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John King Bashes Obama for Calling Fox 'Destructive' and MSNBC 'Invaluable'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/09/29/john-king-bashes-obama-calling-fox-destructive-and-msnbc-invaluable ^

Posted on 09/30/2010 5:17:32 AM PDT by chessplayer

CNN's John King on Wednesday mocked Barack Obama for calling Fox News a "destructive" force in our society while at practically the same time a White House spokesman was saying MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow provide "an invaluable service" to the country.

JOHN KING, HOST: "Sometimes you feel sad to be left out of a big debate. This is not one of those sometimes. In an interview with "Rolling Stone," President Obama voiced the opinion that Fox News is a "destructive" force in our society. On the other hand, the left hand in this case, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the President believes MSNBC commentators Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow provide "an invaluable service" to that same society and democracy."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davidgregoryswife; fauxnews; nbccoverup; obamaprrep

1 posted on 09/30/2010 5:17:35 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Obama forgot to add: “and CNN is irrelevant”.


2 posted on 09/30/2010 5:19:14 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: chessplayer

Nothing like staying above the fray.
What a whining little baby we have for a president.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 5:20:23 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: chessplayer

He forgot to say “CNN is my pet”.


4 posted on 09/30/2010 5:21:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chessplayer
I guess CNN has finally realized that once you are part of the Emperor's cheering team means you have to stay a part of that team no matter what happens.

I don't take this comment as a change of policy at CNN.
Rather, it is realization that they too are inside the bulls eye.

5 posted on 09/30/2010 5:22:22 AM PDT by Nip (A COIN carrier since 1975.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

If Obama is bitching about Fox News, does that mean that he now has an “enemies list” just like Nixon did?


6 posted on 09/30/2010 5:23:06 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: chessplayer

Keith Olberman and Rachel Madcow are invaluable?

Gag time.

That is enough to make a buzzard puke.


8 posted on 09/30/2010 5:26:17 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: abb
With cnn's current ratings, bucked up by being carried in airports and other public places, I don't know how any advertiser can pay money for time on the channel.

The rates must be so low, that even if only a few people watch, it's good business, kinda like advertising in a local newspaper for $50/per full page ad.

9 posted on 09/30/2010 5:28:46 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Venturer

Ed Schultz was left out of the equation. His feelings are hurt.


10 posted on 09/30/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: chessplayer

Someone’s been sending out resumés!


11 posted on 09/30/2010 5:33:51 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: chessplayer

The “Main Stream Media” engages in AGITPROP: Agitation and propaganda. The word comes from the Agitation and Propaganda section of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party’s Central Committee. It was responsible for the education of the people after the 1917 Revolution.

This is no longer a matter of bias. THIS OURIGHT PROPOGANDA. The American People are being subjected to a RE-EDUCATION program. This includes the schools, colleges, liberal churches, unions, movies, radio, TV, magazines, and newspapers. Even the work[lace has been transformed in the name of political correctness.

And the “agitation” agenda is to portray Tea Party people and other conservatives as racist, homophobic, stupid, selfish, insensitve, power-hungry reactionaries. This is meant to

That’s what the IDIOT CONVENTION in Washington is all about today.

AGITPROP: The strategy of the leftist funding organizations to destroy our country.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 5:34:06 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: griswold3

Well, he wasn’t a headline because no one knows who the hell he is, but, he was used as an example:

“And, according to the White House, this is ‘an invaluable service.’” He then showed clips from “The Ed Show” and “Countdown.”


13 posted on 09/30/2010 5:34:31 AM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: USS Alaska

Can’t lay my hands on it at the moment, but I saw something the other day saying that most of CNN’s money came from foreign broadcasting.


14 posted on 09/30/2010 5:44:18 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: chessplayer
I say bravo to John King. He nails it. Yes, his network has leaned left to a degree, but they are far fairer than MSNBC, that's for sure. I've always considered King a pretty straight shooter and I commend him for noting the hypocrisy.
15 posted on 09/30/2010 5:44:35 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I commend him for noting the hypocrisy.

If the shoe were on the other foot do you really think King (or anyone else at CNN)would have protested? I seriously doubt it......

