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  • Targeting Fox News Is a Profound Political Mistake

    10/14/2009 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 17 replies · 1,607+ views
    FoxNews ^ | October 14, 2009 | Doug Schoen
    The White House is making a profound political mistake by targeting Fox News and deliberately deciding to exclude them from interviews and access to the administration. And not only that, they are making a mistake on both a practical and a political level. Frankly, it just doesn’t make sense. On a practical level, targeting a news organization only redounds to one’s detriment. I have no doubt that Fox News will not change its coverage, nor should it, in response to statements from White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. Nonetheless, indicating that five separate Fox News programs will not have access...
  • Liberal Stupid-Ass Comment: WH Communications Director Anita Dunn Disses Fox News

    10/11/2009 6:24:50 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 15 replies · 836+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 10/11/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    In a despicable, arrogant, and rather hypocritical display today, White House communications director (whatever the hell that is) Anita Dunn delegitimized the Fox News Channel as a bona fide news station. Among the gems shared by her with CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz (h/t: Breitbart, via Mediaite]: Let’s be realistic here, Howie, they’re widely viewed as a part of the Republican party: Take their talking points, put ‘em on the air. Take their opposition research, put ‘em on the air. And that’s fine, but let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.The reality of it is...
  • Caption: Gibbs returning from Copenhagen, CNN and talking point on AF1 monitor?

    10/03/2009 7:09:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP/Reuters ^ | October 2, 2009
  • O'Reilly Talks with Major Garrett About Tensions Between Obama White House and Fox News - Video

    08/24/2009 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 907+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Bill O'Reilly talking with Fox News Senior White House Correspondent Major Garrett about tensions that exist between the Obama White House and Fox News. O'Reilly believes that Obama's Administration really dislikes Fox News because Fox News dares to not give deliberately "favorable" coverage of Obama. Garrett would not say there is great tension between the White House and himself, but he did say it is obvious Fox News is not one of the favorites, and he is not given tips and "heads up" help the way some networks are. O'Reilly asked Garrett what is wrong with...
  • VIDEO: FOX's Major Garrett Reflects On Angering Robert Gibbs Today

    08/13/2009 5:16:50 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 51 replies · 2,719+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    FOX News' Major Garrett discusses his question to Robert Gibbs Thursday afternoon.
  • Tapper asks Gibbs about Nazi references

    08/07/2009 12:52:16 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 24 replies · 1,374+ views
    abc blogs ^ | 07-August-2009 | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER:  And just one follow-up, to Ben’s*question about the town hall meetings. This week, there's just been an amplification in terms of the rhetoric.  Some of the protesters against the president's position on health care reform have used Nazi imagery.  A Democratic congressman said that the protesters were using brown shirt tactics.  A Democratic senator called protesters' behavior un-American, although she retracted it.  Rush Limbaugh went on a very long speech yesterday during his radio show in which he compared Democrats to Nazis, the president to Hitler. And I'm wondering if the president has seen any of this, has a...
  • Gibbs: No Tax Hike for Middle Class

    08/03/2009 11:03:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 904+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2009
    The White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is committed to not raising taxes on U.S. families earning less than $250,000. Robert Gibbs restated that assurance Monday after two top White House officials suggested over the weekend that they could not rule out tax increases as the administration struggles to cut the budget deficit in half in the coming years. In appearances on TV network news shows Sunday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the White House was not ready to rule out a tax hike to lower the federal deficit. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers said Obama's proposed health...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • Does White House Plant ALL Questions? (Not Just Gates')

    07/28/2009 5:20:20 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 18 replies · 1,567+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 7-28-09 | Aaron Klein
    Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama.
  • Obama Skids in Another Ratings Count: TV Viewers

    07/27/2009 10:08:09 AM PDT · by holy joe · 19 replies · 1,484+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 27, 2009 | James Hirsen
    President Obama received flack from all sides for his answer to a question at his healthcare press conference in which he said that the police officers involved in Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates' arrest “acted stupidly.” But who could have predicted that “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart would do a presidential put-down? “I wasn't at the press conference last night, and I also don't have all the facts, but I think it's fair to say that Obama handled that question — oh, what's the word I'm looking for — stupidly?” the Comedy Central star cracked. In light of Walter Cronkite's...
  • Charles Krauthammer Praises Obama Performance at Presser

    07/24/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT · by brianhumeck · 28 replies · 2,000+ views
    The Up Blog ^ | 7/24/2009 | Brian Humeck
    Popular conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, whose columns appear in the Washington Post and many other newspapers throughout this nation had some stunning words on the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show this afternoon. When asked how he thought President Obama fared in his Wednesday night press conference, Krauthammer responded that his thoughts were quite the opposite of the general feelings toward the presser. “I think he did quite well,” said Krauthammer but then added an obvious caveat. “He stood up there and defended the indefensible for an hour. If that had been me up there, I would have turned myself in after...
  • The Corner: Robert Gibbs on FNC

