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Audio: CBS reporters plot hit piece on GOP candidate
wnd.com ^ | October 31, 2010 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 10/31/2010 2:41:48 PM PDT by goldendays

Audio: CBS reporters plot hit piece on GOP candidate Tape reveals news team scheming to find 'child molester' supporting politician Joe Miller Reporters from a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly left a voicemail by mistake at the campaign of the state's Republican nominee for Senate, Joe Miller, in which the journalists can be heard plotting to "find" a "child molester" among the politician's supporters.

The reporters are also overheard hoping for violence against Miller so they can "send out a tweet" and Facebook alert that "Miller got punched" at a rally he held four days ago. The apparent accidental voicemail message was left on the cell phone of Miller's spokesperson, Randy DeSoto. In the recording, the assignment editor for the CBS Anchorage affiliate, KTVA, Nick McDermott, along with other reporters, can be heard openly discussing concocting the two stories about Miller. DeSoto says the voicemail message was later authenticated by McDermott himself, who sent a text to the Miller spokesman stating, "D--- iPhone … I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry." "Frankly, when I first heard this I was shocked," said DeSoto. "Though a bit garbled at times, there are disturbing comments in this conservation that never should have occurred."

According to the Miller campaign, another voice in the message was that of KTVA's news director. A recording of the audio can be heard below: (Story continues below)

In the first portion of the discussion, the CBS reporters are heard plotting to get a list of Miller campaign supporters in order to "find" a "child molester." "You have to find that one person," says the male reporter,

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KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; alaska; cbs; cbsnews; gop; jerrybever; ktva; partisanmedia; plot; reporters
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1 posted on 10/31/2010 2:41:48 PM PDT by goldendays
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To: goldendays

CBS...Corrupt Bastard Syndrome.


2 posted on 10/31/2010 2:43:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: goldendays

Happy Halloween

3 posted on 10/31/2010 2:44:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: goldendays
they will do anything to win unions
4 posted on 10/31/2010 2:50:49 PM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: goldendays

CBS is so Dan Rathered washed up.

Isn’t there a code of ethics that they have broken working for
a political candidate instead of reporting the news?


5 posted on 10/31/2010 2:52:03 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: goldendays

related

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/10/30/anchorage-cbs-affiliate-caught-on-voicemail-conspiring-against-alaskas-gop-senate-candidate/


6 posted on 10/31/2010 2:53:12 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: goldendays
Even CBS’s CSI attacked Tea Party.
7 posted on 10/31/2010 2:56:19 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: goldendays

And they STILL want us to think of them as unbiased.


8 posted on 10/31/2010 2:57:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: goldendays

9 posted on 10/31/2010 3:00:40 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: goldendays

We always knew this was going on but to hear them so blatantly and openly guffawing and scheming about it is shocking. There’s zero objectivity. There’s an effort to actually harm the conservative candidate in the worst way possible.


10 posted on 10/31/2010 3:02:34 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: goldendays

I’ve actually worked in the Alaska media. Granted, I quit in the middle 1990s, but I was there.

Let me be blunt. There were some newsrooms where I worked that never, ever participated in hit pieces and smear jobs. However, there were some of my colleagues who were outspoken advocates, who gleefully destroyed careers and reputations, and who had political agendas. I have sat in rooms with people like the ones on the recording. I know from the words and tone in the recording that their goal was to smear Joe Miller.

Which, by the way, is what you can always expect in a free society. Not everyone with a bully pulpit will be ethical. The response of free people is to aggressively go after those doing the smear, in public, in print, on video, and online, and do so until the people responsible are named and can respond. The readers - the citizens - can make up their minds after reading and seeing who says what and why.

A few words about Channel 11, whose reporters were recorded. This is the “second” station in Anchorage, running behind the Channel 2 news powerhouse. They’ve been trying for years to break into the top, and failing. The other news station, Channel 13, is a third-rate nothing which has genially conceded themselves to reality and consolidated their newsroom into one statewide entity for the Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau stations, which allows them to rip and read newspaper stories and save money on staff and video.

Miller is probably smart enough to use this story to portray himself as the noble victim of media excess, a theme that works well up here. I hope his staff is looking for some kind of connection to the Channel 11 staff and Lisa Murkowski (R-Sore Loser).

By the way, most of the people I worked for were really good folks, but the advocate journalists coming out of the colleges were changing the complexion of the newsroom by the time I took my leave.

