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especially to all of you watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you right here next week. >> jon: on fox news watch. >> i've run my last campaign. i don't knead to spin. >> jon: the president claiming no spin and on the road trying to convince americans he is the man with the plan and republicans are out to stop him. are the media buying that spin? >> whether it's about the attacks in benghazi and talking points. attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed. >> jon: obama and white house skies ramp up their rhetoric about the phony scandals. the irs and benghazi phony. how did the media react? >> they are producing movies
about hillary clinton clip. no surprise there, but media can't get enough of anthony weiner as more details emerge from his sordid behavior. a conservative paper takes aim at fox news with comparison to the kkk. that got reaction from the king of cable. >> i'm not going to let this go. >> jon: and teen sensation justin beiber takes a hit for being pro-life. >> jon: on the panel this week, judy miller, columnist john concha and ellen ratnor and fox news contributor richard grenell. i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. "fox news watch" is on right now. with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals
the point with the endless distraction of political posturing. >> endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals. >> so far. endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals. we keep on shifting away, shifting our attention what we should be focused on. >> jon: the president as you can see there trying to hammer on his theme he has a plan that republicans and distractions are getting in his way. so what are the phony scandals? >> in the speech you did yesterday, president obama mentioned the phony scandal that has is part of the endless parade, can you tell us what phony scandals he is talking about? >> i think there was period, a lot more energy and focus
was paid by some in congress as well as in the media on issues that while important are not of the highest priority of the american people. >> jon: all right. what about phony scandals. how do you define them. jim, president keeps repeating the line? >> i think it's the jedi mind trick. it's working for them but there are some strange eruptions of curiosity. for example, jake tapper reported there was dozens of c.i.a. operatives in benghazi last year. there was out of the narrative. this emerging discovery of the relentless campaign for obama campaign to sit on the story. cnn had the story and to see if they can pick it up. >> jon: there is nothing to see and move along kind of trick? >> absolutely. this week was very bad in terms of distractions for the
obama administration because irs. when you start polly graphing c.i.a. agents once a week, the normal pattern is about three to five years for a polygraph. it suggests a leak of classified information you are getting into territory that clearly makes this administration uncomfortable. that obama doesn't want to explore. that suddenly makes this issue a scandal. >> jon: you are no supporter of what the white house does. they seem to suggest that the irs targeting conservative groups was not a scandal, benghazi was not a scandal. is he right? >> he did his interview, first interview with the "new york times" in three years. i'm talking about the president. he would not have done it if this was not beginning to affect his base. some of these quote, unquote,
phony scandals. you have people like from the new republic talking about larry summers and what is going on with that. i am telling you this is beginning to affect the base and that is a problem. >> jon: a piece of tape on the doorway to democratic headquarters might have been considered a phony scandal back in the day. nobody died in watergate. four people died in benghazi. that is line we've heard. cnn justify is a turning point. it woke the scandal back up again. it put back the focus there have been no arrests in that attack. for viewers who don't know cnn interviewed a guy who is wanted as potentially a suspect and "new york times" did right after the attack he was having a fuzzy navel at a cafe and benghazi is no-fly zone. president once sounded like o.j., we're going to track down the real killers, unless they are behind the 17th green. it ain't happening yet.
>> jon: on president obama's grand bargain, he claims he has a plan, but republicans keep blocking him and maybe these distractions keep getting in the way? >> i think this was a big turning point this week. the whole phony scandal comment from the white house and president was a real overplay. you saw a lot of reporters begin to say, wait a minute. not all reporters but mark murray who is a political editor for nbc news is one of those that constantly duped by the obama administration and specifically on this story where he offered up what was supposedly a new plan on the economy. what we saw was it was a campaign speech, nothing new except mark murray jumped immediately here we go again. white house is making another concession and g.o.p. is blocking it yet again. what we don't see from mark
murray that his wife was for obama and nbc has people out in front the administration and not getting called on it. >> jon: on the irs scandal, john fund from the national review noted this week that obama's admonition that we ignore the scandals has been picked up by many elite media supporters. as any journalist that has followed the trajectory of scandals knows that sex behavior is a clue those looking into the irs scandal may be getting warm? >> it was a brilliant piece. this is an example where the reality is catching up. another one is the reporters scandal. ask james rosen if he thinks they are phony or not. the example that the media under covered the stories, the house judiciary committee had a huge report on the reporter stuff and got almost no attention.
>> jon: next on news watch, will it be become all hillary all the time? >> lights, camera, action, news out this week that nbc and cnn have plans to make movies about hillary clinton but how will that news affect the news division of the two networks. can't be good news. details next on news watch. how mu protein does your dog food have? 18 percent? 20? new purina one true instinct has 30. active dogs crave nutrient-dense food. so we made purina one true instinct. learmore at purinaone.com it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convennt two bar pack. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious.
