Skip to comments.Reporter Caught Clueless on Non-Cheney News
Posted on 02/16/2006 11:18:44 AM PST by Kaslin
The press has spent so much time this week obsessing over Dick Cheney's hunting accident that some reporters have been rendered completely oblivious to other important news developments.
After delivering yet another breathless report on Cheneygate Thursday morning, usually reliable ABC Radio News reporter Ann Compton was caught clueless about the takeover of six major U.S. ports by a Dubai company based in the United Arab Emirates - a country said to have ties to terrorism.
Compton's exchange with WABC Radio's John Gambling went like this:
GAMBLNG: What else [besides Cheneygate] is being talked about in the White House?
COMPTON: Absolutely nothing. This has sucked the oxygen out of President Bush's trip yesterday. He went all the way to the Wendy's hamburger headquarters in Ohio to talk about health care. . . . . Is that on the front page of any paper today? I did not do a single spot on it yesterday . . . .
COMPTON: [Cheneygate] really has dominated everything else . . . It is a fascinating story and one that ABC has reported very, very vigorously at the ground level and I think very responsibly.
GAMBLING: Ann, let me ask you a question. Is anybody talking about this story . . . about the Dubai Ports World Corporation running our major ports in the United States? You know anything about that?
COMPTON: Whooops. [Nervous laughter]
GAMBLING: The reason I ask you is exactly what you just finished talking about - sucking the oxygen out of the White House and Washington press corps . . . . This is like letting Saudi Arabia do security in our airports. And I think that Washington reporters need to jump on this thing.
COMPTON: Well, send me a quick email, John. It sounds like something I need to see. [END EXCERPT]
Noooooooooooooooo of course not
Al Franken was on Micheal Medved this week. He was clueless about Al Gore's Saudi speech.
So Ann admits her Left-leaning tunnel-vision.
The Antique Media.....say it over and over. Another freeper started using it. We need to make it stick.
Did anyone see the piece on Dateline re: Sadamm tapes? I missed it. was it a chop piece? not even being talked about on any of the alphabet channels.
ABC News is a mouthpiece for the left...so, I am surpised they haven't pushed this story as well...since Schumer is one of the major players in trying to get this Port thing re-investigated, before it is allowed to happen...
You know, Anne Compton is a really nice person...for a White House reporter. But I'm not surprised she didn't know about the Dubai Ports deal. When the wind begins screaming in WH briefing room everything else is ignored. "Cheney Gate," if you can call if that, has them all drooling. Yeah, it's like a group drool.
Ordinarily though, Anne's a good person. Honest.
Anne Compton sucks, I have to listen to her at the top of each hour during the Rush show. Actually I mute the radio these days for three minutes, I have it timed.
We no longer have a Main Stream Media! They are anything but mainstream.
FR needs to come up with a more accurate name and make it stick.
Which just goes to show that they're not interested in the news, but only in what they're interested in. F'n bastards.
"It is a fascinating story and one that ABC has reported very, very vigorously at the ground level and I think very responsibly."
Over sells the importance.
"He was clueless about Al Gore's Saudi speech."
Wanna bet he "played stupid" about it?
It would be very interesting to do a comparison of coverage, i.e., time/words spent, number of lead/front page stories, etc., on the Vince Foster shooting vs. Cheney's. Also, were there ever any editorial demands for the Clintons to make a complete disclosure regarding Foster's death, relocation of his body and ransacking of his office BEFORE it was made public?
20th century chattering skulls. Too long, though.
How about "The Enemy"!
The delivery channels are still mainstream (ABCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS alphabet networks) even if their message is not.
Does much of America still do their daily purchasing on Main Street?
LOL! That's a good start.
Lane changes are not allowed in tunnels.
Why am I not surprised by this?
Amazing isn't it?
Nice and liberal. You can tell by her reports her political leaning.
"How about "The Enemy"!"
Don't sugarcoat it.
I think this is an idea whose time has come. ;)
I have to do the same exact thing. I wrote to the news director of our local station - that carries Rush - and told him what a total disconnect it was whenever the ABC news came on. He promised that he was looking into changing news feeds...
I prefer "Legacy Media"...
I didn't say she wasn't liberal. By the way, do you know Ms. Compton?
I like legacy media.
He was just pulling your leg he won't do a thing. Do you how many times I write our local rag and complain. I even put a complaint in to the Weis Supermarket because they have all Bush Bashing Books. Well I take the books and put them all on the bottom shelf. One has been there for two years now it is "Rise of the Vulcans" with the cover picture of the Bush admin. Cheney, Rice, Rummy. I hide this book every time I am there. I think I need medication.
LSM = lame stream media, or "Legacy Media" as I have seen on these pages.
Same leftward President hating syndrome.
Ann Compton is a courtier sychophant for the Dems. She has this ominous but nervous speaking style that portrays all things Repub as a scandal. Good face for radio too.
Off topic, but I didn't know that John Gambling was still on the radio. I listened to him on WOR when I was a kid in the 60's and 70's (my parents were big fans). Glad to see he's still at it, and on the ball as before.
how about "last century media" ? my two cents' worth.
Chuckie wins two ways by pushing this hysteria. ONE it allows the Senate Democrats to say "See we are tough on security". Two, the NEXT step will be to push for the Govt taking over Port Operations so they can force 10 of thousands more people onto the Govt Union rolls.
I thank the Lord that Al Gore had not been able to steal the election in 2000, or otherwise not only would we have had the terrorist attck on 9/11. We would have already had another attack and the terrorists would prepare for the third. Each one worse then the one prior
Stone Age Press Corpse
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
I've never heard of John Gambling. Who is he?
He was on Scarborough last night, I couldn't stand to listen, much less watch.
Reporters caught clueless on _________________________.
Fill in the blank.
Ann Compton..another brain dead reporter from ABC
Third generation of Gambling's on the radio. His father and grandfather were on WOR for years, and I mean years.
Reporter Caught Clueless = Dog Bites Man.
A New York City radio personality with a very likable, easy-going style. We listened to him every morning when I was growing up in the NYC area on WOR radio back in the 60's and early 70's. His voice was part of my childhood. I'm just amazed that he's still at work doing his thing all these decades later.
Have you ever heard Mark Knoller? He is the White House talking head for CBS radio. He has the most irritating voice -- talks through his nose and acts like it is taking all of his energy just to get the words out. AND he calls President Bush, MR. Bush. Makes me want to rip him out of the radio.