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Jeri Thompson: Fox's Wallace owes Palin an apology
Politico ^ | 2/5/10 | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/07/2010 1:21:15 PM PST by pissant

Jeri Thompson blasted Fox News host Chris Wallace on the Fred Thompson show today, calling his joke that he hoped Sarah Palin would sit on his lap during an interview with him "inappropriate" and "insipid," and demanding "action from Fox.

Thompson, the wife of the former senator and presidential candidate, told POLITICO's Jonathan Martin that the remark, to Fox Business's Don Imus, amounted to misogyny, and that she was tired of seeing it from "these dirty old men" on Fox, a network that she said ought to be respectful of conservative women.

"Sarah Palin is now part of the Fox family," Thompson said on the show. "She deserves you all watching her back -- and I do not mean it literally."

Wallace, she said, "owes her an apology."

"Not only is she a national figure – she deserves the respect that any other man would get in that situation," Thompson said, saying that her inbox was full of complaints from conservative women over the segment, and that the Palin group Team Sarah, as well as the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, were dismayed by the segment.

"I hope that Fox does something about this, and they actually take this on, because it is not funny," Thompson said.

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To: Inspectorette; jla

I’d like to see a quote of that myself


301 posted on 02/08/2010 9:38:02 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: pissant; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Any word from Jeri Thompson about the libel, lies, slander, and other insults and abuse heaped on Gov Palin by MSNBC? If not, she needs to STFU. Thanks pissant.


302 posted on 02/08/2010 9:51:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: pissant

There’s nothing wrong with holding the left to their own standards.

Imagine if conservatives were making lap-dance jokes about the first lady.


303 posted on 02/08/2010 9:54:32 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: pnh102

No, but your mama is. LOL, so funny.


304 posted on 02/08/2010 9:55:45 AM PST by donna (Sarah PAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: Texas Eagle
Ba da boom. But, seriously, folks...

Let me guess--you'll be here all week ;)

Two people that I cannot fathom how they have had any career at all--Don Imus and Larry King.

305 posted on 02/08/2010 9:58:51 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Imagine if conservatives were making lap-dance jokes about the first lady.

Damn a wookie lap-dance....sounds too kinky for me.....ewwwwwwww.

306 posted on 02/08/2010 9:59:43 AM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Inspectorette

Here is the video of his introduction of Sarah Palin at the NTP Convention

Pretty mild, and I think he meant it in a political fashion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1DXrb0xYTU


307 posted on 02/08/2010 10:03:37 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: pissant

I totally must have missed that remark! I’ll have to go rewatch the interview...wonder if Chris would ask Scott Brown to sit in his lap? No? Then he shouldn’t have made the remark to Sarah either.


308 posted on 02/08/2010 10:04:19 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pillut48
wonder if Chris would ask Scott Brown to sit in his lap?

The jury is still out on that one.

309 posted on 02/08/2010 10:05:47 AM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Snurple

LOL!


310 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:56 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: pillut48

Oh, it was said on Imus.

::rolls eyes backwards in head::


311 posted on 02/08/2010 10:33:08 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: pissant

If Chris said this, it wasn’t in good taste.


312 posted on 02/08/2010 10:48:32 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: pillut48
I totally must have missed that remark! I’ll have to go rewatch the interview...wonder if Chris would ask Scott Brown to sit in his lap? No? Then he shouldn’t have made the remark to Sarah either.

But would a female make that remark about Scott Brown on a comedy show? Maybe so. Would we be all-fired upset that the female said she found Scott Brown attractive on a comedy show? I wouldn't.

I have no problem with conservative candidates getting some PR about being attractive people on comedy shows.
313 posted on 02/08/2010 11:04:45 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: pnh102
Suppose you were a young male intern with a family and Barney Frank joked about how long it took to teach you the proper method of taking dicktation while your friends, family, neighbors, and co workers watched on TV?

As to you emulating the left with the lowbrow comment about being retarded, I didn't think it was funny. What I do find amusing is the fact that one of my ex inlaw's son, born with downs and now a young man with downs, has made more money in movies than you or I ever will.