I’m also going to use this recording with my high school journalism class this week and use it as a vehicle for a little discussion on ethics. Never let a crisis go to waste, as they say.


11 posted on 10/31/2010 3:06:32 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Isn’t there a code of ethics that they have broken working for a political candidate instead of reporting the news?"

You presume that they value ethical behavior - or even understand the concept.

12 posted on 10/31/2010 3:11:04 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: goldendays

Think how bad NBC must be.


13 posted on 10/31/2010 3:15:36 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: goldendays

Send this audio file to Drudge, Rush, Hannity, Malkin, Savage, et al. This must be talked about tomorrow.

Alaska Freepers should send it viral to their friends in Alaska.


14 posted on 10/31/2010 3:42:02 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Redbob

Well, now the MSM will lose more and more ratings. Note my tagline.


15 posted on 10/31/2010 3:42:34 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: goldendays

I checked the Alaska newspapers online and every TV/Cable News Network and no one was carrying it but FOX News. Go figure.


16 posted on 10/31/2010 3:50:41 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: goldendays

This could determine the winner for the US Senate from Alaska
(and Republican/Democrat control of the Senate.)

Video - Joe Miller Cell Phone Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpbo3mOArGk


17 posted on 10/31/2010 3:51:27 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: goldendays; All

I’m thinking this should be worth 3 more percentage points for Joe. Whatcha think? Anybody?


18 posted on 10/31/2010 3:51:27 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I will laugh if I hear the locals in Anchorage storm the station and have a sit in.


19 posted on 10/31/2010 4:03:24 PM PDT by healy61
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks goldendays.
20 posted on 10/31/2010 4:52:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: redpoll

Thanks for your insights—very interesting!


21 posted on 10/31/2010 5:58:35 PM PDT by milagro
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To: goldendays
Just a reminder to everyone, Sarah Palin has worked for the Alaska television groups years ago, she knows what goes on from the inside, regardless of whatever spin CBS says about it being a conversation for all possibilities I know that Sarah has the sources to know what really happened. And I would go so far as to say there are probably a lot more Sarah Palin supporters now both here in Alaska and the lower 48 than before, she went on the offensive, she did it with beliefs, with intelligence and passion. Something this nation desperately NEEDS. We will vote for Miller, we will inform Ms Loser that its time for her to go somewhere else, she can stay inside the Anchorage liberalized and fortified castle. The rest of Alaska is past the city limits.The REAL Alaska. If there is any state more pissed off about liberal elitism I would like to hear of it. We chose to live our simple lifestyle, many that have moved here sacrificed a much more lavish lifestyle, and we don't need a Princess blaming us for her not getting her pony.
22 posted on 10/31/2010 6:11:27 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: goldendays

I don’t believe the liberal media.


23 posted on 10/31/2010 6:28:23 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: goldendays
It seems there's fierce competition this year for the Dan Rather/Mary Mapes “Fake but accurate” award.
24 posted on 10/31/2010 6:31:57 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: milagro

KTVA news was on at 5 p.m. Alaska time.

They put the Miller story on page 12, so to speak, not mentioning the story until about 10 minutes into the newscast. The story simply said that KTVA denies the allegations of wrongdoing and they showed a statement by the station manager.

The funniest statement of the broadcast - the recording was genuine, but the allegations are not accurate. LOL


25 posted on 10/31/2010 7:34:52 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: goldendays; MaxCUA; combat_boots; Nachum; unspun
Corrupt Bastard Socialists(CBS) KTVA General Manager, Jerry Bever

And this appears to be him...
JERRY M BEVER Born Dec 1962
ANCHORAGE, AK 99507 (907) 868-7885



26 posted on 10/31/2010 8:58:42 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: redpoll
I was eagerly awaiting the new revised resurrection of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS. I have watched I think three episodes, every one pure junk, a total waste of time and basically its taking a shat upon the graves of the original series actors. I am on a rampage about CBS and I hope they catch sheer hell about this event against Joe Miller both locally in Anchorage and nationally. The Anchorage channel has barely achieved a second rate status, its video quality is the absolute worst. Someday soon I hope for a TV channel with news to start up here in Wasilla.Too much liberal bias from anything coming out of Anchorage.
27 posted on 10/31/2010 9:10:37 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Here’s the cool news, my friend. With a camcorder and the most basic of software, you can already do this with your computer and an Internet connection. Maybe you could branch out into broadcast television later.

In any case - my blessings to you. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.


28 posted on 10/31/2010 10:03:00 PM PDT by redpoll
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