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ABC newsman Charles Gibson retires today from World News
Associated Press ^ | Dec.18, 2009

Posted on 12/18/2009 11:04:40 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK -- Considered one way, Charles Gibson 's career in TV news seems to be a model of stability: 34 years logged with one employer, ABC. There, he did his job well and rose to the top echelon of his profession, forming a firm bond with his viewers and offering his gracious signoff, "I hope you had a good day."

On the other hand, Gibson, who Friday retires from the "World News" anchor desk and from ABC as a full-time employee, is bowing out as more than an admired network news star.

At 66, he's a proven utility player, game to handle a range of positions and scramble to the rescue when needed.

(Excerpt) Read more at silive.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; chucklestheclown; gibson; liberalmedia; retirement

1 posted on 12/18/2009 11:04:41 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Charlie.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 11:07:23 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“he’s a proven utility player”

That’s another way of saying,”he’s a tool”.


3 posted on 12/18/2009 11:07:54 AM PST by blue-duncan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Went out giving Gore a Lewinski over his poem....YUK!! Good Riddance Charlene!!


4 posted on 12/18/2009 11:07:54 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Say Sarah Palin twice and see Charlie Retard foam in the mouth.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 11:08:40 AM PST by max americana (i)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am deeply saddened, NOT.
6 posted on 12/18/2009 11:08:50 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now I will be avoiding Diane Sawyer when I switch to Family Guy during the national news


7 posted on 12/18/2009 11:08:53 AM PST by sticker
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To: HerrBlucher

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:12 AM PST by 2Jedismom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

9 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:16 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know he’s “one of them”, but I always liked him. Seemed like a nice guy. I dont think I’ve watched Network news in a long, long time so my opinion is based on perceptions from long ago.

And from my wife who has worked with a bunch of folks that ended up at the networks. He was one of the better ones that she has met. And since I am the best that she met, he must be pretty good.


10 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:24 AM PST by Vermont Lt (My wife reads my posts. In case the FBI shows up, we will have cookies.)
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To: max americana

PLEASE ADD BARF ALERT


11 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:28 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I never watched Charlie Gibson, with the exception of when he interviewed Sarah Palin. The little opinion of him I had crashed to the ground after I saw how he treated Sarah will utter contempt and disrespect.

It’s a good thing he’s gone from ABC.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:43 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More importantly; today I broke a finger nail.


13 posted on 12/18/2009 11:09:58 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Charlie Gibson is a complete putz.

I have nothing but contempt for him.


14 posted on 12/18/2009 11:11:55 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Thank goodness! The looking-over-the-glasses thing in a bleak attempt to appear intelligent wore thin months ago (a la Sarah). Talk about galling!!!
Glad to see him go. Hopefully he’ll stay gone.


15 posted on 12/18/2009 11:13:06 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: HerrBlucher
Good riddance to bad trash to stupid to recognize ACORN.

Gibson, the Biased ABC Media Bully [looking down his nose from up on high]:
"Please take off your American flag pin. The American flag is an abomination now prohibited by ABC News."


Charlie Gibson's Gaffee

"The Times got it wrong. And Charlie Gibson got it wrong.
There is no single meaning of the Bush doctrine. In fact, there have been four distinct meanings,
each one succeeding another over the eight years of this administration--
and the one Charlie Gibson cited is not the one in common usage today.
...... I know something about the subject because, as the Wikipedia entry
on the Bush doctrine notes, I was the first to use the term.
"
Charles Krauthammer


Comparison: Gibson Questions for Obama (and Edwards in 2004) vs. for Sarah Palin


Obama's Puff-piece interview:
How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin's 'kangaroo court' interview:
Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking?
Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]


"Charles Gibson of ABC News was out for blood and inherently applied
a double-standard compared with the kid gloves George Stephanopoulos
used on Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Sunday night.
Gibson was out to embarrass Palin and expose her presumed ignorance from the word go. "

UPI Say ABC Exhibits Double Standard


Did ABC & Gibson Use Camera Trickery To Belittle Gov. Palin?

"While it's true that Governor Palin is of less stature than Mr. Gibson,
the deliberate choice of the camera's height, framing and the use of
telephoto lenses all serve to make Mr. Gibson look overpowering
and Governor Palin the weak prey. This is common shooting technique
we use to make a villain appear more ominous.
"


"Interesting choice of ties for Charlie.
Salesmanship 101 - When you want to befriend a client, wear blue.
Salesmanship 102 - When you face an adversary, and you seek to control them, wear red.
Freeper N. Theknow (Obama without a teleprompter speaks in tongues.)

16 posted on 12/18/2009 11:13:58 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank goodness he’s gone. Buh bye.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 11:14:04 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: HerrBlucher
Good riddance to bad trash too stupid to recognize ACORN.


18 posted on 12/18/2009 11:15:58 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey charlie enough already


19 posted on 12/18/2009 11:16:08 AM PST by italianquaker (odumbo is getting all wee wee d up)
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To: HerrBlucher

Bye ASSH*LE!


20 posted on 12/18/2009 11:16:18 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 12/18/2009 11:16:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

too bad we can’t send him out in a blaze of glory like Dan Rather


22 posted on 12/18/2009 11:18:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Buh-bye, libtard “journalist”.


23 posted on 12/18/2009 11:19:01 AM PST by cranked
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To: Ann Archy
Went out giving Gore a Lewinski over his poem....

I think you have your left-wing ABC News anchors mixed up. Gore read his poem to an adoring Harry Smith. Harry will be with us for a while.

24 posted on 12/18/2009 11:23:32 AM PST by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ABC... what’s that?


25 posted on 12/18/2009 11:24:29 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Bernard Marx

Thanks....Harry Smith....the OTHER Lewinsky giver.


26 posted on 12/18/2009 11:25:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Bernard Marx

Whoops — Harry’s with CBS.


27 posted on 12/18/2009 11:25:22 AM PST by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How will we find out what we're supposed to be thinking?

WHO'S GOING TO TELL US WHAT WE THINK?!?!

Somebody wake me up when his obituary is published.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 12/18/2009 11:25:24 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: wk4bush2004
I never watched Charlie Gibson, with the exception of when he interviewed Sarah Palin. The little opinion of him I had crashed to the ground after I saw how he treated Sarah will utter contempt and disrespect.

Same here. Did you happen to catch any of his interview with zero the other night? Remember how he was in a taller chair for Sarah's interview? Not so with zero. He was at the same height if not a lower chair.

The saying: "Hate to see you leaving, but sure glad you are gone" comes to my mind.

29 posted on 12/18/2009 11:40:33 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: HerrBlucher

GOOD RIDDANCE.

Perhaps now that he’s off the air, he can get that badly needed CHIN IMPLANT.

Personally, however, I think the BRAIN IMPLANT should be at the top of the list.


30 posted on 12/18/2009 11:45:37 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

yawn


31 posted on 12/18/2009 12:01:06 PM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: HerrBlucher

One less liberal hack.


32 posted on 12/18/2009 1:31:07 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: Bernard Marx
"I think you have your left-wing ABC News anchors mixed up. Gore read his poem to an adoring Harry Smith. Harry will be with us for a while."

Perhaps she was mistaken, but, who could blame her? LOL

33 posted on 12/18/2009 2:34:15 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: Bernard Marx

Actually, Harry’s still with CBS, isn’t he?


34 posted on 12/18/2009 2:48:56 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: The Comedian

Cheers!

35 posted on 12/18/2009 4:16:16 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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