Skip to comments.Newsweek vs. the White House, according to ABC News' Terry Moran.
Posted on 05/18/2005 8:21:32 PM PDT by Valin
We've talked about the bogus Newsweek desecration story for several days now, and so has the White House press corps. Yesterday, in the White House Press Room, Scott McClellan took a question about Newsweek, and said, in essence, that Newsweek ought to do all it can to correct some of the damage they did with their bogus story. Terry Moran, White House correspondent for ABC News, replied, saying that it sounded to him like Scott was trying to be the editor of Newsweek. Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times later quipped, very sarcastically, that maybe Scott wanted her to do a story that said how great the military was. Hugh was pretty exercised, played the audio on the show, and asked me to try to reach both Moran and Bumiller. Terry, to his credit, returned the call, and agreed to come on for a segment. It was a heated exchange, and it turned into almost three segments. Without further adieu, here's the interview:
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Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times later quipped, very sarcastically, that maybe Scott wanted her to do a story that said how great the military was.
Rush played this soundbite on his show today. She was very insulting to America and the administration.
Very illuminating. Thanks.
The interview with Moran is worth reading--He's the epitome of pompous gotcha WH reporters and Hugh is so deft, Moran hangs himself without even realizing it.
I wonder why Terry Moran bothered to consent to the interview. I've never heard such a bunch of vacuous nonsense in my life. He comes out of it as a complete idiot.
Well, the MSM is always second-guessing the President, so I guess that makes things even.
>>>>Newsweek ought to do all it can to correct some of the damage they did with their bogus story
So far, 200 innocent civilians and 5 of our MIL are dead from this bogus story.
How is this correctable?
These reporters are so incredibly juvenile. It's all you can do to just patronize them the way they were patronized. They are so unprofessional and often just stupid. they must be going crazy trying to keep up. It's like watchng them in the quicksand of their own incompetence!
Hey, it's all about getting our guys killed, dontchaknow?
Yeah. Right. No agenda as far as Terry Moron is concerned. /s
"It comes from, I think, a huge gulf of misunderstanding, for which I lay plenty of blame on the media itself. There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it's very dangerous."
At least he admits that's the attitude.
The MSM is trying to influence public opinion and cover its ass at the same time. They have no shame whatsoever.
Another goring of the oxen-like media. I'm thinkin' this one is going to be an extra long horn inserted quite rudely up their collectivist fertilizer chutes. Enjoy it, my journalist friends - I know that I will!
Fortunately, they're not very good at either.
A start would be to buy a front page notice in every paper in the Islamic world stating the truth of this story. The problem is to many people in the Islamic world won't believe it, but it would be a start.
I'm not holding my breath waiting.
I have to say that Terry acquitted himself very well in this interview. Gotta hand it to him for that. He's still an ass in the press room though.
Sen. Boxer: 'Nuclear Option' Can Hurt Newspapers, Too Barbara Boxer
By Joe Strupp
Published: April 12, 2005 4:50 PM ET
WASHINGTON Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called on newspaper editors today to provide more coverage of the so-called "nuclear option" being considered by the Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate, which would eliminate filibusters on judicial appointments, arguing that newspapers have as much to lose as the Democrats do if this traditional minority power is eliminated.
You need to explain why a vocal minority in the Congress is essential for a democracy and why it is essential for you, she told several hundred editors at the opening session of the American Society of Newspaper Editors conference here. This fight is really your fight as well.
When asked later what newspapers should specifically do to highlight the issue, Boxer pointed to both news coverage and editorials explaining the effect of a limited filibusters. I think editorials would be very helpful, Boxer told E&P. When people hear filibuster, they dont get what it really means. It would be helpful because the press understands it.
Boxer cited the efforts by Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), the House Minority Leader, and others in the GOP to weaken minority-party rights, as well as DeLay's threats to impeach judges who have gone against his views. She said newspapers need to cover both issues closely so that readers can remain informed, but also so newspapers can protect their own freedoms.
Theyre going after judges, theyre going after the filibuster, and it is dangerous, she told the news leaders. You have a dog in that fight. Your whole basis of what you do is exercising that freedom of speech. These checks and balances are crucial for all of us. We exercise them.
There is a big story to be told out there, and I hope you will tell it as you see it. ... They are going to change the rules of the Senate that have been around for 200 years. These rights are important, this leverage is important. And your rights to tell stories the way you want are in many ways tied to this. You are in this battle.
Boxer also pointed to the War in Iraq, reminding editors that one of the Republican arguments for being in Iraq is to give the citizens their freedom. I think it will fall on deaf ears if we dont protect freedom of expression here at home, or minority rights, she said. Ive always believed it to be patriotic to speak out, even when you are alone. It isnt fun, but it is necessary to do.
