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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Thomas E. Ricks Calls Out Fox News During Live Interview

Update: Ricks did NOT apologize

http://youtu.be/PbUz3pIPmTY

NY Times: Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes. It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description of the network as “a wing of the Republican Party.”

After the interview, a Fox News staffer told Mr. Ricks that he had been rude.

The strange and unusually short interview segment quickly gained the attention of media critics, because criticism of Fox News is rarely aired on Fox News. Mr. Ricks said in an e-mail message afterward that he did not think he was being rude. “I thought I was being honest,” he said. “They asked my opinion, and I gave it.”

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Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

What were the producers at Fox thinking by giving a Pulitzer Prize winner access to their propaganda mill?

Truth has no permanent ally with anyone working for the likes of Rupert Murdoch.

Respect to Mr. Ricks. Anyone willing to confront the propaganda beasts in their own dens of iniquity deserves my respect.

ecorob's picture

i would have told that staffer to....

well, i can't say it here but you can imagine what i would have told him to do...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Yeah its easy to bash fox

Yeah its easy to bash fox news... But the other networks are the political wing for the democratic party

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

ecorob's picture

we can only fight (and win) one battle at a time...

we killed the neocons (romnie, down in FLAMES)

now, with the help of our friends on the democratic side of the duopoly we will kill the neodems!

next?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

No one

Is denying that.

And I'd say it wouldn't be so easy if you were on the hot seat. It takes a lot of courage to say what he said.

ecorob's picture

courage, yes...

but it ALWAYS helps in the fight when you are right!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Atta Boy Mr. Thomas E Ricks

I loved this, my favorite part is where he makes his claim that fox news represents the republicans and the interviewer dosn't see it coming. He squirms and thinks what to say, it also seems maybe someone looking at him tells him to kill the interview. Watch his mouth squirm after the point made by Thomas its priceless

Atta Boy Mr. Thomas E Ricks

I loved this, my favorite part is where he makes his claim that fox news represents the republicans and the interviewer dosn't see it coming. He squirms and thinks what to say, it also seems maybe someone looking at him tells him to kill the interview. Watch his mouth squirm after the point made by Thomas its priceless

ecorob's picture

absolutely...

these idiot "mouthpieces" have 27 "producers" in their earpiece with a desk full of notes in front of them READY to challenge ANY interviewee's assertions

its how they do their job...they just have to look good and be a parrot

qualifications, be damned!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

This man knows how to do it

State your point, be polite, and make those MF-ers look like idiots.

if Fox won't run it again...

....we will!!!

Hahahahahaha....

We are the NEW demand-driven media ... We are LEGION....hahahahahaha!!!

Yes, Fox is part of the partisan press...

but that doesn't make it ok for the government to mislead us about major world events.

haha

That is awesome. I love how he knew exactly what was going to happen, but at least he was polite and still told it how it is.

lol

" ... WELLLL ... alll-righty then ...."

*[in earpiece]: 'OK that's it. Cut him off cut him off! Cue next segment .. NOW!'

"Looks like our time is up! Thanks for stoppin bye!"

That was about the smoothest

That was about the smoothest dis Ive seen lol

No doubt!!

Yeah that was smooth!! Really made my day :) Kudos to Mr. Ricks!

Fear knocked on my door and Faith answered!

not sure how they call it fox "news"

it's clearly misinformation

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

EXCELLENT.

8,500+ dead in UNCONSTITUTIONAL nation-building. Why concentrate on 4? Thousands of Americans DEAD from a violent illegal alien invasion? Any outrage for them? Again, ANOTHER REASON the republican party makes my skin crawl. THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT Benghazi, any more than democrats gave a damn about nation-building when Bush was at the wheel. Both IDENTICAL parties EXPLOIT the deaths of their fellow Americans ONLY to smear the "other team." HYPOCRITES!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

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EXCELLENT2.

our "politicians" line their pockets with treasure and let the Country be damned!

they know that the treasure of America can sustain them and their great grandchildren so they care NOT about the "Country" that elected them to keep us strong

they are bought and paid for (just like this media) but America is waking up to this tyranny and she will NOT be happy

you listening, ghw bush? we're coming for you!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I'll bet FOX isn't asking him back.

Their credibility is plunging.

Their credibility is plunging

Among supporters like us. With Fox viewers, it's still the exact same.

ecorob's picture

the concern of faux news, viv a vis their viewership...

is paramount and growing

they are losing the war, they know it

watch for a paradigm shift

or, does time run out?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.