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Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat
The Hill ^

Posted on 08/01/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 08/01/2010 8:36:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Mod note: The headline originally read: Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat

The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.

According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.

Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas' seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox's former seat in the second row.

The 2010-2011 WHCA board includes representatives from USA Today, Reuters, C-SPAN, the New York Times, Politico, Time Magazine, NPR and the DC Examiner.

Thomas, a longtime critic of Israeli foreign policy, had resigned in late May after a video clip in which she said that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" -- to Europe, the United States and other places -- surfaced on the internet.

Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhopress; foxnews; frontrow; whca; whitehousepress
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To: Kieri

I miss Tony Snow a lot! Recently, the 2nd anniversary of his death either passed or will pass. Hard to believe that he is gone and wish he was still around.


101 posted on 08/01/2010 7:11:24 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Lazamataz

You’re shamless!


102 posted on 08/01/2010 7:13:01 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Lazamataz

You’re shameless!


103 posted on 08/01/2010 7:13:08 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this mean FOX is now officially a REAL new organization?

Wonder if they will ever be “called on” though.


104 posted on 08/01/2010 7:18:36 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this mean FOX is now officially a REAL new organization?

Wonder if they will ever be “called on” though.


105 posted on 08/01/2010 7:18:41 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Sub-Driver
Don't cheer yet folks. FOX News has a few DEM loyalist reporters in it's rank and file. It won't be too great for example if Geraldo is the occupant.
106 posted on 08/01/2010 7:19:01 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: jennyjenny

The title does not say that it’s Thomas’ seat.


107 posted on 08/01/2010 7:21:15 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Justice, though the heavens shake.


108 posted on 08/01/2010 7:28:35 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Gondring
It did at one point. Just check out DU. They had the same article/title posted on their site.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8861204

Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat Source: The Hill

109 posted on 08/01/2010 7:42:52 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

I know, but it hadn’t been corrected here.

It’s been corrected now.


110 posted on 08/01/2010 7:54:26 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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btrl


111 posted on 08/01/2010 8:17:48 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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To: Inspectorette; KansasGirl
Yes, I like him, too. He's fearless Fosdick in spectacles.

I couldn't think of his name, a mental block, and I didn't have time to look it up.

But Griff Jenkins IS the dude!

Thanks,

Leni

112 posted on 08/01/2010 8:39:50 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver; seanmerc

Oh, this is rich! Helen Thomas must be livid. (But then again, how could one tell?)


113 posted on 08/01/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT by Melian ( God is even kinder than you think. ~St. Teresa)
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To: MinuteGal
Griff Jenkins...love this guy.

Now Griff Jenkins would be perfect for the job...no signs of fear or hesitancy in his eyes or voice. His manner and delivery are spot on. And like a dog with a bone, he keeps at it til he gets what he wants.

I hope Fox considers him for greater things.

114 posted on 08/01/2010 9:11:43 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Sub-Driver

They better ask for a new seat to be installed. I wouldn’t sit on it wearing a HAZMAT suit.


115 posted on 08/01/2010 9:13:29 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The 2010-2011 WHCA board includes representatives from USA Today, Reuters, C-SPAN, the New York Times, Politico, Time Magazine, NPR and the DC Examiner.

Sheesh, look at that leftist media lineup in charge of deciding the seating hierarchy. It's amazing any non-left wing media ever makes it off the back row!

116 posted on 08/01/2010 9:30:28 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: La Enchiladita
Eeeeuuwww... no one else wants to sit where she sat, where her butt was....eeeuuuwwww....

Uh, yeah... I hope the actual Helen Thomas chair retired with her. Hopefully they'll bring in a new one for Major Garrett...

117 posted on 08/01/2010 9:36:54 PM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: La Enchiladita
According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.

Disregard my previous post to you re: Major Garrett. AP will occupy the actual Helen Thomas seat, Fox News gets the old AP seat.

LOL enjoy Helen's seat, AP reporters! ;-)

118 posted on 08/01/2010 9:39:42 PM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Excerpt:

The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.

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Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas' seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox's former seat in the second row.

-snip-

Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet."

119 posted on 08/01/2010 9:42:45 PM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: Kieri

Me too. One of the finest gentlemen I had the pleasure to know.


120 posted on 08/01/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course this should happen given the overwhelming viewership #’s of Fox News. Nothing else comes close.


121 posted on 08/01/2010 9:52:29 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: nutmeg; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Here are some points they could raise from the front row

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-our-country-is-in-trouble-apart.html


122 posted on 08/01/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT by FARS (Be well, be happy and thrive)
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To: Sub-Driver

Congratulations to Fox!


123 posted on 08/01/2010 10:28:32 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheesh, look at all the ridiculous wrangling of these lapdogs over seating arrangements at the foot of the emperor. Disgusting.


124 posted on 08/01/2010 10:35:04 PM PDT by billybudd
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


125 posted on 08/01/2010 10:47:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for Fox, they deserve a front row seat since they are by far the most watched News channel after the big 3.


126 posted on 08/01/2010 11:23:36 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: FARS

As to the politburo in D.C. I see stupid people everywhere..


127 posted on 08/02/2010 12:00:00 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.

This appears, at least, as a huge slap for Gibbs and the empty suit he speaks for, who have doggedly criticized and denigrated Fox News as no more than a propaganda outlet.

Fox News just needs to watch the 'pens' at their back. As does all this Media, really, need to be mindful of who is behind them - given their vote.

(Perhaps there are other reasons for the vote, beyond the quality and significance of Fox News*; but whatever it is; appreciate the move; (on it's 'face', this is a hoot, given WH opposition!). . .Go Major! Go Fox News!

