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Fox News zings the White House with a new sign off --- now “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid”
Island Turtle ^ | October 27, 2009 | Corky Boyd

Posted on 10/27/2009 4:50:32 PM PDT by Corky Boyd

If you didn’t notice it, Bret Baier of Fox News added a little zinger when he signed off tonight. Instead of “Fair and Balanced,” it was “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid.” It was an obvious reference to the threats coming from the White House.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: dunn; fox; foxnews; gibbs; obama

1 posted on 10/27/2009 4:50:33 PM PDT by Corky Boyd
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2 posted on 10/27/2009 4:51:22 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Corky Boyd
I don't think it is new .
3 posted on 10/27/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: Rome2000

Its been ... and unafraid at least since last week. I assumed everyone was watching and noticed it.


4 posted on 10/27/2009 4:53:42 PM PDT by omega4179
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I wonder what Obammy and his minions are doing to behind the scenes? Buying stock?


5 posted on 10/27/2009 4:54:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Corky Boyd
I've heard the Unafraid before.....but they are using it more...*grins*
6 posted on 10/27/2009 4:54:24 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Rome2000

He’s been saying that as long as I can remember - at least months and months


7 posted on 10/27/2009 4:55:03 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Corky Boyd

Brit used to sign off that way, too - not new, but Bret picked up on it.


8 posted on 10/27/2009 4:55:23 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Corky Boyd

Excellent. That’s the attitute “real” journalism needs.

The whitehouse lapdogs in the rest of the MSM aren’t worth a dime.


9 posted on 10/27/2009 4:55:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Corky Boyd

they used to include “unafraid” up until a couple years ago(well before Obama came on the scene) after “fair and balanced” and stopped for some reason


10 posted on 10/27/2009 4:56:51 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Corky Boyd

The only news outlet with journalistic standards. The rest just rot your brain.


11 posted on 10/27/2009 4:57:29 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Corky Boyd

ROFLOLOL - This administration is so controlling. With ACORN exposed and the Tea Party People not backing down, this time next year the gloves will be off...

So, “GET READY”!


12 posted on 10/27/2009 4:57:55 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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hahaha ....was wondering if FOX would cower


13 posted on 10/27/2009 4:58:51 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Corky Boyd

Brit not Bret, Corky.

http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/21708932/fair-balanced-and-unafraid.htm


14 posted on 10/27/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (FOX - beyond your expectations!)
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To: kbennkc

At least a week old...


15 posted on 10/27/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: SERKIT
Yeah--heard Bret say it yesterday, and CHEERED!

IIRC, Special Report (with Brit Hume) started during the impeachment days of Clinton, but I don't remember the first time I heard Hume sign off with "fair, balanced, and unafraid"--but it sure works now!

16 posted on 10/27/2009 5:04:01 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Corky Boyd

They’ve been using that on and off for a while now. Seems like Brit Hume used to use it.


17 posted on 10/27/2009 5:04:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Corky Boyd

Brit Hume used to say it every night as his sign-off.


18 posted on 10/27/2009 5:04:59 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: omega4179

Brit Hume used that fair and balanced and unafraid for YEARS.


19 posted on 10/27/2009 5:06:30 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Corky Boyd

That’s Brit Hume’s old sign-off and Brett picked it up. It’s practically as old as Fox News.


20 posted on 10/27/2009 5:11:10 PM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: Corky Boyd

I know almost EXACTLY when I first heard them saying this because it was very meaningful... it was right after or during the 9-11 attack on us. It came with the flag pins they started wearing. So it now has sort of a tenuous connection to the 912 ers...or the “are you in a 9-10 or 9-12 mindset” question.


21 posted on 10/27/2009 5:18:41 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: Corky Boyd

Fox needs a new segment on one of their shows:

Brown-Nosing the President. The MSM in Action. A Daily Update.


22 posted on 10/27/2009 5:19:04 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Corky Boyd

Trying to delegitimize journalists, tv and radio stations, isn’t that what tin pot dictators do in banana republics? I swear Obama has lowered the bar so low on the institution of the presidency I wonder if it will ever recover. He slams Bush every chance he gets even though he’s been in power for almost a full year. What an embarassment.


23 posted on 10/27/2009 5:20:25 PM PDT by slackerjack
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To: Corky Boyd

Brit Hume said that forever.


24 posted on 10/27/2009 5:21:03 PM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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I was really happy when Brett used that sign off. I am also happy when Britt Hume graces Brett’s hour.


25 posted on 10/27/2009 5:21:44 PM PDT by tillacum (nobma & skerry defending this country is like a jello cube holding up the Empire State Building)
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To: kbennkc

its not new, Britt used to say it before Bret took over.


26 posted on 10/27/2009 5:21:50 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/- The Patriot's Flag - Trust...Pay Czar - Slippery Slope?)
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To: Corky Boyd

It’s a great slogan, but not new. Brit Hume closed his newscast with it for years.


27 posted on 10/27/2009 5:50:46 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The liberation of the Old Dominion is nigh...)
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To: Corky Boyd

“Fair, balanced, and unafraid”
- FOXNews

/crisp-salute


28 posted on 10/27/2009 5:53:05 PM PDT by sten
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To: Corky Boyd

I’ve heard that line for as long as I can remember...not new.


29 posted on 10/27/2009 6:16:23 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Corky Boyd
Contrast this with Shepard Smith, who apologized when a beat reporter interviewed NJ gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie on air and then failed to follow up with an interview of Christie's opponent, Governor Corzine (because Corzine has failed to respond to "multiple requests"!). Smith apologized for the "lack of balance" and claimed that "this wouldn't have happened if I was in charge".
30 posted on 10/27/2009 6:34:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (Go Phillies!)
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To: kbennkc

It isn’t new...I remember Brit Hume saying it regularly @ the end of the show.


31 posted on 10/27/2009 6:35:49 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: Corky Boyd

That isn’t a new sign off they have used it on and off for at least a year. The first time I heard it was summer of ‘08.


32 posted on 10/27/2009 6:37:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: All

BUMP


33 posted on 10/27/2009 11:05:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (Go Phillies!)
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