Handicaps can be overcome with the right kind of support.

Heck, even asshats can learn, just most of 'em would ruther not.

314 posted on 02/08/2010 11:14:07 AM PST by 4woodenboats
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To: donna
No, but your mama is. LOL, so funny.

Glad to see you learned from the best!

315 posted on 02/08/2010 11:27:56 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Lancey Howard
If I was him I’d do it fast.

In an effort to NOT sound inappropriate myself, I presume you mean "apologize", right?

316 posted on 02/08/2010 11:59:06 AM PST by RockinRight (The sleeping giant has been awoken, and he's PISSED.)
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To: Inspectorette
He used a double entendre incorporating the word "fantasize". He's also a very poor speaker, not that that is relevant to your query.
317 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:47 PM PST by jla
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To: Syncro

To 301 - I’d then suggest you view a tape of the event.


318 posted on 02/08/2010 12:14:32 PM PST by jla
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To: nhwingut

I don’t like Wallace’s style or content for the most part...and this is another reason why I don’t like him...and why I do like Geri Thompson for jacking him up. BRING BACK BRIT HUME! BRIT, WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER IT? OUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU AT THIS CRITICAL TIME.


319 posted on 02/08/2010 12:22:39 PM PST by itssme (I)
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To: jla
Hay no problem

When a poster mentions something like you did, they usually know the phrase they are talking about

So I ask

But I do look for myself, as some posters don't know the phrase they are commenting upon

I did view it this morning

Take a look so you will know what he said.

To: Inspectorette

Here is the video of his introduction of Sarah Palin at the NTP Convention

Pretty mild, and I think he meant it in a political fashion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1DXrb0xYTU

307 posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 10:03:37 AM by Syncro

320 posted on 02/08/2010 12:29:00 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: jla
LOL now that's funny!
321 posted on 02/08/2010 12:30:20 PM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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To: pissant

Wallace said the exact thing on Mike Gallagher’s radio show on Friday. I heard it myself and was a little surprised.


322 posted on 02/08/2010 12:42:04 PM PST by Shelayne
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To: pissant

But she is correct. Palin is not a pin up girl and treating her like that only lessens her.


323 posted on 02/08/2010 12:43:39 PM PST by misterrob (Have you tea bagged a liberal today?)
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To: pissant

Calling it insipid and whatever, I’m down with. Demanding action makes her look foolish.


324 posted on 02/08/2010 1:45:58 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: pissant

I hope Chris doesn’t apologize. Especially after calling Sarah out on the Rahm/Rush/Retard thing. She just got a little of her own back, that’s all. Serves him right. I watched the FNS interview. Chris was clearly annoyed with Sarah for not coming on sooner, annoyed at having to go to Nashville and mingle with Tea Partiers (eww, real people! Get me back to DC! Whaddya mean there’s a blizzard!) But she went toe to toe with him, not just held her own but talked over him, corrected him, made her points, mocked him when he was condescending (you don’t know? That’s not very good analysis. Fire me, Roger, I’ve failed already). I listen to Fred and Jeri every day. If Jeri wants an apology she should get it from Imus for the question, putting Chris on the spot. How should he have gotten out of it? It’s ridiculous.


325 posted on 02/08/2010 1:51:07 PM PST by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! As govt expands liberty contracts. Happy Reagan Day!)
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To: pissant

I am disappointed that Wallace said this in public. We all know when men get together they can raunchy, but in public it is unacceptable. Women don’t like it. Saying she is beautiful, fine, but no touching or lusting. Coveting your neighbor’s wife is wrong. Simple.


326 posted on 02/08/2010 2:02:42 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: RockinRight
In an effort to NOT sound inappropriate myself, I presume you mean "apologize", right?

Yeahh. Apologize. That's the ticket.

