White House Tries to Ban Fox From News Pools

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    Does anyone else see this as inherently wrong. This administration is trying to stifle any news organization that disagrees with its policies. WTF!

    Today the White House stepped up its attack on Fox News, announcing that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the Press Pool. The Pool is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association. Its membership is not subject to oversight by the government.

    Before an interview with "Pay Czar" Kenneth Feinberg, the administration announced that Fox News would be banned from the press pool. This marks the first time in history that an administration had attempted to ban an entire network from the press pool.

    To their credit, the other networks objected. They told the White House that if Fox were banned, none of the other networks would participate. The White House relented, but in an apparent act of petulant retaliation, it restricted each network to a two-minute interview instead of the standard five.
    Unprecedented: White House Tries to Ban Fox from Press Pool
     
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    Wow...I'm surprised by all the responses. Maybe this just bothers me, and the other big news organizations.
     
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    Meister, check out this thread: This is fun -- WH TV pool bucks Obama. 104 posts. Hope it makes you feel better.
     
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    Socialists/Communists never have and never will support Free Speech. When are more people going to wake up and understand this? Hey they said it themselves..."We Control the Media." Pretty sad stuff.
     
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    I don't see any evidence of that in the article linked.


    Furthermore, if you're gonna post an obviously partisan source for this, here's one that tells another side to this story:

    WH: We're Happy To Exclude Fox, But Didn't Yesterday With Feinberg Interview | TPMDC
     
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    Don't let the facts get in the way of your story. Red.
     
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    Just thought it would be good to be fair and balanced.
     
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    They're scrambling to find the 100 examples of BOOOSHHH doing the same thing.... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    you left out the part where they excluded Fox before they didn't :cuckoo:
    Kerry On.
     
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    I was reminded yesterday that Bush's dog bit a reporter. How is that for fair and balanced?
     

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