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Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska’s GOP Senate Candidate
Big Journalism ^ | P.J. Salvatore

Posted on 10/30/2010 10:47:41 PM PDT by MaxCUA

Edited on 10/31/2010 2:09:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.

The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.

The following is a transcript of a call recorded after CBS Alaska affiliate KTVA called Joe Miller’s Senate campaign spokesperson. The call failed to disconnect properly. It was later authenticated by McDermott, who sent a text to Randy DeSoto stating, “Damn iPhone… I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.”


TRANSCRIPT OF KTVA AUDIO

FROM OCTOBER 28, 2010


FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you have the experience but that’s what I would do...I’d wait until you see who shows up because that indicates we already know something...

[Laughter]

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters...

MALE REPORTER: Oh yes...Joe Miller’s...uh...get a list of people/campaign workers which one's the molester

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE VOICE: You know that of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.

[Laughter]

MALE REPORTER: We need to find that one person...

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE REPORTER: The one thing we can do is ....we won’t know....we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the... ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’

FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that.

[Laughter]

FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.


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1 posted on 10/30/2010 10:47:45 PM PDT by MaxCUA
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To: MaxCUA

The masks have pretty much come off this time around.

Good.


2 posted on 10/30/2010 10:50:40 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: MaxCUA
This is ridiculous. I can't wait until Joe Miller wins on Tuesday.

https://joemiller.us/goal/

3 posted on 10/30/2010 10:51:03 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Coloradans Vote for Tom Tancredo for Colorado Governor, and Ken Buck for U.S. Senate this Tuesday!)
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To: MaxCUA

Please, those of you who Twitter or are on Facebook, spread this around!

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4 posted on 10/30/2010 10:52:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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http://joemiller.us/
5 posted on 10/30/2010 10:52:41 PM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Coloradans Vote for Tom Tancredo for Colorado Governor, and Ken Buck for U.S. Senate this Tuesday!)
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To: MaxCUA

Alaskan politics has always been SO SO SO DIRTY.

And I blame GOP for not doing anything “significant” to address the situation in the past.

In fact, many of the Ds in Alaska are “conservative” who lost their faith in the fascist and statist structure of the AK Republican Party.

AK-GOP has always been a nepotistic organization, until Sarah Palin came along.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 10:58:46 PM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

ping!


7 posted on 10/30/2010 10:59:58 PM PDT by nutmeg (2 days 'til Election Day!!! - Make those calls!! - BrickleyForCongress.com)
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To: Lurker

The unsuspecting public believes they are objective. The media believe they are advocates for liberalism and the progressive Marxist agenda.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 11:03:17 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Lurker

No media bias here. Nothing to see move along.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 11:06:19 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: Brices Crossroads; Al B.; onyx; Josh Painter

Check THIS out...


10 posted on 10/30/2010 11:15:28 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: MaxCUA

KTVA (Channel 11) is mild when compaired to the slugs at KTUU (Channel 2) - and several of the local radio stations seem more on the side of “The Soviet” than Ameicans.

We first got to Anchorage in 1980 - pretty conservative, now seems more like Seattle lite.

Lisa stands a good chance of winning - thanks to the Big Money behind her.

If Miller pulls it off, heads will roll..... Could be an interesting next 6 months.


11 posted on 10/30/2010 11:21:51 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: MaxCUA
KTVA (Channel 11) is mild when compared to the slugs at KTUU (Channel 2) - and several of the local radio stations seem more on the side of “The Soviet” than Americans.

We first got to Anchorage in 1980 - pretty conservative, now seems more like Seattle lite.

Lisa stands a good chance of winning - thanks to the Big Money behind her.

If Miller pulls it off, heads will roll..... Could be an interesting next 6 months.

12 posted on 10/30/2010 11:22:18 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Miller will win it by a couple of touchdowns. This is going to turn out to be much ado about nothing. It is pure liberal delusion that Lisa or the Ollie Hardy lookalike Dem bulb McAdams have a legitimate chance to overtake him under these circumstances, the phony push polls to the contrary notwithstanding.

The real Action is in Delaware and the MSM is totally missing it.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 11:37:26 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: MaxCUA

Too bad this is the only article I’ll ever see about this.


14 posted on 10/31/2010 12:12:36 AM PDT by Tempest (I give up)
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To: MaxCUA

Vice President and General Manager:

jbever@ktva.com

Share the love with him. I did.


15 posted on 10/31/2010 3:34:12 AM PDT by pops88
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To: MaxCUA

16 posted on 10/31/2010 4:19:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: MaxCUA
CBS has been known to fabricate news - civil rights demonstrations in the South, and same thing in Vietnam, and probably others.

also their crusade against President Bush including fake documents.

