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Obama Campaign Cuts Off Interviews With Florida TV Station

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posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx
why do i get this mental picture of rupert murdock (owner of FOX) sitting in his office with a tight lipped smile and drool running from the corner of his mouth.


I'm not sure why you would get that mental picture, Murdoch is a fan of O's...


In a 2008 interview with Walt Mossberg, Murdoch was asked whether he had "anything to do with the New York Post's endorsement of Barack Obama." Without hesitation, Murdoch replied, "Yeah. He is a rock star. It's fantastic. I love what he is saying about education. I don't think he will win Florida...but he will win in Ohio and the election. I am anxious to meet him. I want to see if he will walk the walk."[




posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx
huh? what's an abortuary bomber?? is this george bush typing secretly on ATS??


Use your head Jimmy, it's not mispelled, rather a play on words. If one performs an abortion, the office becomes a mortuary, hence abortuary. Get it now?



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by jimmyx
not on this clip, all the questions were answered, then FOX NEWS ended the interview...



Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Biden have given and are continuing to give plenty of interviews. If they don't want to give any more to FOX News, I don't have any problem with that...


For the record, the interview was not on FOX News or a FOX News affiliate. WFTV is an ABC affiliate.

I'm not voting for either Obama or McCain so I do not have a dog in this fight. But I will say I find it pretty interesting that when faced with a tough interview, the Obama supporters immediately jump to the conclusion it is some conspiracy by FOX News. This knee-jerk reaction is serves as a purposeful distraction. Instead of us discussing the questions and the issues raised by them, or those raised by any campaign cutting off a media outlet for a tough interview, they seek to instead make it about the supposed evils of the person asking the question or their station.

And while the source for the story is originally a blog, it is a blog at a newspaper (Orlando Sentinel) and one that cites sources and quotes from people at the TV station in question.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 02:10 PM
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I don't see the big deal about this because Biden answered the questions.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by davion
I don't see the big deal about this because Biden answered the questions.


D, I think the big deal is that will be the last round of questions taken from WTFK because of the nature of the questions. It shows when tested or confronted, their policy is tuck and run. If Biden and O'Bama think that was tough, they gotta nother thing coming when they get sworn in. It's the most thankless job on earth.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by TheRooster

Originally posted by davion
I don't see the big deal about this because Biden answered the questions.


D, I think the big deal is that will be the last round of questions taken from WTFK because of the nature of the questions. It shows when tested or confronted, their policy is tuck and run. If Biden and O'Bama think that was tough, they gotta nother thing coming when they get sworn in. It's the most thankless job on earth.



I think both sides play this game. I can think of several interviews where Palin cried because they were "out to getcha questions" Also McCain who cancelled a few interviews like with CNN and what not because the questioning was to hard. Both parties do this and its sad really. The questioning that was given to Biden were not bad at all and should of been answered with ease at least in my opinion. However looking at the same ladies interview with McCain is laughable at best. We have seen this same bias for Obama also. Its sad really. The media is supposed to tell us the news not tell us what we want to hear.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by TheRooster
D, I think the big deal is that will be the last round of questions taken from WTFK because of the nature of the questions. It shows when tested or confronted, their policy is tuck and run. If Biden and O'Bama think that was tough, they gotta nother thing coming when they get sworn in. It's the most thankless job on earth.


I don't recall Obama or Biden saying they were tough questions, but they did say it was unprofessional, and considering she was begging the questions more than asking the questions I don't really care that they decided not to continue doing interviews for them.

But lets cover up the fact that Biden answered them anyway



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by TheRooster

Originally posted by davion
I don't see the big deal about this because Biden answered the questions.


D, I think the big deal is that will be the last round of questions taken from WTFK because of the nature of the questions. It shows when tested or confronted, their policy is tuck and run. If Biden and O'Bama think that was tough, they gotta nother thing coming when they get sworn in. It's the most thankless job on earth.


being tested is being compared to karl marx??? that's your big test or confrontation?? maybe you could explain the similarities between the 2 philosophies, since you and the news questionaire know so much about it.
what part of karl marx's writings are comparable to what obama said...and provide details of what book, chapter, and page, these comparisions come from. we are all on the internet here, so it is easily verifiable.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by SaviorComplex
For the record, the interview was not on FOX News or a FOX News affiliate. WFTV is an ABC affiliate.


You're right. Sorry. I read the Fox News source and assumed the interview was with them also.

