Should Republican Politicians Quit their Fox Addiction?

Friday, December 14, 2012


Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference with fellow GOP House members who want to negotiate new payroll tax cut legislation. John Boehner speaks to the press. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

With the fiscal-cliff fight in its umpteenth week, Republicans want House Speaker John Boehner to sell his fiscal cliff solutions outside the safe confines of Fox News. Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins talks to Brooke about the GOP strategists who want their party to diversify their media appearances.

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Comments [4]

Chris Gray

(Too tired.)

Dec. 20 2012 05:17 PM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT (not my birthplace)

Doesn't it seem, here in the Northeast at least, as if the Republican Party is about done after this Sandy then Sandy Hook ideological one two punch? Does anyone still buy the ideas of those who have had their dream fulfilled of a government so starved for resources that it is ripe for strangling in a bathtub while they feather the nests of richest of us have pay equal to hundreds of times their employees?

We need our government; as first-responders, as investigators, as officials holding utilities accountable and most crucially teachers and protectors of our children. Fox has been stringently campaigning against all of these important public servants for so long, while pretending toward some sort of patriotism, that they seem had to have painted they and the G.O.P. into a corner.

There are problems, especially with over-promising politicians who knew too well that they'd be long gone before inadequacies would be exposed but those issues won't be resolved on Fox. Not even Rupert Murdoch believes that!

Dec. 20 2012 05:14 PM
Michael Villacres from Queens, NY

Speaker John Boehner has done a non-"Fox News" show for an interview. In December 2010 he did an interview with CBS 60 Minutes. See he is not "liberal media" allergic. HAHA

Maybe we'll see him next smiling, for real, on MSNBC? It could happen.Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

Dec. 19 2012 05:29 PM
Ben from Westchester

Your hasty reporting on Jeff Jarvis' mistake was not up to typical OTM standards. You let Mr. Jarvis get away with saying that he "simply said it was strange reading" and you didn't bother to correct him.

You needed to note that his tweet contained the text: "The killer's twitter account is a frightening set of warnings," about an account that proved not to be that of the killer.

That is a bigger problem than you let on. If Mr. Jarvis can't publicly claim the actions for which he is apologizing, then it is a fake apology. And if he deletes his tweet, it is doubly important for you to repeat the offending text for public discussion.

Dec. 15 2012 04:04 AM

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