Skip to comments.NBC's "Today Show" interviews 'undecided' VA family (but turns out they are Dem operatives)
Posted on 09/24/2008 7:56:17 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
NBC's "Today Show" this morning covered the battleground state of Virginia, and interviewed a family named "The Jansen's" from Leesburg, VA. Until recently, Ann Jansen and her husband Stacey (sp?) had been 'undecided' between Obama or McCain, but have now opted on voting for Obama.
What the piece fails to point out is that Ann Jansen is a bigtime Democratic campaign official/contributor in Loudoun County, VA, or as someone in the D.C. Radio & Television blog pointed out this morning:
"Today show gets duped!!! On the Today Show they highlighted a Leesburg, VA family who claimed to be a family crossing party lines to vote for Obama. Ann Janse has been an outspoken Democratic leader in Loudoun for many years!! Nice research NBC(DNC). (9/24/08)"
So there ya have it. Oh, and I also found out this on an "Ann Jansen from Leesburg, VA" in the Huffington Post. It's a $345 donation to the Obama campaign in March 2008:
(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...
“Today show gets duped!!! On the Today Show they highlighted a Leesburg, VA family who claimed to be a family crossing party lines to vote for Obama. Ann Janse has been an outspoken Democratic leader in Loudoun for many years!! Nice research NBC(DNC). (9/24/08)”
don’t kid yourself...the Today Show was complicit.
Was the Today Show duped, or was the Today Show trying to dupe it’s viewers? NBC has a very BAD track record for duping it’s viewers.
How funny. You can see the agenda of the Today Show easily with this. They find a family that was supposedly undecided, and now they have decided to vote for Obama. They want to make middle America believe that people just like them are now deciding to vote for Obama. And convince us that this Virginia family will help swing Virginia to Obama.
Let’s not let the facts get in the way of the story they are trying to tell.
The liberal media are going to lose it big time during this election
They are not getting away with the same tricks they employed for decades
In a Galaxy far, far away and a time long, long ago, Journalists checked their sources before they went with the story. I guess that is just part of history now.
Are there no FCC regulations that prevent outright lying to the public?
Great work, Silvie!
Did you contact the Today Show?
oreilly will love this, he’s been on NBC’s case about being a subsidiary of the DNC for the past year.
“The Today Show gets duped”, or the Today Show tries to dupe America? This looks more like the Dem party tactic of shoot now with lies for intended effect, retract lies later when no one cares.
NBC ‘TODAY SHOW’ VIDEO LINK OF TODAY (9/24/08) IS TITLED “OBAMA, MCCAIN BATTLE FOR VIRGINIA VOTERS” —
I agree. Today show set up this fraud.
This is why I say that Couric is laying a trap for Palin. She had years of practice at the Today show.
That’s what I was wondering. :)
The media is trying hard to help Obamber
No, I have not.
Remember the focus group with “independents” that had a member of Code Pink?
Did Today set it up? Or did Axelrod set it up as part of the astroturfing for which he is so famous?
MEMO TO: PREIDENT, NBC
ATTN: TODAY SHOW
SUBJ: ANN JANSEN DEMOCRAT OPERATIVE
RE: TODAY SHOW AIRING 24 SEP 08
1. WHAT DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?
2. WHAT DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?
3. WHAT DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?
4. WHAT DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?
5. WHAT DID YOU KNOW, AND WHEN DID YOU KNOW IT?
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