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Report from the Front Lines: Apparent ABC Employee in Confrontation with Ground Zero Mosque
big journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty

Posted on 08/25/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT by Nachum

On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero.

I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can’t you answer my questions?”

My instincts told me to document the scene, and I took out my camera. I originally thought he was a supporter of the mosque (they’d gathered in much smaller numbers a few blocks away), or some kind of fringe reporter for a small, even fringier leftist paper. When I challenged the man in the black shirt, asking him to tell me what media outlet he worked for, he refused to answer. He walked away.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abcnews; commieganda; confrontation; employee; enemedia; islamoganda; report

1 posted on 08/25/2010 8:34:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

EXCELLENT!

Hope someone in the press picks this up. But not likely.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 8:37:43 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum

ABC out to make the news instead of report it. They must be getting desperate for ratings.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 8:38:37 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Nachum

BTT. Good catch.


4 posted on 08/25/2010 8:38:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum
Smoking Gun right here:


5 posted on 08/25/2010 8:41:48 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Nachum
Commie propagandist at work!
6 posted on 08/25/2010 8:42:32 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Nachum

I’d find out who he is, and arrange a “blanket party” for him.


7 posted on 08/25/2010 8:51:29 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: roses of sharon

Oh my god - this is the guy who came up to me and took issue with my sign, which said “NO MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO - IT’S NOT ABOUT FREEDOM OF RELIGION - IT’S ABOUT RESPECT FO THE (3,000) DEAD”. He said, “Are you sure it was 3,000 and not 2,997? Isn’t it disrespectful not to know exactly how many people died?” He was totally condescending and mocking. I told him “Who care’s what you think?” and walked away. Wow - I’m totally amazed. I assumed he was from some fringe news outlet - turns out it was ABC - well, come to think of it, I wasn’t far wrong!


8 posted on 08/25/2010 8:52:12 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: Nachum

Another Democrat, another traitor. What else is new....


9 posted on 08/25/2010 8:55:31 PM PDT by csense
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To: Nachum

Since they’ve all fallen in lockstep with a clearly minority opinion it’s pretty obvious this guy and his ilk are incapable of thinking for themselves.

“Why do you feel threatened”?

Just for starters, try this on:

9 11 01
12 25 09
Times Sq 2010
Ft. Hood

Are you blind, ABC Newsman?


10 posted on 08/25/2010 8:57:56 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: BunnySlippers
Hope someone in the press picks this up. But not likely.

They protect their own.

11 posted on 08/25/2010 8:59:49 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: Nachum

They use to get away with this stuff. Now we catch them red handed AND get the word out. Sucks to be a lying commie sympathizer nowadays.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 8:59:54 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: madmominct

You should email BigJournalism and tell this author your story.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 9:00:00 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

I think I will!


14 posted on 08/25/2010 9:05:07 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: Nachum

A definite breach of professional ethnics by ABC.

Oh, what am I saying? The mainstream media has no professional ethics, or any other kind of ethics for that matter.

I hide my old press card in order to save it for Show & Tell where I can tell young children that it was once an honorable profession.


15 posted on 08/25/2010 9:06:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum
“No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of?

I would be afraid of the establishment of Cannon or Rabbinical law as well.

16 posted on 08/25/2010 9:10:08 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the man is “swarthy,” either.


17 posted on 08/25/2010 9:15:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mike Darancette
I would be afraid of the establishment of Cannon or Rabbinical law as well.

Get back to me when Christian and or Jewish terrorists kill 3000 Americans and then want to build a Church or Synagogue on their graves.

18 posted on 08/25/2010 9:16:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

mosque fed


19 posted on 08/25/2010 9:24:01 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: FrankR

Good one FrankR


20 posted on 08/25/2010 9:25:41 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: FrankR

Haw!


21 posted on 08/25/2010 9:25:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
ABC employee literally, making news

MSM employees in the 1960s/70s used to take signs and blue, red, and yellow "protest banners" (Viet Cong flags) to "anti-war" rallies just in case the protesters forgot.

I do not how common this was but I certainly heard reports of it happening.

22 posted on 08/25/2010 9:56:48 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
You don't think that news organizations are smart enough to just happen to have cameras at the right place and the right time for those fabulous clips and interviews....do you? The start of protest violence is usually well coordinated with the editors at the news desks. The hairdos and their cameramen and sound/lighting men would never get anything of importance if it weren't coordinated. It's not the movies, friends, where the story is driven by impossible coincidences and unnatural meetings.

If a tip is phoned in, it has to be assigned to a desk (local, national, sports, etc.), a reporter has to be found and available, a technical crew assembled, a vehicle assigned, gear loaded, travel time, setup, locating persons or action to shoot or interview, writing/scripting, etc., and then you're ready to shoot and interview.....it could take hours, and more likely...days. Nope. It's all organized. Believe me. I was in the industry for many years and news is mostly smoke and mirrors.

23 posted on 08/26/2010 4:02:42 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Nachum
Get back to me when Christian and or Jewish terrorists kill 3000 Americans and then want to build a Church or Synagogue on their graves.

A building is not what I was referring to. The US already has a legal system.

24 posted on 08/26/2010 6:15:26 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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