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10Major Garrett to Leave Fox News, Join 'National Journal' and Cover Congress
Big Journalism ^ | August 25, 2010 | Big Journalism

Posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:43 PM PDT by Brytani

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fox; major
Big Journalism is reporting and confirming via Major Garrett's Twitter account, he will be leaving Fox News and the WH beat to cover Congress for National Journal.

Although he will remain involved in covering politics, we've lost one of the few in the WH Press Room who is willing to press Gibb's or ask hard questions of the administration.

Fox has not named a replacement for Garrett, we can only hope they will elevate someone to the position who, like Major Garrett, will not let Gibb's off the hook.

Twitter link http://twitter.com/MajoratWH/status/22101578469

1 posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:47 PM PDT by Brytani
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To: Brytani

They need to replace him with Chris Wallace.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 9:07:27 PM PDT by beckysueb
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To: Brytani
Wonder why he did this? It doesn't sound like a step up, and I'll miss him. I could never figure our if he was a lib or a con--which means he's a pro!

Wasn't he about to get Helen Thomas's chair? Was it the smell that drove him off?

3 posted on 08/25/2010 9:10:46 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: beckysueb
They need to replace him with Chris Wallace.

They need to replace him with Sarah. Picture Sarah sitting in the front row asking questions of Gibbs. :)

4 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:24 PM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: beckysueb

More than likely it will be Wendell Goler or Mike Emmanuel.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 9:13:48 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: beckysueb

Chris is an anchor, and not a very good one, and a horrible interviewer.

Major was the WH correspondent.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 9:15:51 PM PDT by jra
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To: BAW

ROFL, I’d pay good money to see her sit in on a press conferences for 1 week.

Hell, put it on pay-per-view!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 08/25/2010 9:17:10 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Goler was the first to pop into my mind.

It will not be a new face however. You do not walk into the press room as the WH correspondent without having paid ones dues.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 9:18:16 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Mamzelle

Garrett got his start on a very conservative GOP channel on satellite TV run by Paul Wyreck, same with Frank Luntz.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 9:19:34 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Brytani

WOnder what the WH would do if Palin showed up and sat in the front row seat?! ;~)


10 posted on 08/25/2010 9:20:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

Gibb’s would have his final break from reality - Must See TV that’s for sure!


11 posted on 08/25/2010 9:22:15 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Mamzelle
Wonder why he did this? ... Wasn't he about to get Helen Thomas's chair?

Maybe that was the deal...Fox gets the chair but Garrett had to resign...

12 posted on 08/25/2010 9:23:02 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Mamzelle
Wonder why he did this? ... Wasn't he about to get Helen Thomas's chair?

Maybe that was the deal...Fox gets the chair but Garrett had to resign...

13 posted on 08/25/2010 9:23:09 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: dusttoyou

That’s Paul Weyrich, and the satellite TV channel he founded was called National Empowerment Television, later relaunched as America’s Voice TV. It was truly a Conservative television network.


14 posted on 08/25/2010 9:25:21 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Brytani

Garrett did his job well. Too bad he’s leaving FNC.


15 posted on 08/25/2010 9:26:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Brytani
The only other person I could think of that would be even more effective would be to put Glenn Beck in the seat for a few sessions. Could you Imagine!
16 posted on 08/25/2010 9:33:53 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Brytani

Sad day :(


17 posted on 08/25/2010 9:35:41 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: hoosiermama

That’s too funny! And he could hold the red phone in his lap.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 10:06:25 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Thanks! It was a real jewel on C-band Sat.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 10:19:49 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Let the other side get all wee-wee'd up, Remember come November)
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To: Jedidah

Go through the “call me” routine....Can’t you just picture it.....Bad Gag Bob would stutter and sputter and hm and huh , ....Not to mention if BO was there tic tic tic?

The new gal is pretty tough...She might be a good choice. Particularly since she’s AA. OR Could you imagine Meg K questioning him....... He wouldn’t even know what she said, he’d never be able to concentrate.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 10:20:33 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Brytani

Fox is moving Pentagon reporter Mike Emanuel back to the White House, where he will join Wendell Goler in sharing the front-row seat.


21 posted on 08/25/2010 10:24:23 PM PDT by byteback
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To: hoosiermama

I love Megan Kelly, but they want her brain and good looks on the screen. She is, indeed, a terrific interviewer, and it would be great fun to watch her question Gibbs.

Those guys on the White House beat have to work their tails off. I know: covered big city politics for years, and it’s grueling.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 11:26:46 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Wendell Goler - An Obama butt swab if there ever was one


23 posted on 08/26/2010 12:56:19 AM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: hoosiermama

Palin and Beck,not bad choices.

How about Levin for one day?


24 posted on 08/26/2010 1:47:03 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland (www.wilsonfornewyork.com)
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To: JohnLongIsland
How about Levin for one day?

Then the next day follow him up with Michelle Malkin ;^)

25 posted on 08/26/2010 1:52:58 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Brytani

Greg Gutfeld, COME ON DOWN!!!


26 posted on 08/26/2010 2:20:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Brytani

My nominee is Michelle Malkin. Since BO and his gaggle of Lefties think building the Islam Victory Mosque at the site of the Twin Towers shows our commitment to the First Amendment, they can show their commitment to freedom of the press by accepting Malkin as a member of the WH press corps.


27 posted on 08/26/2010 2:26:18 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib

I had a nightmare - Shep Smith!!!! ack.........


28 posted on 08/26/2010 2:35:46 AM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: Brytani
Scratch Chris Wallace and you find a liberal like his late father.

He plays it pretty straight on camera......although once in a while it shines through.

Which leads me to opine that I'd rather have someone who leans a little right for the opening slot than one who leans a little left.

Leni

29 posted on 08/26/2010 7:01:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Mike Wallace is still very much alive.


30 posted on 08/26/2010 7:19:50 AM PDT by surrey
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To: surrey
You're correct, of course. Mike Wallace (Wallechinsky) is 92 and still breathing.

The serial husband, many-times-sued-for-libel muckraker, serial husband and leftist, is best remembered for his low-class, entrapment, gotcha interviews for CBS in a career spanning the 60's through 2006 when he retired.

He met his match with General William in a celebrated libel case after an interview. The General sued him for libel and CBS settled out-of-court with an admission of unfairness and an apology which Westmoreland accepted.

Leni

31 posted on 08/26/2010 7:54:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: BAW

I think the little nerd, Gibbs would quit if he had to face Saracuda every day.


32 posted on 08/26/2010 11:11:36 AM PDT by beckysueb
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To: Brytani

It’s about time this left-wing butt-sucker got shown the door!


33 posted on 08/26/2010 2:58:27 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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