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CBS exposes Obama administration lies about blocking Fox News
Examiner ^ | 10/24/09 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 10/24/2009 8:59:00 PM PDT by freespirited

 
 

Feinberg interviews turn networks against Obama administration
AP Photo/Kevin Wolf

The Obama administration now claims it did not try to exclude Fox News from Thursday's round of network interviews with pay czar Ken Feinberg.   A treasury department spokesperson claimed, "There was no plot to exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing".  

Unfortunately for the Obama administration, four other networks are fully aware of the situation and have proof that the treasury department is lying.  Fox did have the same interview as their competitors, only because the other networks came to FNC's defense.   They refused to do the interviews with Feinberg unless Fox was given the same opportunity.

Fox News Channel is not the only network reporting on this story.   CBS Evening News with Katie Couric did a full length story on the ongoing feud, with reporter Chip Reid describing the other networks' decision to standup to the White House bullying.  “All the networks said that’s it, you’ve crossed the line,” Reid reported.

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik, who is a frequent detractor of Fox News, was appalled by the White House's blacklisting of Fox.  "What it's really about to me is the Executive Branch of the government trying to tell the press how it should behave. I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information," Zurawik said.



TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; cbs; demlies; denial; education; feinberg; foxgate; foxnews; government; govsilencesmedia; healthcare; media; military; msm; obama; obamacare; obamatruthfiles; payczar; politics
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1 posted on 10/24/2009 8:59:00 PM PDT by freespirited
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Here’s a direct link to the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMiqIW5e1Q&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 10/24/2009 9:00:21 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: freespirited
Wow, you know things aren't going Obama's way when CBS goes against him and goes to bat for their competition!
3 posted on 10/24/2009 9:00:31 PM PDT by sthguard (Inter 0bama silent leges - in times of 0bama, the law falls silent.)
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To: freespirited

Good for them.


4 posted on 10/24/2009 9:01:56 PM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: freespirited

Are the Obamites so dumb as to not realize how bad this makes them look EVEN AMONG THEIR LEFT WING MEDIA ALLIES?


5 posted on 10/24/2009 9:03:07 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: sthguard
"Wow, you know things aren't going Obama's way when CBS goes against him and goes to bat for their competition!"

We need to watch and wait. Obama will be his own undoing much like Jimmy Peanuts.

6 posted on 10/24/2009 9:04:14 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: sthguard

I think it is because of Chip Reid. He has always been pretty much of a straight shooter. He is one of the few reporters along with Jake Tapper of ABC who will stand up to Gibbs.


7 posted on 10/24/2009 9:05:27 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: vladimir998

Obama obviously forgot the most important rule..the media made him, and the media can just as fast destroy him. He better not screw around with the media. The majority of the media is in the tank for Obama, but if they feel they might be next if they dare report on anything that may put him in a bad light, that the administration will go after them too, they will turn on him just as fast


8 posted on 10/24/2009 9:06:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: freespirited

CBS must be fearing that Fox’s fate today might be its own under a Palin administration. Otherwise they’d be licking Obama’s boots as usual.


9 posted on 10/24/2009 9:06:10 PM PDT by Loyalist (A tagline so irenic it deserves a Nobel Peace Prize of its own!)
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Thank you!


10 posted on 10/24/2009 9:07:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: freespirited

This is just devastating the the Obama administration. WOW! What a report. Very fair, factual and to the point.

Shocking that CBS actually aired it, but they must have simply had it.


11 posted on 10/24/2009 9:08:35 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: PhiKapMom

Good to know.


12 posted on 10/24/2009 9:13:15 PM PDT by sthguard (Inter 0bama silent leges - in times of 0bama, the law falls silent.)
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To: PhiKapMom

It’s also important to understand just how small the White House Press world is. They all know each other and work together. It was pretty clear when Helen Thomas didn’t go along with Obama’s war that it wouldn’t end well for the administration.

They also know that the Bush administration didn’t do this to any of them as they attacked daily. If Obama gets away with this, the next GOP administration will have the precedent to cut out critical news organizations.

There is also a realization that Fox has a couple administration scalps. There’s nothing a DC reporter wants more than to force a resignation.


13 posted on 10/24/2009 9:13:34 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: freespirited

14 posted on 10/24/2009 9:14:36 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: vladimir998

Are the Obamites so dumb as to not realize how bad this makes them look EVEN AMONG THEIR LEFT WING MEDIA ALLIES?

Dumb enough and, more importantly, arrogant enough.

