Saturday, October 24, 2009

Treasury Department Lies That it Did Not Try to Exclude Fox From Pay Czar Interviews?

Treasury Department said that it did not try to exclude Fox News from interviewing the Pay Czar. The evidence, that Fox News did get the interview. Such is consistent with the story that they first said no but relented when the other networks objected. Of course it is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. Still, to believe the Treasury Department you would have to conclude that Fox News reported a bold face lie which could easily be refuted if the other networks came forward and said it never happened. Indeed the opposite has happened an another network has reported the same thing with a decent recap. Does this meant that the Treasury Department told a bold face lie? The only work around that I can come up with where neither side is lying if it was some other branch of the government (or a person in a different branch) that issued the 'no Fox News' order.

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This sage, starting from the beginning; Anita Dunn 'called out' Fox News. Beck responded by installing a 'Red Phone Hotline', then aired a tape where Dunn said that Mao was one of her favorite philosophers. On the defensive, Dunn countered by saying that she was joking, and then added "Let it be noted that I also quoted Mother Teresa, but no one is accusing me of being a saint!". Not only was I was unconvinced, the New York Times declared Fox News the unequivocated victor. Axelrod and Emanuel joined in to take some of the pressure off of Dunn. A new video of Dunn surfaced where she said "very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control", which Beck used. Gibbs has thrown his support behind the White House position. Olbermann (MSNBC) voiced his approval and had a bit of fun. Obama voiced his support confirming that this is the official White House position. The Obama administration tried to block Fox News from getting an interview and possibly thinking about having them removed from the press pool. Now the Treasury Department seems to be lying that it did not try to exclude Fox News from the Round of interviews; though it has been confirmed as true by CBS.

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