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Fox News smacks anchor for tweeting WND video
wnd.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/06/2012 10:36:28 AM PDT by Mozilla

Responding to criticism from the left-wing watchdog site Media Matters, Fox News Channel management says it “addressed” a “mistake” by a news anchor who asked her Twitter followers to weigh in on a claim by an insider in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign that the Obama camp threatened Chelsea Clinton’s life if her parents exposed what they knew about Obama’s presidential eligibility.

Weekend and early morning anchor Heather Childers distributed the message with a link to a blog that picked up on a WND story that featured a video interview.

In a statement to the website Mediaite, Fox News Senior Vice President Michael Clemente said: “The tweets have been addressed with Heather and she understands there was a mistake.”

Childers has not replied to a WND request for comment.

The WND story cited Hollywood producer Bettina Viviano, who claims that it was a common belief inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Obama was not eligible to be president. The charges of Viviano and others connected to the 2008 campaign are now being investigated by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, which is probing Obama’s eligibility for Arizona’s 2012 ballot.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birther; foxnews; heatherchilders; lmm; msm; naturalborncitizen
I think all of the major news networks should be boycotted until they start telling us the truth.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I think all of the major news networks should be boycotted until they start telling us the truth.”

Hasn’t been any MSM in my house for years.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 10:40:44 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Mozilla

So you believe the truth is that the Obama camp threatened to kill Chelsea Clinton if Hillary exposed his true birth certificate?


3 posted on 04/06/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Mozilla
Heather Childers Pictures, Images and Photos

Not Guilty.

4 posted on 04/06/2012 10:42:38 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Blackyce

Any other president, I’d be offended at the question.

I put NOTHING past this evil fraud.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Snickering Hound

I don’t know about smacking, but a good spanking may be in order.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Snickering Hound

They don’t call it Fox for nothing...


7 posted on 04/06/2012 10:52:04 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: morphing libertarian
I don’t know about smacking, but a good spanking may be in order.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Mozilla

Heather, Sarah and Greta could start their own news network and put Fox out of business in a week.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Mozilla

Don’t use Twitter, Facebook, MySpace or any other social media formats..........period...........


10 posted on 04/06/2012 11:03:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Snickering Hound

Yes.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Snickering Hound
If leering at an attractive, sexy newsbabe while she reads a prompter is wrong...

I DON'T WANNA BE RIGHT!!!!

..even if she's not bright enough to see through Corsi's conspiracy crap...

12 posted on 04/06/2012 11:04:41 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Snickering Hound

NOT GUITY


13 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Mozilla

“I think all of the major news networks should be boycotted until they start telling us the truth.”

Boycotted? I say dismantled. They are nothing more than propaganda agencies for the coup d’etat that is Obama.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Mozilla
Fox News Channel management says it “addressed” a “mistake” by a news anchor who asked her Twitter followers to weigh in on a claim by an insider in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign that the Obama camp threatened Chelsea Clinton’s life if her parents exposed what they knew about Obama’s presidential eligibility.

I don't understand what the "mistake" is. There is supposed to still be freedom of speech in this country.

How is asking people's opinions about anything a mistake?

By squashing this Fox News you are contributing to the conspiracy of a cover up. If the story is not true, why bother addressing it unless you have been 'told' not to talk about it.

15 posted on 04/06/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Mozilla
The first "birther" was a Hillary supporter who was a Pennsylvania deputy attorney general and the Dem party chairman of a very large county.
16 posted on 04/06/2012 11:15:15 AM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Mozilla; All
Heather Childers just played the whole MSM and especially her own bosses at FOX!
Nobody in the media can say any longer that they're not aware of the issue or the importance of it.

The Tell - More attention is being paid to her actions than the story behind her actions.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 11:19:44 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

nee, nee


18 posted on 04/06/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Envisioning
How is asking people's opinions about anything a mistake?
When it could cost you your broadcasting license, or your very life, it's a mistake to ask questions about certain things, not just any thing.
19 posted on 04/06/2012 11:24:11 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Snickering Hound
"Not Guilty."

By a long shot!!

20 posted on 04/06/2012 11:34:36 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Absolutely NOT.

RLTW


21 posted on 04/06/2012 11:38:21 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: philman_36

So how is Fox going to play this when it all unravels... because clearly this story is not going to die... so how are they eventually going to save face? It’s only growing. Read about the latest sheriff to question Obama’s credentials at WND. I think he’s from NJ. Sheriff Joe is not the only one.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 11:44:38 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: Mozilla

So this is where we’re at. Media Matters effectively squelches Fox news about a controversial news story involving the candidate Obama and allegations of death threats, and all the Freeper houndogs come out of the woodwork to comment on the anchor’s pretty legs. Maybe we actually deserve four more years of Obama.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 11:45:04 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

I absolutely agree with you. This is a big story that will have legs. I wish FOX would get back to their conservative bent and quit trying to placate the libs. Pretty soon FOX’s faithful following will follow no more.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Snickering Hound

Typical Fox bimbo


25 posted on 04/06/2012 12:20:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: SpaceBar

I’d agreee with you completely — but for the fact that looks are the main qualification for most TV “news” anchors (of either sex).


26 posted on 04/06/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mozilla

I guess the threats are real. The LMM are cowards.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 2:03:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Who gave you permission to use those pics of me?????

==

(I can dream,can’t I?)


28 posted on 04/06/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Envisioning
Fox should have told media matters to go F themselves. It's no surprise Fox is going down with faggots like this running things.
29 posted on 04/06/2012 2:08:16 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Mozilla

It’s like we live in the Soviet Union.

What is with all this attack on reporters for politically incorrect reporting? It’s sick. They should be ashamed of themselves for cooperating with management on this interference in the reporting of new facts. Whipped, unprofessional idiots.

In the meantime, liberal racism and the incitement of race violence is fine and dandy. What is wrong with these soulless zombies?


30 posted on 04/06/2012 5:05:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jessduntno

My last memory of watching MSM is Peter Jennings, election night, 1994. Jennings,Brokaw,Rather, those were the days when MSM ruled.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:47 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Blackyce

it wouldn’t surprise me at all


32 posted on 04/06/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: sueQ
...so how are they eventually going to save face?
They shouldn't try and "save face". Don't announce it ahead of time and just come out with the whole story...told to shut up, lived in fear for years from threats (business and personal), out of line to punish employees...and say we won't live in fear any longer!

And they need to do it before friggin November!

33 posted on 04/07/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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