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Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat
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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."


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KEYWORDS: bhopress; foxnews; frontrow; whca; whitehousepress
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To: theDentist

i am loving this...though I have some reluctance to relying on Fox as always above board...too much ME ownership is enough to question where they sometimes are coming from.


51 posted on 08/01/2010 3:51:19 PM PDT by caww
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To: SandRat

Relax, I steam cleaned that seat last week. Was filthy. Had fly larvae and bubble gum under the seat.


52 posted on 08/01/2010 3:55:36 PM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room...the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by [Helen] 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.

53 posted on 08/01/2010 3:57:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.whca.net/officers.htm


54 posted on 08/01/2010 4:08:22 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sub-Driver

Just dang, I was looking forward for Les Kinsolving to take the seat.

Then you would’ve seen heads really explode at DUmmieland.

;^)


55 posted on 08/01/2010 4:14:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sub-Driver

The board of the White House Correspondents Association has agreed, by consensus, to move the Associated Press to the front row, center seat in the James S. Brady Briefing Room.

The board further agreed to move Fox News to the front row seat previously occupied by AP, and relocate NPR into the second row seat previously held by Fox, next to Bloomberg News.

It was a very difficult decision. The board received requests from Bloomberg and NPR in addition to Fox for relocation to the front row and felt all three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox’s length of service and commitment to the White House television pool.

The board also made a series of adjustments to the larger seating chart, including the addition of a new seat for the foreign press pool.

These deliberations mark the third time in four years the board has tackled this issue, and we urge members to view seating room changes as an ongoing process that will be revisited again as our industry evolves.

The changes are effective Monday, August 2. In addition, the board member from NPR abstained from debate of seating assignments for the first two rows.


56 posted on 08/01/2010 4:14:32 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Whoops, thanks HollyB!


57 posted on 08/01/2010 4:22:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s fine, I’m always lookin for info... when I should be doing other things ; )


58 posted on 08/01/2010 4:24:40 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sub-Driver
Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet."

*shakes head* and those idiots don't see the irony in that sentence, either..

59 posted on 08/01/2010 4:30:18 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Can someone explain what a "Diversity Job" is?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is extremely expected. I was betting on npr to take the seat.

I know Baghdad rob isn’t going to be happy having his cheerleaders stuck in the second row.


60 posted on 08/01/2010 4:32:21 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, deer!


61 posted on 08/01/2010 4:37:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Now 100% flag free.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
That was Megan Fox who was moved to the front row.

Now maybe more guys will watch press conferences.

62 posted on 08/01/2010 4:38:45 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Sub-Driver
The actual title of the article is "Fox News to move to front-row White House briefing room seat".

Why was the wrong title used here?

63 posted on 08/01/2010 4:40:20 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
It is their rightful place they were next in line as the TOP RATED network.

Absolutely.

64 posted on 08/01/2010 4:43:16 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: LostInBayport; BuckeyeTexan; HollyB
For those FReepers who may not be aware, BuckeyeTexan has been performing the Herculean task of tracking the members of Journolist. He deserves a big round of applause.

Journolist

65 posted on 08/01/2010 5:01:41 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: smokingfrog

Love it. :-)


66 posted on 08/01/2010 5:03:07 PM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Sub-Driver
"...the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas."

The preeminent propaganda outlet worldwide front and center.

67 posted on 08/01/2010 5:04:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Yes, I’ve been using it as a reference. BT did an excellent job with the list. Thanks.


68 posted on 08/01/2010 5:08:10 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Liz; penelopesire; onyx; maggief; STARWISE

Yoo Hoo, Time to buy more stock in Orville....


69 posted on 08/01/2010 5:12:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Headline: Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat

Story: 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...

Headline is misleading if story is true...

70 posted on 08/01/2010 5:17:29 PM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: w1andsodidwe
The actual title of the article is "Fox News to move to front-row White House briefing room seat".

Why was the wrong title used here?

Because the actual title of this post is Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat as I post...

71 posted on 08/01/2010 5:22:14 PM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: MinuteGal

I love Griff Jenkins.


72 posted on 08/01/2010 5:23:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Sub-Driver
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”.
73 posted on 08/01/2010 5:25:06 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is going to drive the left wingnuts crazy. Someone post this on digg.


74 posted on 08/01/2010 5:34:03 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: Sub-Driver

Note to Major Garrett: Lysol.


