ABC’s Jake Tapper Asks Gibbs Why the White House has Labeled FOX News “Not a News Organization”

Kudos to Jack Tapper for coming to the defense of their “sister.”

Today’s Qs for O’s WH – 10/20/2009
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From this morning’s gaggle in White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ office:

Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –

(Crosstalk)

Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –

Gibbs: ABC –

Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?

Gibbs: That’s our opinion.

Well, you know what they say about “opinions…”

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7 Comments on “ABC’s Jake Tapper Asks Gibbs Why the White House has Labeled FOX News “Not a News Organization””

  1. randy Says:

    So a few people in the white house says Fox is not a news organization. Well, there are over 50 million people who think gibbs is an ass and his boss needs to quit. Who is right and who is wrong?

    Weaver

  2. tgusa Says:

    Back in the day, when America had a competent school system we would have called Beck’s show a discussion of current events. Is discussing current events news, on Fox it is, on the alphabet channels it isn’t.

    White house definition of news = what we say it is.

    The joker sez, CHOOSE_POVERTY

    • tgusa Says:

      Besides, we are all newsmen, how many times has someone said to you, whats the news?

      • az_conservative Says:

        I always thought journalism, at its most basic, was about answering these questions with verified fact:
        Who?
        What?
        When?
        Where?
        and
        How?

        Been a long time since my journalism class in junior high, but I don’t see much except speculation about “why” in today’s news. That’s not news; it is opinion.

        • tgusa Says:

          You are an old schooler az. Fads come and go but proven tactics go on forever.

          Amendment I
          Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

          We are in a state where the obamapress and DC politicians have conspired to declare war on the other beneficiaries of the first amendment, religion, speech, peaceable assembly and the redress of grievances. And yes, even the press itself if it is not the obamapress.

          Andrew Breitbart sez its war and he is right.

          • az_conservative Says:

            So far, Breitbart is winning. It must suck to spend decades mastering Alinsky, then have your opponents master it and beat you with it in a few months time.

            Yep, I am old-school. 🙂 The media’s trendy op-ed style of “reporting” the news will prove to be their downfall.


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