327 posted on 02/08/2010 2:12:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: hennie pennie
Actually the post mentions Jeri Thompson, and states facts. People here chose to run with it. Ignorance only means that you didn’t know. And I think you admitted that you didn’t know. Next time go check for yourself.
Neal Boortz would be proud.
328 posted on 02/08/2010 2:29:40 PM PST by carolinacrazy (Bow to your sensei.... BOW TO YOUR SENSEI...... www.jackassdemocrats.com)
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To: pissant

Chris Wallace has now joined the ranks of men that have not the ability to engage the brain above their waist. They may as well just use their heads for a whistle for all the good it does them.

It’s mind boggling the piss ant males that won’t take Obama on and CALL HIM OUT on his lies, but just mealy mouth about it, can always make off color remarks about women just like the lefty loonies do.


329 posted on 02/08/2010 2:41:29 PM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: FreeReign

It was still rude of Wallace to “hope” for such a thing.

What’s wrong with his wife?

He does have a wife, doesn’t he? or is he a gay blade??


330 posted on 02/08/2010 2:47:17 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: RowdyFFC

Those darn pissants. I tell ya


331 posted on 02/08/2010 2:48:41 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: estrogen

“Is there some reason you keep using the r word?”

It was sarcastic. Enough of the PC hypersensitivity.


332 posted on 02/08/2010 3:43:48 PM PST by ari-freedom (Chris Wallace: I can tell you, Ronald Reagan would never have quit.)
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To: qwertypie

“Conservatives should be reserved and polite in public settings, so Wallace should not have said what he said. But all of the high dudgeon that this joke amounts to discrimination is a pile of bull. As others above have said, too many GOP women have accepted, embraced an adopted the noxious and illogical position of the feminists. And then they wonder why leftism is on the march? “

I couldn’t have said that any better myself.


333 posted on 02/08/2010 3:50:01 PM PST by ari-freedom (Chris Wallace: I can tell you, Ronald Reagan would never have quit.)
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To: OldGoatCPO

Give me a break! Wallace wears make-up, smiles nice, then throws out questions for others to pontificate. This is followed by a FOX News Break, with some hot babe with lots of lip gloss. “Breaking News” FOXNEWS, combines sex with news. Hey, it works for me, I still have enough male hormones coursing through my veins to admit it. You want worse watch NICK at Nite or Disney. How about the top TV shows in the country. Imus is a old school shock jock, and this stuff is his shtick. 99.999% of the country would have missed this if Jeri would have left it between Palin & Wallace. Wallace is a talking head, he is no Tony Snow or even Brit Hume. I can understand the agnst with FOX, men get babes in lip gloss and women get Wallace and (shutter) Imus.


What you say may all be true, and certainly it’s how you perceive it, but the fact is that someone like Wallace needs to maintain the appearance of respectability and gravitas regardless of who or what is going on around him—and comments about how he’d like to get the 45th president of the USA to sit on his lap are just entirely out of bounds.

I remember some stuff about Chris Matthews and someone else on MSLSD fantasizing aloud about Jeri Thompson “working the pole” or some such vulgarity. The fact that a woman in politics is attractive (or a woman on FOX is attractive) is not a license for “reporters” or commentators to begin airing their personal fantasies. It’s uncalled for and erodes their credibility—and they are talking about someone’s daughter, someone’s mother, someone’s wife...

You talking such talk in the privacy of your home or even on a chat board talking to me is one thing. But the principal news anchor on one of the Sunday shows doing it? It’s not just childish, it’s pathetic.


334 posted on 02/08/2010 4:06:20 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: pnh102

The best pimp in town, LOL.


335 posted on 02/08/2010 4:59:28 PM PST by donna (Sarah PAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: Lancey Howard

You are correct, sir! V’s wife.


336 posted on 02/08/2010 4:59:50 PM PST by ventana
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To: PaleoBob

PB, you are dead on accurate! Good shot. V’s wife.


337 posted on 02/08/2010 5:03:18 PM PST by ventana
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To: ventana

PB, you are dead on accurate! Good shot. V’s wife.


