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Major Garrett: I was told Obama might not call on me if Fox didnít carry his presser
Hot Air ^ | May 01, 2009 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/02/2009 9:15:54 AM PDT by blueyon

And indeed, he wasn’t called on. Did that ever happen with Bush? I know he skipped Helen Thomas sometimes because he didn’t like her and/or the tone of her questions, but did he ever punish a reporter because that reporter’s agency refused to give him free exposure? It turned out to be a savvy business decision by Fox, but then, in our new command economy, it’s hard to blame The One for insisting that he get his way.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhopress; brianandthejudge; fox; foxnews; foxtv; obama; presser; revenge
If you click on the picture of Major Garrett you will see/hear a interview between Major Garrett and Brain and the Judge. Worth listening to so you can see what this "transparent" administration is all about.
1 posted on 05/02/2009 9:15:55 AM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

The big difference between Garrett and Helen Thomas is that Helen is not a reporter...she’s a columnist.


2 posted on 05/02/2009 9:18:32 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: blueyon
It is time for someone to shame Obama.
It is time for someone to say, “Look, I am not too worried about you kicking me out of here, since you never call on me anyone. However, I think the rest of the White House Press Corps should admit that they are cowards. The rest of these Obama lackeys need to admit that they are no longer reporters since they refuse to ask you any tough questions”

Just stand up and DO IT, and it will put some fire under the rest of the MSM.

3 posted on 05/02/2009 9:21:26 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Ikemeister

Stations make decisions based on the ratings they think they will get. Given the ratings for Obummer, and how they are increasingly getting lower, Fox made the right decision.


4 posted on 05/02/2009 9:21:47 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: blueyon

So. He didn’t get his way?

He’s what, 3? Will he stomp the ground and hold his breath next? Pull someone’s hair or smack them?

0bama, the sitting pOTUS, throws tantrums?


5 posted on 05/02/2009 9:24:39 AM PDT by combat_boots (When the government controls the captial, all that is left is tyranny. Tagline by Redwarning.)
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To: Ikemeister

Columnist? Try communist.


6 posted on 05/02/2009 9:26:58 AM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: Ikemeister; penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; ...
Unmitigated hubris = Obama .. listen to this:

Audio - from Brian and the Judge: Major Garrett says Obama's snub was payback, and talks bailouts & bankruptcy:

7 posted on 05/02/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: blueyon

I don’t see this as hurting Fox - most people don’t have a clue, or care, who the reporter works for - most don’t even listen to pressers - all they want to know about is their piece of the pie.....”where it at”?


8 posted on 05/02/2009 9:31:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He bows to the Saudi King - we don't have Camelot, we have Camel Lot)
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To: blueyon
I would like to know how many people did watch the Bozo,has anyone heard or is it to embarrassing for the Dimwit...
9 posted on 05/02/2009 9:32:44 AM PDT by PLD
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To: blueyon
Tapper should be glad for being excluded in at least one respect: Its clear Obama considers the WH press corps his b*tch. He threatened to sic 'em on the Chrysler hedge fund hold outs like he sicced 'em on the AIG execs.

And like the good lil toadies they are they obliged him right away.

Tapper, at least, will be one of the very few journalists come out of this thing with integrity intact.

10 posted on 05/02/2009 9:34:53 AM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: blueyon
Snubs work both ways.

sw

11 posted on 05/02/2009 9:35:15 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: PLD
Obama and his Wh staffers---regarding Major Garrett---"nanny nanny poo poooooooooo.' So dignified, aren't they. So adult. So classy. NOT!
12 posted on 05/02/2009 9:35:44 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: blueyon

It is a Major career advancement not being part of the WH press corpse.
Pray for America


13 posted on 05/02/2009 9:36:35 AM PDT by bray (No Obozos)
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To: Republic

We all know they are none of the above,I am just waiting until the rest of the country stops the love fest and listens to what these criminals are doing along with the press that are helping Them..I know that will be until hell freezes over..


14 posted on 05/02/2009 9:39:30 AM PDT by PLD
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Obama is putting together an enemies list longer than Nixon’s.


15 posted on 05/02/2009 9:43:37 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: STARWISE

The first guy talking on the video sounds like Merv Griffin.
http://members.tripod.com/~JB5252/tmwtb/mervgrfn.wav


16 posted on 05/02/2009 9:48:47 AM PDT by Krankor (iT EMINDS ME)
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To: blueyon

Under President Bush, reporters raised their hands and then President Bush called on them. Under Barack Hussien Obama he looks on his list to see who is the next reporter to call on based on their previously reviewed questions.


