if CNN has been going downhill in the ratings since they cancelled it.
 

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So trite, so easy, and so incredibly wrong. But spew on.

I'm not fond of the night time opinionators on Fox either, but the BS spewing from Olbermann and Maddow is so twisted and so blantantly and purposefully straight from the adminstration, it's obvious even to those at CNN, who seem to be noticing they're paltry numbers more and more and are giving up some of their unfettered support for Obama.

Fox' chair in the press room is the only one seeming to even care to get it right.
No doubt they have a bias as do any of the cable network channels. However as is the case with CNN judging a network's worth or integrity based solely on ratings is a fatal misstep. It would be like claiming The History Channel is less valid because MTV has Jersey Shore, or if you would want to take it that far, The Colbert Report is more valid than any show on network cable news due to their viewership, or even worse Tosh.O (although you can't hate on Tosh!)
 

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No doubt they have a bias as do any of the cable network channels. However as is the case with CNN judging a network's worth or integrity based solely on ratings is a fatal misstep. It would be like claiming The History Channel is less valid because MTV has Jersey Shore, or if you would want to take it that far, The Colbert Report is more valid than any show on network cable news due to their viewership, or even worse Tosh.O (although you can't hate on Tosh!)
Bad analogy and here is why:

The history channel and MTV serve vastly different products and clients, though some may overlap.

FOXNEWS and CNN serve the same product use the same news topics, the division is their opinion shows and the like. So it is a comparison of apples and apples. One healthy and growing, one rotting.

FOXNEWS kicks ass because people find it better. They certainly didn't have the advantage of being first in the market, they are late-comers, and due to their Fair and Balanced approach, their broader spectrum of shows, even a palpable love of country... they have attracted and grown a broad audience.

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No, let's file it under "personal attack; reported".

Shall we file this under "even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while"?
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No doubt they have a bias as do any of the cable network channels. However as is the case with CNN judging a network's worth or integrity based solely on ratings is a fatal misstep. It would be like claiming The History Channel is less valid because MTV has Jersey Shore, or if you would want to take it that far, The Colbert Report is more valid than any show on network cable news due to their viewership, or even worse Tosh.O (although you can't hate on Tosh!)
CNN had ratings. They had HUGE ratings once upon a time for that climate. They pissed away their ratings and chased their viewers to Fox once they decided to stop being a news channel and start waving the donkey flag. When Clinton's castaways started turning up at every corner and the true newspeople starting getting run off the set, their integrity vanished along with their ratings.
 

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So let me see if I get this 100% straight; the people defending Fox here (the conservatives here) believe that Fox news has no conservative bias whatsoever?
 

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That's what they are saying, yes.

It's right up there with the Emperor having no clothing, in my estimation.

So let me see if I get this 100% straight; the people defending Fox here (the conservatives here) believe that Fox news has no conservative bias whatsoever?
 

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The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)

WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011

President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times


WHCA Board Members 2010-2011

Carol Lee, Politico
Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
Julie Mason, DC Examiner
Don Gonyea, NPR
Ed Henry, CNN


Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.
Now all we need is Orly Titts occupying the seat. :roll:
 
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