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ABC's Jake Tapper Asks Gibbs Why It's Appropriate For White House To Decide Who's A News Org.
Newsbusters.org ^ | 10-20-09 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/20/2009 3:50:15 PM PDT by Justaham

On Tuesday, another prominent media member challenged the White House strategy of attacking the Fox News Channel.

This time up at the plate was ABC's Jake Tapper who asked White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during today's gaggle:

It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhopress; foxnews; liberalfascism; obama; tapper
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1 posted on 10/20/2009 3:50:15 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Jake, Jake, Jake.....

You didn’t get the memo, Jake?


2 posted on 10/20/2009 3:51:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Justaham

Already posted.


3 posted on 10/20/2009 3:52:16 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Justaham

Beware of the deposits from the winged swine... and now might be a good time to set up a skate shop in Hades. Tapper’s days at the WH numbered after this?


4 posted on 10/20/2009 3:53:02 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: Travis McGee

It’s funny how Obama and his minions never targeted Beck when he was employed by CNN and their arm, HLN......


5 posted on 10/20/2009 3:53:41 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Justaham

I guess since the WH doesn’t ‘control’ FOX News, they’ve decided to ‘bypass that filter’.


6 posted on 10/20/2009 3:54:43 PM PDT by james500
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To: Justaham

Jake Tapper is (IMO) one of the very few true journalists in the WH press corps.

Wouldn’t it be interesting if the other news organizations suddenly realized that there are viewers (and therefore $$$$$) for news organizations that ask tough cynical queations of a shaky communist administration — and demanded that more Jake Tappers step up to the plate?

If that were to happen, the look on Gibb’s gay little pink face would be precious. And Axholerod would blow a bearing.

And Bambi would be finished.


7 posted on 10/20/2009 3:54:45 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Plutarch

Already posted.
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Well, I’m glad it was posted again.


8 posted on 10/20/2009 3:54:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham

So the pontificating pansy of the podium got slapped down?

Sweet!


9 posted on 10/20/2009 3:57:20 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: unkus

Amen. I hadn’t seen it.


10 posted on 10/20/2009 3:57:44 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Justaham

Tapper is trying to explain this to his colleagues.

Too many of his colleagues are so partisan that they don’t see the slippery slope the are riding on.

It’s a short trip from the current level of criticism to the revocation of White House press credentials. The Fox war is about government control of the press.


11 posted on 10/20/2009 3:58:26 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Nervous Tick

What will be even more interesting is when/if the media actually wakes up one morning and realizes:

When they came for Fox news, I said nothing, because I didn’t work for fox news (or Jake Tapper)

Its going to be fun and sad at the same time as one by one “journalists” and Newspeak programs start to report a little negatively and POOF, there was no one left to speak for them.........


12 posted on 10/20/2009 3:58:51 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: rwfromkansas

Amen. I hadn’t seen it.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You’re right. Some of us aren’t on FR 24/7.


13 posted on 10/20/2009 3:59:15 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham

And Gibbs responded how?


14 posted on 10/20/2009 3:59:41 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Justaham

lol.

WH knows the vast majority of the media will fall into line and follow orders.

Praise the disciple of Jeremiah Wright or else.


15 posted on 10/20/2009 4:02:58 PM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: Justaham

When ABC starts defending Fox News you know the White House is in trouble


16 posted on 10/20/2009 4:03:33 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“And Gibbs responded how?”

“Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.”

To which Tapper should have replied “Ok let’s watch it here together. It’s a date then?”


17 posted on 10/20/2009 4:09:00 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The lunatics are in the White House - meet me on the dark side of the Moon.)
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To: MediaMole
It’s a short trip from the current level of criticism to the revocation of White House press credentials. The Fox war is about government control of the press.

Exactly. Thank god someone else gets that this is not just a snarky skirmish. The Obama regime is setting the table for followup action, based on planting the meme that Fox isn't news media. And if they are not news media, then they are not eligible for certain priviliges, and they are not protected by certain rights.

