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  1. PressCoverage

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    Fox’s Chris Wallace Conducts Sycophantic, Softball Interview With Rush Limbaugh

    When the White House snubbed Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace of an interview with President Obama in September, Wallace defended his program by claiming it is a “truly fair and balanced show.” This morning, he had an opportunity to demonstrate his fairness, but failed miserably.

    During his 30-minute on-air interview with Rush Limbaugh, Wallace did not ask a single critical question of the hate radio host, nor did he ever seriously challenge Limbaugh’s views at any point in the interview. Wallace relished engaging in a hostile interview with President Clinton in 2006, arguing afterwards that, “My instinct is to go after them with the high hard one.” He showed none of those instincts this morning.

    Instead, Wallace teed up a series of softball questions, allowing Limbaugh to offer unchallenged accusations of Obama. Some examples:

    WALLACE: This week it will be one year since Barack Obama was elected president. In that time, what has he done for and to the country?

    WALLACE: You have now taken to calling Mr. Obama the man-child president. What does that mean?

    WALLACE: Let’s talk about a couple of the big issues the president is dealing with now — first of all, Afghanistan. You suggest that he is taking all of this time to decide what to do in Afghanistan to keep his left-wing base on board for health care reform.​

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    It seems like a fairly good interview if you read all the way through.
     
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    It was a good interview but consider the cited source...doesn't matter what was said the interview would be criticized by them :rolleyes:

    Would they prefer a softball, ball washing, fellating interview done by Chris Mathews or Larry King :rolleyes:
     
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    I am a bit confused. Could you please remind us what public office Rush Limbaugh is running for that merits a hard hitting interview? Or are you just hypocritically getting upset that Chris Wallace made like Katie Couric interviewing Joe Biden?
     
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    Attack Democrats at every turn, ballwash Republicans at every turn.

    As long as little sparky has 1/2 D's and 1/2 R's he's in perfect balance.
     
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    Here is a link to a video of the interview in 3 parts. He did ask Limbaugh about his oxy addiction. No need for 'hardball questions when the perosn being interviewed doesn't try to spin his opinions and gives them freely as Limbaugh does.

    THE FREEDOM POST: FOX NEWS SUNDAY INTERVIEW WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH



    I noticed that Axelrod was calling Limbaugh an entertainer today in attacking what Limbaugh said, guess the Axe demoted Limbaugh from his position as the head of the party?

    The interview must have left a few marks given Axe's reaction.
     
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    Time and time again on this board, Rush has been labeled an entertainer, but now Fox takes its number one interviewer and softballs this interview, and turns it into a Obama bashing ... so is this an entertainer interview or a news interview???... :confused::confused:

    Do not worry, Rush just added a few more viewers.. ca ching, it is about the money.
     
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    Well Axelrod labeled him and entertainer, yet at the same time Obama has repeatedly referred to Rush and DeMaurice Smith and others made Limbaugh a political issue when his name was leaked as part of an ownership team. Fox has of course been put on Obama's enemies list also.
     
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    Obama referred to DeMaurice Smith??? Source???

    This is a very confusing sentence, and does not make any sense... to discuss the leader of your party by the usage of two proper nouns in the same sentence is very poor form.
     
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    The disconnect between the thread title and actual topic is pretty wide, doncha think?

    Why did you not title it "Fox News anchor does a softball interview with talk show host"? That would be way more accurate and less misleading then yours. What the hell does this Chris Wallace's interview with Limbaugh have to do with you, or why you hate a particular political ideology???? ..................... I mean, other than to demonstrate your ability to take a seemingly unrelated topic, overly politicize it, and then come in here and make grandiose, soapbox pronouncements? :confused:

    I should have known not to watse my time opening it. We all should have. Way to go press, you got us all again. :rolleyes:
     
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    Now I see that this was a play on another thread........ That one at least had to do with an ideological thought and policy...... Still, it's a pretty dumb thread title. BOTH OF THEM.

    Having to pay for recycling, or listen to a lazy press interview are no reasons to HATE one ideological group or another. It's the type of stuff that furthers partisan bickering and division.

    Apologies to the original poster for shooting down this obvious parody thread stemming from another one.
     
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    Give Rush a little credit, at least he had the stones to sit and answer questions from his critics.....
     
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    Critics?? If fox news was any more in bed with him he would need a new prescription for Viagra.....
     
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    Rush used to let T Russert interview him every years around Thanksgiving look it up. Russert was a dem of course.
     
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    Used to let is the operative word...
     
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    Well Mr Russert is no longer conducting any interviews. ;)
     
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    I'm hoping that DarryIS did not realize your were referring to the now dead Tim Russert. Otherwise, why would he remotely make a comment like that. Of course Used to let are the operative words when talking about what dead people do........ :rolleyes:

    If not, thanks Captain Obvious. :singing:
     
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    What's misleading about it?
     
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    Those that ask will never understand...
     

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