16 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:06 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: chessplayer

Obama is not in favor of freedom of the press. He wants the media to issue propaganda on his behalf.


17 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:11 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: chessplayer

18 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:23 AM PDT by McGruff (I Love the Smell of Desperation in the Morning. Smells like Victory!)
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To: Thermalseeker
"If the shoe were on the other foot do you really think King (or anyone else at CNN)would have protested? I seriously doubt it......"

I won't speculate on that. I'll bash CNN when they are partisan hacks, but I will also give them credit when they do the right thing. Of course, I will never give MSNBC credit because they will always be a partisan aparachick of the DNC...
19 posted on 09/30/2010 5:53:18 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SC_Pete

Bullseye. Dead right on.

And until conservatives begin realizing that this is the source and origin of today’s universal lib-think, we will never really change things on any kind of a long-term basis.

I’ve posted this before, but my mother worked as an FBI typist in WWII, and saw what the communists were planning here to take over: take over education at all levels, “agitprop” kids from 6 to 25, take over the media, and then government. It’s all happened.

We may rejoice to see a turn in November, but it can’t be long term until there is a plan that is then implemented to reverse AGITPROP.

Thanks SC Pete


20 posted on 09/30/2010 5:55:52 AM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: McGruff

Mika... isn’t she hilarious? Not a brain in her pointy little head.


21 posted on 09/30/2010 5:55:56 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Every time a liberal whines, an angel gets his wings.)
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To: chessplayer
Every time I happen to switch over to msnbc for a few moments at a time, when oberfuhrer or madcow are on, all they ever discuss is Fox News, Limbaugh, or Beck. I have never actually seen anything on there about NEWS. Now, granted, I'll admit that I've never stayed on msnbc for more than a few moments at a time, so maybe I miss it. But I wasn't aware that the entire channel was a media review service: I thought it was supposed to be a "news" channel. But then I can't imagine anyone actually expecting news or truth from a branch of nbc.

Mark

22 posted on 09/30/2010 6:03:00 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: abb
If Obama is bitching about Fox News, does that mean that he now has an “enemies list” just like Nixon did?

Of course! And don't you remember when the obama regime openly discussed revoking FNS's press credentials because FNS wasn't a "real" news service? Thank goodness the rest of the media realized just how dangerous that would be.

Mark

23 posted on 09/30/2010 6:05:52 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: abb

“If Obama is bitching about Fox News, does that mean that he now has an “enemies list” just like Nixon did?”

Yup. But there`s a difference. Nixon`s list consisted of a relatively few, mostly white, political opponents. The Emperor`s list consists of every white man, woman, and child on the planet and numbers in the hundreds of millions.


24 posted on 09/30/2010 6:19:10 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: tractorman

You’re spot on. And during the campaign this President was advertised as one who would bridge the gap — hah! Unfortunately enough fools believed that drivel and he got elected. Since then he’s gone straight to the standard he set while a senator — the most liberal.


25 posted on 09/30/2010 6:21:16 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: chessplayer
The Emperor`s list consists of every white man, woman, and child on the planet....

While I doubt your rant I do hope I have made the list.

26 posted on 09/30/2010 6:30:36 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (They are the vultures of Dark Crystal screeeching their hatred and fear into the void ....)
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To: chessplayer
If I was as intellectually undeveloped as Obama and much of Congress I would never have gone into medicine for fear of hurting people. Obama is the typical college student ‘know it all’ who never grew beyond that but who thinks he is uniquely endowed with ‘the truth’.
27 posted on 09/30/2010 6:38:11 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Arlis

Fox News and the internet are partial antidotes to AGITPROP: that’s why both are under fire. They are effective. Besides the media, we need to take back education. Conservatives need to run for Boards of Education and monitor textbooks and curricula. We need to send our kids to conservative colleges and boycott the commie schools: Harvard, Yale, Wisconsin, Berkely, Columbia, Oberlin, and so on.

The enemy has had a 60 year head start, but fortunately freedom and liberty is in our DNA. We must all join the fight. We have been busy working and raising families while the enemy has worked relentlessly to subvert everything this country stands for. Also,it’s time for conservative funders to step up and join the fight too.


28 posted on 09/30/2010 7:33:18 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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