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

Posted on 10/19/2009 6:19:06 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."


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KEYWORDS: dissent; duplicate; enoughalready; foxfight; foxnews; helenthomas; obamaregime; searchworks
Even Helen (Guilty) Thomas. Wow.
1 posted on 10/19/2009 6:19:07 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

NO PICTURES!


2 posted on 10/19/2009 6:22:25 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: markomalley

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2366213/posts


3 posted on 10/19/2009 6:24:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: markomalley

This is more Saul Alinsky crapola. One of the “rules for radicals” is that you freeze the target, polarize and personalize it. They did that with Rush Limbaugh, saying he was the enemy. And now they are doing that with Fox News, saying that they are the enemy. They want to damage the public image of Fox News.

The liberal elites are delighted, I’m sure, with an attack on a news channel they loathe. But will “middle America” really respond to this half-baked attack on a news channel which gets higher ratings than most other cable news channels combined????


4 posted on 10/19/2009 6:24:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: markomalley

This whole thing is nothing short than comical. BO already has MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS in his pocket as compared to Fox News, that you could argue isn’t. My God, man. Look at those odds. Five to one? What is there to complain about with a 5-to-1 ratio? With this “war” with Fox News all he is going to do is drive up their ratings even further. I predict that Fox News will continue to set new records for viewerships. Keep the war going. All you are doing is driving up the ratings. CNN’s ratings are even lower than “Full House” reruns.


5 posted on 10/19/2009 6:24:54 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: Admin Moderator

FINALLY the original thread appeared. Could you please zap this thread as a dupe.

Tnx


6 posted on 10/19/2009 6:25:06 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
Nooo, don't do it! They've stolen our playbook! Don't fall for it! You must resist! It's what they want!!!

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7 posted on 10/19/2009 6:25:09 PM PDT by Sax
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To: chippewaman

And sometimes the MSNBC ratings are microscopic compared to Fox. I wonder if MSNBC edges out the ratings for late night infomercials?


8 posted on 10/19/2009 6:26:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: markomalley
If the White House manages to marginalize Fox the rest of the press will be under complete control of the Chicago thugs. Even Helen knows this.


9 posted on 10/19/2009 6:26:26 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: markomalley

This is advice that the Marxists just aren’t smart enough to accept.


10 posted on 10/19/2009 6:28:39 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>>And sometimes the MSNBC ratings are microscopic compared to Fox. I wonder if MSNBC edges out the ratings for late night infomercials<<

Now that Billy Mays is dead, I think it is a dead heat. Before that, not even close.


11 posted on 10/19/2009 6:28:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: darkwing104

Good point, without the outlier, no one else has any freedom of movement. Kinda ironic if they’re the ones having to reap what they’ve sown and say there’s now a line about to be crossed. They’ve created this monster.


12 posted on 10/19/2009 6:30:01 PM PDT by Sax
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To: Buck W.
NO PICTURES!

But it's almost Halloween!

13 posted on 10/19/2009 6:30:34 PM PDT by South40 (I did not know President Ronald Reagan, but he knew me.)
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To: Buck W.

14 posted on 10/19/2009 6:34:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes Please!!!


15 posted on 10/19/2009 6:35:24 PM PDT by rintense
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To: markomalley

Foxy Helen gives White House advice about Fox.


16 posted on 10/19/2009 6:39:52 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Buck W.

Fox News must be scaring the hell out of the White House. It’s a concern that our government officials are so immature. O’s ability to make wise decisions is highly questionable.


17 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:05 PM PDT by Joyell
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To: rintense

18 posted on 10/19/2009 6:40:46 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Joyell

I think they hate Glenn Beck. They took away his advertisers ... but Fox feels like subsidizing him. :)


19 posted on 10/19/2009 6:42:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

The things I’d do... SIGH.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 6:49:33 PM PDT by rintense
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To: darkwing104
The White House is trying to keep their hos in line. They are afraid that the lure of higher ratings might convince a few to venture out on their own. Alexrod and Emanuel are just letting them know how bad they'll get smacked around if they try it.

The old pro Helen is just trying to let them know they don't have to threaten them as they know who they are working for.

21 posted on 10/19/2009 6:51:33 PM PDT by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: Loyal Buckeye

The gorgon is just trying to give the leftist Executive branch some helpful advice to ensure it’s long term survival.She’s not really concerned about the whole principle of the Obama regime’s intimidation of it’s media critics.It’s just inconveniencing the implementation of the statist agenda.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 7:01:33 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: markomalley
“It’s not a news organization so much as it has a perspective...news organizations which disagree with the left aren't real news organizations, blacks who disagree with the left aren't real blacks, women who disagree with the left aren't real women - this is real arrogance and insult......
23 posted on 10/19/2009 7:01:40 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: markomalley
Whether the White House takes her advice, however, is another story.

The White House will bypass considering her advice, and instead, summon her for end-of-life-counselling.

24 posted on 10/19/2009 7:05:16 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: markomalley

Emanual and Axelrod are both tell the “controlled media” pundits that Fox is not really a news organization. Emanual and Axelrod work for President Barry. Fox news exposes the truth about communists, socialists, and corrupt activists serving the President. We’re supposed to believe the WH spin and look the other way. How do these media poeple sleep at night? Who are they? What happened to the truth? What will happen to America? What will happen to the world?


25 posted on 10/19/2009 7:07:51 PM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: rintense; BunnySlippers
I see turnabout is fair play, ehh ladies :)
26 posted on 10/19/2009 7:13:36 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck (Page 73, Johnson, Navin)
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To: BunnySlippers

Please don’t post pictures of me without my permission. I like to be in control of where they all are. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


27 posted on 10/19/2009 7:15:47 PM PDT by scott7278 (Obama, Klaatu barada nikto!)
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To: BunnySlippers

28 posted on 10/19/2009 7:17:02 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: BunnySlippers

Wow, a thread with pics for the ladies. I don’t see those very often. Mostly just the guy threads with all their girly pics ;)


29 posted on 10/19/2009 7:17:51 PM PDT by Marmolade
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To: markomalley

She then said: “You will pay the price for your lack of vision” and proceeded to throw lightning bolts.


30 posted on 10/19/2009 7:20:29 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Dilbert San Diego

As liberal as the people at the other news networks are, they recognize that the White House won’t stop with Fox. They know how much pressure has been put on the networks to run Obama’s speeches, how difficult this administration has been to work with.

At some point, a couple frogs will try to jump out of the pot of increasingly warm water.


31 posted on 10/19/2009 7:21:58 PM PDT by MediaMole
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