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Sanders, Fox reporter exchange jabs over off-camera briefings
The Hill ^ | July 18, 2017 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 07/18/2017 12:25:46 PM PDT by jazusamo

Fox News reporter John Roberts roasted Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday over the White House’s refusal to allow television coverage of its daily press briefings.

When Roberts, the network’s chief White House correspondent, got up to leave the briefing early, Sanders noticed and joked, "John Roberts is bored today, he's stepping out."

“If it was on camera, I might not be,” Roberts shot back.

He also tweeted about the incident, noting he had an on-camera appearance he needed to be at, adding, "Had the brief been on camera, it would have been on TV, not me."

The restrictions on coverage of the briefing have caused major friction between President Trump’s staff and the White House press corps.

The administration has not held an on-camera press briefing at the White House since June 29.

President Trump's press staff say the change is meant to draw more attention to Trump's remarks, but in recent weeks staff have held off-camera briefings on days when the president has no public events.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fnc; johnroberts; offcamera; whbreifings
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Are John Roberts and Shep Smith related, kinda sounds like it. LOL!
1 posted on 07/18/2017 12:25:46 PM PDT by jazusamo
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John Roberts is a tool! Flat out liberal.


2 posted on 07/18/2017 12:29:11 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: jazusamo

John Roberts is a tool! Flat out liberal.


3 posted on 07/18/2017 12:29:12 PM PDT by King Hawk
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Absolutely, as is Sheppie.


4 posted on 07/18/2017 12:32:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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“If it was on camera, I might not be,” Roberts shot back.

LOL, so you are not really there to be a journalist and report the news, you want to be in the news.


5 posted on 07/18/2017 12:41:57 PM PDT by Jolla
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Christ, in John 8:44, perfectly describes the US Press.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

6 posted on 07/18/2017 12:44:56 PM PDT by Bob Celeste
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Too many Showboats, and now enough Tugboats.


7 posted on 07/18/2017 12:45:28 PM PDT by lee martell
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John Roberts, who I do/did like as a reporter, is now doing the bidding of the Murdoch boys and their wives. A shame!


8 posted on 07/18/2017 12:47:28 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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I’ve never, ever trusted this CBS/CNN retread. He was even considered as a replacement for Dan Rather on CBS, so his political leanings should be no secret. He’s also snarky, arrogant and elitist. This is just another element of Fox’s liberal transformation.


9 posted on 07/18/2017 12:49:49 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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MAGA!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

10 posted on 07/18/2017 12:52:49 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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John Roberts, formerly of CNN, is married to a CNN talking head


11 posted on 07/18/2017 12:53:18 PM PDT by newfreep ("If Lyin' Ted was an American citizen, he would be a traitor.")
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Typical reporter: "Put the camera on me! I want to grandstand in front of an audience! I want to be the story, not just report on it."
12 posted on 07/18/2017 12:54:12 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( The "Russia collusion" clowns make the worst birthers look perfectly reasonable. ))))
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-- John Roberts, formerly of CNN, is married to a CNN talking head --

CNN reporter John Roberts transferred to Fox News few years ago. Robert and his fiancee Kyra Philips had been engaged since 2010. It has been around 5 years since their engagement and still there is no news of them getting married.

"There's no plan for a wedding, I call her my wife, she refers to me as her husband....at our age, fiancee just doesn't sound right. And when you call somebody your sweetheart, eventually that gets old as well. Do I expect that at some point we'll get married? Yes, it's just that we've both been so busy working and preparing for our babies that we haven't found time", said John in 2011.

Why have Fox News's and his partner, Kyra Phillips John Roberts never been married?
April 5, 2016

13 posted on 07/18/2017 12:57:30 PM PDT by Cboldt
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The restrictions on coverage of the briefing have caused major friction between President Trump’s staff and the White House press corps.

Yeah, because there was no "major friction" prior to that, lol.

14 posted on 07/18/2017 1:15:50 PM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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“If it was on camera, I might not be,”

Which is why it’s not.

It’s a briefing. Not a stage for drama queen “reporters” to act out upon.


15 posted on 07/18/2017 1:26:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Yep, I wonder if this jerk realizes just how stupid he sounds — probably not.


16 posted on 07/18/2017 1:29:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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John Roberts is a Canadian who started out as a radio DJ. Who gives a damn about what John Roberts has to say.


17 posted on 07/18/2017 1:31:17 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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Shack-up seems fit


18 posted on 07/18/2017 1:36:59 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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White House press corps are the best illustration going of the evil instigated by an illegitimate sense of entitlement. These reporters are entitled to nothing more than writing what they want.

They are not entitled to access to anyone, including the president's press secretary. That's the simple fact of the matter. They need to be smacked in the face with reality in the hope that maybe they will being to deal with it.

19 posted on 07/18/2017 6:58:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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John Roberts, formerly of CNN, is married to a CNN talking head

Yep - and born a Canadian - he probably loves Samantha Bee (why is it only the obnoxious/stupid 'comics" manage to gain acclaim with the Left??....

20 posted on 07/19/2017 2:24:52 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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