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CNN's Sanchez: "We didn't confirm" bogus Limbaugh quote
National Review Online ^ | 10/15/2009

Posted on 10/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT by GVnana

Rick Sanchez:

i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.

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KEYWORDS: cnn; confirm; limbaugh; medialies; misquotes; quote; ricksanchez; rushlimbaugh; sanchez; yellowjournalism
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Ah, the current state of American journalism...
1 posted on 10/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

is inexcusably divisive
*******
What a pompous prick.
Who made this jackass the judge?


2 posted on 10/16/2009 1:20:37 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: GVnana

the damage has been done...sue his a$$.


3 posted on 10/16/2009 1:22:10 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Finalapproach29er; GVnana

What is inexcusably divisive is attributing quotes to someone that they didn’t say.


4 posted on 10/16/2009 1:22:50 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: GVnana

“Our bad” ... what a wuss


5 posted on 10/16/2009 1:23:33 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DannyTN

Especially the terrible racist quotes they falsely assigned to Rush. This Sanchez guy is a real sicko.


6 posted on 10/16/2009 1:24:37 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GVnana

He needs to be fired . . pronto


7 posted on 10/16/2009 1:25:04 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: GVnana
i've know rush

Illiterate.

8 posted on 10/16/2009 1:25:24 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: GVnana

Is this guy drunk again?


9 posted on 10/16/2009 1:26:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: GVnana

If true, it sounds like a strong case for Rush is being built. But why would he go public with this?


10 posted on 10/16/2009 1:27:07 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (We know who wins; We have read the 'Book')
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To: GVnana

I’m not even going to tell Sanchez what I think of this sleezy journalism that he spouts.

If ya’ fight with a skunk, even if ya’ win, ya’ end up stinkin’.


11 posted on 10/16/2009 1:27:50 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: neverdem; narses; Finalapproach29er

So, is the ACTUAL hate-filled fraud (er, “journalist”) who started the lie going to ACTUALLY issue a real statement - Something, maybe, like a “full sentence” on letterhead and ON THE AIR?

Or am I merely skeptical of a cell phone text message by an anonymous behind-the-scenes generic producer/writer/cameraman/gofer source?


12 posted on 10/16/2009 1:28:14 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: GVnana

Is he allowed to tweet with such a high blood alcohol count?

I am so glad they don’t find Olbermann divisive.


13 posted on 10/16/2009 1:30:06 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GVnana
I'm really surprised they didn't work the quote back in to their admission that they screwed up and didn't confirm it.

It's not like them to waste another shot at telling a lie, even when they're saying that the lie was a lie.

14 posted on 10/16/2009 1:34:45 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: GVnana

“Our bad”?

Oh gee... that’s makes it all better, then?

Just a little “oppsie”?

I hope Rush sues them for everything down to the fillings in their teeth.


15 posted on 10/16/2009 1:35:25 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Sanchez is a small fish. Rush must go after the guy who controls the pond.

Limbaugh Targeted By Obama Official
Friday, October 16, 2009 1:01:53 AM · 25 of 27

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2363681/posts

“I wonder if Rush knew Soros was part of Checketts group when he agreed to join. I can’t imagine that he did, not even for Soros’ political dealings but his financial crimes. Never in a million years would this have ended well for Rush with Soros’ involvement.”

I think Rush wasn’t just ‘targeted’; I believe he was purposefully set up to be discredited - by George Soros and the White House.

Rush needs to go after Soros. He owns the pond and set up Rush.


16 posted on 10/16/2009 1:39:23 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: SaraJohnson

Rick Sanchez must have had a few good drinks after admitting this. I hope he didnt hit someone and get another DUI when he drove home plastered. He’s been known to do that.


17 posted on 10/16/2009 1:45:54 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: GVnana
i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.

This is the official CNN apology for slandering Rush Limbaugh? Perhaps they should have asked someone who graduated from elementary school to write it.

18 posted on 10/16/2009 1:50:04 AM PDT by TChad
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To: JerseyDvl

I wonder if Sharpton and Jesse the racist shakedown Klan leaders are going to retract their slanders. Can they be sued for saying these false things about Rush?


19 posted on 10/16/2009 1:51:04 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TChad

I guess now CNN is competing with MSNBC for the cutting edge most slanderous news outlet.


20 posted on 10/16/2009 1:55:18 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

No, Mr Sanchez, YOUR rhetoric is inexcusably divisive!


21 posted on 10/16/2009 2:07:52 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: TChad

It’s a “tweet” - Rick’s big on those now - and maybe the basis of a lawsuit.


22 posted on 10/16/2009 2:09:10 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
his rhetoric, however is inexcusably divisive
..."and that's why we lied about what he said, and aren't really apologizing for it now."
23 posted on 10/16/2009 2:09:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: GVnana

sanchez: irresponsible idiot. libel and or slander. legal action pending i hope.


