Pelosi wants to ban FOX news from covering Congress

Tamra - posted on 10/25/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Friday night, Nancy Pelosi announced that she would move to bring a vote to the floor of The House of Representatives as early as next week to ban Fox from covering Congress.



"That Fox regularly grants access to Republican Congressman to spread their lies and propaganda on their airwaves is a violation of the public trust, and their continued desire to challenge such well documented facts as Global Warming, and the efficacy of single payer health insurance, proves that they are simply doing the work of the special interests. They should thus be stripped of their journalistic access in the halls of Congress."

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Nancy just wants Fox out b/c she can't pull anything over on them. They've got the rest of the media in their pockets so she's not worried about them.

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Actually, I would be curious to see how one week without the entire media being able to cover any aspect of government would work. I think that it is all scripted in many ways and it is really getting to the point that those leaders worry more about what is on FOX, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN...ETC... than they worry about how much real work they are actually accomplishing and what they represent. There is bias every where (and I am faithful to FOX and really appreciate the way they report) but I really think that there should be a media ban for a week...maybe something could actually get done if we didn't have the distraction of how many times someone's name is said in the press. It has gone much passed just a freedom of speech issue...it is much more of who's face is on the news the most and who is quoted the most...oh, and my most favorite thing...who sponsored, changed amended and it solely responsibile for legislating it. I am so sick of all of it...and this petty garbage breeds apathy and sincism. I would love to see the media just not cover any of it any more. That would be a blessing.

Jen - posted on 10/28/2009

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The left can't handle opposition. They know they can't defeat the right on ideas and debate policy so they have to discredit the messenger and shut it down. They do it for everything: Glenn Beck, Rush, Talk Radio, Tea Party Goers = Racists, etc. I hope this comes to bite the Democrats in the butt, but sometimes I feel their insanity goes unchecked. Doesn't *anyone* in the media at the alphabet channels know that if they choose Fox today in a few months/years they could squelch the coverage if the White House doesn't like it? Are we that dimwitted as a society to not realize the further implications? Pelosi abosolutely is from biazarro world.

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o m g ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! sHE IS A tRUE wITCH ! ! ! ! ! nO COSTUME NECESSARY ! ! ! ! i SO hATE THIS WOMAN ! ! ! ! sHE IS uNBELIEVABLE ! tHIS IS A WOMAN WHO CALLS iLLEGAL aLIENS 'pATRIOTS' & NOW WANTS TO STRIP FOX NEWS OF THEIR RIGHTS - WOW ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Ha ha...she can try, but it won't fly. The 1st amendment still stands. She is a really dumb lady. If she were to be successful at something so blatantly unconstitutional, she would be committing political suicide (not that she has a bright future, in my opinion). What a loon!

Nicole - posted on 10/26/2009

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Um...can someone just put her in a staight jacket and take her Sunny Farms already?

What about MSNBC?

Do you have a link for this? I would love to post this in a debate group!

Laura - posted on 10/26/2009

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I agree with you Tonya, what are they trying to hide? Wether or not you like what FOX News does you should be questioning this move. Who's to say that that's where they'll stop? What about all the conservative talk radio, journalists, online sites like PJTV? I'm sure most of the liberals will celebrate this if it happens but they really need to examine what this victory would really mean.

Tonya - posted on 10/26/2009

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Whatever happened to "Freedom of Speech" ? I believe that is in the constitution--unless they want to get rid of that too. I mean come on people, FOX is speaking truth!! So, if some "politicians" don't want FOX covering Congress then what kind of job do you really think they are doing? I am definitely asking what are they trying to hide!? If you are doing things right, then you have nothing to hide and FOX is not a threat to you. IF you are doing something wrong, then you want very little to no one watching you.

Gina - posted on 10/25/2009

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In other words, they don't want the American people to learn the truth about all their money making schemes.

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