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Rumsfeld Kicks Fox News off Plane
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10-03-2001 | Tony Snow

Posted on 10/03/2001 9:36:54 AM PDT by JayNorth

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What are these guys thinking? Fox News is the ONLY place you can turn for a balanced view of the news. I guess I'll have to watch CNN or ABC to find out what happened...but I can't hear the TV because my BS detector keeps going off.
1 posted on 10/03/2001 9:36:54 AM PDT by JayNorth
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To: JayNorth
I have no reason to disbelieve this report but, for the life of me, I cannot understand SECDEF going on a "diplomatic" junket at this time. He has plenty of under-secretaries he could send to get his word across if a face-to-face talk was required.
2 posted on 10/03/2001 9:40:42 AM PDT by Scuttlebutt
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To: JayNorth
I'm taping the show...is this today's official Limbaugh thread?! I'm in...MUD
3 posted on 10/03/2001 9:42:09 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JayNorth
He kicked Fox off?

Did any media organizations get to stay?

4 posted on 10/03/2001 9:42:30 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Scuttlebutt
"I cannot understand SECDEF going on a "diplomatic" junket at this time. He has plenty of under-secretaries he could send to get his word across if a face-to-face talk was required."

Subterfuge, mi amigo...MUD

5 posted on 10/03/2001 9:43:16 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mudboy Slim
Tony Snow? Where's Rush?
6 posted on 10/03/2001 9:44:25 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Mudboy Slim
Its not subterfuge Mud, its just that Saudi, Uzbeckistan and Oman (the very countries he's going to visit) apparently objected to US strikes that were going to happen yesterday or the day before. Its all over the threads. He's going there to get them back on board. If he can.
7 posted on 10/03/2001 9:46:16 AM PDT by Loopy
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To: JayNorth
I wonder why Rumsfeld would do this? Our government has learned over the last 50 years to rely heavily on propaganda. We can see how subservient the majority of our press is to our federal government's propaganda requirements. Perhaps Fox is out of step?
8 posted on 10/03/2001 9:46:51 AM PDT by Red Jones
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To: Tai_Chung; M. Thatcher; holdonnow; Budge; The Real Rush; Johnny Chung; JohnHuang2; AuntB; Jeff Head
"Did any media organizations get to stay?"

LOL...who cares? Tony Snow is subbin' fer Rush and is puttin' on a classic show. Check it out and get back to us...GREAT SHOW, so far...

FReegards...MUD

9 posted on 10/03/2001 9:47:04 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Tony Snow? Where's Rush?

I dunno, but I'd bet "golf" is part of the equation.

10 posted on 10/03/2001 9:49:07 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"Where's Rush?"

Secret mission...rumor has it he's in Gay Pah'ree...but that's jist a rumor.

Might be Casablanca...I'm not sure.

LOL...MUD

11 posted on 10/03/2001 9:49:20 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Loopy
"He's going there to get them back on board. If he can."

Yeah, that too...MUD

12 posted on 10/03/2001 9:50:40 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Catspaw
"I'd bet "golf" is part of the equation."

Sure as heck wish "golf" was part of MY equation this afternoon...it's beautiful outside and I'm sittin' here FReepin'...LOL!!! Who's the DUMMY?!

FReegards...MUD

13 posted on 10/03/2001 9:52:28 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JayNorth
The problem with Rita Cosby was that her presence caused the maximum take-off weight of the plane to be exceeded. Though she does have a nice face.....odd voice. Linda Vester is a babe, though she can look like a Rutabaga at times.
14 posted on 10/03/2001 9:52:55 AM PDT by C-MAN
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To: JayNorth
.... Secretary Rumsfeld had kicked Fox News off his plane for his trip around the Middle East.

Did Snow give a reason why, or are you trying to solicit our opinions? If it's the latter, I say, so what!

This may be BIG news to you and others, but it's no big deal at all to me. Rumsfeld is in charge and if he chooses to kick any media outlet off his plane, thats his prerogative. Stop making a mountain out of a ant hill.

There are more important things to be concerned about right at this time. Wouldn't you agree?


15 posted on 10/03/2001 9:54:52 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Red Jones
"Perhaps Fox is out of step?"