So typical, as if there COULD ever be such a story, was her implication.
Anyone who heard her or that sissy from ABC and can day with a straight face that the media are unbiased is seriously deluded.
I wonder if anyone has the audio for this?
Terry "Hot Lips" Moran?
This isn't the first media report to be retracted this war.
The US Embassy pushed for Egyptian papers and other that ran internet sex photos as "evidence" of "rape" at "Abu Ghrab" to undo the harm of their false reports.
Go to hugh hewitt.com--I think you might find it at his radioblogger hyperlink.
Notice how the media actively suppresses any reports of the good being done in Iraq and the benchmarks that are being met.
The MSM is a propaganda mill.
Maybe it was a Newsweek magazine the reporter saw being flushed down the toilet -- which offended him so greatly, because he thinks the the magazine is right up there with all those other holy books written by the messiahs.
Terry Moran is a pussy
What's insulting and ironic is that the media "plays dumb" and acts like they don't want to spout propaganda fed to them by the administration. They are already doing this for the administration's enemies.
Same idea, wrong team.
>>>Notice how the media actively suppresses any reports of the good being done in Iraq and the benchmarks that are being met.
Hence the purpose of FR and bloggers.
Yes ABC, we fully understand that you are very anti-USA during time of war. Now, STFU and go away.
With all of the bogus reporting by Blair and others at the NYT, they still claim to be a Newspaper of Record. They may have many affiliates, distribute many newspapers and control many types of media, but their claim to fame as an instution of record rings hollow.
They have failed to be truthful in their reporting and in the hiring of their reporters. They certainly are a paper of "RECORD" allright!
I think the American media is starting to become aware just how hated they are by their fellow citizens. How do you function knowing that you are despised?
And Elizabeth Bumiller is a dick.
Nobody does any good but media reporters and celebrities. Hold on there, I think one is about to make an announcement of the money they're going to raise to donate to some noble, selfless cause they're honorary campaign chair of.
Why can't the rest of us be more like them?
>>>Why can't the rest of us be more like them?
Oh God forbid! :P
I want that useless demagogue Harry Reid to explain to the American people how 16% and 24% of the voters in Texas and California represent the "mainstream"
The mudslinging by these obstructionist bastards has resulted in their decline in the past 2 elections and they still haven't learned. What kills me is the mental midgets like Chrissy Matthews who think the current dissatisfaction with the Congress is a good thing :-) Chrissy was all giddy about this latest Poll, and compared the current climate to 1994 when the Democrats lost big..... :-)
ROFLMAO, The poll shows that the public is dissatisfied with the obstructionist. How could anybody say they are satisfied with the democrats? What have they offered? What have they done? the answer is NOTHING
I think the American media is starting to become aware just how hated they are by their fellow citizens.
I was able to catch a bit of this interview tonight, and I really wonder if they do. I mean REALLY understand in their heart, Moran said he did, but then in the next couple of answers shows that he doesn't.
"Sen. Boxer: 'Nuclear Option' Can Hurt Newspapers, Too Barbara Boxer"
Babs is an idiot. She doesn't understand that the Dems' "minority in the Congress" means the Dems' lost - shut up.
So, Elizabeth, you must not think our military is great. (Otherwise, why would it pain you so much to write positively about our armed forces? Would you feel you were betraying your "true" feelings--hatred for our men in women in uniform?)
I love when he pulls the media variant of "Do you know who I am"--asking Hewitt if he'd ever been to Iraq. Hewitt says one needn't have been there to comment on the media coverage and points out that he did work in the WH and perhaps that's a more significant qualification for covering it. LOL
I think he agreed to the interview because he is being excoriated for his diva performance at the presser yesterday.
Make that men and women in uniform.
Yep. Reporting good news is propaganda, but reporting news HARMFUL to the country is NOT working for the other side? Oh, uh, ok, if you say so, MSM...
Not everyone can handle success. It has to come by merit and not ingratiating entitlement -- or it will destroy them. People of merit have great humility; people of ingratiating entitlement reveal their arrogance, ignorance, insufferable self-righteousness.
What bottom of the barrel do they scrape these people off of?
I checked it out and it is a conservative blog by a guy named Rick Moran.
Hewitt also asked TM who he voted for in 04.TM said he wouldnt say but that Hewitt would be surprised.
I got the impression TM wants to be all things to all people.IOW, a selfserving POS.
Wow. Nicely said. Wise words.
They find these people in the same places Hitler found his supporters. Mental defects and convicts.
Terry Moran is a male Helen Thomas
In my life's experience I have had the fortune to work for and with people of merit, and I have had the sorrow in working for people of "entitlement." God in Heaven forgive me for my hatred of the people who were promoted over me because they were "entitled."