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Zeke
Nov 9th 2008, 11:39 PM
http://digg.com/politics/Fox_News_Snubbed_At_Obama_s_First_Press_Conference

The best comment I've seen about this:

"Fox is not really a news media company, so why would it be invited to ask questions at a press conference? Does MTV get invited? Does Comedy Central get invited? Fox is entertainment media. If they want to become something else, nobody is stopping them."

From the Right
Nov 10th 2008, 12:40 AM
http://digg.com/politics/Fox_News_Snubbed_At_Obama_s_First_Press_Conference

The best comment I've seen about this:

"Fox is not really a news media company, so why would it be invited to ask questions at a press conference? Does MTV get invited? Does Comedy Central get invited? Fox is entertainment media. If they want to become something else, nobody is stopping them."

This is no surprise. Through the campaign you either waved the Obama flag or were shunned by the Obama camp or thrown off the airplane. So much for being a "unifier," it didn't even take a week!

PSUWx
Nov 10th 2008, 04:48 AM
I don't know if it's a big deal...I mean, it didn't look like MSNBC got to ask something either.

casterdamus
Nov 10th 2008, 05:05 AM
http://digg.com/politics/Fox_News_Snubbed_At_Obama_s_First_Press_Conference

The best comment I've seen about this:

"Fox is not really a news media company, so why would it be invited to ask questions at a press conference? Does MTV get invited? Does Comedy Central get invited? Fox is entertainment media. If they want to become something else, nobody is stopping them."


And after the latest campaign coverage you could almost the case for much of the MSM. Their unabashed support for Obama shot American journalistic ethics and standards to smithereens. I'm not bashing Barack, Democrats or the left in general. I just think it's a sad day when the majority of the press has surrendered their protected right and duty to keep an unbiased and critical eye on all branches of government.

halfpiperocks
Nov 10th 2008, 05:19 AM
Kind of like the days leading up to the Iraq war...

casterdamus
Nov 10th 2008, 05:35 AM
Kind of like the days leading up to the Iraq war...

If you don't think journalists were carrying out their responsibilites at that time, then yes.

AnalogKid
Nov 10th 2008, 05:45 AM
This is no surprise. Through the campaign you either waved the Obama flag or were shunned by the Obama camp or thrown off the airplane. So much for being a "unifier," it didn't even take a week!

Because we all know that the McCain campaign would never resort to such vindictive tactics.

http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/earlyreturns/archive/2008/09/30/maureen-dowd-kicked-off-campaign.aspx

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/10/21/plane_talk/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/28/AR2008092802587_pf.html

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 06:39 AM
http://digg.com/politics/Fox_News_Snubbed_At_Obama_s_First_Press_Conference

The best comment I've seen about this:

"Fox is not really a news media company, so why would it be invited to ask questions at a press conference? Does MTV get invited? Does Comedy Central get invited? Fox is entertainment media. If they want to become something else, nobody is stopping them."

Zeke--the more you post, the more you show a lack of knowledge about the media. There were several news organizations that didn't get to ask questions.

If you'd lay off the blogs and the bong, you'd be better informed.

tater
Nov 10th 2008, 06:41 AM
Does anybody know if Faux News was able to attend?

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 06:41 AM
Because we all know that the McCain campaign would never resort to such vindictive tactics.

http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/earlyreturns/archive/2008/09/30/maureen-dowd-kicked-off-campaign.aspx

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/10/21/plane_talk/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/28/AR2008092802587_pf.html

Maureen Dowd is a columnist, not a reporter.

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 07:02 AM
Fox News still got to attend the press conference, right?

Sigonfile
Nov 10th 2008, 04:45 PM
When was there a press conference?

s'news
Nov 10th 2008, 04:49 PM
Well that's just a real presser.

Zeke
Nov 10th 2008, 07:16 PM
Zeke--the more you post, the more you show a lack of knowledge about the media. There were several news organizations that didn't get to ask questions.

If you'd lay off the blogs and the bong, you'd be better informed.
What blogs? You didn't answer me the last time I asked you this question (http://openline.medialine.com/showpost.php?p=478849&postcount=13). So I'm giving you the opportunity to follow up on something you spaced out on.

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 07:42 PM
What blogs? You didn't answer me the last time I asked you this question (http://openline.medialine.com/showpost.php?p=478849&postcount=13). So I'm giving you the opportunity to follow up on something you spaced out on.

You're the only one here who is spaced out.

The Huffington Post is basically a group of glorified blogs. It's not a mainstream news source.

Several major news outlets didn't get to ask questions at that news conference. Considering it was a brief one, that is not surprising.

buckpasser
Nov 10th 2008, 07:53 PM
You're the only one here who is spaced out.

The Huffington Post is basically a group of glorified blogs. It's not a mainstream news source.

Several major news outlets didn't get to ask questions at that news conference. Considering it was a brief one, that is not surprising.


From the guy who starts threads based on "The Drudge Report"?

Talking about what is a "mainstream news source"?

The poster, Diplomat, who started a thread about the "B Girl", before checking out her credibility?

Who demanded police catch the "thug" who put that backwards "B" on her cheek?

Diplomat? Lecturing on what is a mainstream news source?

The guy who links Fox News stories from the Drudge Report, lecuring on journalism?

Remember...Diplomat is in Tennessee. For. A. Reason.

Kace
Nov 10th 2008, 07:53 PM
He likes the Titans?

Ralphie the buffalo
Nov 10th 2008, 08:03 PM
No, silly, because it is Al Gore's homestate!

Diplomat
Nov 10th 2008, 08:06 PM
No, silly, because it is Al Gore's homestate!

What does Washington, DC have to do with this thread or the Titans?

The Thrill
Nov 10th 2008, 09:38 PM
He likes the Titans?

Well, you know how well those throwback jerseys sell.

http://mlb.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5128662dt.jpg

(Of course, this is also technically a throwback:)

http://www.rockymountainfanfare.com/images/products/42711%20brett%20favre%20green%20bay%20packers%20ho me%20green%20jersey%20-%20unframed1159474406.jpg