Fox's Tony Snow is hosting fer Limbaugh...check it out if you can...SPECIAL SHOW!!

FReegards...MUD

16 posted on 10/03/2001 9:56:28 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: C-MAN; AuntB; summer; PhiKapMom; Alamo-Girl; askel5; mommadooo3; GrandmaC; amom; Cincinatus' Wife
"Linda Vester is a babe..."

Babe fer Babe, Fox has got the best-lookin' stable of reporterettes, IMHO...MUD

17 posted on 10/03/2001 10:00:11 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JayNorth
Why? Maybe he does (they do)not want news coverage of his dealings.
18 posted on 10/03/2001 10:04:50 AM PDT by Osinski
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To: JayNorth
I wonder why they even call it the "Rush Limbaugh Show". So far in 2001, I think guest hosts have been on more than Rush. I expect in another year, Rush quits politics and becomes one of those annoying, whispering TV Pro Golf announcers...
19 posted on 10/03/2001 10:06:26 AM PDT by toupsie
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To: Diddle E. Squat
What's up with Fox? Was it the only network kicked off? P.S. It would seem that the more money Rush makes the less time he spends on the air. I guess there is a really big golf game out there that he just couldn't miss. Rush should re-name his show and call it the Guest-Host Pot Luck Show.
20 posted on 10/03/2001 10:06:49 AM PDT by In mourning for six years
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To: C-MAN
The problem with Rita Cosby was that her presence caused the maximum take-off weight of the plane to be exceeded. Though she does have a nice face.....odd voice. Linda Vester is a babe, though she can look like a Rutabaga at times.

Ouch. I guess you never read the book on how to make friends and influence people....

21 posted on 10/03/2001 10:12:18 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: Mudboy Slim
It is an adiction! We'll have to start a 12 step program.
22 posted on 10/03/2001 10:13:15 AM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: toupsie
"I wonder why they even call it the "Rush Limbaugh Show". So far in 2001, I think guest hosts have been on more than Rush. I expect in another year, Rush quits politics and becomes one of those annoying, whispering TV Pro Golf announcers..."

Blah blah blah wah wah wahhhhhh...when's the last time you even listened to Rush, you worm!?!

Toodle loo...MUD

23 posted on 10/03/2001 10:17:55 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: JayNorth
What they didn't say is FOX news was asked to leave BEFORE the plane took off. Wait until you hear when CNN, ABC, NBC and SEE-BS were asked to leave...
24 posted on 10/03/2001 10:18:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob
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To: Scuttlebutt
I have no reason to disbelieve this report but, for the life of me, I cannot understand SECDEF going on a "diplomatic" junket at this time. He has plenty of under-secretaries he could send to get his word across if a face-to-face talk was required.

Cheney did the same thing immediately prior to the Gulf War. Just like back then, some of our allies are getting cold feet and need a talking to, to build a little backbone. Drudge has post that the first attacks were cancelled at last minute because Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Uzbekistan had cold feet and told us we couldnt use their bases.

25 posted on 10/03/2001 10:22:23 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: wingnuts'nbolts; Landru; Taxman; Doctor Raoul; Sauropod; Ironman; gonzo; Lazamataz; Registered
"It is an addiction! We'll have to start a 12 step program."

LOL...it's an itch that I scratch all too infrequently...but I can put a hurtin' on the ball!! When's the next FReeper-sponsored Golf tourney?!

How 'bout Myrtle Beach in March?! 76 holes...fer all the marbles...MUD

26 posted on 10/03/2001 10:23:13 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: CheneyChick
"Ouch. I guess you never read the book on how to make friends and influence people...."

You're right, I was a little severe. I actually favor abundant women.
Rita Cosby is top-notch reporter.

C-MAN

27 posted on 10/03/2001 10:24:45 AM PDT by C-MAN
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To: C-MAN
"Linda Vester is a babe, though she can look like a Rutabaga at times."

You from NY?

Some screen name, BTW.

