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Same Partisan Networks That Buried Us In Mark Foley News Utterly Skipping Tim Mahoney Sex Scandal
Newsbusters ^ | October 17, 2008 | Tim Graham

Posted on 10/18/2008 3:04:40 AM PDT by Tom_Busch

Two years ago, ABC’s Brian Ross broke wide open the scandal of Republican Rep. Mark Foley sending sexual Internet messages to Congressional pages. Foley resigned quickly, but that didn’t dampen the story. We reported "On the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening news programs, from the story’s emergence on Friday night, September 29, through Wednesday morning, October 11, the Big Three networks have aired 152 stories." On October 11's Good Morning America, news anchor Christopher Cuomo spoke insistently: "Less than a month before the elections and the Mark Foley scandal just keeps growing." Reporter Jake Tapper added: "This is the scandal that will not go away."

But what about a scandal that will not be acknowledged? Even when a network breaks the story? On October 13, ABC reporter Brian Ross broke the news on his Blotter blog that Rep. Tim Mahoney, the Democrat who replaced Mark Foley in the House, who ran on returning morality to Congress, "agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him." The FBI is now investigating. ABC has audio of him yelling at the mistress (with profanities) that she's fired. Mahoney didn’t resign. He’s running for reelection.

Number of ABC stories on the morning and evening newscasts? Zero.

Number of CBS stories? Zero.

Number of NBC stories? Zero.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: abcnews; foley; mahoney; markfoley; mediabias; newsblackout; scandals; timmahoney
Corrupt media
1 posted on 10/18/2008 3:04:41 AM PDT by Tom_Busch
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To: Tom_Busch
And so it goes, article after article showing how the msm is completely in the hands of partisan democrats. I'm convinced and don't need to read anymore.

Now what?

2 posted on 10/18/2008 3:19:33 AM PDT by Rudder (That one, Hussein Obama)
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To: Tom_Busch

So your saying the average news outlet in America is biased? Can you point to any literature substantiating this outlandish claim?


3 posted on 10/18/2008 3:23:09 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Rudder
someone should bait the press.. let them get into a lather.. and after a few days... let it out that the whole thing was a 'practical joke' made to mimic EXACTLY some event that happened to a similar democrat

this would show the radical bias of the press by stark contrast

4 posted on 10/18/2008 3:24:16 AM PDT by sten
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To: Tom_Busch

Yeah-corrupt media AND corrupt democrats.


5 posted on 10/18/2008 3:29:30 AM PDT by Republic (Barak is anti-Jewish, has to be, or he would have left Wright's church years ago!)
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To: sten
this would show the radical bias of the press by stark contrast

And that's all that keeps happening. Especially in this election coverage, the msm has clearly shown it is working as an agent for the democrat party. At what point does making this point become a gesture in futility?

6 posted on 10/18/2008 3:32:04 AM PDT by Rudder (That one, Hussein Obama)
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To: Tom_Busch

Obvious double standard. A Republican fails to pay a parking ticket, and he’s chased and harassed and drawn and quartered by the MSM. A Democrat can rape a young woman and there is nothing but silence from the MSM.

Oh, you have no idea how deeply I loathe the MSM. Just. No. Idea.


7 posted on 10/18/2008 3:53:23 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Tom_Busch
For Big Media, it's all hands on deck!

There is no time for Mahoney, they are devoted to Cheer-leading, Spinning & Lying to get their candidate elected.

I pray we can shove every last pom-pom up their backsides.

8 posted on 10/18/2008 3:54:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tublecane

No, perhaps I’ve been a little hasty in my judgment of the media. ;-)


9 posted on 10/18/2008 3:54:37 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (The big media IS the enemy)
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To: Rudder

I don’t know, that’s the million dollar question. Maybe I’m wrong to keep pointing it out, but after all these years, it still gets my blood boiling.


10 posted on 10/18/2008 3:58:23 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (The big media IS the enemy)
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Corrupt media

Intellectually, morally, or some other way we haven't dreamed of yet?