17 posted on 05/02/2009 9:48:56 AM PDT by Spunky (Quit breathing! You are causing global warming.)
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To: blueyon
I was privy to a memo sent by a Dem before the election about the strong arm tactics used by Obama and Co. They are just a newer and hipper form of the Mob.
18 posted on 05/02/2009 9:49:35 AM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: skeeter
Tapper should be glad for being excluded

Jake Tapper wasn't excluded. What presser were you watching?

Jake Tapper’s Questions for Obama on Waterboarding (VIDEO)

19 posted on 05/02/2009 9:50:01 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Krankor

First voice is Brian Kilmeade, of Fox & Friends and radio show, Brian and the Judge.


20 posted on 05/02/2009 9:54:34 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: blueyon

The Democrats play hardball, and the Republicans play patty ball.

Clinton actually had about five reporters FIRED from their jobs because they offended him. He threatened their bosses with regulatory trouble. Bush did absolutely NOTHING but sit there and take it. And which of those two did the press like better?

Obama has treated the press like worms. And they lie down, wriggle, and take it.


21 posted on 05/02/2009 9:57:24 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blueyon

Fox news stood up to the threats - stood up for freedom! Way to go Fox News!!!!


22 posted on 05/02/2009 9:57:52 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Fox News carried it, many local Fox broadcast
stations did not. Some did.


23 posted on 05/02/2009 10:07:09 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for straightening me out on the Fox facts.


24 posted on 05/02/2009 10:30:00 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Meant Major Garrett.


25 posted on 05/02/2009 10:31:04 AM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

If he’s putting together an enemies list, put ME right on top! I hate this bastard!


26 posted on 05/02/2009 10:31:04 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Kansas58

Crappola,
Everyone knows the media is in the tank for the dems and the magic negro.
Obamma lamma is a Chicago politician. In other words a crook and everyone is afraid to tell the truth, he’s garbage.
Hell you can snap a photo of him with a teen age boy engaging in sex and smoking crack and this media will cover for the socialist assclown


27 posted on 05/02/2009 10:33:56 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Kansas58

Nah, the barbarians would jeer him as he was escorted out, then it would be back to business as usual.


28 posted on 05/02/2009 10:36:11 AM PDT by Junior_G
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To: Joe Boucher
Actually, the public is HUNGRY for REAL journalism.
Sooner or later, the survival instinct will kick in.
Sooner or later, some one in the media will decide to make a name for himself or herself.
Yes, I know that the media is in the tank for Obama.
That only makes the field WIDE OPEN for an honest reporter!
29 posted on 05/02/2009 10:37:39 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I would actually pay to see that. But if that were to happen, it would never hit the airwaves.


30 posted on 05/02/2009 10:43:47 AM PDT by KarenMarie
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To: Kansas58

Probably true what with the internet today you do not need a publisher to have anything printed like you use to.
I’ve a feeling this clown does not take well to criticism or dissent.


31 posted on 05/02/2009 10:45:48 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: Spunky

“...he looks on his list to see who is the next reporter to call on based on their previously reviewed questions.”

Is this because he uses the teleprompter at a presser?

I don’t have TV but on the radio the inflections in his voice sound rather robotic...know what I think??...I think O is our first pres who is AI, and that explains the birth certificate mystery.. Remember that movie?


32 posted on 05/02/2009 10:46:03 AM PDT by smartymarty (When you know why you believe what you believe, leadership is inevitable.)
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To: madinmadtown

33 posted on 05/02/2009 10:48:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: blueyon

Next time Fox shouldn’t carry it on their cable news either. Show them 2 can play that game. Instead talk spend the time telling people WHY they are NOT carrying it.


