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Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses
Network Of Operating As ‘Wing
Of The Republican Party’

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

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Posted By:Oblio, 11/27/2012 6:59:15 AM

Fox News interview about the Benghazi attacks ended Monday morning after the guest openly accused the network of “hyping” the story — doing so with political motivations by acting as “a wing of the Republican Party.” Author Tom Ricks was brought on Happening Now to discuss how several GOP lawmakers are backing off their criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice‘s handling of the September terror attacks that left four Americans dead in Libya.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/27/2012 7:07:38 AM     (No. 9035461)

Another left wing kook unable to see the truth or even speak the truth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 11/27/2012 7:09:18 AM     (No. 9035465)

Yo..yo..OBummer and crew hate any criticism!!,How dare anyone question "Jesus"!!,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: marcus tullius, 11/27/2012 7:19:04 AM     (No. 9035482)

#2... the correct pronunciation is B´roke Insane Odumma.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/27/2012 7:21:46 AM     (No. 9035484)

I dare this guy to go on with Megyn Kelly. Not that Jon Scott isn´t tough, but Megyn would chew him into paste before dumping his @ss.

Amd yet, he wants to sell his book, to Fox viewers.

As we all know, this is the kind of story that would be thrust upon us 24/7 (´´HYPED´´) by the FKA/MSM if it had happened during the Bush years. When I compare this and the media reaction to it, to the ValPlame NOTHINGBURGER, or Abu Ghraib, and what happened with those stories, I just fume. And then shake my head since this is such a common experience for us.

I wish, I really really wish, this guy had had the cajones to hawk his stupid book with Megyn.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SourKraut, 11/27/2012 7:28:01 AM     (No. 9035491)

Scott missed a huge opening:

´As opposed to the rest of the media, who are nothing but water-boys and cheerleaders for Obama ?´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/27/2012 7:30:17 AM     (No. 9035496)

What does the number of security contractors killed in Iraq have to do with the attack by AQ on an American consulate and the murder of an American ambassador?

Obviously Mr.Ricks has not heard of the third-term logical fallacy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 11/27/2012 7:32:57 AM     (No. 9035502)

Hype the story! #4 is right. The MSM hyped the Valerie Plame story until Scooter Libby was sent to jail for lying to the FBI. Abu G. was hyped until members of our military were kicked out. Bush was hyped because he dared to wear a bomber jacket and stand under a banner that said Mission Accomplished. The MSM did not hype Sandy Berger, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton. I need to stop. Ricks is a political hack for the left operating as a "wing of the Socialist Party aka Democrat Party."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/27/2012 8:08:55 AM     (No. 9035548)

Anyone who says Fox is filled with nothing but right wing conservatives immediately lets us know they don´t watch. Friend of mine is exactly like that when she spouts the manic left wing drivel. When someone says that, tho, I tune them out. They´re just repeating what they´ve been told on left wing sites.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/27/2012 8:13:26 AM     (No. 9035561)

If he accused FOX News of being a right wing of the Republican Party, what does he call CNN - NBC - MSNBC - ABC - CBS - PBS - NYT - WaPo - USAToday .... all the ´newsies´ which blatantly promote Socialism, Obama and the Democrat Party?

This is Marxism at its best, accusing others of the activities your party practices.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/27/2012 8:17:50 AM     (No. 9035571)

A dead ambassador is just "hype"? He wasn´t even appointed by a Republican. I guess lefties don´t mind sacrificing their own.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: krause, 11/27/2012 8:19:10 AM     (No. 9035572)

I thought Scott handled it properly. He realized Ricks did not want to have a serious discussion. Don´t waste the time. It would be like trying to have an intelligent discussion with Bill Press, Sgt. Shultz, or Jeanne Garofolo. Impossible.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/27/2012 8:19:38 AM     (No. 9035574)

´As opposed to the rest of the media, who are nothing but water-boys and cheerleaders for Obama ?´

You´d think the best defense would be a good offense here but instead fighting from our heels is SOP. Scott should have laughed in his face, cited ubiquitous lefty projection and gotten back on topic.

