Skip to comments.Gibbs gives it to Fox reporter
Posted on 05/04/2010 2:40:14 PM PDT by kcvl
As a Fox reporter brings up criticism likening the administration's response to [the Gulf oil spill] to President Bush's reaction to Hurricane Katrina, Gibbs launches into a tirade on Fox News for bringing former FEMA Director Michael Brown on the air to discuss the accusation that the Obama White House purposefully leaked the oil to walk back environmental and offshore drilling policies.
"You should call headquarters, my friend," Gibbs says to the Fox reporter, asking him to talk with the person who decides which guests to book. "Your network put on the former FEMA director to make an accusation that the well had been purposely set off in order to change an offshore drilling decision." (4:39 p.m.)
Those comments are a little surprising considering they’re on Politico
Really! Mr. Gibbs, lower your antenna and take off that goofy looking tinfoil shaped like a hat.
What was the 8th Air Force saying? “You get the most flack when you’re over the target”?
“Your network put on the former FEMA director to make an accusation that the well had been purposely set off in order to change an offshore drilling decision.”
Yea..this is true..what’s the problem?
“You should call headquarters, my friend,” Gibbs says to the Fox reporter
Fox reporter to Gibbs> “I have friends.” None of them are socialist mouthpeices”.
Gibbs challenged Fox News for airing an interview with former FEMA Director Michael Brown.
Gibbs criticized Fox for not challenging Brown’s assertion that President Obama is happy about the BP spill.
Brown suggested that Obama is pleased because the mess could lead to the demise of offshore oil drilling.
I guess the truth sometimes hurts, hey Gibbs.
Drilling expansion dead in US Congress -Sen Nelson
2010: Deepwater Well Fire
There is a very strong possibility that it did indeed happen that way. Wouldn't put anything past he Kenyan Marxist and his Chicago gangsters. This could be the Reichstag fire all over again.
How does that one go about the ‘goose and the gander?’ If he and his Leader can’t stand the heat they need to get out of the kitchen.
Hmmm...what can we deduce from that little outburst?
All that challenging late night reading makes Gibbs extra snippy.
PS - happy Star Wars day...May the 4th be with you.
Baghdad Bob Gibbs is peeing his pants!!!! Too Good!
He knows they “BIDENED” really Bad! and AMERICA is smelling the RATS!! and are going to be throwing them overboard real soon. That OBAMA HUSSEIN conned his way and those of his Terrorist Friends and Associates into the WHITE HOUSE is the Most Greivious Outrage and Scandal of ALL OF HISTORY!!
Drilling expansion dead in US Congress -Sen Nelson
Plans by U.S. President Barack Obama to expand oil drilling off the eastern coast of the United States are “dead on arrival” in Congress after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson said on Tuesday.
Nelson, of Florida, made the prediction to reporters at a news conference as BP Plc (BP.L) was struggling to stop oil gushing from a ruptured undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nelson and two other anti-drilling Democratic senators also called for a huge increase in the liability oil companies must pay to clean up environmental disasters.
Obama could have proceeded with some expanded drilling without Congress but the leak has forced him to suspend these plans pending a full review of the oil spill in the Gulf.
That's not a denial.
He is losing it. Brown was just on Sissy Matthews.
They spent so much time pointing out flaws in the Bush administration that they drew attention to their own techniques. Now, they can’t get away with the very things they accused Bush of doing.
CLUE#1. The LARGEST donor to Barack Hussein Obama is [DRUMROLL]..... BP British Petroleum or Beyond Oil, or whatever the hell you want to call them.
CLUE#2. The limit of liability for BP written into the Contract regarding this rig is $75 MILLION.
CLUE#3. There was $787 BILLION slush fund given to the Obama Administration in the form of a Stimulus Bill...which also said they didn't have to divulge where all the funds went. Or TARP funds.
The point is that all you have to do is FOLLOW THE MONEY!
Having the Gulf economy destroyed helps whose cause? Capitalism? Or Socialism?
Right, Gibbs. We all know burning petroleum can’t bring down a steel structure.
How does that feel? Your pals in MSM set it up and your leaders let it happen, in fact, liked the results. Now, it’s pert of the culture and you are the point man.
What drilling? His new polices delayed drilling that was already approved as I recall.
Gibb's has to work daily to support the biggest of all Obama conspiracies ...
FU, Pig Boy.
Bump for later...
I guess Obama, et al aren't supposed to be challenged on anything. Just take whatever they say at face value.
That would be stupid on a reporters part since they have been caught lying more times than one can count.
Yes, Gibbs and Obama need to be peppered with the question, “Mr. Obama, what do you think you did wrong?”
How many times as a Senator did Zero make a profound statement on any number of subjects he was totally clueless on.