These rat-bastards are not just playing footsie. They want Fox off the air.

18 posted on 10/20/2009 4:17:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Justaham

Spot the difference: Obama Administration, Hugo Chavez Administration.


19 posted on 10/20/2009 4:19:18 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Nervous Tick
Was it residual journalism or perhaps Jake had heard "When they came for the Jews, I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew...".

If so, that shows more sense than I usually credit the average whornalist.

20 posted on 10/20/2009 4:19:49 PM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: unkus

Thanks Unkus!


21 posted on 10/20/2009 4:20:38 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: unkus

I’m on it a lot at work since my work is news, but even then I don’t see a lot of the stuff on here.

There’s just way too many threads in all the assorted forums.


22 posted on 10/20/2009 4:22:19 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Justaham
The real question is:

If Fox News is not a real news organization, then why hasn't the White House pulled their press credentials? Why is Major Garrett still coming to the daily briefings?

-PJ

23 posted on 10/20/2009 4:23:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
And if they are not news media, then they are not eligible for certain priviliges, and they are not protected by certain rights.

Correct. If there are bailouts for journalism Fox won't get them. Nor any Fox News radio station or other kind of affiliate.

There will be other losses, too, that we don't even know about but that the FCC will dream up out of whole cloth.

I agree with you that this is not just an arbitrary hissy fit.

They have plans. They always have plans (except for Afghanistan and other proper work the POTUS is supposed to do.)

24 posted on 10/20/2009 4:24:39 PM PDT by paulycy (PUBLIC OPTION = PREDATORY PRICING = UNETHICAL COMPETITION.)
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To: Justaham
Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?

Because unlike you guys, they carry big news stories that we tell all of you to ignore.

25 posted on 10/20/2009 4:24:53 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: Justaham

Gibbs is such a dull tool.


26 posted on 10/20/2009 4:30:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: unkus
Already posted

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Well I'm glad it was posted again

Me too.

27 posted on 10/20/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Never on my watch

Watch what, MSNBC?


28 posted on 10/20/2009 4:45:50 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

“Spot the difference: Obama Administration, Hugo Chavez Administration.”

There is no difference other than that Obama lives in North America and Chavez lives in South America. They both live in the Western Hemisphere and they are kissing cousins when it comes to their beliefs. Chavez just has a head start on Obama.


29 posted on 10/20/2009 4:53:17 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Justaham
While I don't think that Fox News is a strikingly conservative news organization, they are the only alternative news source to millions of people that do not have an online source. If the administration can silence them, they will have a free rein to feed their agenda to the masses via the MSM.

This is the approach that all of the major dictators used to keep the people that were about to be crushed in enlightened darkness. We are about in the same place that the Chinese were before Mao killed 80 million or so of the population, and about in the same place the Russians were before Stalin eliminated 50 or 60 million of his countrymen. I wonder if anyone that died under the 3rd Reich brutality thought that they would be safe if only they kept silent when Hitler started his pompous strutting? Does anyone think that this Kenyan and his henchmen will hesitate to kill 50 or 100 million of us when it suits their purpose?

30 posted on 10/20/2009 5:01:19 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: Justaham

Jake, Jake, Jake.

When an overtly aggressive government decides what words mean and what terms mean, it won’t be long before the are saying MSNBC, CNN and even ABC do meet the criteria for being a news organization, under terms the White House spells out.

The word for today is: “SUBJECTIVE”


31 posted on 10/20/2009 5:01:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: GeronL

Anyone have JT’s email address so I can send him a note of encouragement and praise?


32 posted on 10/20/2009 5:06:01 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Never on my watch

I love the idea that when I’m watching Beck and O’Reilley, these little reptilian hacks in the WH are also watching. My fantasy is that they may actually learn something and maybe, deep down, start to question . . .


33 posted on 10/20/2009 5:08:19 PM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He was on CNN, so he didn’t have nearly the audience he does now on Fox News.


