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Did ya hear abput Fox?

The White House Correspondents Association is moving Fox News up to the front row in the briefing room, according to sources familiar with the process. The WHCA board's decision was unanimous. [It's now confirmed; see update below]

Since veteran journalist Helen Thomas retired, three news organizations—Fox News, Bloomberg News, and NPR—have argued that they should move to the front row. Fox News will join the broadcast networks and CNN up front.

However, Fox News will not be taking Thomas's long-held seat in the center.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:41 AM on Aug. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • There are no news station run by the White House. They are individually owned. That is another lie that continues to be spewed by the right wing. They believe if you tell a lie long enough it becomes the truth.

    Who owns Fox News? Murdock an extreme right wing Australian. Not only does he own Fox News but major Newspapers as well to further their agenda.

    They had a corporate revolution that started with Ronald Reagan. There purpose was to take over and make Corps look like the good guys while destroying the union and the middle class. Fox was started for a reason and with an agenda. People are so easily fooled.


    Answer by mommom2000 at 4:15 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • I don't think it really matters who's in the front row, who's in the middle or back. We're STILL only going to know what and how much the Gov. WANTS us to know.

    Answer by meriana at 10:27 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Sweet - You are OBSESSED with Fox News and bashing them. Funny thing about that though - you only bash the actual name "Fox" not the content! Seems like you are afraid of the truth so you wish them to go away so you can live in your liberal fantasy world!

    Where is the Huffington Post seated? lol...

    Answer by thundernlight at 11:05 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • I think they SHOULD be front and center, their consistently high ratings prove that the majority of viewers subscribe to their news reporting!!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:47 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • LOL...thanks for the down votes!! :o) ANYWAY, then why don't you explain to me why Fox News is being ushered to the front row?! Because they ________________????????????

    Would love to hear your "theory?!" LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:58 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • -On the news show "America's Pulse," E.D. Hill described Barack and Michelle Obama's fist bump at a campaign event last summer as a "terrorist fist jab." She later apologized and claimed that was how it had been "characterized in the media."
    -In a segment on Obama's budget in April, the network claimed it was four times bigger than President Bush's costliest plan. That simply isn't true.
    -Fox News reporters constantly promoted the Tea Party movement and also lied about coverage of the September Tea Party march on Washington in an ad. The network completely ignored an equally large gay-rights march in October.

    And on and on. These are the NEWS shows, by the way.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:34 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Riiiiight, so "punish" the bad reporters by giving them preferential seating?!

    Yeah, okay!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:01 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Well, Lori, looks like some can't handle the truth.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:02 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • UPDATE: The WHCA, in a statement, confirmed the news and described the decision as "very difficult." However, the board said it was "persuaded by Fox's length of service and commitment to the White House television pool."


    And the parts you conveniently left out ...

    Left-wing organizations and CREDO each circulated separate petitions to push the WHCA to place NPR into the coveted spot."

    "After the WHCA announced the new seating arrangement, CREDO released a statement saying it “beat Fox News” by not causing enough of a stir for Fox to not get the front and center seat.

    In its “victory” release, CREDO doesn’t even mention that Fox News was moved to the front row of the briefing room, just that Fox News didn’t get Helen Thomas’ seat. Originally, CREDO had been lobbying to keep Fox in the second row and to put NPR in the front."

    Left wing FAIL!! LOL :oP

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:17 AM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Here's some Fox NEWS lies---not commentary. Yes, I got it from huffpo, but only because they had them all gathered together. They are clips of the Fox news team twisting the truth to stay consistent with their right wing message.
    -Bill Hemmer reported that Department of Education official Kevin Jennings knew of a "statutory rape" case involving a 15-year-old student but "never reported it." In fact, the student was above the age of consent.
    -In March, Fox News's Martha MacCallum presented a clip of Vice President Joe Biden saying "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" -- and presented it as from an interview that weekend. In fact, the clip came from a 2008 campaign event at which Biden was quoting Sen. John McCain.

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:31 PM on Aug. 2, 2010