And Chris Wallace knows he did wrong here. He’s not THAT stupid. He undercut his own credibility and seriousness stooping to the level that Imus operates at. It’s left up to the rest of us to understand that we DO have to judge people differently according to their occuation, station, role, etc. Joe Namath behaving like Joe Namath might be cute at the end of the day. When Bill Clinton started behaving like Broadway Joe, it was a whole different thing, wasn’t it? Demanding that certain people meet certain standards—it’s what we used to do in America.


338 posted on 02/08/2010 5:36:24 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: donna
The best pimp in town, LOL.

Fo shizzle!

339 posted on 02/08/2010 5:58:28 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: PaleoBob

Seems Wallace was blindsided by Imus. But you are right in that he (Wallace) makes a living with words and is judged by his use of them. I do not take him as serious as some.


340 posted on 02/08/2010 7:59:17 PM PST by OldGoatCPO
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To: pissant

She’s right.

What Wallace said is sexist at it’s very best, and he oughta be punished by being made to interview Gloria Steinem.


341 posted on 02/08/2010 8:11:11 PM PST by Redbob (Pray for Pres.Osamabama: Psalm 109;v.7)
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To: maggief

Yikes, where’s the door!


342 posted on 02/08/2010 8:15:38 PM PST by Art in Idaho
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To: pnh102
The only people who believe that women on our side are bimbos are leftists. Why should we care what they think?

Hold them to an impossible standard...sounds almost...oh, I don't know...Alinsky-like. Seems like a good thing! All we're doing, after all, is pointing out they aren't measuring up to the standard they set for us, right?

343 posted on 02/08/2010 9:33:18 PM PST by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: pissant

Jeri Thompson reacts to stuff like this in a grim, humorless way, obviously due to her self-consciousness and anger over being perceived by many as a dizzy trophy wife, herself.


344 posted on 02/08/2010 10:53:33 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: I see my hands
We have far too many varied calibers...
need more of these, along with modern version possibilities bags.

'hope they don't mind if i save the copper rnds for the condor zone...

345 posted on 02/08/2010 11:07:29 PM PST by BlueDragon (there is no such thing as a "true" compass, all are subject to both variation & deviation)
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To: pissant

good grief
I hate seeing the hypersensitive reaction to this.

Grow up everybody!


346 posted on 02/08/2010 11:28:53 PM PST by free-n-TX
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To: pissant

Actually I think the lovely Jeri is being a bit strident over this.

Wallace was set up by Imus and played along.

Sarah is hot as hell which is a major plus in my book.

I doubt many MEN find her unattractive.


347 posted on 02/08/2010 11:34:22 PM PST by wardaddy (Book of Eli.....awesome.....Denzel Washington was perfect....Mila Kunis is smoking..nothing PC)
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To: Servant of the Cross

amazing how many folks here....some of whom are quite decent freepers took this bait and ran with it not knowing the context

including Ms Thompson is my bet


348 posted on 02/08/2010 11:36:19 PM PST by wardaddy (Book of Eli.....awesome.....Denzel Washington was perfect....Mila Kunis is smoking..nothing PC)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Hear Hear...and Wallace can be firm but he does not badger


349 posted on 02/08/2010 11:38:21 PM PST by wardaddy (Book of Eli.....awesome.....Denzel Washington was perfect....Mila Kunis is smoking..nothing PC)
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To: Texas Eagle
Thompson told POLITICO's Jonathan Martin that the remark, to Fox Business's Don Imus, amounted to misogyny,

when conservatives use words that were unheard of before the rise of political correctness in the 80s I wince and that word is a tool to thwart alpha males

if Fred could handle Lorrie Morgan then I reckon Jeri is a walk in the park but she's got a bit much of that northern I Am Woman/I Will Be Heard/I Demand It thing for my personal taste...even though ever lovely...hope me recognizing her beauty doesn't make me a woman hater in her eyes

this woman hater (me) forked over 700 for myself and my wife-slave to see Sarah talk for 45 minutes and would go to war for her if asked

350 posted on 02/08/2010 11:43:37 PM PST by wardaddy (Book of Eli.....awesome.....Denzel Washington was perfect....Mila Kunis is smoking..nothing PC)
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