17 posted on 10/31/2010 5:32:23 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: excopconservative
The unsuspecting public believes they are objective. The media believe they are advocates for liberalism and the progressive Marxist agenda.
Journalism is interested in attracting the attention of the public, but interesting the public is quite a different thing than the public interest.

The only way to even attempt to be objective is to begin with an analysis of one's own interest. Claiming to be objective, as journalism systematically does precisely to promote itself and its own interest is inimical to any effort at actual objectivity.

Belief in the objectivity of journalism is illogical.


18 posted on 10/31/2010 5:36:09 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: MaxCUA
No doubt this will be the top story on all the Sunday shows...sarc LOL, but really sad because it will not even be mentioned.

The only good Democrat is a former Democrat! Actually former can also be replaced by another few choice words.

19 posted on 10/31/2010 5:46:16 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah 2012 or bust)
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To: Tempest
It certainly won't be on SeeBS but who needs the old media. I betcha it pops up on Sarah's Facebook page.
20 posted on 10/31/2010 6:18:17 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: MaxCUA
“Damn iPhone… I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.”

Where's the Apple Ping List?

21 posted on 10/31/2010 6:20:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Tribune7

I think Rush, Sean and Mark Levin will pick it up on Monday. This should put Joe over the top in AK. If people still vote for that Leeza Loseowski, then they truly need their heads examined.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 6:22:04 AM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Tribune7
It certainly won't be on SeeBS but who needs the old media. I betcha it pops up on Sarah's Facebook page.

This looks like she already Twittered it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2618088/posts?page=48#48

Cheers!

23 posted on 10/31/2010 6:24:37 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MaxCUA

Send to Drudge and Rush and get it on the air tomorrow.


24 posted on 10/31/2010 6:26:52 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Catsrus

Fox News should get this starting today!!!


25 posted on 10/31/2010 6:27:30 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: grey_whiskers
Get mad.

Win

Then get even

26 posted on 10/31/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: MaxCUA
Cell phones can be little Devils at times.

One time I called some Customer Service person and I had it on Speaker-phone mode. After the call was "over" I started talking to the wife who was right next to me.

Well, yep. You got it -- the call was NOT "OVER", nor was the Speaker-phone mode off. After A few seconds I heard the Customer Service person laughing.

'Normally' a fair amount of cussing follows any 'Customer Service' call but not this time as she was nice and actually helped me. So I just grabbed the phone apologized to her and THEN hit the "end call" button.

After that I've been veeeeery careful when I have it on Speaker-phone mode.
27 posted on 10/31/2010 6:33:10 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: MaxCUA

Is this criminal conspiracy? Any lawyers out there?


28 posted on 10/31/2010 6:34:27 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Mortrey; All
There's also a Voter Fraud Reporting app for iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry.

read here

29 posted on 10/31/2010 6:36:36 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: MaxCUA

Conspiring + Nick McDermott = unemployed?


30 posted on 10/31/2010 7:38:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: MaxCUA

Someone needs to reach out and touch these F’ers.


31 posted on 10/31/2010 7:52:39 AM PDT by myself6
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To: MaxCUA

Cheers!

32 posted on 10/31/2010 8:24:07 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MaxCUA

Fox News just had a new item with Carl Cameron. He’s a professional and could barely restrain himself from the anger he felt at them pulling the trick. They were looking to see if any convicted child molesters showed up at Miller’s rallies so they could get a story. Cameron said no candidate of either party can control who shows up at a rally and for the media to look for one or two look for a Rand Paul type of incident with a supporter is despicable. Carl was almost at a loss for words to describe the incident.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 9:29:00 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave

I figured someone who works at CBS could have volunteered to be the child molester.

I bet there are more than a few pedophiles working for CBS.


34 posted on 10/31/2010 9:32:16 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: MaxCUA; Admin Moderator

Moved to “Breaking” Fox News is all over this (See my #33) and Sarah’s comment about them (”those Corrupt Bastards”) means it will go viral.


35 posted on 10/31/2010 9:32:29 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: CedarDave
At the LEAST, you Alaska Freepers should ALL write or email the station and let them know you're never watching them again. And, any businesses in the local area that advertise with them should be notified that they will NEVER get any business from them OR their friends until they drop ALL ads from that station. Then tell your friends to do the same. Heck...I'd even write the FCC and point out that they were not providing programming in the public interest and demand their license be pulled.

(OK...wishful thinking on that last one, but what the hay...it's worth a shot.)

36 posted on 10/31/2010 9:39:31 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: MaxCUA
"Anchorage cBS Affiliate"

The salmon rots from the head down.

Leni

37 posted on 10/31/2010 9:48:22 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Are any Americans better off than they were 13 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Did anyone catch the Fox News discussion in the last hour along the lines that Republican leaders in Alaska have “given up” on Joe Miller?

