Skip to comments.ABC's Jake Tapper Asks Gibbs Why It's Appropriate For White House To Decide Who's A News Org.
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:
Its 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 its appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one?
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Jake, Jake, Jake.....
You didn’t get the memo, Jake?
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?
It’s funny how Obama and his minions never targeted Beck when he was employed by CNN and their arm, HLN......
I guess since the WH doesn’t ‘control’ FOX News, they’ve decided to ‘bypass that filter’.
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.
Well, I’m glad it was posted again.
So the pontificating pansy of the podium got slapped down?
Amen. I hadn’t seen it.
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.
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.........
Amen. I hadnt seen it.
You’re right. Some of us aren’t on FR 24/7.
And Gibbs responded how?
WH knows the vast majority of the media will fall into line and follow orders.
Praise the disciple of Jeremiah Wright or else.
When ABC starts defending Fox News you know the White House is in trouble
“And Gibbs responded how?”
“Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 oclock tonight. Or 5 oclock this afternoon.”
To which Tapper should have replied “Ok let’s watch it here together. It’s a date then?”
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.
Spot the difference: Obama Administration, Hugo Chavez Administration.
If so, that shows more sense than I usually credit the average whornalist.
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.
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?
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.)
Because unlike you guys, they carry big news stories that we tell all of you to ignore.
Gibbs is such a dull tool.
Well I'm glad it was posted again
Watch what, MSNBC?
“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.
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?
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”
Anyone have JT’s email address so I can send him a note of encouragement and praise?
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 . . .
He was on CNN, so he didn’t have nearly the audience he does now on Fox News.
A very good point.....
What happened to “common ground”?
Pray for America and Our Troops
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.
Jake just had a little baby boy [his first was a girl]. His avatar on Twitter shows him holding him. So sweet.
The response Gibbs gave it pathetic. Gawd I hate these people. I really do hate them.
He's on Twitter
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.
Tapper has taken a step, his first step is a baby step, but it’s in the right direction.
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.
>> 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.
It appears Tapper knows his Niemoller (First they came for the communists...)
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.)
Is it just moi....or have HLN gone allllll ‘tabloid-ish’? It’s pretty sick.
Hugo weighs more (than Barack). Don't know about Michele.