Skip to comments.Madam Story Keeps Mum on Clientele '20/20'Declines to Identify Those Not Already Known
Posted on 05/04/2007 9:25:12 PM PDT by Cinnamon
During several weeks of calls to possible clients of the woman dubbed the D.C. Madam, Brian Ross of ABC confirmed that some fairly important people had used her escort service. But when he put together last night's segment for "20/20," the network's chief investigative reporter decided against outing anyone beyond the two people who already had been identified. "They just weren't newsworthy enough," ABC's Brian Ross said of the names. (By Donna Svennevik -- Abc)
"Their names won't mean anything to our audience," Ross said in an interview. "They just weren't newsworthy enough." Instead, he said, "what we really wanted to do is demonstrate the range of official Washington" involved with the escort service. Their positions, as described by Ross, made them important, at least by the capital's standards: A federal prosecutor, who recently died. A handful of military officers, including the head of an Air Force intelligence squadron. A senior official at the World Bank and other officials at
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one name springs to mind. funny how MSM is protective of this info yet when Abu Graib happened they were championing the disclosure of every person involved, names, ranks, the people had a right to know!! in this instance they decide it won't matter whether the remaining names are disclosed...
World Bank and IMF, huh?
ROFL! I should have known.
Cut and run.
ABC choked big time. Couldn’t take the heat.
You just know that the MSM is not going to out the Dims on that list.
That may be true, but it means a LOT in D.C. I think ABC was afraid of Arkancide. But I will ask what someone else asked:
WHAT GOOD IS A FREE PRESS IF IT'S A FAKE PRESS???
Let me guess: The three journalists are Paul Begala, James Carville and George Stephanopoulos!
I’m just glad my name didn’t show. What a relief!
I’m still feeling jilted at the Anna Nicole DNA test. I thought I was a shoe-in (no pun intended) with that case!
Yep here too!
You know if it had been Republicans on the list, they would have wet themselves getting that information out to the public, regardless of how important or not those people might be. :-)
Looks like ABC got punked by the madam, LOL!
Nothing would surprise. I wonder what Bill O’Reilly is thinking now. Ross was on his show, and I could swear that he was telling O’Reilly that there would be some startling revelations. I hope O’Reilly lets him have it on Monday.
And trust me on this: Bill O’Reilly got punked by Brian Ross!
Love him or hate him, but BOR had Ross on yesterday and kept him honest. BOR concluded the interview with something to the effect of...” Ross, I hope ABC plays this one fair and balanced” Ross had a sheepish worried look on his face.
Maybe ABC blinked
Perhaps - though, I think, they behaved responsibly, if probably for the wrong reason (to cover up for Democrats).
Publishing that would have been tabloid-trash journalism at its absolute worst. There’s no news story here.
Frankly, in a world where we celebrate homosexuality on the streets, I’m just glad to know that there are still some straight Democrats out there.
Or got Donked ...
No maybe about it. They are covering demmie behinds.
They are sorting out the Republicans, and need more time.
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