Ricks´ visit to Fox could be an early foray into enemy territory. The left has been quietly targeting Fox, talk radio and the internet, percolating for four years, about to bubble over.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cake crumb, 11/27/2012 8:20:59 AM     (No. 9035578)

It wasn´t a firefight, it was a siege. Scott should never have backed off on that pompous derriere. He let him win a fallacious argument. Stupid.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 8:23:41 AM     (No. 9035585)

Jon Scott is NOT the one to take on a guy like this. Not the sharpest knife in the door, he gets lost when things go off script.

Formerly lite Bill Hemmer seems to be coming on stronger these days. Formerly sort of a fluffy early morning type, he did some terrific work during the election. I was surprised.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 8:24:52 AM     (No. 9035586)

Oops.

#14 should have said "not the sharpest knife in the drawer".

Coffee time.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 11/27/2012 8:32:10 AM     (No. 9035595)

For openers, the fact that this article appears in MEDIAite should be a dead giveaway about the leftward direction in which it’s going to lean.

Fox News Channel sometimes goes much too far out of its way to be “fair and balanced.” FNC is so heavily laden with liberal democrats that I sometimes wonder if I’ve wandered inadvertently over to CNN or, heaven forefend, MSNBC.

Fox News regulars such as Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes along with the increasingly growing cadre of Fox News irregulars – “contributors” - who inhabit the channel often cause a goodly number of viewers to complain, frequently on threads such as this one.

The road to um, uh, somewhere or other, is paved with good intentions; probably by members of the pavers union.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Speedypetey, 11/27/2012 8:34:20 AM     (No. 9035600)

Mr. Ricks is cunning in his approach. The best defense is a good offense. Four men were murdered and two men´s careers were trashed (or fired) same thing, Rear Admiral Gaouette and General Ham for launching a rescue attempt that would have saved these brave men but was thwarted by the highest office in the land. That is the coverup and Mr. Ricks has proven he is not a journalist, investigative or otherwise.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rplat, 11/27/2012 8:34:45 AM     (No. 9035603)

Why did they even want to talk to this scum. Enough of this "Fair and Balanced" crap.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/27/2012 8:40:33 AM     (No. 9035615)

What #16 said.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 11/27/2012 8:44:13 AM     (No. 9035623)

And I´ve been complaining that Fox News is going "wobbley" on us. I can´t take Whoraldo Rivers and I can barely stomach Shep Smith. Also there are Bob Beckel and Juan Williams who appear daily at Fox News and who grow more tiresome by the day. Juan, in particular, should be forever grateful that Rupert Murdoch rescued him after he lost his job at NPR (or was it PBS? - same difference).

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Reply 21 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/27/2012 8:54:39 AM     (No. 9035637)

If Fox News is a wing of anything it´s a wing of the Bush crowd. The term GOP correctly defined in 2012 is the Bush crowd. They hold court on Fox News.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: maryc, 11/27/2012 9:06:31 AM     (No. 9035663)

We live in a press world akin to 1960´s USSR. Only one voice and it isn´t true, objective or even remotely objective. They have made talk raido their next target . And sadly that is our radio free America. Sites like this are now outposts of freedom. Don´t give guys like this a voice. He really is nothing but a tool with an ego and nno original thought.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/27/2012 9:40:07 AM     (No. 9035735)

It is called projecting.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/27/2012 10:05:45 AM     (No. 9035795)

Predictions: 1. MSNBC will run the segment in a loop. 2. He will never appear on Fox News again.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/27/2012 10:09:07 AM     (No. 9035801)

The guy clearly came on the show to push an agenda that had nothing to do with what he agreed to go on the show for.

However, these moments can turn into gifts. The pig chose the right news talker to ambush as Jon Scott didn´t hive him the heck he deserved.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/27/2012 10:11:51 AM     (No. 9035809)

To bad Jon Scott didn`t challenge this jerk. You can tell the show producer whispered in Scott`s earpiece to cut off the interview.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: owl, 11/27/2012 10:12:36 AM     (No. 9035811)

The socialists won´t rest until we´re all dead . They control government unions , the education and media systems and their propaganda is rampant . Indoctrination has our kids voting for Pol Pot and they whine about a little sliver of sanity left - Hannity . Greta is a moderate conservative , and that´s it ! . Reilly anyone ? . Listen to Fox news radio and tell me Fox is ´ a wing of Republicans ´ . Go soak your head , idiot .