75 posted on 08/01/2010 5:37:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Heckuva job, Brownie!.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Just too damm funny!


76 posted on 08/01/2010 5:37:38 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! I support Rick Scott and Marco Rubio 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good! It’s about time they got their rightful place in the front row.


77 posted on 08/01/2010 5:42:01 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess this blunts the criticism that FNC is not a “legitimate” news channel.

That is, if ANY of them are legitimate anymore.


78 posted on 08/01/2010 5:48:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: SunTzuWu
Headline does not agree with the body of the article.

Headline is wrong, it seems, but let them all have their glee while it lasts.

79 posted on 08/01/2010 5:55:26 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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To: SandRat; Admin Moderator
Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet.

Okay, I can't take it. I sure hope the title gets fixed soon. We look like fools here.

The Libs won.

The AP got Thomas' seat.

Fox News went to front row but didn't get the middle seat.

>sigh<

Maybe that will do it.

80 posted on 08/01/2010 6:01:07 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

ping


81 posted on 08/01/2010 6:01:51 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: bcsco
Because the actual title of this post is Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat as I post...

Not when I look at the article.

82 posted on 08/01/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: R0CK3T

“They should hire Rush,...”

I’d never miss a press conference even if they were on pay-per-view.


83 posted on 08/01/2010 6:02:21 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Sub-Driver
I think a few heads just exploded.......

Why?

Because the senseless promotion of media has been replaced by media with agenda?

Pass the baton and every one kicks their heels with glee???

Just another day and another payoff IMO.

84 posted on 08/01/2010 6:07:12 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

Npt true. Thomas’s seat is being taken by AP. Fox is getting a different front row seat.


85 posted on 08/01/2010 6:08:14 PM PDT by balls
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To: Ham Hock
This is going to drive the left wingnuts crazy.

Wingnuts ARE crazy.

Let them figure out what direction to go while behind the wheel.

86 posted on 08/01/2010 6:13:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Sub-Driver

I sure hope that the Fox reporters bring some Lysol wipes and Febreeze.


87 posted on 08/01/2010 6:25:52 PM PDT by upstanding
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To: SandRat
**Hope you have a good Hot Water Heater to provide for a real long shower to get clean again. You’re going to need it.**

Hot water doesn't need a heater.

LOL!

Just messin' with ya, bro...

88 posted on 08/01/2010 6:31:39 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Sub-Driver

White House: “Keep your enemies closer”.


89 posted on 08/01/2010 6:32:30 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

At what price? : |


90 posted on 08/01/2010 6:36:06 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Gondring

Well, but they still went up a row - to the front. That’s still pretty good. Lib’s did not win on this.

But, I still don’t trust ‘em.


91 posted on 08/01/2010 6:37:14 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure distribution had nothing to do with this decision.


92 posted on 08/01/2010 6:43:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Madame Dufarge; BuckeyeTexan

93 posted on 08/01/2010 6:44:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SandRat

They will not be called on, they would rather get the party line from the Huffington Puffington Post...


94 posted on 08/01/2010 6:51:47 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well that would be a nice development if Obama actually held.... Pressers.

Instead, we are treated to the daily lunacy of Gibbsey. The journalists would get more useful information from the Portuguese Water Spaniel.


95 posted on 08/01/2010 6:56:32 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I'm not goin’ there. Ping laz,,, he’ll go anywhere!

I want to caress Helen Thomas's seat......

.....well, the one in the front row of the press room, anyways......

96 posted on 08/01/2010 6:59:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: keats5
You guys are so mean to Laz.


97 posted on 08/01/2010 7:01:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baghdad Bob can’t be happy about this move ...


98 posted on 08/01/2010 7:01:17 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Gondring
Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet.The Libs won.

I'm not really sure why this is important enough for screaming, but from your post I'm not sure what the "LIBS WON", since NPR didn't get the front row seat for which the Liberal groups were lobbying. Didn't Fox get a front row seat and NPR got Fox's seat in the 2nd row?

Okay, I can't take it. I sure hope the title gets fixed soon. We look like fools here.

I believe the OP is using the title directly from the article. Isn't that following FR posting rules?? Am I missing something here? Regardless, sorry you're so upset.

99 posted on 08/01/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: bcsco

Apparently, they’ve very, very recently changed the title to the article. I just clicked on it less than 5 minutes ago and what I read was, “Fox News to move to Thomas’ front-row seat.”


100 posted on 08/01/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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