24 posted on 10/16/2009 2:10:15 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SatinDoll

And don’t forget Obama is good friends with Mr. Rooney, who owns the Steelers. He appointed Rooney ambassador to Ireland. Maybe Rooney whispered in a few NFL ears.


25 posted on 10/16/2009 2:13:15 AM PDT by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--more than three years now -- But I think about it every day.)
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To: DannyTN
The left is diabolical and Orwellian in how it clambers to the high ground while it defames its enemies. Sanchez concludes that Limbaugh is a divisive character and in the next breath confesses that the quotations attributed to Limbaugh which would paint him as divisive are bogus. Nevertheless Sanchez confides, "Limbaugh is a divisive character."

So CNN does not wade in the waters of infamy by standing by bogus quotes, it climbs the high ground saying we should not sustain "divisive" characters. As you point out, all the divisiveness come from those who propagate bogus quotes.

This is a tactic abused by the left time and again against Republican or conservative personalities. First defame the man and brand him to be "divisive" because of a furor the left self-created, and piously insist that he should therefore be quarantined out of public discourse.


26 posted on 10/16/2009 2:25:27 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Finalapproach29er

What a wuss. A twitter apology?


27 posted on 10/16/2009 2:32:42 AM PDT by rae4palin
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To: rae4palin

It happened on Dec. 10, 1990. Mr. Sanchez, seriously drunk behind the wheel, with his dad
as passenger, was leaving a Miami Dolphins game. He had barely left the stadium parking area
before he hit a man who was running between cars, and who (unfortunately) was also drunk.
Undoubtedly helped by invisible friends on the police force, Sanchez was not charged with
causing the accident, but was later charged with (and pleaded no contest to) DUI.


28 posted on 10/16/2009 2:39:44 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: GVnana

“Our bad”? That should be CNN’s new bumper slogan.


29 posted on 10/16/2009 2:50:24 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: GVnana

inexcusably divisive = too truthful too often


30 posted on 10/16/2009 2:50:38 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: nathanbedford

“The left is diabolical and Orwellian in how it clambers to the high ground while it defames its enemies. Sanchez concludes that Limbaugh is a divisive character and in the next breath confesses that the quotations attributed to Limbaugh which would paint him as divisive are bogus. Nevertheless Sanchez confides, “Limbaugh is a divisive character.”

Nailed!!


31 posted on 10/16/2009 2:52:24 AM PDT by poobear
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To: SatinDoll

AMEN!! Rush was SET UP by SOROS!! ANd the person who put the FALSE RACIST QUOTES MUST BE SUED TO HELL!!


32 posted on 10/16/2009 2:57:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: GVnana

Not bad from a person who has killed somebody with a car because he was drunk. This guy should be in jail, not spouting “wisdom” on CNN. (Did I just use “wisdom” and “CNN” in the same sentence? Sorry!)


33 posted on 10/16/2009 3:11:53 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/- The Patriot's Flag - Snowe's Slippery Slope)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

This reminds me of the Duke lacrosse case. There was no crime at all committed, yet these boys were subjected to a terrifying legal and social ordeal. All have suffered severe damage as a result of these campaigns composed of total fabrications. It’s anti-white hatred in both cases, for one thing. It’s also a means that the left uses to deny success and/or opportunity to people whom they (the left) perceive as conservative and white.

I can’t understand, though, why anybody would want anything to do with the NFL. But each to his own.


34 posted on 10/16/2009 3:36:26 AM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: scooby321

Would this be the same Rick Sanchez that had a “sexual incident with a young boy”? Wow, sure glad he was able to put all that behind him (for the most part).


35 posted on 10/16/2009 3:38:27 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (Just a National Security Threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: SatinDoll
"I think Rush wasn’t just ‘targeted’, I believe he was purposefully set up to be discredited"

But it is not Limbaugh who has been damaged here, it is the media. It is now obvious that the claims of what he said were totally false. It is Limbaugh who is the victim here and the media who are the bullies.

Perhaps the loser left won't admit it but don't think for a moment they aren't aware of what this has cost them among the folks in the middle.

36 posted on 10/16/2009 3:39:02 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Outlaw Woman

Because part of the basis for the suit is the negative impact the claims and decision have had on Rush’s public reputation.

In their zeal to deny Rush this opportunity, the left has really stepped into the weeds.


37 posted on 10/16/2009 3:39:12 AM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: GVnana

It’s not the “drive-by” media any more, it’s the “get-drunk-and-run-over” media.


38 posted on 10/16/2009 3:41:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
I agree....

The slimely left has gotten a free ride on out in out slander. It is time to hit them in the pocket book.

39 posted on 10/16/2009 3:42:12 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rhetoric isn’t driving drunk, hitting and killing a pedestrian, and leaving the scene of the crime.

But perhaps Sanchez still doesn’t get it!!!


40 posted on 10/16/2009 3:45:33 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Ronin

I think the “our bad” was a deliberately sarcastic “in-your-face” nose-thumbing reply to avoid admitting the truth.