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/27/2012 10:23:04 AM     (No. 9035830)

Well, Fox is on a meme that serves somebody other than me.

I quit watching Fox several years ago. They´re as bad as the Usual Suspects.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 11/27/2012 10:40:48 AM     (No. 9035867)

If the press isn´t slobbering all over you, it´s the enemy. The left just doesn´t get it and the ´press´ as a profession tanked long ago.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 11/27/2012 10:56:32 AM     (No. 9035897)

Fox has to learn that the truth is not wanted by most people. Most people want to be lied to because it makes them feel so much better. Lying is the way to get ahead in this Obama world.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CEP, 11/27/2012 11:02:32 AM     (No. 9035909)

Who is Tom Ricks?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/27/2012 11:09:04 AM     (No. 9035929)

Incompetent interview of a zealot. Answers question with a question. No one ever asks these apologists why there was no anticipation of violence at this hot spot?

Mediaite makes me physically ill when I read the comments of the new leftists that post there. When I realize these people are now running my country, I am overwhelmed with pessimism for our collective future.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bubbabgone, 11/27/2012 11:18:17 AM     (No. 9035945)

This Ricks guy belongs to a Lefty "Think Tank" populated by a bunch of Obama appointees. He made sure his appearance on FOX was going to earn him some chits with the far left crowd he feels most comfortable.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/27/2012 11:54:13 AM     (No. 9036021)

Someone please tell me when the last time a coordinated military style assault was made on a US embassy and allowed to continue for 7 hours without a full military response to save our men.

Someone also please tell me when we knew we had been hit by terrorists and refused to even acknowledge they had taken credit. They remained widely seen on the street while the FBI stayed away for a month because the risk of confrontation was too high.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: John21, 11/27/2012 11:54:22 AM     (No. 9036022)

Just another Obamabot sucking up for his lord and savior. No intelligence required.

If you have read any of Mr. Ricks books you can easily understand the "No Intelligence Required" comment.

You just can´t fix stupid

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Reply 36 - Posted by: No Arm, 11/27/2012 11:56:34 AM     (No. 9036030)

Everyone-

Stop watching all cable and network news...including FOX. Get information from the internet. Significant drop in viewership will send shockwaves through media.

Stop buying books from news personalities- conservative or liberal including OReilly Hannity etc.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/27/2012 12:01:00 PM     (No. 9036043)

Rarely watch Fox News any more. Each time I do go to it, some dem appears to be blaming some Republican for something, or idolizing obama. Very discouraging....at times they are much worse than CNN ever was. At least we knew where CNN was coming from.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/27/2012 12:04:50 PM     (No. 9036051)

The fact that the libs are whining about Fox is the reason that Fox remains fair and balanced. Gives us a chance to hear what lunatic things they say. juan and alan c. are funny - bob is having a good time and half of the time I think he doesn´t believe the words that come out of his mouth. All part of the program.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/27/2012 12:09:38 PM     (No. 9036058)

Can´t help but note how Mr. Ricks, the Audie Murphy wannabe and widely celebrated "military expert," has never logged a day of military service.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/27/2012 12:27:39 PM     (No. 9036085)

What Ricks did is commonly known as biting the foot that stomps your grape.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 12:48:46 PM     (No. 9036135)

No, Bevis´ brother, it´s all about accountability but you wouldn´t get that.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Penney, 11/27/2012 12:54:13 PM     (No. 9036148)

The dem politicos have drifted so far left that they no longer even recognize the authentic facts when confronted with them? ...Parse, ´´zombies.´´

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Reply 43 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/27/2012 3:12:05 PM     (No. 9036397)

If Fox displeases you so, there is a new station called ´The Blaze´ - it is available on ROKU and Dish - it is privately owned and does not have to abide by any agenda other than the truth. So quit moaning and do yourselves a favor.For a miniscule monthly outlay you can have access to what is really going on.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: osprey21, 11/27/2012 5:13:26 PM     (No. 9036552)

Hey Tommy, shove it.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: RightShoe, 11/27/2012 9:15:52 PM     (No. 9036772)

Not sure why Fox bothered with this twit. Conservatives need to start becoming more aggressive in telling our story instead of capitulating to dingbats like this one. Liberals are only growing more and more shameless.