34 posted on 05/02/2009 10:50:45 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Chilling Audio “Whitehouse Threatened One Of My Clients”
-Attorney For Chrysler Lenders (Audio)
http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/ | 5/2/09 | Talkradio03
Posted on 05/02/2009 12:04:48 AM PDT by Talkradio03
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2242589/posts

Lawyer For Chrysler Lenders “Whitehouse Directly Threatened My Client”-Audio
Hotair Pundit | 5/2/09 | Hotair Pundit
Posted on 05/02/2009 10:26:29 AM PDT by American Dream 246
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2242784/posts

Obama White House: Play ball with us or we will destroy you (AUDIO/VIDEO)
stormin’s morning java | 05/02/2009
Posted on 05/02/2009 9:33:18 AM PDT by mfnorman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2242750/posts

‘Dead Fish Lady’ Resigns from DHS, Takes Legal Action to Clear Her Name
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Posted on 05/01/2009 9:30:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2242545/posts


35 posted on 05/02/2009 10:53:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: blueyon

As Newt Gingrich said last night, it’s a pretty sad state of affairs when the POS of the US wakes up everyday and tries to figure out what American he will punish that day for not agreeing with him. He is a sick SOB.


36 posted on 05/02/2009 10:54:32 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: mojitojoe
I got this email this morning ....

FOX BOWS TO PRESSURE

Fox is already cowering down to the President--

In response to President Obama's complaint that FOX News doesn't show enough Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX has announced that they will now air "America 's Most Wanted" TWICE a week.

37 posted on 05/02/2009 10:54:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: skeeter
Its clear Obama considers the WH press corps his b*tch.

And they are all foaming at the mouth (or tingling up the leg) to be First Bitch.


Who's your daddy???


You are! You are!

38 posted on 05/02/2009 10:59:04 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Elle Bee

Fox is already cowering down to the President—

In response to President Obama’s complaint that FOX News doesn’t show enough Black and Hispanic people on their network, FOX has announced that they will now air “America ‘s Most Wanted” TWICE a week.
_________________
LOL LOL


39 posted on 05/02/2009 11:01:22 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Kansas58

It will kick in sooner if people stop buy products advertised on the PRAVDA news networks/programs.


40 posted on 05/02/2009 11:07:46 AM PDT by bushwon (Wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize the USA?!)
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To: smartymarty
"Is this because he uses the teleprompter at a presser?"

"I don’t have TV but on the radio the inflections in his voice sound rather robotic..."

I don't think he uses the teleprompter at a presser. I think he has reporters submit questions ahead of time and then reviews those questions. He then notes the reporters names of the questions he thinks he can answer and calls on them only. He still has a hard time remembering exactly how to answer them and that is why he sounds rather robotic IMO. Have you noticed there is never anything of substance in those pressers?

I don't know what movie you are referring to. Please clue me in.

41 posted on 05/02/2009 11:08:52 AM PDT by Spunky (Quit breathing! You are causing global warming.)
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To: blueyon

If it were Nixon, it would be called the “Enemies’ List.” Daniel Schorr made a long career of whining about it.


42 posted on 05/02/2009 11:11:06 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Lancey Howard

I don’t think it is an accident that one of his brother’s is in the film business in Hollywood, either.


43 posted on 05/02/2009 11:12:29 AM PDT by madinmadtown (It is good to be right.)
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To: Spunky; smartymarty
I don't think he uses the teleprompter at a presser. I think he has reporters submit questions ahead of time and then reviews those questions.

First Obama used a teleprompter at his first WH presser. Obama then went to a very large video screen directly in front of the podium. Now Obama has, his master, the teleprompter built into the podium.

FR thread: Screening Obama: White House looks to install new teleprompter [In the Podium], Prez to get fed info at press events

This is the reasons you saw Obama look down a lot at his podium during the latest press conference.

44 posted on 05/02/2009 11:42:00 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Spunky

The movie was AI —Artificial Intelligence- a robot that was human like in that it could experience emotions.


45 posted on 05/02/2009 11:43:44 AM PDT by smartymarty (When you know why you believe what you believe, leadership is inevitable.)
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To: Red Steel

The expressions on the press corps faces was truly pathetic during the conference. They all just look at BO like he’s the most beautiful woman they have ever seen. They laugh too hard at his lame jokes and drool over him like sick puppies.


46 posted on 05/02/2009 2:37:26 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Red Steel

The expressions on the press corps faces was truly pathetic during the conference. They all just look at BO like he’s the most beautiful woman they have ever seen. They laugh too hard at his lame jokes and drool over him like sick puppies.


47 posted on 05/02/2009 2:38:09 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: blueyon

Ahhh poor Garrett and he has been such a good Obama butt kisser too.


48 posted on 05/02/2009 2:42:33 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: blueyon; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The List, ping


49 posted on 05/02/2009 9:55:58 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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