I can't believe this is news!
There's a thread in the Breaking News Forum. Can you imagine? "Breaking NEWS: Sarah Palin refuses to do an interview!!!!"


:shk:



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
At least this woman didn't ask him about his voting record on gun control. Here's a thread i started that has been largely ignored. Everyone flocks to the Palin bashing threads....but everyone seems to ignore this one.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



That is because we are all quite sure that Biden will not be taking our guns anytime soon. We are also quite sure that Palin is an idiot and has helped to promote people with a strongly anti-american agenda, has no idea what she is doing, is not qualified, extrememely ignorant, and apparently a liar.

edit to clarify "we" means the people specifically flocking the ways stated above and only them.

[edit on 26-10-2008 by jackal17]



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I can't believe this is news!
There's a thread in the Breaking News Forum. Can you imagine? "Breaking NEWS: Sarah Palin refuses to do an interview!


In the first few weeks after Palin's nomination as the GOP VP candidate, while it was "breaking news" the media did make a fuss about her not being as available for interviews as Biden. In recent weeks though, Palin has actually given more interviews than Biden or Obama (though this is to be expected; when you're ahead, you keep your trap shut).

And while campaigns do pick and choose who they give interviews to, I am not aware of any campaign being as blatant about cutting off an outlet.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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How dare a reporter ask the Obama camp a "hard" question. That's racist you know.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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First, it was Biden, not Obama. Second, HER HUSBAND IS A CAIMPAIGN WORKER FOR MCCAIN! Thus why her softball interview with McCain and her Republican Talking Points "interview" with Biden.



posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
How dare a reporter ask the Obama camp a "hard" question. That's racist you know.


I am pretty sure that no one is calling this rascist. What is being pointed out is the complete lack of journalistic integrity given the contrast between the two interviews. This kind of double standard is completely atithetical to what journalism is all about.

Unless you see something about rascism somewhere that I do not, I can only guess you are assuming what you think people might say, but are wrong because they have not.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 12:51 AM
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An european view :

1/ Biden did it brilliantly ! His last answer and the final silence from the anchor was a piece of anthology...

2/ Marx ? I still wonder how US right-wingers can still be so arrogant about economic issues, while the entire capitalist world is crushing under the harmful, ridicule and crazy-driven so-called liberal system. Looks like they feel more and more, day after day, that they've been wrong from the very beginning, and for so try to criminalize in such a phony way the opposite paradigm (i.e. Marx). McCarthism's not dead !

3/ Wake up America : if your middle-class continues on its road to poverty (not mentioning your already penniless low-class), you're simply doomed. European countries are mostly based on a strong socialist-like internal structure (Social Security, Mutualist Pensions etc) while allowing the market principles to rule private economy and exchanges. Thanks to the struggles of generation of unionists, humble workers with political views and no fear to take arms against TPTB when just needed. Socialism, still, seem to be seen by all of you as the strict expression of evil.... Well... That's up to you to continue to praise your golden thieves and crooks, America. Or to wake up.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 06:50 AM
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If Barry is elected to office, you better get used to this sort of treatment. After the first 6 months (Honeymoon period) is up, the tough questions will be asked of him and his cabinet. Consequently, they will shut down anyone that crosses their path. Sounds like some other foreign govts. that we may know.

It is this elitist attitude that has followed the Obama camp throughout the election. They have refused to deal with any difficult questions directly and head on, ie. affiliations, citizenship, Ayers, state office records (mysteriously lost), School records/details etc. The veil of mystery has cloaked Obama since his coming out party in 2004. They are afraid that they will alienate any potential voters. They don't want to ruffle any feathers until the election is over. If he is elected, look out.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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Who is Barry? Any ways, BIDEN was being interviewed, not Barack. And the reporters husband works for McCain. Why they stopped interviews with just her. Not all interviews, just ones with her since she is more biased then Bill O'Reily and Keith Olbermann put together.



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:07 AM
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Barry Soetoro. I don't know who the reporters wife works for, but she has 15 plus years of exp. as a respected reporter. Those questions were legitimate questions to ask of anyone attached to any presidential campaign. THat is a reporters job. I know it is rare nowadays, but it is called journalism. People want to know the answers!!!!



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Instead of just mentioning the Barry S. fiasco, can we please see some documentation to back up this claim?

If you are going to make a claim such as the recently popular Barry S. theory, we will need to see some credible documentation to back it up as per the new ATS rules...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:13 AM
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They never said they had a problem with the questions. They have a problem with her husband being a GOP campaign worker for the guy they are running against.




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