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White House Dismisses Hannity and Beck as "Opinion"; Maddow, Olby Attend Obama Briefings - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 21, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 10/21/2009 5:20:59 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is a video report on ABC's Jake Tapper confronting White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the White House's decision to attack Fox News as not being a real news organization. Tapper asked Gibbs why they were doing that and what gave them the right to do so. Gibbs eventually said, "That's our opinion." Gibbs made the comment in an "off-camera" White House briefing yesterday.

"It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?"

In this report, Bret Baier says Gibbs singled out Hannity and Glenn Beck as "opinion shows." But Baier said the White House confirmed that MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann attended Monday's "off-the-record" briefing with President Obama.

The bottom line is, this White House is determined to punish any news organization or reporter who says or reports anything that does not please The One. . . . (VIDEO)

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: foxnews; gibbs; tapper

1 posted on 10/21/2009 5:20:59 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Even the panel on Morning Joe took the adminstration to
task about going after Fox.


2 posted on 10/21/2009 5:23:01 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Federalist Patriot

I heard this morning that MOOOOOveon.org is mounting a campaign to tell all democrat politicians NOT to appear on FOX News.

Frankly, I think that would improve the programming.

FOX could just stuff an empty suit and prop it up at the table with a scrolling script of DNC talking points.


3 posted on 10/21/2009 5:24:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: silverleaf

Moveon should ask that everyone turn in books written by conservatives for a big bonfire just to complete their image.


4 posted on 10/21/2009 5:27:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

excellent


5 posted on 10/21/2009 5:28:31 AM PDT by silverleaf ("For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice"- Krauthammer)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Not Mika, she fully supports what the Administration is doing. She calls Fox Clowns. What a dunce.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 5:29:16 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Federalist Patriot

The administration will getaway with this until they get greedy..........they will go after some one else and at that moment the media will finally realize, they could be next.


7 posted on 10/21/2009 5:32:55 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

This White House can’t be trusted.


8 posted on 10/21/2009 5:36:52 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Beck’s show last night with the “lap dog” remark about the other networks, probably will have some of them finally speaking out on the matter. Unless, of course, they want to be labled the President’s lap dogs.


9 posted on 10/21/2009 5:37:41 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: GoCards

“Clown” would be an apt description of her father.


10 posted on 10/21/2009 5:39:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Kakaze

“The administration will getaway with this until they get greedy”

This Administration is a crowd of left wing dictators that shouldn’t get away with anything.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 5:41:16 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Kakaze
"....at that moment the media will finally realize, they could be next."

Exactly.

"First they came for the Jews, but I didn't care because I wasn't Jewish........

12 posted on 10/21/2009 5:42:49 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Federalist Patriot
But Baier said the White House confirmed that MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann attended Monday's "off-the-record" briefing with President Obama.

Well, ya. They had to meet their gay quota.

13 posted on 10/21/2009 5:46:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: 101voodoo

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.


14 posted on 10/21/2009 5:47:42 AM PDT by silverleaf ("For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice"- Krauthammer)
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To: silverleaf
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Problem is, today it is the communists, socialists, and trade unionists who are doing the "coming and taking."

I doubt they were ever the victims, but they are certainly the aggressors now.

15 posted on 10/21/2009 5:52:47 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: VeniVidiVici

LOL!


16 posted on 10/21/2009 6:10:14 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

This is clearly the Concubine Media now.

No other description seems to apply.


17 posted on 10/21/2009 6:15:09 AM PDT by paulycy (PUBLIC OPTION = PREDATORY PRICING = UNETHICAL COMPETITION.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Some liberals should ask themselves why leading liberals continue to appear on the Sean Hannity show, if it is so bad....


18 posted on 10/21/2009 6:15:23 AM PDT by Nabber
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To: dawn53

19 posted on 10/21/2009 6:27:42 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: dawn53

“Beck’s show last night with the “lap dog” remark about the other networks, probably will have some of them finally speaking out on the matter.”

You would think that. They have now been set up for abject humiliation and ridicule by Fox, whose numbers will be through the roof.


20 posted on 10/21/2009 6:28:51 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: silverleaf
I heard this morning that MOOOOOveon.org is mounting a campaign to tell all democrat politicians NOT to appear on FOX News.

Are they also going to tell Bob Beckel, Julian Epstein, Geraldine Ferraro and Lackey Davis to quit getting their FOX paychecks for their appearances, stop showing up on the programs??

I was really annoyed with Hannity last night, he had both Beckel and Davis on, asked them if this chastising of FOX was *good strategy* instead of asking either of them how they feel about being tools of the GOP (according to Rahm and the goons). Beckel, to his credit, at least bolstered the news section of the network by stating it has no bias and does not make anything up, regardless he added, "There are a couple of shows ..." (and we all know what he meant by that). Davis, however, blasts that FOX bashes 0bama every night, I waited for Hannity to say, "Well then, why are YOU on it?" but he did not, he just went on to do the softee stuff, frustrating.

21 posted on 10/21/2009 6:35:30 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: kidd

That looks very much like the dawg Glenn Beck has on set last night!


22 posted on 10/21/2009 6:37:38 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Federalist Patriot

Mr Gibbs,

Why does the President of the US think he has the right to mount a national campaign to censor opinion shows, on the basis of his opposing opinion??


23 posted on 10/21/2009 6:40:24 AM PDT by silverleaf ("For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice"- Krauthammer)
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