15 posted on 10/24/2009 9:15:08 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: freespirited

The Treasury department lied? Say it ain’t so. Seriously, does our government think anyone at all trusts them or anything they do or say anymore? They are a complete joke and weave nothing but lies and subversion of government by the people.


16 posted on 10/24/2009 9:15:32 PM PDT by Wolfhound77
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To: indianrightwinger

Obama...thin skin, glass jaw.


17 posted on 10/24/2009 9:15:57 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Loyalist

You nailed it. The more they condemn Sarah proves the more they’re afraid of her.

I wonder if Katie vomited after the show was over.


18 posted on 10/24/2009 9:16:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians, including republicans.)
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To: Loyalist
"CBS must be fearing that Fox’s fate today might be its own under a Palin administration."

That is nonsense. They fear Obama and with good reason.

19 posted on 10/24/2009 9:16:16 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: freespirited
I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information," Zurawik said.

It's not a democracy, never has been. But I love the way this incompetent administration is setting the precedents for what we can do when WE regain power.

They don't have to worry, though. I am sure that when they're living in the camps they created, they'll have completely free beer (that's "free as in beer").

What more could they want?

/ s

20 posted on 10/24/2009 9:16:32 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: freespirited

The Constitution is a beautifully crafted two-edged sword. You defy it for your own purposes at your own peril.


21 posted on 10/24/2009 9:18:25 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Tribune7

Isn’t it sad that this is so stunning to us?


22 posted on 10/24/2009 9:19:41 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: Loyalist

They don’t fear BHO. They elected him. He is Dear Leader to them. What they want is to secure the mantle of “objective” journalist. The clip says, in efect, Fox is on the right, MSNBC is on the left. Where do you suppose that places CBS?


23 posted on 10/24/2009 9:19:55 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: freespirited
I guess CBS is trying to be a fair and balanced legitimate news organization in trying to tell the truth.
What is Obama going to say now that even CBS is criticizing him ? that CBS news is not a " REAL " news organization ? we already knew that.
I guess CBS is stumping for ratings, since they see FOX NEWS is getting all the ratings.
Hey CBS NEWS ? you can't fool us, we already know you are full of cBS.... we already know you are full of it.... stop trying, until you have take the time to " REFLECT " and have a " REAL " change of heart, and be honest, and sincere and report true and honest news instead of trying to fool people that your being honest.
24 posted on 10/24/2009 9:20:11 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Leonard210
No surprise.

The attempt to exclude Fox News scared the hell out of the rest of them.

It would have set a precedent. No telling who might be next to earn the displeasure of whoever controls the Executive Branch, or when.

25 posted on 10/24/2009 9:23:55 PM PDT by Clive
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To: freespirited

Brovo!

Its about time. But Monday it will be business as usual at the Messiah’s whitehouse.


26 posted on 10/24/2009 9:24:27 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: freespirited

“There was no plot to exclude Fox News, and they had the same interview that their competitors did. Much ado about absolutely nothing”.

Hey, it’s *our* job to insult the intelligence of the MSM!


27 posted on 10/24/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (See BS: blind squirrel)
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To: vladimir998
Are the Obamites so dumb...

In a word, yes.

They have not matured beyond their unaccountable campus liberalism. And they believe their own press releases.

28 posted on 10/24/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (She introduced me to so many new things... pasteurized milk, sheets, monotheism...)
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To: freespirited
Now the question is ? would Janet of the Home Land Security Department put CBS NEWS on the terrorist watch list since they came out and attacked Obama and made critical comments about him ?
OHHHH JANET OF HLS ???? were are you ? lookie what CBS NEWS IS DOING !!!

But, we know very well Janet won't do that, the liberals are such HYPOCRITES !!!

I am just a messenger, so don't shoot the messenger, and I am protected by the 1st amendment.... i.e. free speech.
29 posted on 10/24/2009 9:26:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: freespirited

The Obama administration is trying to cover up their criminal behavior—

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/24/fox-news-exec-on-attempte_n_332707.html


30 posted on 10/24/2009 9:27:32 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: freespirited

I have nothing say until Obamao yanks
the Goa'uld out of my ass

31 posted on 10/24/2009 9:27:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Terry Mross
" I wonder if Katie vomited after the show was over. "

If she did, I hope they made her snotty snot nose elitist liberalself clean it up.
32 posted on 10/24/2009 9:29:51 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: vladimir998

They don’t care. They are in the office and working day and night to get their agenda passed before the next election. They fact they lied and got caught and called out for it wouldn’t change but very few votes. They are not in the mode of worrying about voters right now. They know voters have a very short memory, something on the order of six weeks to two months. Right now they’ve got work to do and they will tell any lie, throw any supporter under the bus or do anything else that’s needed to advance their agenda. So they don’t care how bad it makes them look, they just tell a lie and move on to the next item on the agenda.