11 posted on 10/18/2008 4:01:49 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Tom_Busch

Is anyone suprised that the Propaganda arm of the New Democrat Socialist Peoples Party of America is not covering the downfall of one of its members??
Why??


12 posted on 10/18/2008 4:12:29 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Vote FOR AMERICA . Vote McCain / Palin)
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To: lentulusgracchus

The ONLY way this will change is if we take notes, list the advertisers, and contact them en masse and tell them we are NOT buying your products while you support this biased trash reporting.


13 posted on 10/18/2008 4:13:56 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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Jim Lehrer (Disgraced PBS, Democrat): "Manhoney? Adultery? Who cares?
Only Republicans make our channel's news in this matter.
The ONLY birth certificate, or medical records, you will ever hear about
here will be those of Joe-the-Plumber. Now, how many of Gwen Ifill's book
on Messiah-Obama's glorious January 2009 Coronation would you like?"

14 posted on 10/18/2008 4:21:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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Jim Lehrer (Disgraced PBS, Democrat): "Manhoney? Adultery? Who cares?
Only Republicans make our channel's news in this matter.
The ONLY birth certificate, or medical records, you will ever hear about
here will be those of Joe-the-Plumber. Now, how many of Gwen Ifill's book
on Messiah-Obama's glorious January 2009 Coronation would you like?"

15 posted on 10/18/2008 4:27:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Tom_Busch

They may not be covering it, but I saw this morning that he went from 7% ahead of Rooney before this was revealed to now at 26% behind Rooney.


16 posted on 10/18/2008 4:32:29 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Tom_Busch
goebbels machine is at work this century and lying as always.

LLS

17 posted on 10/18/2008 4:34:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You know, we can always look at the sponsors of the news divisions and stop buying their products.

The only way to beat communism is by bankrupting it.


18 posted on 10/18/2008 4:44:56 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Tom_Busch

Stop watching the MSM. Get rid of your cable. Cancel that newspaper subscription. Stop paying them to be indoctrinators and forcing their ideology.

JoMa


19 posted on 10/18/2008 4:46:59 AM PDT by joma89
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Amen and I am doing that now.

LLS


20 posted on 10/18/2008 4:53:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: Tom_Busch

As bad as it is, it may get a lot worse. Right now, the MSM is the propaganda organ of the Democrat party. If the Democrats get control of the presidency and get a stronger control over congress, the MSM will in effect become the propaganda ministry of a one-party state. Conservative talk radio will be banned, and they will try to censor the Internet. I don’t know how they will censor print media. Probably some old liberal Justices who at least are sympathetic to freedom of speech will retire and be replaced with Marxists who are solidly against freedom of speech. Then we will have a Soviet-style media and Soviet-style censorship.


21 posted on 10/18/2008 5:59:45 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: sten

Only problem with that is you will find even bogus stories are repeated as truth over and over until people actually believe them (as long as they hurt Republicans, that is.)


22 posted on 10/18/2008 6:13:12 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("He's not the MESSIAH---He's a Very Naughty Boy!!!!")
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To: joma89
Needs repeated for effect!

Stop watching the MSM.

Get rid of your cable.

Cancel that newspaper subscription.

Stop paying them to be indoctrinators and forcing their ideology.

It is really quite simple, isn't it?

23 posted on 10/18/2008 6:36:52 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Tom_Busch
And yet those that "buried us in Foley" have failed to bury us in the outcome of the case against him. Two years later,
law enforcement authorities here have concluded there is “insufficient evidence” to charge him with breaking Florida laws.

The entire Foley thing was created by the enemedia and nurtured by conservative talkers. It was a disgusting thing to watch and listen to.

24 posted on 10/18/2008 6:49:10 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Let’s repeat it again...PING!!!

Stop watching the MSM.

Get rid of your cable.

Cancel that newspaper subscription.

Stop paying them to be indoctrinators and forcing their ideology.

JoMa


25 posted on 10/26/2008 6:55:01 PM PDT by joma89
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