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Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat
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Posted on 08/01/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 08/01/2010 8:36:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Mod note: The headline originally read: Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat

The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.

According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.

Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas' seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox's former seat in the second row.

The 2010-2011 WHCA board includes representatives from USA Today, Reuters, C-SPAN, the New York Times, Politico, Time Magazine, NPR and the DC Examiner.

Thomas, a longtime critic of Israeli foreign policy, had resigned in late May after a video clip in which she said that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" -- to Europe, the United States and other places -- surfaced on the internet.

Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhopress; foxnews; frontrow; whca; whitehousepress
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I think a few heads just exploded.......someone check the DU and Kos.........
1 posted on 08/01/2010 2:38:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

About time!

Thee more LibTurd heads that explode the better,


2 posted on 08/01/2010 2:40:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not goin’ there. Ping laz,,, he’ll go anywhere!


3 posted on 08/01/2010 2:40:37 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

WHOA!!! How cool is this???


4 posted on 08/01/2010 2:41:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: Sub-Driver; nutmeg; Bender2; SandRat; monkapotamus

I go over there I am brave LOL!


5 posted on 08/01/2010 2:41:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Sub-Driver

Eeeeuuwww... no one else wants to sit where she sat, where her butt was....eeeuuuwwww....


6 posted on 08/01/2010 2:42:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (cute taglines don't seem to fit the current predicament)
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To: Sub-Driver

Congrats, Fox!


7 posted on 08/01/2010 2:42:48 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: SevenofNine

Hope you have a good Hot Water Heater to provide for a real long shower to get clean again. You’re going to need it.


8 posted on 08/01/2010 2:44:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: La Enchiladita

“Eeeeuuwww... no one else wants to sit where she sat, where her butt was....eeeuuuwwww....”

LOL! What’s the problem? HT always wore triple strength Depends!


9 posted on 08/01/2010 2:45:00 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Sub-Driver
Headline does not agree with the body of the article.

Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.

Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row...

10 posted on 08/01/2010 2:45:00 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Sub-Driver

Whoever sits in it will draw the ire of the liberal media. Can’t wait. This should be entertaining.


11 posted on 08/01/2010 2:46:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

Big deal. They won’t be able to ask anything they should be asking.


12 posted on 08/01/2010 2:48:29 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: SandRat

Yeah I do


13 posted on 08/01/2010 2:49:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

yep - just a distraction


14 posted on 08/01/2010 2:50:35 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy, this will put a knot in Helen’s Depends when she hears about this one.

NPR taking a back seat to FOX. Hah!

Now all we need is Sarah Palin to fill in for Major Garrett the next time he goes on vacation. Or Brit Hume. Or Sean Hannity. Or Charles Krauthammer. Or...


15 posted on 08/01/2010 2:53:32 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Umm.. That was Megan Fox who was moved to the front row.


16 posted on 08/01/2010 2:53:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This surprises me.


17 posted on 08/01/2010 2:54:36 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Brilliant

I think the nudge by the voters here...is to allow Fox front-row access to hit on Gibby...which is far more entertaining.


18 posted on 08/01/2010 2:54:49 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Sub-Driver

OOOOOOOOOO OUCH

A “Cordoba” seat...


19 posted on 08/01/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Sub-Driver

Wendell Goler (sp?) and Major Garrett will do a terrific job. Go to it, guys! And congrats!


20 posted on 08/01/2010 2:58:15 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Sub-Driver

given how fnc has been omitting stories to match cnn and msnbc, I am not impressed.


21 posted on 08/01/2010 2:59:45 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: pepsionice

I’d almost like to see that specific seat dedicated to the memory of Tony Snow. He was a great press sec, commentator, speech-writer and an all-around gentleman. I still miss him.


22 posted on 08/01/2010 2:59:58 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Sub-Driver

Occupying a seat doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be called upon to ask questions...


23 posted on 08/01/2010 3:02:41 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I think a few heads just exploded.......someone check the DU and Kos.........

probably sounds like someone walking on bubble wrap over there!

24 posted on 08/01/2010 3:05:33 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the right decision. I’m sorry to see the Washington Times move from the 3rd row to the 4th row, but it wasn’t unexpected. They have SERIOUSLY cut back on their news-gathering resources, and from what I understand they virtually never travel with the President. Traditionally, those first few rows always go to news organizations that invest the most in the WH coverage.