(*don't want to hear the 'Saudi thing' here!)

128 posted on 08/02/2010 3:56:24 AM PDT by cricket (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - where are you. . .)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Not when I look at the article.

The original title of this THREAD stated that Fox was to move to Thomas's front-row seat. It was stated incorrectly.

129 posted on 08/02/2010 4:31:08 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Sub-Driver
exceprts from Breitart.com/politics/

The bid from Fox for a front-row seat sparked a protest from some over the network's perceived right-wing leanings.

The advocacy groups Working Assets and MoveOn.org launched an online campaign through social media website Facebook to lobby the WHCA to give the seat to NPR.

In a statement posted on the Working Assets website Credo Action on Sunday, the group said, "While we're disappointed that the seat did not go to NPR, we're delighted the board found a way to avoid giving the coveted front-row center seat to Fox." ************

LOL.. .

130 posted on 08/02/2010 4:31:55 AM PDT by cricket (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - where are you. . .)
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To: theDentist; All
I bet that gives Helen Thomas the worst case of indigestion... as well as Mr Gibbs.

Beyond 'memoirs'; does Helen write now, for 'any'body? Has she been seen/heard from? (OK, 'not that I care' - she has long deserved her just deserts; but am curious.) Perhaps, she has a retreat somewhere. . .in Syria or somesuch. . .

131 posted on 08/02/2010 4:39:09 AM PDT by cricket (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - where are you. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

How could the vote have been unanimous if NPR was on the board and voted, if they themselves wanted the seat FNC won? Are they so stupid they voted against themselves?


132 posted on 08/02/2010 4:46:21 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Sub-Driver
The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran brain-addled UPI reporter editorialist and anti-Semite Helen Thomas.

Fixed that right up in the interest of accuracy.
133 posted on 08/02/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Sub-Driver

oh man.. this akin to letting the Hen(talons of steel, trained in the arts of truth, and spear of the right) rofl into the Fox den... libs are gonna go mental.


134 posted on 08/02/2010 6:20:44 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FNC joining the Ruling Class. Perks and prestige. I’m not impressed. Its a microcosm of the liberal world view. Some panel of Ruling Class decides who sits where. Puke.


135 posted on 08/02/2010 7:00:58 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Sub-Driver

The nest question is: Will Gibbs ever choose Fox News to
ask a question?


136 posted on 08/02/2010 8:08:48 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Sub-Driver

well the leftist fanatics campaigning for NPR to get the seat is another reminder (as thought any were needed) that NPR is a propaganda tool of the left....

how “interesting” that bozos like MoveOn.org and WorkingAssets don’t think it’s even a bit embarrassing to NPR to have such obviously hard-left shills regarding NPR as their ideological butt-buddy

NPR staffers should be embarrassed, except that they are probably half the paying membership of MoveOn these days....


137 posted on 08/02/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Sub-Driver
Now that we are in the front row, maybe we can get Major to ask some tougher questions......ie does Obama admit that he lied when he said he did not share Rev Wright`s views?

Any word on Obama`s missing school records?

138 posted on 08/02/2010 10:15:24 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN / LOU HOLTZ 2012 DREAM TICKET)
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To: Lazamataz

I think the Imp is Obama in this thread LOL!

Bring out the Imp LOL!


139 posted on 08/02/2010 10:34:14 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Lazamataz

I think the Imp is Obama in this thread LOL!

Bring out the Imp LOL!


140 posted on 08/02/2010 10:34:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: La Enchiladita

According to the article, CNN is going to plop right down where SHE sat; Helen Thomas/CNN.....a distinction without a difference! CNN is probably just as scuzzy as Helen.

FOX is moving into CNN’s previous seat. Would that be Major Garrett? If I were ol’ Maj, I think I’d take a can of Lysol Spray along to the next briefing.


141 posted on 08/02/2010 11:13:09 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39
"According to the article, CNN is going to plop right down where SHE sat; Helen Thomas/CNN.....a distinction without a difference! CNN is probably just as scuzzy as Helen.

"According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas."

142 posted on 08/02/2010 12:11:45 PM PDT by Mila
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To: nutmeg

Hey Nutmeg you want see something funny go to Drudge

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NBC ‘MEET PRESS’ 2,808,000 VIEWERS
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143 posted on 08/02/2010 2:55:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Sub-Driver
Sweet. Helen Thomas must be rolling in her grave.

Somebody is going to say she's not dead. I'm going say it just seems that way because she leaves it at night.

144 posted on 08/02/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Megyn Kelly announced this - WOW!

Helen probably flipped over in her grave. Oh, wait! She's still with us.

Congrats, Major!

145 posted on 08/02/2010 3:44:19 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is NPR treated as a news organization, since it is funded by the government?

It should be in the outside of the room, back row, to the left, and off of the WH reservation.


146 posted on 08/02/2010 3:46:42 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Sub-Driver
The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas

Ah, sweet words, say it again...

147 posted on 08/02/2010 4:36:13 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: FARS; Sub-Driver

Thanks for the ping FARS. Some good points to raise at your blog. I’m excited they got this front row seat, they will have the spotlight to ask some tough questions - and watch Gibbs-jibber, lol.


148 posted on 08/02/2010 6:03:09 PM PDT by potlatch (<alt=*snip* = *snap*)
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To: Sub-Driver
0bamy may be a socialist, but he's not stupid. “Keep your friends close, but keep you enemies closer.”
149 posted on 08/03/2010 7:21:40 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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