34 posted on 10/20/2009 5:17:29 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

A very good point.....


35 posted on 10/20/2009 5:20:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Justaham

What happened to “common ground”?
http://www.brayincandy.com/id135.html

Pray for America and Our Troops


36 posted on 10/20/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Corruption)
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To: Justaham; Quix
This is the sort of public display of lack of confidence in the coup that usually causes a Reichstag Fire-level event.

The event's purpose will be to bring focus back to the manufactured agenda, e.g. health control and carbon taxes.

We're about to lose a city, or the equivalent.

This regime cannot afford attention to be focused on itself.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 10/20/2009 5:47:58 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Jake just had a little baby boy [his first was a girl]. His avatar on Twitter shows him holding him. So sweet.


38 posted on 10/20/2009 5:49:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: The Comedian

INDEED.

SIGH.


39 posted on 10/20/2009 5:51:32 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Justaham

The response Gibbs gave it pathetic. Gawd I hate these people. I really do hate them.


40 posted on 10/20/2009 6:01:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: luvEastTenn
Anyone have JT’s email address so I can send him a note of encouragement and praise?

He's on Twitter

41 posted on 10/20/2009 6:02:28 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Nervous Tick
I could not get through the day without believing that ONE DAY the rest of the media will begin to understand. Tapper gives me hope, but he's alway been more objective than the rest of the compliant old media.

Do you figure the rest of the media shuns Tapper, or gives him some credence? I do know this; when the reality and scope of the scam/coup/theft of the government that Obama has planned becomes evident to the media it will be very ugly for Obie.

That day will come. We're closer to it everyday.

42 posted on 10/20/2009 6:04:55 PM PDT by chiller (almost speechless)
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To: chiller

Tapper has taken a step, his first step is a baby step, but it’s in the right direction.


43 posted on 10/20/2009 6:07:23 PM PDT by tioga
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To: magslinger

You haven’t heard of Jake Tapper? The Obama W.H. hates him. LOL But he’s a liberal with a liberal organization. He just refuses to act like 99% of his collegues.

He was hard on Bush too but everyone dismissed it as the usual partisanship. The difference is that he kept it up with the new Liberal administration. Some liberals think he’s doing it to make a name for himself, maybe there is something to that. Some conservatives think now that we have two different administrations to weigh him against that it means the guy really does take his credibility seriously. I don’t know which of these it is. Maybe it’s both. But he’s worth following.


44 posted on 10/20/2009 6:09:35 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: chiller

>> Do you figure the rest of the media shuns Tapper, or gives him some credence?

I have no idea (and no inside information).

But true leaders always pick up like-minded followers. I am optimistic that there are a few in the press corps with a shred of conscience.


45 posted on 10/20/2009 6:10:17 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Justaham

It appears Tapper knows his Niemoller (First they came for the communists...)


46 posted on 10/20/2009 6:13:26 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: Justaham
From P.J. O'Rourke's Holidays in Hell:

They [La Prensa] accused us of suppressing freedom of expression. This was a lie and we could not let them publish it. - Nelba Blandon, Interior Ministry Director of Censorship, quoted in The New York Times, 1984

(Note the year, too.)

Cheers!

47 posted on 10/20/2009 6:18:02 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is it just moi....or have HLN gone allllll ‘tabloid-ish’? It’s pretty sick.


48 posted on 10/20/2009 6:18:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ($$$$$OBAMA MONEY!!!$$$$$ /s)
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To: Never on my watch
“Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.”

But the question isn't "Is your decision correct?" It's "Why is it appropriate for the White House to decide?"

Given Gibbs' reply, the question sorta looks like a set-up gimme.
49 posted on 10/20/2009 6:19:07 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Spot the difference: Obama Administration, Hugo Chavez Administration.

Hugo weighs more (than Barack). Don't know about Michele.

Cheers!

50 posted on 10/20/2009 6:19:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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