They keep using Salinsky tactics wth demonizing the anyone on the other side. Former FEMA Director shouldn’t be booked as a guest or listened to. Obama wouldn’t comment on what Sarah Palin’s criticisms were with the nuclear deal. Gibbs called Tancredo a lunatic, and wouldn’t answer the charge.
Fox must be right over the target.
Did Brown repeat the accusation? How did Matthews respond?
It was okay for the press and liberals to do that to Pres. Bush but it seems OBambie is off limits.
Those comments are a little surprising considering theyre on Politico
Politico has been dropping a lot of hints lately that there is chaos and panic inside this WH.
Way to go, Fox! Keep on freakin’ them out!
My thoughts exactly. I drew this parallel on a thread 4 days ago.
It wasn’t sabotage. Here’s a radio interview with the Transocean fire survivor - this guy was on the rig.
It was a gigantic bubble of gas that blew the plug out; the force blew out the pipeline and blew a hole in the rig. The igniting oil burned so hot that the rig collapsed.
From the interview:
“Once they open that plug, to go ahead and start cementing the top of the well, the well bore, we would cement the top and then basically we would pull off, another rig would slide over and do the rest of the completions work.
“When they opened the well, is when the gas, the well kicked and we took a humungous gas bubble kick up through the well bore, it literally pushed the sea water all the way to the crown of the rig which is about 240 feet in the air.”
I was not seriously suggesting sabotage. I am however making the point that all the lefties who enabled, encouraged, and published or gave air time to the Truthers will have a difficult time squashing rumors that the oil platform is Obama’s inside job for political gain, if those spreading the rumors use the Truther tactics. That path has been greased and groomed for eight years.
Why is gibbs so sensitive about this? Why doesn’t he wave it off like the birth certificate?
As usual, it's Gibbs lying. Michael Brown never said the administration was part of some conspiracy to cause a leak. He said the administration's response was lackadaisical and that they were taking political advantage of the spill to kill offshore drilling. All of that is true.
Certainly, the accusation was no worse than all the crap the MSM was throwing around about Katrina, claiming the slow response was because of racism.
Did you notice that I used the conditional mood?
Of course they weren’t ‘conspiracy theories’ in MSM when the left said Pres. Bush and 9/11 as an inside job.
Oil Spill Springs a Gusher of Conspiracy Theories
It didn’t take long after news of the Gulf Coast oil rig explosion broke before the far right began floating conspiracy theories.
Leading off was Rush Limbaugh, who speculated that environmentalists could have set off the April 20 explosion to derail an energy bill before Congress that would include offshore drilling:
“Now, lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day. I remember that. And then it was postponed for a couple of days later after Earth Day, and then, of course, immigration has now moved in front of it. But this bill, the cap-and-trade bill, was strongly criticized by hard-core environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment. So, since they’re sending SWAT teams down there, folks, since they’re sending SWAT teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I’m just noting the timing here.”
Noting the timing, but offering no evidence — though that hasn’t stopped others from picking up on the Monkey Wrench Gang meme. On Monday, Dana Perino, former press secretary for President George W. Bush, appeared on “Fox and Friends” and asked, “Was this deliberate?”
Meanwhile, former FEMA head Michael Brown, who earned infamy for his role in the Bush administration’s relief effort after Hurricane Katrina, has accused President Barack Obama of using the spill to galvanize the country against offshore drilling. “This is exactly what they want, because now he can pander to the environmentalists and say, ‘I’m gonna shut it down because it’s too dangerous,’ “ Brown said. “This president has never supported Big Oil, he’s never supported offshore drilling and now he has an excuse to shut it back down.”
Other media figures have taken to the airwaves to scold Limbaugh and his fellow conspiracy-theory peddlers. “What a ridiculous comment to make,” said MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “We’re talking about the worst environmental disaster in several years, where a whole part of our world we live in could be destroyed for years and years. And here’s this blowhard who says it might be sabotage by the environmentalists who care more about the habitat than anybody.”
Why on earth would FOX give any face time to that idiot Michael Brown?
“Politico has been dropping a lot of hints lately that there is chaos and panic inside this WH.”
People makes mistakes when they are in a panic mode. I wonder if oil rig sabotage is one of their mistakes? It sure struck a raw nerve when it was so suggested.
Remember Greenpeace? What ever happened to them?
They used to float a little raft alongside a big tanker and try to blow it up.
They caused a lot of trouble in the past.
Look at the violence Peta has done.
These ecoterrorists are apt to do anything to stop us from finding new oil or clean coal.
His tingle turned in to a trickle....
Yes, just thought you would be interested in this since there is so much speculation. This interview is the only thing I’ve heard from a guy who was actually there and can say what happened. If you read the comments at the site, it seems that the workers have all been slapped with injunctions to keep quiet.
Man, I hate to move into this territory, but (Devil’s Advocate here) could the worker have mistaken the “gas bubble” for a fire ball coming up from below?
Thing happened the day before Earth Day, right?
Same reason CNN did.