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Consulting for Green Bay Packers[edit]

On ESPN's The Hot List, I saw that the Green Bay Packers hired Ari Fleischer regarding the Brett Farve scandal. I don't know how to edit Wikipedia so just wanted to pass this along. Associated Press Link Jayce 7 (talk) 21:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

first comments[edit]

Just wondering--are Fleisher's Ten Commandments for real? I mean, did he really say all that stuff? If he did (!), can somebody note where and when he did?

Why doesnt it mention that he is a JEW???

Is it better to say the Ari is "Jewish" rather than say that he is "a Jew". This is my political correctness talking.--The dez 04:06, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

No, not in my opinion. It just sounds softer because 'ish' sounds like an adjective to the English speaker. And the fact should not be downplayed lest it appear we are concealing it (usually I would say there's no reason to conceal at all but given US-Israeli policy, his role in it, and the plethora of crackpot theories surrounding Jews and the US, there are reasons to conceal it). rmbh 20:26, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Ari Fleischer was born in 1960, not 1962.

Is an encyclopedia really the place for "convoluted quotes"? Doradus

I cut "Partially, this is due to serving under a controversial president, and also partly due to the fact that anyone speaking in front of reporters for extended periods of time will eventually make mistakes.". That's the author's interpretation, and doesn't belong here. Markalexander100 09:02, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

heres a better question, why doesnt it mention that he is also an israeli citizen? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

We cannot conclude that Plame was covert[edit]

It cannot be concluded that Plame was an undercover covert agent when Novak named her in his column. On March 23, 2005, every major news organization, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, AP, Newsweek, Reuters, and the White House correspondents, joined to file a friend of the court brief on behalf of Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper. They said:

"To the average observer, much less to the professional intelligence operative, Plame was not given the “deep cover” required of a covert agent. See 50 U.S.C. § 426 (“covert agent” defined). She worked at a desk job at CIA headquarters, where she could be seen traveling to and from, and active at, Langley. She had been residing in Washington – not stationed abroad – for a number of years."[1]

October 28, 2005, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald was asked if Plame was covert and he responded:

"Let me say two things. Number one, I am not speaking to whether or not Valerie Wilson was covert. And anything I say is not intended to say anything beyond this: that she was a CIA officer from January 1st, 2002, forward. I will confirm that her association with the CIA was classified at that time through July 2003. And all I'll say is that, look, we have not made any allegation that Mr. Libby knowingly, intentionally outed a covert agent. We have not charged that. And so I'm not making that assertion."[2]--Mr j galt 06:09, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
You are duplicating your same (erroneous) argument from Talk:Plame affair. Please stop spreading an erroneous, unfactual argument and return to the dialogue there. Your activities are disrupting Wikipedia, to prove a flawed point. -- User:RyanFreisling @ 06:11, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
The sources speak for themselves and are not erroneous. Stop wikistalking me. I consider it harrassment.--Mr j galt 06:23, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Re-read the policy. If you make factual edits, and do not edit in a way that is disruptive, you have every right for every edit to be retained. -- User:RyanFreisling @ 06:25, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

RfC opened for Mr j galt[edit]

An RfC has been opened here.-- User:RyanFreisling @ 22:35, 4 February 2006 (UTC)


Take a gander at the recent edits--someone keeps struggling with his anti-semitism, wavering between indicting a few jewish folks in parts of the administration, labelling them "jews like wolfowitz, perle...and the rest," as if they're responsible because they're jewish or something. In any case, this appears as the fourth result on google, with quotes and without, for his name, so this kind of garbage can't stand. 01:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)russ.

More quotes[edit]

I added a few more quotes with references. MastCell 22:11, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

I know the man has had to put his and the President's foot in his mouth on several occasions, but maybe we could make it more NPOV if we could find some that weren't so...juicy and added them to round out the list. Even if they are all copiously documented, it seems like the spirit of a neutral POV would require selecting quotes from a more representative sample. Then again, there's the notability issue. Maybe they should go in wikiquote (I'm still new, so I won't move them unilaterally.) History will certainly peg him for many of those, so it's not a cut-and-dry call. Just my two cents. Any thoughts? Ojcit 03:37, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
I hear you. I think the selected quotes are some of the more noteworthy of his tenure (particularly the explicit call for the assassination of a foreign head of state... that was pretty much unprecedented for a White House press secretary). His more controversial quotes seemed most noteworthy, which was why I'd added them. That said, I'd have no objection to more quotes being added in the spirit of rounding things out. It would also make sense to move them to Wikiquote if you'd like. MastCell 19:25, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Since the man is notable for saying things, the things he said are probably notable too. I'm more interested from a policy standpoint, as I'm trying to figure out some of the subtleties of this thing. Maybe we should keep them under a different heading, like Controversial Statements, or Oft-cited statements. It's a slippery slope. Ojcit 22:11, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Either of those headings sound fine. MastCell 23:06, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Career timeline discrepancy?[edit]

Can anyone explain how Fleischer could be a Senator's press secretary 89-94, then a House committee spokesman for 5 years (taking us to 99) and then "later" work on Bush Sr's re-election campaign in 92?! I don't actually know the details so I can't correct this, but clearly there's a mistake here somewhere. SeanLegassick 02:39, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:05, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Why Ari Fleischer Resigned ?[edit]

7:41 PM 2/14/2009

I think an addition to the (Ari Fleischer) WikiPedia page is needed.

Because I've wondered for years,why Ari Fleischer resigned when He did? Just what is the official excuse/position ?

I recall there was indeed a resignation shown in/on the media,but I often wondered why a guy would resign rite smack in the middle of what would clearly turn out to be a historically significant position no matter what the outcome. I mean, to Me He seemed so Young! & as I recall He only served for about 2 years.

Anyway I came to Wiki to research the topic because like many others around the world I consider Wiki as a viable resource of accurate info & I hate to admit it but I've wondered if maybe just maybe there's another hidden reason for his resignation? After all the term "resignation" covers a very broad stroke.

So there You have it why I think an addition should be made to the Ari Fleischer Wikipage! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:53, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Read his, Ari Fleischer's book, "Taking heat: the president, the press, and my years in the White House"... link is —Preceding unsigned comment added by Edbrown05 (talkcontribs) 00:09, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

blpn thread[edit]

Hi, there has been a note posted about this article at the BLPN here. Thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 17:26, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Content removed[edit]

I removed the section of this article alleging that he had a role advising the Komen Foundation to break their relationship with Planned Parenthood, as it was unsourced and arguably negative. Per WP:BLP, reliable sources must be provided before this content can be restored. Robofish (talk) 01:48, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

CNN Contributor?[edit]

I see this man on CNN all the time. On Blitzer, Anderson Cooper. It seems like he's on everyday. CNN is why I finally came to his page. Why is there no information on this page about his career as a CNN Contributor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:25, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Plame affair[edit]

This section appears too big relative to the other sections and may be a bit undue. I suggest a trim.--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 02:14, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Does anyone object to a trim of that section, limiting it to perhaps 2 or 3 sentences?--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 14:28, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

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