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Journolister who bashed Fox News is on board that determines who gets White House briefing...
the daily caller ^ | 7/21/10 | Caroline May

Posted on 07/21/2010 7:25:20 PM PDT by Nachum

There is currently a fierce battle among several major news outlets to claim the front-row seat in the White House briefing room recently vacated by long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who retired amid scandal in June.

One of the news outlets battling for the seat is Fox News, which is currently the only TV-network without a front-row seat. It will ultimately be up to the nine-member White House Correspondents’ Association board to decide who gets the highly coveted placement.

This morning, The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong reported how some members of the now defunct Journolist list-serv discussed how Fox News needed to be shut down. One of the participants in the list-serv conversation was Time magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer, who is also a member of the same White House Correspondents’ Association board that will determine which news outlet will get the vacant front-row seat in the White House briefing room.

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1 posted on 07/21/2010 7:25:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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The list, ping


2 posted on 07/21/2010 7:26:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I see that Bill Press got into the White House press meeting today. Bill Press? Are you kidding me? If Bill Press can be there then Ann Coulter ought to get a seat in there.


3 posted on 07/21/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (The important thing to remember is that Obama reads newspapers and isn't that whats important?)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule
"Bill Press? Are you kidding me? "

Helen Thomas was an opinion journalist for close to ten years, yet she kept her seat. HuffPo has a seat in there, and I think The Nation may as well - maybe Mother Jones, too.

I don't know if NRO, or the Weekly Standard have reporters in the room, but I don't believe that they do.

4 posted on 07/21/2010 7:32:58 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Nachum

“....Time magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer, who is also a member of the same White House Correspondents’ Association board that will determine which news outlet will get the vacant front-row seat.......”

So, like who is in charge of the White House Correspondents’ Association Board?


5 posted on 07/21/2010 7:33:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Liberalism draws criminals as excrement draws flies. Liberals are only good for bait.)
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To: Nachum

I think we should start a big stink and demand that most of these hacks be fired...especially that cow at NPR. I don’t want one dime of mine going to someone like that.


6 posted on 07/21/2010 7:35:36 PM PDT by penelopesire (FOX NEWS TRIBAL PRINCESS)
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To: Nachum

Funny how, for all these years we’ve been belittled and our sanity impugned because we kept protesting, like some latter-day Cassandras, that the mainstream media were infested with individuals who put their ideological goals ahead of their journalistic obligations to truthful reporting, and used the media’s reputation for objectivity and integrity as camoflage for surreptitiously carrying on a war of disinformation and agitprop against this country. Now, lo and behold, we are vindicated, from the mouths of the very same people who have been belittling and impugning us all these years.


7 posted on 07/21/2010 7:42:58 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

What is a “Journolister”, please? I do not recognize the word.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 7:45:16 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Baseball is Boring|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar

>> What is a “Journolister”, please?

“journolist” was the “listserv” list run by Ezra Klein for liberal journalists. In other words, the newsgroup from which “daily caller” is leaking the info.

Therefore “journolister” is a participant in “journolist”.


9 posted on 07/21/2010 7:49:24 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: penelopesire
Every Republican should have to take a stand on defunding NPR and PBS. I want to know BEFORE I VOTE.

Most of us are sick to death of using our conservative tax dollars to pay for groups that hate half the citizens in this country. LIBERALS WOULD NEVER LET US USE TAX DOLLARS TO FUND RUSH OR FOX NEWS.

DEFUND NPR. DEFUND PBS.

10 posted on 07/21/2010 7:53:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: Oceander

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Media_Elite

“The Media Elite, written by S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda Lichter, details a social scientific study of the ideological commitments of elite journalists and the consequences of those commitments on both the reporting itself and on its reception by the public.[1][2] The conservative Media Research Center contends that The Media Elite is “the most widely quoted media study of the 1980s and remains a landmark today.”[3]

The survey revealed a group of individuals at once remarkably similar to one another in background, status, and beliefs and strikingly different from the general public. In 1980, this “media elite” was predominantly white (95 per cent), male (79 per cent), college-educated (93 per cent), and well paid. Four out of five had been raised in relatively affluent business or professional families; two out of three came from states in the Northeast or industrial Midwest.

