Emails Show White House Targeting Fox News Despite Denial

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  1. mandym

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    Newly released emails show the Obama administration communication team privately discussed whether to exclude Fox News from interviews in late 2009, despite claims at the time that the White House did not intend to snub the cable news channel.

    The emails, obtained and released by watchdog Judicial Watch, pertain to a kerfluffle over whether the administration tried to lock Fox News out of a round of interviews with "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg, who was then responsible for reviewing compensation of Wall Street executives.

    The perceived slight in October 2009 led to a confrontation with the press corps, not just Fox News -- afterward, the administration ultimately granted the interview to Fox News, along with other news outlets. Administration officials at the time rejected any suggestion that they had tried to exclude Fox News in the first place.

    But the emails suggest the subject was at least discussed.

    "The Obama administration seems to have lied about its attempt to exclude Fox News Channel from access to an interview with the 'pay czar,'" Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/14/emails-show-white-house-ripping-fox-news/#ixzz1S7oo7fZq
     
  2. Matt Black

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    I thinki that News Corp has bigger problems right now...
     
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    No, not really.
     
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    Have you not heard of the cellphone hacking allegations?
     
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    Of course, but what the Pres has done cannot be ignored nore should it. and I don't really see that as being something that should bring everything else to a halt.
     
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    FoxNews is a great example of how the Catholic church has control over just about everything.

    I hope, if crimes were committed, then people are held accountable. But the same people who are screaming for Murdoch's head are the same partisan hacks who ignored Dan Rather using forged documents in a time of war to sway a national election.

    They are the same liars who let NBC execs install explosives in cars and forge company safety records.

    The same blind people who thought it was OK that the New York Times violated the espionage act of 1917.

    The same ideological fools who do not mind that their favorite commie news sources are not covering the "Fast & Furious" scandal.

    Pretty sickening, but expected.
     

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