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Fox News Reporter Major Garrett Latest Celeb to contract H1N1
Mediaite ^ | 1.13.09 | Steve Krakauer

Posted on 10/13/2009 12:16:35 PM PDT by 4BoysMom

It happened to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It may have happened to Anderson Cooper.

After a summer of Celebrity Swine Flu Watch, Mediaite has learned Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is the latest reporter to contract the H1N1 virus, or Swine Flu.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flu; foxnews; garrett; h1n1; influenza; journalist; major; majorgarrett; swineflu
Not sure if this is confirmed... seems like they got the info from his twitter account. Posted on Drudge. Thought some Freepers might want to check this out.
1 posted on 10/13/2009 12:16:36 PM PDT by 4BoysMom
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To: 4BoysMom

The “Whine Flu”


2 posted on 10/13/2009 12:18:02 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: 4BoysMom

That’s what you get when you hang with Democrats, Major. You lay down with the dogs, you have to expect to get up with the fleas.


3 posted on 10/13/2009 12:19:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: 4BoysMom

I wonder how many other WH reporters have got it?

That might be interesting...

Hope it wasn’t ‘slipped’ to him...after all, he IS the enemy. The WH has so declared.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 12:19:59 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: 4BoysMom

Why are we calling these people Celebs...they are reporters...this is why we are in the mess we are...they are so puffed up! They are simply reporters...no more!


5 posted on 10/13/2009 12:20:37 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: 4BoysMom
I hope this won't stop him from going to the White House press briefings with all the other fine reporters. cough, cough.
6 posted on 10/13/2009 12:20:48 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: 4BoysMom

I can understand Rachel Madcow getting it - she’s a swine and a pig!


7 posted on 10/13/2009 12:21:26 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Get well soon, Major!


8 posted on 10/13/2009 12:22:07 PM PDT by jyoders19
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To: 4BoysMom

My daughter’s bass player had it last week. He made the Saturday night performance.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 12:23:02 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: 4BoysMom

STAY OUT DA PRESS ROOM


10 posted on 10/13/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: 4BoysMom
Get well Major.

My daughter has it and has been out on of school since last Friday.
11 posted on 10/13/2009 12:24:44 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: 4BoysMom; xcamel
Did they receive the FluMist vaccine or regular seasonal Flu shots???
FluMist contains LIVE H1N1 virus.
You can catch the virus from someone who recently received the FluMist nasal
spray. People will be catching it from those who got the FluMist.
The mercury in the regular flu shot and the other vaccines actually weakens
the immune system to make people more vulnerable.


Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu

12 posted on 10/13/2009 12:26:11 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: 4BoysMom

Get well soon Major.


13 posted on 10/13/2009 12:26:34 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: americanophile

Can someone please give it to Rick Sanchez?


14 posted on 10/13/2009 12:27:03 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: Carley

I didnt see Helen Thomas in the room today...Maybe Major got the cooties from HT.


15 posted on 10/13/2009 12:28:02 PM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Cyber Liberty

you say “That’s what you get when you hang with Democrats, Major. You lay down with the dogs, you have to expect to get up with the fleas.”

What????????? Garret is on our side. He’s in the trenches FOR us, not against us. He’s not ‘laying down with dogs,’ he’s taking them on.

For example: I’m sure he was put on ‘we gotta get rid of this guy’ list after THIS exchange.

http://gawker.com/5336921/robert-gibbs-falls-into-major-garretts-perfect-mind+trap?autoplay=true

Like I said in my other post, I’d like to see how many other WH press corp reporters came down with the flu.


16 posted on 10/13/2009 12:29:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7
The FluMist vaccine they have been spraying into people's noses contains live H1N1 virus.
It was predicted this would cause it to spread.
17 posted on 10/13/2009 12:30:29 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: 4BoysMom
Does anyone remember how Salon's Dan Savage got the flu and tried to give it to Republican candidate Gary Bauer in 2000 by licking pens, computer keyboards and doorknobs that Bauer would touch?

-PJ

18 posted on 10/13/2009 12:30:36 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: maine-iac7
I have to agree with you, in general. While he reports on the Dems pretty kindly (to them) in his stand-ups, he can be pretty tough in the briefing room.
19 posted on 10/13/2009 12:32:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
It's likely terrorists have already figured out that FluMist makes a great bioweapon.

They have been spraying live H1N1 Swine Flu virus into people's noses.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how that spreads to hands
and others. Or doorknobs.

20 posted on 10/13/2009 12:35:14 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: xcamel
no kidding.

File this report under "BFD".

21 posted on 10/13/2009 12:39:19 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: 4BoysMom

My best to you Major,get well real soon..

Does this mean the rest of the white house press people will get it..Don’t they work in close quarters in the press room..


22 posted on 10/13/2009 12:40:18 PM PDT by PLD
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To: 4BoysMom

I would hardly call the little troll a celeb, but I hope he gets well soon.

Just think it was just a year ago Major was kissing BO’s backside at every turn. I will never forgive him for it.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 12:40:46 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
You're more likely to actually get H1N1 from the nasal concoction.

So they squirt this live flu stuff up your nose and the device is full of nose germs and flu germs....and they through them all over the place...

I'd like to know what the "bug" count is at the end of the day. I'd think the room is horrendously contaminated.

