Obama - first president to have a problem with a News Network?

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    When I read about Fox and how freaked out they are at being called a "non-news" network, I really have to laugh. Somehow, those on the Right have forgotten everything the Bush administration did to reporters. Not just the funny stuff like refusing to call on any reporters that asked difficult questions, but even removing reporters from Air Force One.

    Remember when Male whore Jeff Gannon was given "special" treatment because he only asked "softball" questions? A hooker, being asked over professional reporters because he kissed the Presidents ass.

    And Fox news? It's one thing to present the other side, but what they want to do is destroy America. That is something else entirely.

    Just so sick of right wing hypocrisy. Like Congressman Grayson said, "The right is the enemy of America".

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    Other journalists, including ABC news anchor Peter Jennings, said similar statements. CNN’s top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour went so far to say during a CNBC talk show that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war and CNN was intimidated by the Bush administration and Fox News.

    Perhaps some of these reporters really were scared for their lives during wartime and didn’t want to further risk their lives by getting the U.S. military mad. Reporters Without Borders, which ranked the U.S. 17th in press freedom in 2003, with Finland, Iceland, Norway and Holland at the top, accused the U.S. Defense Department and the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission of ignoring its demands for a proper search for two journalists that were missing in southern Iraq for a month. The agencies also refused to investigate deaths of several journalists there.

    How the Bush Administration Intimidates the Mainstream U.S. Media
     
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    Oh, I always love the "Mom the other kid did it too" defense. It's called "Appeal to Mom" and it's in the "bandwagon" category of logical fallacies.

    It's also one that most mature people stop trying to use after age nine or so.

    Idiots who use it today fail to realize it's actually an argument against Obama, because here you are again, comparing him to Bush! :rofl:

    Can you not see how infantile and stupid that is? And how it totally belies the "change" mantra? :rofl:
     
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    the US media sucks so hard, it is hardly believable that there is any information at all.
    then you have the pro-mixing of opinion and news, to get the always lovable excuse seen daily on message boards: uguguga, this was the opinion hit squad! hahah. not the fair and balanced NEWS department.

    and the constant whingeing (yes whingeing) about the mainstream media. you fuckers forget how christ tinglin leg matthews jizzed his pants when bush landed on the carrier?

    FUCK YOU!

    your media is a lap dog, no matter who is in charge, and FOX is is entertainment.
     
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    Just so sick of right wing hypocrisy.

    I'm sick of the word...... hypocrisy
     
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    He also jizzed in his pants for Obama. The difference is he hasn't stopped jizzing.
     
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    haha, that was my point. a complete cheer leader! embarrassing then embarrasing now. but the talking point of the tingling leg channel that is new. msnbc in 2003 was the mmmmmsucknutbushchannel. you know when the war crimes were perpetrated. hmmmmmmmm, preemptive war, hmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    I think that you need to watch Fox, instead of accepting anyone's opinion on it. The White House does not like it because they are the ONLY network that investigates actually what's in the health care plan, the cap and trade program, the stimulus program etc.

    You libs are like sheep being led to the slaughter, you investigate nothing and stay on very liberal networks because a real news channel might actually get you to engage your brain.
     
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    And yet the fact remains 'that those on the right have forgotten how Bush tried to freeze out the mainstream press.' Was the comment a justification of action or a statement on the hypocrisy of the right? If it is the latter then it is a proposition not a premise and therefore not a fallacy. By the way, "redherring" it the introduction of a false or irrelevant argument in order to direct the argument away from the proposition. Is there a reason those on the right do not want to discuss Bush's treatment of the mainstream press?

    By the way, Bush sought out affirmative journalism. Obama is rejecting them. That's called change...
     
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    It seems kind of fishy that they complain about Fox News when they don't even watch it..
    I guess that's where the sheep comes in...:lol:
     
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    I accept your argument on Bush... Obama rejects affirmative journalism, please explain that one...:lol:...see ya
     

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