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clinton. does it surprise you? >> it determines on the timing of these things. if these movies are shown two weeks before 2016 election, that is problem. both news organizations of nbc and cnn, chuck todd says we got nothing to do with this. that does bring forth a conflict of interest. where i have a problem is diane wayne playing hillary clinton. i don't know they are bases and stern may be a better choice. [ laughter ] >> basic instincts. nbc news or might or might not have anything to do with the cooperation here. comcast which owns nbc does and executive vice president
david cohen raised $1.4 million for the obama reelection campaign. this remind me of the movie pt-109 where president john f. kennedy hand picked cliff robertson to play him in the movie. sharon stone wasn't in that by the way. [ laughter ] >> jon: any problem with these media companies? >> it's interesting because economists from breitbart pointed out that cnn doesn't have anything but a news division. why is cnn doing this? >> jon: they have cnn films. >> but are they goin it on their network. that gets iffy. >> jon: i read it's to be released in theaters. >> really? that is princess di and put hillary on the cover and people go see it. >> they also chose charles ferguson and he did inside
job which won an academy award on financial crisis. he did an interesting movie on iraq. he is not somebody that is going to bend over backwards to be kind to his subjects. >> question is, final cut. >> we'll have to look at the final cut. if they are going to be very accurate about the scandals and hillary clinton looked the other way while her husband was having multiple affairs across the entire existence of their marriage and yet claimed to be a feminist, then we can talk about the accuracy of this. you don't get to allow her to grandstand to talk about all the problems i think they have. >> risk, you don't know this is going to happen. this is going to be documentary. >> it better be in there if we want an accurate portrayal. >> jon: is it accurate or gauzey....
>> the fellow that is doing this did the reagan few years back. then it speaks for itself. >> we're 40 months out of the election. hillary is only star of the election. sorry, go ahead. >> diane lane proved this will be gaudy. diane lane and hillary clinton look alike? only hillary clinton. >> maybe bill clinton. >> jon: next on news watch. who doesn't like a good weiner story. >> another disastrous week for anthony weiner as more details about his sexting and sordid actions get global media attention. and the press can't get enough of justin beiber's bad boy antics. are they out to get him? find out next on news watch.
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♪ >> sometimes people stay to me, this campaign is pretty rough. you may want to quit. i know they are newspaper editors and other politicians, boy i wish weiner would quit. they don't know me. quit isn't the way we roll in new york city. >> jon: if you don't live in new york city you probable haven't seen that. that the latest ad where he shrugs off calls to be the mayor here. this after it came out he sent sexually split messages to a number of women. rick is he right. do the editors want him out of the race? he makes great headlines and
copy. >> i think the media want him in the race, its fun thing especially for new york. i think he has every right to run. i think he is ridiculous for running but he has every right. i was struck this week, though, they had such a great piece reminding us reminding us that rachel baddow and others that really took to andrew breitbart and trying to make it something into a phony scandal. it turned out not to be true. i think we need to remind the left they never believed it in the beginning. >> jon: it was democrats who proposed that the g.o.p. was having a war on women. i guess, maybe anthony weiner really likes women. >> he has his own relationship with them. emily miller is one of many conservative pundits that made the point real on person is mayor of san diego.
but in the "new york times" aim any and michael greenbaum about the clinton operation behind the weiners. they are standing in an apartment owned by a clinton donor. unfortunately now the clintons are discovering that he is frankenstein monster that had gotten loose on them. >> jon: and trying to distance themselves from them? >> last week were talking about that absence of reporting on the hillary clinton connection. now, we're into investigations of the other women who were sexting with anthony weiner. there is word in new york for this kind of thing. it's very new york word. >> jon: we have to move on. the editors of new haven register, they don't like rocker ted nugent. it appears they don't like
conservatives or fox news for that matter. from editorial earlier this week, the same basic message that the kkk has promoted for 148 years is embraced by the likes of ted nugent, fox news, ann coulter, an array of fringe conservative media and members of our own community. that unfounded bit editorial got a strong reaction including from this guy. >> the editor of the new haven register is matt derenzio. it's owned by a hedge fund. the boss is randall smith. we asked those men to discuss that irresponsible editorial. they all declined because they are cowards. they know they cannot defend that vile piece of garbage. they should be ashamed. paper has lost all credibility and it had better apologize in writing by the end of the week.
>> jon: matt did apologize, writing it was a poor choice of words that created an unfortunate comparison between the fox news and kkk. we are sorry for that. it's okay if you have an organization, a news organization even if you disagree them that compare them with the kkk. >> i wonder how juan williams feels about that. tom wiley, he said i didn't mean to say that. to put things out that and pull it back. they pulled a lot of papers and got a lot more publicity and completely irresponsible for saying something like that. >> jon: ellen, an unabashed liberal, is this a signal that liberal media just don't like opposing views? >> they may not like opposing views, what my criticism.
they put fox news and didn't back it up with one thing. >> remember they did apologize. that is important to note. the apology wasn't a full apology. i exchange emails with the editor this week. he did apologize for his editorial writer. i do think there is a problem the editorial writer is comfortable to say these outlandish things, but they apologized. >> john nolte of breitbart, he apologizes and does it again comparing them to kkk. >> jon: the question is how does it get out in the first place? >> you have one thing an administration in their eyes fox news is a news channel. does anybody remember that, not a legitimate news organization. so i wonder why liberals get the idea why fox news doesn't
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threatening a photographer in london and jumping in in to save himself. to getting caught on camera smoking marijuana. it's long and growing. this week, tv guide documented what they are calling downward spiral. speeding through his high-priced neighborhood, showing up late for his concert and awkward comment about anne frank but it also includes about thoughts about abortion. i really don't believe in abortion. i think an embryo is is a human. it's like killing a baby. well, young mr. beiber has growing up to do but pro-life views should be appreciated by the yeid not lumped in by bad boy antics that drag him down. that is wrap on news watch. thanks to our panel.
i'm jon scott. thanks for watching. we'll see you again next week. week. >> gregg: hello, i'll gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america news headquarters. >> heather: after three and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car in
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