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Who made this statement

Posted on 03/16/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT by jongaltsr

I forgot who it was who said “I am not concerned about the press getting on my case every time I open my mouth. That just means they are scared.”

(Continued) “I would be more afraid if they ignored me because it meant that I was no longer a threat to them.”

Believe it was Ronald Reagan who made that statement. Correct me if I am wrong. I just remember the quote but not ABSOLUTELY sure who made it.

Thanks.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: politicians; politics; reagan

1 posted on 03/16/2013 9:45:58 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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2 posted on 03/16/2013 9:47:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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I'm afraid, I can't say, just yet, until I know what the prize is.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 9:52:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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I don’t know who actually said it, but it fits Gov. Sarah Palin to a tee, doesn’t it?


4 posted on 03/16/2013 10:09:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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Oh, gosh. Heck in a handbasket, this place is going to...


5 posted on 03/16/2013 10:11:53 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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Topo Gigio?


6 posted on 03/16/2013 10:41:18 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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And I'm guilty of speeding up the process. :)


7 posted on 03/16/2013 10:43:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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Bet you’ve been waiting awhile for a chance to use that?


8 posted on 03/16/2013 10:56:51 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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*Sigh* ...always hoped I wouldn’t have to use it. :(


9 posted on 03/16/2013 11:04:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks so...


10 posted on 03/16/2013 11:11:04 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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Lindsay Lohan


11 posted on 03/16/2013 11:24:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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OK, that cracked me up for a moment.
12 posted on 03/17/2013 12:27:30 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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Similar.... Rick Perry, last month...

“If we weren’t making a difference, they wouldn’t be out there,” he said. “When they ignore you, it means you’re not making a difference.”


13 posted on 03/17/2013 1:16:16 AM PDT by Kent C
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This doesn't sound like something Reagan would have said.

Since freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution, it would be stupid for an American politician to openly say they are a threat to the press.

14 posted on 03/17/2013 5:04:36 AM PDT by wideminded
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I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist’.
Ronald Reagan


15 posted on 03/17/2013 6:47:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Ronald Reagan


16 posted on 03/17/2013 6:47:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Ronald Reagan


17 posted on 03/17/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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