28 posted on 10/03/2001 10:24:58 AM PDT by kahoutek
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To: wingnuts'nbolts
You go ahead with your 12 step program. I'll stick to my traditional 18.
29 posted on 10/03/2001 10:25:39 AM PDT by jdub
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To: Loopy
So much for Powell's coalition routine. I knew the coalition was a going to be a farce. Reality Check: We don't need the coalition! Unleash our weed-whackers into Afghanistan soon.
30 posted on 10/03/2001 10:27:49 AM PDT by lds23
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To: C-MAN
she can look like a Rutabaga at times

How's that? Just curious how one can look like a rutabaga. I prefer okra myself.

31 posted on 10/03/2001 10:29:16 AM PDT by gumbo
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To: Mudboy Slim
Babe fer Babe, Fox has got the best-lookin' stable of reporterettes, IMHO...MUD

I think NBC has the best crew on MSNBC and CNBC: Campbell Brown, Ainsly Banfield with the glasses who is now over in Pakistan. And the political reporterette, that Chris Matthews has on all the time with the long brown hair.

32 posted on 10/03/2001 10:29:56 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: Yakboy
Could be a reason FOX isn't on the plane.
Maybe they're the only ones who won't swallow the disinformation from Rumsfeld...?
33 posted on 10/03/2001 10:30:33 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: toupsie
Yep, much as I hate to admit it because I like Rush, you're absolutely right. It's sad.
34 posted on 10/03/2001 10:32:39 AM PDT by smiley
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To: C-MAN
The problem with Rita Cosby was that her presence caused the maximum take-off weight of the plane to be exceeded. Though she does have a nice face.....

REALLY? Is Rita a load? LOL!!! I never would have guessed!

We have a local Phx reporterette with a pretty face who's literally the size of a well-fed linebacker. Since we only see her from the chest up on TV, it's a genuine shock seeing her in person occasionally. Her name is Janene Ford and hubby and I refer to her as Janeane Big-As-A-Ford. LOL!

35 posted on 10/03/2001 10:36:20 AM PDT by RooRoobird14
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To: HiJinx
Maybe they're the only ones who won't swallow the disinformation from Rumsfeld SOMETHING's going on....Congress adjourning early today to receive a classified briefing. I'm not sure how often that happens.
36 posted on 10/03/2001 10:40:10 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: Mudboy Slim
What facinates me is the steady stream of defections from MSNBC to FOX.

Brigitte Quinn, Patty Ann Browne, Linda Vester, Laurie Dhue, John Gibson, and now--surprisingly because I thought she was surely a lib--Diane Dimond. All formally with MSNBC. Terry Keenan came from CNN, or was it CNBC? Patty Ann Browne earned a Masters Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the New York Institute of Technology in NY. (Check out the Fox Bios)

The question is what was the primary motivation for this exodus? Bucks, ideology, working environment?
Probably bucks.

Juan Williams is getting some solo air time.
He's doing a good job.

Linda Vester is probably the best of the defectors. Highly educated, devout catholic, recently married, BTW.
FoxNews' best reporter overall is Brit Hume, of course.

Jane Skinner fans: She'll be back, she just had twins.

Good riddance to Paula Zahn. The liberal Gestalt at CNN has probably revived her essential life forces.

C-MAN

37 posted on 10/03/2001 10:46:11 AM PDT by C-MAN
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To: Dave S
"Cheney did the same thing immediately prior to the Gulf War. Just like back then, some of our allies are getting cold feet and need a talking to, to build a little backbone"

I am well aware that Dick Cheney went to the area prior to the execution of Desert Storm but it occurred at a time when our forces were already positioned. It was more of a morale factor for our troops than anything else.

If it comes down to our so-called allies requiring a face-to-face pep talk by SECDEF personally, then I say "screw em' and the camels they rode in on". Let the Secretary of State play the role as diplomat and let SECDEF play the role of enforcer.

38 posted on 10/03/2001 10:49:00 AM PDT by Scuttlebutt
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To: kahoutek; C-Man ?! I thought it was C-Men...whatever...
"Some screen name, BTW.

Re-Impeachment...MUD

39 posted on 10/03/2001 10:49:43 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: gumbo
"Just curious how one can look like a rutabaga. I prefer okra myself."

LOL...forewith thou shalt be deemed OkraBoy, my esteemed FRiend, gumbo.

FReegards...MUD

40 posted on 10/03/2001 10:52:28 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: RooRoobird14
Rita is not a metric ton of Flubb. She is generous, but
actually properly proportioned, with well-turned gams.