41 posted on 10/16/2009 3:53:14 AM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: malkee
And don’t forget Obama is good friends with Mr. Rooney, who owns the Steelers. He appointed Rooney ambassador to Ireland. Maybe Rooney whispered in a few NFL ears.

I didn't think about that angle. The Rooney family does have a lot of influence in the NFL.

Wouldn't be ironic that Rooney who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rush's favorite team, would be the one to shoot down Rush's bid to a NFL owner.
42 posted on 10/16/2009 3:53:26 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: nathanbedford

The rats’ success in these efforts depends almost wholly on the joe-sixpack public’s ignorance and lack of critical thinking skills.


43 posted on 10/16/2009 3:57:26 AM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: Liberty Valance
“Our bad” ... what a wuss

"Our Bad" or "My Bad" is so 1995.

44 posted on 10/16/2009 3:58:35 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: GVnana

Rick won’t know bad until Rush owns CNN


45 posted on 10/16/2009 3:59:07 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GVnana

Sanchez is a pompous lying Leftist Bigot. Sue him till his next meal requires him to walk fifteen miles to the nearest soup kitchen. Because he’s so broke he can’t afford to ride the bus. Sue him till he has no job. Sue him till he has to sell his house. Sue him till he has to sell his car. Sue him till he has to sell his pension. Sue him till he has to sell all his valuables. Sue him till he is penniless. Sue him till he’s sleeping in a refridgerator box. Sue him till he truly is a full fledged product of the DemoGenerate System.


46 posted on 10/16/2009 4:01:37 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: malkee

Actually Dan Rooney, the primary owner, (the old man who ‘thanked’ Obama when he received the Lombardi Trophy) is now safely ensconced in the US Embassy in Dublin. Dan Rooney also may be experiencing some health issues (very frail looking).

His son, Art Rooney runs the day to day operations (with a group of others, both family and non family members).

The other owners of the Steelers are the other Rooney Brothers (they would be Art Rooney’s uncles). That group is solidly conservative, Catholic (own race tracks and other sporting franchises).

Could Dan Rooney have interceded? Possible. Could any of the actual operators of the Stillerz interjected themselves into the Limbaugh issue...not likely...but again we don’t know. Would any of the other Rooney brothers (the other owners of the team) acted. Highly doubtful...Dan was the lone loose liberal canon.


47 posted on 10/16/2009 4:05:20 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: GVnana

This was predictable.

Character assasination filled with bald-faced lies. ‘

Followed by “um, sorry, my bad.”


48 posted on 10/16/2009 4:08:54 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: GVnana

BOR said that Rush was a public figure and he could not sue. Many public figures have sued and won. Rush has the best case I have seen yet.


49 posted on 10/16/2009 4:09:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: GVnana
The legal standard is "actual malice," which is a legal term of art for "the statement was made with knowledge of its falsity or with reckless disregard of whether it was true or false." In NYT v. Sullivan, the US Supreme Court probed failure to fact check, and found the following to work as a bar to a finding of defamation:

Finally, there is evidence that the Times published the advertisement without checking its accuracy against the news stories in the Times' own files. The mere presence of the stories in the files does not, of course, establish that the Times "knew" the advertisement was false, since the state of mind required for actual malice would have to be brought home to the persons in the Times' organization having responsibility for the publication of the advertisement. With respect to the failure of those persons to make the check, the record shows that they relied upon their knowledge of the good reputation of many of those whose names were listed as sponsors of the advertisement, and upon the letter from A. Philip Randolph, known to them as a responsible individual, certifying that the use of the names was authorized. There was testimony that the persons handling the advertisement saw nothing in it that would render it unacceptable under the Times' policy of rejecting advertisements containing "attacks of a personal character"; their failure to reject it on this ground was not unreasonable. We think the evidence against the Times supports at most a finding of negligence in failing to discover the misstatements, and is constitutionally insufficient to show the recklessness that is required for a finding of actual malice.

New York Times Co. v Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964)

I think Limbaugh's case against CNN is MUCH stronger than Sullivan's case against NYT. There is no question that CNN's reports were against Limbaugh (Sullivan was not personally named in the advertisement that he sued on), and CNN's "reliance on the good character of the source" argument is weak, in light of the statement in Wiki that the report about Limbaugh (in Wiki) is described (in Wiki) as being contested! CNN made specific, direct statements - incorrectly attributed to Limbaugh - and if they used Wiki, they were given notice that the "fact" was contested.

CNN needs to use the minuscule amount of restraint necessary to prevent that the rumors they sell from having the concurrent qualities of being false (while CNN asserts they are true) and damaging to the people they name. That is not too much to ask, under the law.

I would also sue certain people within CNN personally, even though CNN is bound to pay their defense and any judgment.

50 posted on 10/16/2009 4:09:37 AM PDT by Cboldt
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