    07/26/2009 11:27:15 AM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 34 replies · 295+ views
    The Corner on National Review ^ | July 26, 2009 | Jack Dunphy
    "On today’s Fox News Sunday, presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted President Obama had been prepared to answer questions about the Henry Louis Gates arrest at his press conference last week. Bret Baier, filling in for regular host Chris Wallace, asked Gibbs, “Before Wednesday’s news conference, did you prepare [the president] for a question about Henry Gates’s arrest in Cambridge?”
  • White House: Obama Done Talking About Gates Case

    07/25/2009 7:28:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 91 replies · 1,107+ views
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday morning that President Obama "has said everything he's going to say" about the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. Gibbs repeated the point twice for emphasis, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports. The press secretary met with reporters in his office. Also at the meeting, Gibbs came as close as anyone in the White House has so far to expressing regret over Mr. Obama's comments on the matter. Asked if the president regrets weighing in because "it may take you guys a little bit off message when he's...
  • The story behind my Obama question

    07/25/2009 8:16:17 AM PDT · by lex33 · 92 replies · 2,326+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 24, 2009 | Lynn Sweet
    July 24, 2009 BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Columnist WASHINGTON -- I asked President Obama what turned out to be a provocative question at his press conference on Wednesday night -- well, it was his answer that was really provocative -- about the arrest of noted Harvard African-American studies Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass. I asked,"What does that incident say to you? And what does it say about race relations in America?" Obama's answer included a sound bite picked up by scores of outlets, whether print, TV, radio or on the Web. Said Obama, "the...
  • The Gates Affair: Calibrating Your Equivocation

    07/25/2009 10:47:10 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 15 replies · 685+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 25 | Roger Kimball
    Sgt. Crowley seems to be doing everything he can to defuse the situation and move on. (Take a look at that interview I linked above.) The President clearly wishes he’d kept his mouth shut. I suspect that with his “recalibration” he has just shoved his foot a bit deeper into the presidential maw, especially since Prof. Gates is doing his Al Sharpton imitation traipsing about accusing everyone in sight of racism. He looks completley ridiculous, but people are used to Ivy League Professors making fools of themselves. There will be a bit more of the snigger factor at work whenever...
  • Rasmussen: Obama’s presser backfired

    07/25/2009 7:42:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 55 replies · 2,693+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 25, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Barack Obama obviously hoped to get a swell in support after his prime-time presser, both for his health-care initiative and for his own approval ratings. Until now, the president has wrung temporary boosts in polling from his major media appearances. Not this time, though, as Rasmussen shows that negative ratings for his polling increased in the two days after Wednesday’s prime-time press conference: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving...
  • Gibbs Says "Twitter" Blocked on White House Computers - Video 7/24/09

    07/24/2009 6:49:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 378+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    This is not particularly important, but it is interesting. White House Press Secretary was asked today if he "twittered," and he responded: "No, for some reason Twitter is blocked on White House computers. I have to say I'm on camera enough that I think people have a decent sense of what I'm doing minus Twittering." Of course, many people "twitter" using their phone or PDA, but I would guess the only reason to block it would be because of security concerns. Any other ideas? . . . . (Watch Video)
  • President Obama walks back police criticism

    07/24/2009 5:03:19 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 26 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 24, 2009 | ALEXANDER BURNS & CAROL E. LEE
    "I think the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed McCain," Gibbs fired back at reporters, referring to Obama's Republican opponent in the 2008 election. "If I'm not mistaken." Gibbs proving he's an idiot.
  • Liberal Ed Shultz Says Obama Looked Like "A Beaten Man" at Press Conference - Video 7/23/09

    07/24/2009 5:27:08 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 628+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Liberal Ed Shultz hammering Democrats and President Obama for their failure to move forward with their Health Care Reform Bill. He said about Obama at his press conference Wednesday night: "There were times last night when I thought President Obama was a beaten man. And I thought, where's the fire?" Shultz criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for delaying the bill until after the August recess. He called Harry Reid "the most under-the-rug Majority Leader ever." Shultz said he wants to see "some punches thrown" against the Republicans. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Gibbs: Media 'obsessions' prolonging Gates story

    07/24/2009 9:01:23 AM PDT · by libh8er · 49 replies · 2,102+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 7.24.09
    The White House says the media's "obsessions" are keeping alive President Barack Obama's comments about the arrest of a Harvard scholar seen trying to get into his own house. Asked whether Obama regretted commenting on the matter, spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters that the president probably would regret distracting the media with "obsessions." Gibbs says Obama has "great respect" for police officers and understands what a hard job they have.