24 posted on 10/13/2009 12:42:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jazz1968

Garrett has done more to expose the hypocrisy of the
White House liberals than some whiners on FR


25 posted on 10/13/2009 12:46:17 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: americanophile

Rich Sanchez would be great and please, Shep Smith(Mr. I want a public option) Smith.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 12:51:21 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: americanophile

Rick


27 posted on 10/13/2009 12:51:37 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: halfright

Helen Thomas is like Monty Burns, the diseases all work together to keep her alive.....


28 posted on 10/13/2009 12:52:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 4BoysMom
Deep cough, fever, body aches, sneezing, congestion?

I think I just had it.

29 posted on 10/13/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: mojitojoe

...I don’t know, calling him “Rich” just might be too funny.


30 posted on 10/13/2009 12:58:17 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: maine-iac7

Anita Dumm seemed to like Major, only questioned his wisdom at working for FOX news...


31 posted on 10/13/2009 12:58:29 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Jazz1968

Since your going to take the opportunity to bad mouth one of the very few news reporters who has the guts to question the motives of Obama. Why don’t you make a list of all the great things you have done to stop the lies coming from this White House.


32 posted on 10/13/2009 1:01:55 PM PDT by kempo
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To: maine-iac7
You mean like this...

HBO's Potential New Star 'Licked Doorknobs' to Make Republicans Sick

E-ewwwwww.....

33 posted on 10/13/2009 1:02:27 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: 4BoysMom

I saw him do a live story on FOX NEWS about 2 hours ago. Apparently he’s not too sick.


34 posted on 10/13/2009 1:06:53 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (THE ONLY ASTROTURF IN CONGRESS IS FOUND BETWEEN NANCY PELOSI'S EARS!!)
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To: 4BoysMom

Its Impossible for a Journalist to contract SWINE FLU!!

By definition, the Journalists today that We know in the STATE RUN MEDIA are all PIGS anyway!! Sorry, I meant to be more proper and use the more acceptable name of SWINE, but be that as it may! SWINE are NOT able to contract SWINE FLU!!

Now we can make an exception for Major Garrett because he is a GOOD, HONEST Journalist!! How do we know that? Because the OBOZO WRECKING SQUAD DETESTS MAJOR GARRETT!! and WE Trust Major, at least most of the time!


35 posted on 10/13/2009 1:08:56 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: 4BoysMom

Does it look a little Fishy??

Does anyone think Major may be having an AFFAIR with Rachel MADCOW and thats how he contracted the Swine Flu?? /s/


36 posted on 10/13/2009 1:11:40 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: SoCalPol

AMEN! Congratulations to Major!


37 posted on 10/13/2009 1:13:09 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
BREAKING NEWS:

This just in:



Obama wins the Heisman Trophy after watching a college football game today!!! --

38 posted on 10/13/2009 1:19:33 PM PDT by B-Cause (Replace the entire U.S. Congress - votes these jerks out of office in 2010!)
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To: True Republican Patriot

I could have sworn that I read/heard somewhere that she’s Lebanese! ;-)


39 posted on 10/13/2009 1:27:17 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: ravingnutter
Uh oh, watch out FNC, in this new war on terror non kool-aid drinking journalists the White House might very well have sent out special agent "Knoblicker" to do their dirty work. Just a coincidence Major Garrett was sidelined by the swine virus the day after the White House declared war on Fox? Ha!
40 posted on 10/13/2009 1:29:32 PM PDT by Humbug (hmm mmm mmmm)
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To: kempo

He might ask a few hard questions now it’s too late, but during the campaign Major was as far up BO’s butt as any reporter out there.
He was all in the tank and that is the truth.
I said I hope he gets well.

Yes I think it’s too late.


41 posted on 10/13/2009 1:44:33 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Sacajaweau

"Gee, you don't think they could have planned it that way, eh?
Creating a panic as a marketing strategy.
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge! Say no more..."

42 posted on 10/13/2009 1:46:32 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: 4BoysMom

Who Cares. A lot of people get the flue. The media is in love with itself.


43 posted on 10/13/2009 1:48:25 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: Sacajaweau

Whenever I’ve tried to use any type of nasal spray, it makes me sneeze. I’ll bet that is the reaction of a lot of people that got this spray, and then the live germ goes all over the place unless you sneeze into a tissue.


44 posted on 10/13/2009 2:01:11 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: murron
I had 7 student absent today and another two were sent home before the end of the school day. There was one reported case of H1 in our school.

Any kid sent to the nurse with a temp is being sent home.

A couple of my classes sounded like TB wards.

45 posted on 10/13/2009 2:04:12 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Texas4ever

I agree that calling reporters celebs is a bit of a reach. But Cronkite, Rather, Jennings and the rest of the limosine faux journalists reveled in their celebrity. Hell, lefties adore celebrity, acting (pretending) and disfunction above all else.


46 posted on 10/13/2009 2:23:34 PM PDT by dools007
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To: 4BoysMom

Hope he has a quick recovery!


47 posted on 10/13/2009 2:26:11 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: 4BoysMom
Hey...It's what's happening baby. Maybe Charles Jaco will be next, wherever he is hiding right now...
48 posted on 10/13/2009 6:06:40 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: xcamel
at my hospital, they are not testing for Swine flu..they are assuming its Swine Flu...ASSUMING!

iows.....these cases that are counted as H1N1 may be ordinary flu but they are being lumped together....

H is for hysteria folks!

49 posted on 10/13/2009 9:42:49 PM PDT by cherry
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