The idea that this guy should be interviewed about what John McCain was doing was foolish to begin with.

Let´s face it, the President lied about Benghazi, and CBS proved it.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: mikeman, 11/27/2012 9:35:48 PM     (No. 9036799)

Ricks wrote "the gamble", which is guaranteed to put you to sleep.

He´s probably not as lazy as jayson blair who wrote his Iraq articles while sitting in a Manhattan park. But he is one boring and predictable lefty.

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“Obamacare” as shorthand for the Affordcable Care Act was first used mostly by critics of the law, but now everyone’s using the moniker and President Obama has long since embraced it. But apparently no one told Nancy Pelosi, because she’s still ticked off at how much people talk about “Obamacare” instead of the “Affordable Care Act.” In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, “By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory––it’s called the

Kerry phones Netanyahu
to complain about insults

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 3/19/2014 5:05:17 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said. In a speech at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Moshe Ya’alon criticized President Obama for having a weak foreign policy, and said Israel could no longer rely on the United States to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran. “Secretary Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. And he protested to him his concerns about these comments,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday. The U.S., Psaki reaffirmed, maintains an “unshakable

GOP Begins To Fight Back Against
Obama´s Broad Executive Overreach

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2014 4:32:49 AM     Post Reply
Has President Obama´s impunity come to an end? After five years of his flouting the letter and spirit of the law in an increasingly brazen fashion, congressional Republicans have been starting to ramp up their rhetoric about Obama´s lawlessness, their most concerted effort on the issue to date. Several new reports from top Republicans underscore the breadth of Obama´s executive overreach. Viewed comprehensively, it involves laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters and more. Scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA spying, CIA

Obama: Deval Patrick ´would
make a great president´

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Masslive.com, by Shira Schoenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/20/2014 1:57:09 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he thinks Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick “would make a great president or vice president.” Obama and Patrick, both Democrats, are friends and close political allies. The two men have campaigned for each other, with Patrick acting as a surrogate for Obama nationally during the 2012 presidential race. Patrick has said clearly that he intends to return to the private sector when his second term as governor is up at the end of the year and will not run for president in 2016. But he has not ruled out a run for office in the

No Reporters on Michelle
Obama´s Trip to China

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2014 12:19:03 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won´t be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a ´people-to-people exchange´ emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying

O-Care premiums to skyrocket
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The Hill, by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/19/2014 7:22:26 AM     Post Reply
Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015. The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but

Malaysia’s Sinister Timeline
for Flight 370 Unravels

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Daily Beast, by Clive Irving    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/19/2014 5:15:46 AM     Post Reply
Government officials now admit the data system and transponder quit communicating after the pilots said things were OK. That means they didn’t lie. The official Malaysian account of the last contacts made to and received by Flight MH370 is unraveling. As it does, the sinister interpretations of what happened in the cockpit of the Boeing 777 become less persuasive. We return to the all-important timeline. Originally, the Malaysians said that the last words from the cockpit—from the copilot, “All right, good night”—were spoken to air traffic controllers as the airplane left Malaysian air space at 1:30am. This week, that timing was significantly changed

Obama unveils Final Four picks,
predicts Michigan State to win

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Washington Examiner, by Meghashyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2014 12:07:55 PM     Post Reply
President Obama unveiled his Final Four picks for the men´s NCAA College Basketball Championship to ESPN and predicted that Michigan State would top Louisville in the title game. In a yearly tradition for the basketball fan, Obama shared his Final Four predictions, rounded out by Florida and Arizona, for the tournament in a video for ESPN, broadcast Wednesday. “I’ve got Michigan State going all the way,” the president told ESPN’s Andy Katz. The president praised Spartans coach Tom Izzo as a “great tournament head coach.” Florida and Arizona are both No. 1 seeds, while Louisville is the defending champion. Obama sees Florida topping Kansas

Ellen Sucks Up to Obama:
Obamacare ´Doing Very, Very
Well...I Think Everyone´s Very
Grateful You Did This´

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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 3/20/2014 9:25:21 AM     Post Reply
Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya."


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