In terms of beliefs, one distinctive characteristic was a strongly secular outlook. In marked contrast to a 1977 Gallup poll of the general population in which 94 per cent of respondents professed a religious faith, 50 per cent of the elite journalists listed their religion as “none.” And while 86 per cent of respondents from the general population said their religious beliefs are very or fairly important to them (and 42 per cent had attended a religious service in the preceding week), an identical 86 per cent of elite journalists said they seldom or never go to church.

Concerning political beliefs: 54 per cent of the journalists described their views as left of center, 29 per cent as “middle of the road,” and only 17 per cent as right of center. The authors argue that this ratio of more than three liberal journalists for each conservative contrasts sharply with the distribution among the American public: every relevant poll conducted in the decade from 1975 to 1985 found conservatives outnumbering liberals in the electorate, often by a ratio of three to two or more...”


11 posted on 07/21/2010 8:00:06 PM PDT by Pelham (There is no "close the border first". Deport illegals now.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Thanks


12 posted on 07/21/2010 8:00:06 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Baseball is Boring|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Nervous Tick

Would Jeff Gannon qualify?


13 posted on 07/21/2010 8:10:11 PM PDT by carenot (We'd rather hold on to the myth than fight for the reality)
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To: carenot

Don’t know who Jeff Gannon is.

Another FReeper posted a list of those identified as Journolist participants earlier today. Find that post and see if he’s on there.


14 posted on 07/21/2010 8:13:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Nachum

The FOX reporter should just start sitting there... and when a controversy ensues just state he’s there to cover the news the other folks on the front won’t cover.


15 posted on 07/21/2010 8:15:25 PM PDT by rwilson99
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To: Nachum

My tag covers it...


16 posted on 07/21/2010 8:50:56 PM PDT by piytar (Another day in obama's "America." Another day in the march to fascism...)
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 07/21/2010 8:51:48 PM PDT by februus
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To: Oceander

What’s more is that some of these same people were the ones screaming about how the “corporate media” was right-wing biased.


18 posted on 07/21/2010 8:53:13 PM PDT by piytar (Another day in obama's "America." Another day in the march to fascism...)
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To: Nachum

The Progressive propaganda network has tentacles everywhere. I wonder who all in the WH the Journolisters have direct connections to?


19 posted on 07/21/2010 9:08:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Nachum
Let me get this straight. The one cable news outlet which routinely DOUBLES (or more) the viewing audience of ALL the others (usually combined) is deemed unworthy of prominence in the White House press room? The agenda-driven dinosaur media just can't handle the TRUTH that THEY are becoming increasingly IRRELEVANT and FOX's ratings prove emphatically that their reporting perspective reflects the opinions of the MAINSTREAM of Americans.

Must Destroy Fox

20 posted on 07/21/2010 9:38:10 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: sionnsar

See what happens when you fail to read the news for even one day? You get hopelessly behind.


21 posted on 07/21/2010 10:00:38 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

If Bill Press can get in then Vladimir Putin should get in.


22 posted on 07/21/2010 10:15:59 PM PDT by pankot
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To: sionnsar

Journolist is a recent term to describe a cadre of extreme left faux journalists in the tank for the Obama’s. They have been specifically named and outed.


23 posted on 07/21/2010 10:51:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

((.))


24 posted on 07/22/2010 5:00:44 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK,, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: Nachum

What these yahoos don’t realize is that Fox is helped by this kind of crapola, not hurt.


25 posted on 07/22/2010 5:29:14 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversdun)
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vacated by long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas
Thanks Arthur Wildfire! March.
26 posted on 07/22/2010 6:27:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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