C-MAN

41 posted on 10/03/2001 10:53:12 AM PDT by C-MAN
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To: C-MAN
Diane Dimond took a pay cut to get away from Geraldo....after she left, her partents stopped watching, and the show's rating dropped by 80%

Juan Williams is dumb as a rock......period.....

42 posted on 10/03/2001 10:56:41 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: HiJinx
Or the ones we want people to think are at odds with the administration, LOL. either that, or their correspondant ate too much sauerkraut. Phew!
43 posted on 10/03/2001 11:05:45 AM PDT by piasa
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To: kahoutek
You from NY?

Some screen name, BTW.

Not from NY. Why? Did I swerve into a treasured colloquialism? What's wrong with C-MAN? Are you part of the World-Wide conspiracy to hurt my feelings?

I won't torment you with the aetiology. Suffice to say, some liberal maggots in another forum claimed I was a pompous twit (can't imagine why) because I illuminated ad infinitum the paucity of complexity in the liberal body of arguments.

Eventually, I was referred to as "Complex-Man"...C-MAN.

It is kinda Gooney

C-MAN

44 posted on 10/03/2001 11:06:18 AM PDT by C-MAN
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To: Mudboy Slim; C-MAN
LOL. But seriously, I'm still wondering what C-MAN meant by calling Linda Vester a "Rutabaga." Is that an ethnic slur on Swedes? Suppose Vester may be a Swedish name.
45 posted on 10/03/2001 11:06:18 AM PDT by gumbo
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To: Dave S; Chris Matthews; Whorealdo; Brian Williams; Whoever Else!!; Jim Robinson; holdonnow; Tony S.
"I think NBC has the best crew on MSNBC and CNBC: Campbell Brown..."

Ewwww...wide face.

"Ainsly Banfield with the glasses who is now over in Pakistan."

Hmmmm...don't recall seein' her...but I've been almost 100% FoxNewsChannel since 9/11, truth be known.

"And the political reporterette, that Chris Matthews has on all the time with the long brown hair."

Matthews makes me WRETCH!! Whatta dweeb and DemocRATic ButtBuddy Ol' Chris is!!! Can't BELIEVE Limbaugh let Matthews substitute host his show before he let JimRob!! Seriously, wouldn't that be the kewlest if OUR JimRob was bestowed the Honour of Hosting fer Limbaugh?! I think about that ALL THE TIME!!

Or....how 'bout Mark Levin?! BTW, Tony, yer Kickin' Major Lib'ral Butt!!

FReegards...MUD

BTW...you talkin' 'bout the blue-eyed wench with the sister and the ol' man reportin', too?! Yeah...she's nice...but quite daft, apparently. Same with that Lib'ral ClintonSycophant redhead NYTimes wench...whatta loser!!

And whattabout that ugly Texas scumbag writer, Molly Ivins?! Let's start botherin' that Ol' HAG!! Whose got Ivins' email address?! Dammit, I'm MAD now!! =^D

46 posted on 10/03/2001 11:06:25 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: C-MAN
Admit it man, Rita... Schwing!
47 posted on 10/03/2001 11:08:53 AM PDT by TightSqueeze
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To: C-MAN
Rita Cosby's voice drives me crazy...as in get her the heck off of the air.My goodness,can't they find someone else who sounds less giddy?
48 posted on 10/03/2001 11:09:05 AM PDT by oust the louse
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To: smiley
"You're absolutely right. It's sad."

What?! SHEEEESH...sad that Limbaugh's groomin' some successors?! Sad that Rush's enjoying the Fruits of his Labors?! Sad that you, my FRiend, cannot find it within yerself to listen to a Pretender like Tony Snow?! Listen, my Friend, and you will agree with me. Tony Snow is on Rush's show for another 50 minutes...check it out!!

FReegards...MUD

49 posted on 10/03/2001 11:11:10 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: C-MAN
Good riddance to Paula Zahn. The liberal Gestalt at CNN has probably revived her essential life forces.

When she left, she raised the average IQ at both networks.

50 posted on 10/03/2001 11:12:19 AM PDT by Moonman62
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