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NYT: Jay Carney Made an ĎAngry Phone Callí to Fox Exec. Following Anti-Obama Video
The Blaze ^ | 6/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 06/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT by Nachum

White House press secretary Jay Carney made an “angry phone call” to a Fox News executive after the network aired a scathing video review last month of President Barack Obama’s first three years in office, the New York Times reported.

According to the Times, Carney told Michael Clemente, Fox News’ senior vice president for news, that the video had crossed the line even for “Fox & Friends,” the morning show where it aired. Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a “private conversation.”

As The Blaze previously reported, the four-minute clip featured a series of “then and now” comparisons, including the national debt, jobless rate and gas prices. It was met with heavy criticism from both sides of the political spectrum: Media Matters said it “crossed a new ethical line” while Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey questioned whether “a news organization [should] produce and publish attack ads like this?”

Fox News Executive Vice President for Programming Bill Shine ultimately disavowed the video, which has been pulled from Fox’s website.

“The package that aired on FOX & Friends was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network,” Shine said in a statement. “This has been addressed with the show’s producers.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiobama; bhopress; carney; foxnews; jay; nyt
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You're going to say what we want.... and like it!
1 posted on 06/21/2012 10:40:12 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/21/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

He wanted a juice box too.

3 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:16 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

Is it just me, or is Hot Air acting more like HuffPo these days?


4 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:28 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Nachum

Fox is SO LIBERAL it is UNWATCHABLE!!!!!


5 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:58 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum
Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a “private conversation.”

Just another approved leak from Barack O'Blame-O.

6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:58 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

a very loud whistle works with freak callers


7 posted on 06/21/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Snickering Hound

If the mere thought of an angry Jay Carney doesn't send shivers down your spine, nothing will.

8 posted on 06/21/2012 10:48:33 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Nachum

Yeah, well......bet Carney sends love notes to MSNBC, on the other hand.

Whiny little prick.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 10:49:34 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Nachum
the video had crossed the line

Translation: it was insufficiently hagiographic.

10 posted on 06/21/2012 10:50:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Nachum
Carnie 1
11 posted on 06/21/2012 10:54:18 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Nachum

I believe the “new ethical line” that was “crossed” is called the TRUTH.

I can see why they are so horrified...welcome to our world Jay C-we live with the truth everyday...


12 posted on 06/21/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro and Ranting...since 1998)
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To: Nachum
A Fox News VP submissively caving to crying and moaning from the Obama mouthpiece (Carney) is discouraging and sets a poor precedent. If the video was based on facts - Obama's own words as recorded on video - and compared to what he says and does, today, it is hardly 'crossing an ethical line'. That the video was run on the morning 'news' show - which contains tons of 'fluff' - is hardly relevant. It probably received more views that way (compared to being run on, say, Hannity).

This election is going to be tough and if Fox News is going to cut and run the first time some Obama lackey whines, it's going to be a lot tougher. Although Fox News is hardly a conservative outlet it's the sole cable TV outlet (with any audience) for Republicans and a conservative POV. They have to man up when Jay Carney or any other Obama stooge makes noise or they are going to be seen as little more than yet another echo chamber for Obama, and the American media has enough of those, thank you.

13 posted on 06/21/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Nachum

So FOX news is letting Jay Carney and media matters decide their content now? Maybe the “FOX is liberal” types here on FR have a point.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Hunton Peck
Is Jay Carney related to Harry Reid?
I see a lot of resemblance especially in attitude.
15 posted on 06/21/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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If the mere thought of an angry Jay Carney doesn't send shivers down your spine, nothing will.

Sure.

The video gave Carney a Pucker Factor of about 10.

16 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Nachum

Carney is the guy in highschool you find hanging in the locker room by his underwear.


17 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: RightOnline

My response to that little twerp would be: “FU junior, I will broadcast whatever I want, whenever I want. If you don’t like it, come on over and make me take it off the air.”


18 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Hunton Peck; Snickering Hound
"If the mere thought of an angry Jay Carney doesn't send shivers down your spine, nothing will."

No doubt. That is one fearsome dude. I've known grown men who'd rather rip their own heads off than face an angry Jay Carney. True story...

8^D

19 posted on 06/21/2012 10:57:29 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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To: Nachum

Jay Carney .. twirp!


20 posted on 06/21/2012 10:58:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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