25 posted on 08/01/2010 3:05:41 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Kieri

“Wendell Goler (sp?) and Major Garrett will do a terrific job”

Sometimes Garrett comes across as being intimidated by the wimp or otherwise afraid of ruffling the feathers of Obamaites or his “colleagues” (enemies) in the dinosaur media. Fair and balanced as perceived by them means being a lumbusco to Obamaites. In English, that is a suck@$$.


26 posted on 08/01/2010 3:08:09 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: SevenofNine

LOL!


27 posted on 08/01/2010 3:08:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

OMG They are livid at DU LOL!

OH MAN they are going NUTS over there

It just seem that perhaps Fox news kill the president or something LOL!


28 posted on 08/01/2010 3:10:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Sub-Driver

It is their rightful place they were next in line as the TOP RATED network.


29 posted on 08/01/2010 3:11:42 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SevenofNine
OMG They are livid at DU LOL!

Here!.... You'll need to hose down after going over there!

Photobucket

30 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:57 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

The headline is a little misleading. AP is moving to Thomas’ old seat (ewwww) and Fox is moving to AP’s old seat.


31 posted on 08/01/2010 3:16:35 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: digger48

OH THANK YOU that biohazard LOL!


32 posted on 08/01/2010 3:19:57 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Sub-Driver

People I follow on Twitter (for non-political reasons) were trying to gin up signatures on a petition to give Helen’s seat to NPR because “Fox didn’t deserve it.” Snicker.

Liberals cannot handle a news organization that diverts from the Democratic party line even a little bit, unless that diversion is to the left.

}:-)4


33 posted on 08/01/2010 3:21:00 PM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Sub-Driver

Those guys at the onion never stop. Great satire.


34 posted on 08/01/2010 3:23:17 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I say seat that cute, tall, thin, Harold Lloyd, owlish, nerdy-looking guy with the horn-rimmed spectacles who trails the lib politicians right up to their office or car doors with his Fox microphone in hand.......getting a door slammed in his face every time.

He's like a mustard plaster with his questions and would drive Obama nuts from the front seat by just staring at him through those coke-bottom eyeglasses.

Leni

35 posted on 08/01/2010 3:23:26 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Brilliant

I’m glad Fox will be there, but we’ll see how Gibbs treats them. Not long ago Journo-List wanted The FCC to pull the plug on FOX. Just this week everyone was acting like Fox was responsible for Sherrod being fired. Something smells funny here. I know Fox can handle themselves, but we’ll see if they use this situation to try to discredit the network.


36 posted on 08/01/2010 3:24:02 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You guys are so mean to Laz.


37 posted on 08/01/2010 3:27:10 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope the MSM is so pissed off they can’t even see straight.


38 posted on 08/01/2010 3:29:18 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: MinuteGal

Griff Jenkins? He was a very close friend of Tony Snow.


39 posted on 08/01/2010 3:29:23 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: SevenofNine
OMG They are livid at DU LOL!

Really? Where's the link to see what's going on?

40 posted on 08/01/2010 3:30:32 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL I wonder how many will get that?


41 posted on 08/01/2010 3:33:17 PM PDT by Popman
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To: keats5

Bwaaaaa! Laz loves it!


42 posted on 08/01/2010 3:34:28 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a TRAP!


43 posted on 08/01/2010 3:41:07 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Sub-Driver

From an anti-Semite to a Nazi.. That’s how the lame stream media will spin it. Actually though, it’s a “uh oh November is almost here, let’s show America we’re fair” move.


44 posted on 08/01/2010 3:44:25 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Sub-Driver

Pass the popcorn DU is getting good.


45 posted on 08/01/2010 3:44:55 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is just gonna kill the DUmmies.


46 posted on 08/01/2010 3:46:42 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: HollyB
I’m glad Fox will be there, but we’ll see how Gibbs treats them. Not long ago Journo-List wanted The FCC to pull the plug on FOX.

You raise a good point mentioning Journolist. How could a group of (cough) journalists deny FOX the seat up front when that story is still a hot topic? Even some liberals would have trouble keeping a straight face saying "There's no leftwing media bias" days after FOX gets denied a seat the rules say they should receive!
47 posted on 08/01/2010 3:47:01 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: Cobra64

Here it is

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x4487983


48 posted on 08/01/2010 3:47:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Sub-Driver
The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

I bet that gives Helen Thomas the worst case of indigestion... as well as Mr Gibbs.

49 posted on 08/01/2010 3:47:35 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver

They should hire Rush, or better yet put Palin on that assignment.

Then watch the Kenyan or is lackey Gomer Gibbs squirm.


50 posted on 08/01/2010 3:51:03 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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