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(Helen) Thomas to White House: End Fox fight
The Hill ^ | 10/19/2009 | Tony Romm

Posted on 10/19/2009 6:15:27 PM PDT by markomalley

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas on Monday advised the Obama administration to stand down and avoid fighting with Fox News and its correspondents.

In an interview with MSNBC, the columnist -- who is promoting her new book on presidents and their campaigns -- also stressed the White House ought to "stay out of these fights."

"They can only take you down. You can't kill the messenger," said Thomas, who has covered every president from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama.

Whether the White House takes her advice, however, is another story. Just this weekend, Senior Adviser David Axelrod charged Fox was "not really a news organization." And Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel twice insinuated the channel was a danger to the craft of journalism itself.

“It’s not a news organization so much as it has a perspective, and that’s a different take," Emanuel told CNN's "State of the Union," a line he echoed in principle on CBS later in the day. "And more importantly, it’s important not to have the CNN’s and the others of the world being led and following Fox, as if what they’re trying to do is a legitimate news organization."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dissent; helenthomas; obamaregime; propaganda
Even old Helen Guilty Thomas knows Barry Ø is going down the wrong path.

Keep going Barry!

1 posted on 10/19/2009 6:15:27 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Wow!


2 posted on 10/19/2009 6:18:47 PM PDT by mathprof
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To: markomalley

Maybe the WH is spending time trying to decide to send more troops into the breach with Fox and doesn’t have time to make a decision on Afghanistan.


3 posted on 10/19/2009 6:19:46 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: markomalley

IBHI
in before horrific images


4 posted on 10/19/2009 6:19:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (I am Sarah Palin, the NRA, and a Mob of One. .)
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To: markomalley

IBHI
in before horrific images


5 posted on 10/19/2009 6:20:27 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (I am Sarah Palin, the NRA, and a Mob of One. .)
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To: markomalley

Good for her. Maybe it will sink in what they’re trying to do. It’s only going to come back to bite them in the azz.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 6:20:44 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (THE ONLY ASTROTURF IN CONGRESS IS FOUND BETWEEN NANCY PELOSI'S EARS!!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

twice


7 posted on 10/19/2009 6:21:19 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (I am Sarah Palin, the NRA, and a Mob of One. .)
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To: markomalley

All the OTHER media are good boys and girls because they don’t bring up anything nasty about the Obama Administration like that BAD Fox.

Aren’t CNNABCNBCCBSMSNBC all good little drones?

*Nod heads in unison, children.

**The only GOOD media is STATE media.


8 posted on 10/19/2009 6:22:01 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Like this one? lol...


9 posted on 10/19/2009 6:28:40 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (THE ONLY ASTROTURF IN CONGRESS IS FOUND BETWEEN NANCY PELOSI'S EARS!!)
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To: NRA2BFree

Don’t count on her opinion to go very far. Yes, she’s been to the rodeo for a long time - but it doesn’t seem that that mega dork Gibbs or Obama or anyone else in the WH gives a crap about what anybody with any common sense says.

ugh!

We have to infiltrate.


10 posted on 10/19/2009 6:30:54 PM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: markomalley
This is the second time in a couple of weeks that Helen shows her intelligence. Obama is an idiot
11 posted on 10/19/2009 6:31:11 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: NRA2BFree

ARG, my eyes!

Series-ly, I’m glad Helen is standing up to Zero’s administration even in this small way. Good for her. She complained about the control they are having over press conferences earlier this year. Keep squawking Helen!


12 posted on 10/19/2009 6:33:39 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (I am Sarah Palin, the NRA, and a Mob of One. .)
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To: markomalley
I guess the cupcakes didn't do the trick.:)



BTW, Helen also said the following in July (before the cupcake offering):

Following a testy exchange during Wednesday’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told CNSNews.com that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press.

“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try.

“What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”
13 posted on 10/19/2009 6:44:36 PM PDT by khnyny (We did it for the show!!)
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To: khnyny

“Nixon didn?t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. ?What the hell do they think we are, puppets’” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”

I am speechless


14 posted on 10/19/2009 6:51:09 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Nachum; abb

“Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. “What the hell do they think we are, puppets’” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”


15 posted on 10/19/2009 6:52:12 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: markomalley

Only Obama could initiate his own Operation Chaos, aimed at himself! Reminds me of those guns with the U-shaped barrel!


16 posted on 10/19/2009 6:52:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob
Only Obama could initiate his own Operation Chaos, aimed at himself! Reminds me of those guns with the U-shaped barrel!

Photobucket

17 posted on 10/19/2009 7:07:48 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: NRA2BFree

BRAAACKK!

Poly hates crackers!


18 posted on 10/19/2009 7:09:14 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: khnyny
Oh My GOD!! SHE'S NOT WEARING A BRA!! And there seems to be either a breeze in the room or she's happy to see OBAMA.

19 posted on 10/19/2009 8:28:52 PM PDT by submarinerswife ("If I win I can't 't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead." - George S. Patton)
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To: markomalley

Ol’ Helen’s been making a remarkable amount of sense lately...


20 posted on 10/19/2009 8:32:51 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: markomalley

Man, if BO has Helen Thomas warning him off things have indeed soured for the Hopey Changy crew in the WH.


21 posted on 10/19/2009 8:36:52 PM PDT by comps4spice ("Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. And liberal Democrats have to call their opponents racists".)
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To: All

I think the rest of the media are beginning to realize that this isn’t just about Fox. It’s about the Obama adminstration and Rahm Emanual firing a warning shot against the bow of any network that would dare to criticize them.

Remember a week ago Scarborough was making fun of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize? Well, Rahm immediately sent an email to MSNBC telling them to “tell Joe to quit being a a**hole”. To me, that was a veiled threat saying “you are being too criticial and if you continue, we will cut off your access”.

I remember an article a few months ago that said that Rahm regularly takes reporters to dinner to wine and dine them. I’ll bet he never takes out Major Garrett or Wendall Goler from Fox.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 8:56:28 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
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To: Randy Larsen
Poly hates crackers

That's soooo racist. Blacks call whitey "crackers." Of course they call us worse names too. LOL

23 posted on 10/19/2009 10:54:13 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (THE ONLY ASTROTURF IN CONGRESS IS FOUND BETWEEN NANCY PELOSI'S EARS!!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Let’s hope Helen isn’t the next WH Press Corp member to come down with Swine Flu.


24 posted on 10/20/2009 12:39:08 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Let’s hope Helen isn’t the next WH Press Corp member to come down with Swine Flu.


25 posted on 10/20/2009 12:39:10 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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