Sadly, most of those who marched proudly into the voting booth and voted for America’s black president will never understand the damage their vote did to the country.


33 posted on 10/24/2009 9:32:33 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: freespirited
...I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information," Zurawik said....

Absolutely correct.

And although the MSM networks got it right this time, our Constitutional Republic - run by leaders chosen in democratic elections has been severely undermined by a press that has chosen to fetter itself by selectively reporting information that exults socialist candidates and denigrates candidates that support the Constitution.

Mr. Zurawik is right on this one - but the actions of his press cohorts over the past 40 years have been destructive and corrosive to our country. He is wrong in stating that we are a democracy - but we have democratic elections - and these only work if the Press operates in a free an unfettered manner: not externally 'fettered', and not self-fettered by predisposed beliefs.

34 posted on 10/24/2009 9:34:39 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: freespirited

That was easily the best and most balanced report I have ever seen on CBS News...EVER.


35 posted on 10/24/2009 9:38:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: freespirited

LOL Not only does shit roll down hill, it can jump across the street searching for a low level Treasuery staffer.


36 posted on 10/24/2009 9:38:41 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: freespirited
Entertainment news:

Riotous parody of an American administration!

Obamonty Talkathon's Lying Circus' hilarious wild comic parody of an American administration . . . .

37 posted on 10/24/2009 9:39:07 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: freespirited

bookmark


38 posted on 10/24/2009 9:43:45 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Indeed. If they keep doing pieces as honestly as that one, Obama is in BIG trouble.


39 posted on 10/24/2009 9:45:05 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Clive

“The attempt to exclude Fox News scared the hell out of the rest of them.”

I’m not seeing it that way at all. I’m seeing the “others” using this incident to reposition themselves. They (CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN) were and still are all in for BHO. They want to wrap themselves in that “objective” mantle that’s slipped over the years.

The clip was a clear attempt to position CBS in the center, between Fox and MSNBC.


40 posted on 10/24/2009 9:46:49 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: freespirited
Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik, who is a frequent detractor of Fox News, was appalled by the White House's blacklisting of Fox. "What it's really about to me is the Executive Branch of the government trying to tell the press how it should behave. I mean, this democracy -- we know this -- only works with a free and unfettered press to provide information," Zurawik said.

Surprise, surprise, you freaking moron.

41 posted on 10/24/2009 9:54:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: freespirited

I am stunned. I didn’t believe that they would actually have denied it. I had to actually click through all the stories. Wow.


42 posted on 10/24/2009 9:55:36 PM PDT by WKL815 (He may not be the answer to every question, but He is always the way to any answer.)
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To: freespirited

All of this does prove what we’ve been saying all along.

That is, the media is just fine with ignoring Conservatives, and locking us out, and refusing to allow us access. BUT, let one of them be on the other end of the stick, and watch how fast they circle their wagons!


43 posted on 10/24/2009 9:57:27 PM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: freespirited; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


44 posted on 10/24/2009 9:59:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: freespirited
They must teach them this pose starting at a young age.


45 posted on 10/24/2009 9:59:50 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: MediaMole

This is what socialists do, they try to shut down news stations or newspapers that they don’t like. Glad this time it backfired. Hoo hahhhh.


46 posted on 10/24/2009 10:13:12 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: jwparkerjr

You’re right. They won’t know because they don’t want to know. They go around all day long with their fingers in their ears shouting, LALALALALALALALALALA. I am sick about the numbers of Catholics and other christians who voted for him.


47 posted on 10/24/2009 10:15:43 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: freespirited

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. (CBS being the broken clock)


48 posted on 10/24/2009 11:28:20 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: freespirited
The Obama Pathological Liars Club have painted themselves into yet another corner. The only way out is to create a larger distraction/disaster.

We're going to lose a city, or the dollar, or a military base in the Obama Reichstag Fire to be blamed on Extreme Vast Right Wing Conspirators.

And the first thing the bastard will to is seize control of Fox News and shut down the Internet in the name of "security".

The lies will be much easier to maintain when the Ministry of Propaganda is fully engaged, and unpatriotic dissent is squelched.


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

49 posted on 10/24/2009 11:38:16 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: jwparkerjr

Thou didst nail it. What are a few “White” lies after all. Obama’s message is pretty clear. Get in line or I will use the full weight of the federal government against you. My speculation is that this is not done yet. He will get his pound of flesh. Evil is as evil does.


50 posted on 10/25/2009 12:40:09 AM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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