I think the fix from RINOland is in big time for Murkowski.

Pennsylvania’s former Senator Rick Santorum, who supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004 and flew to Alaska later that year to twist pro-life arms for Murkowski, has commented on the situation.

Santorum, speaking as a Fox News commentator, said that Murkowski will vote with Republicans so its OK if she wins.


38 posted on 10/31/2010 9:49:04 AM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: Nextrush
The NRSC responds regarding ABC and Politico (neither of whom have any credibility):
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pushing back against reports today that they’ve pulled away from Joe Miller in Alaska. AN NRSC e-mail just went out with the following statement from Rob Jesmer, the NRSC’s executive director: “While I’m sure ABC News enjoyed leading Politico’s Playbook this morning, it might have been more useful if they had actually taken a moment to contact the NRSC before running this inaccurate story. Joe Miller not only has the full support of the NRSC, but he’s actually featured prominently in our TV ad which is running still today statewide in Alaska.”

NRSC communications director Brian Walsh also points to their boss, Senator John Cornyn, on This Week this morning:

· AMANPOUR: “Let me ask you about Joe Miller in Alaska – our Jon Karl, political correspondent, is saying the GOP is basically giving up on Joe Miller or thinking he’s not going to win.”
SEN. CORNYN: “That’s not the case – what we have done, we are supporting the nominee of our party which is Mr. Miller.”

I suspect if he sounded a little more like Sarah Palin on Fox, he could have put this storyline to bed.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/251619/nrsc-joe-miller-kathryn-jean-lopez
39 posted on 10/31/2010 9:51:19 AM PDT by PowerPro (2010 - Conservative Revolution Reborn! Palin/West 2012)
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To: Lurker

“The masks have pretty much come off this time around.”

This is what we all knew anyways. Being caught red-handed just confirms it. This goes on all around the country with the liberal media outlets.

There was a reporter that has been following the O’Donnell campaign and he said that he was appalled by the one sided reporting by the media. They just covered up the gaffs by Coons and went overboard to report anything negative about O’Donnell. I guess it was even to much for that reporter to take.


40 posted on 10/31/2010 9:58:38 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: PowerPro
Thune and the other Rove rump swabs saves Lisa's chair position so she could continue to shake down the lobbyist's . If Lisa loses along with the old fart in Del , the old timers are in real trouble in the republicant party .
41 posted on 10/31/2010 10:01:53 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Nextrush

“I think the fix from RINOland is in big time for Murkowski.”

Step back and try to view this race in perspective. First of all, no one is going to lose a primary and then win as a WRITE-IN. The write-in couldn’t succeed at this even if there was no one else on the ballot. MacAdams is on the ballot and even if she were beloved by every non-Miller Voter (assuming that is a majority) the two of them would split that vote, with McAdams getting most of it just becasue it is so much easier to vote for someone rather than go through the cumbersome write-in process.

Second, the is a big REPUBLICAN year. Republicanism, and especially conservative turnout, is going to be huge. It is also a be ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT year. Lisa Murkowski is neither a conservative nor is she anti-establishment. This would be a bad year for her and a very difficult election IF SHE WERE ON THE BALLOT. As a write-in, she has no shot. People who are pretending she has a chance are either stupid (the GOP Establishment fall in this category; after all, they don’t call it the “stupid party” for nothing) or they are trying to sell newspapers (the LSM falls in this category).

Third, if Lisa were on the ballot, she would still lose, as she did in the GOP primary. She is a TERRIBLE candidate. And don’t tell me she is polling ahead. She was polling (same polls) even further ahead in the primary (32-39 points) and lost ALTHOUGH HER NAME WAS ON THE BALLOT and she had the establishment’s support.

I hate to even spend time on Joe Miller because he is a sure winner, but I think some perspective is necessary. Murkowski cannot win. Period.

I wouldn’t be devoting resources, at least not much, to Alaska, because Miller will win this by a couple of touchdowns. The money and the resources and the focus should be on Delaware. That is where the biog upset is brewing.


42 posted on 10/31/2010 10:12:37 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

I agree on the importance of Delaware and I’ve put what little money I have where my mouth is there.


43 posted on 10/31/2010 10:14:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: MaxCUA

Megyn Kelly live on now. General Manager of the TV station confirms that the tape is authentic but charges the Miller campaign is taking it out of context and bad to use it!! Amazing!!


44 posted on 10/31/2010 10:15:08 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; Al B.; Lakeshark; Josh Painter; Clyde5445
From Andrew Breitbart at BIg Goverment! WOO-HOO!

"corrupt bastards" - THE PROOF SARAH PALIN SAID SHE HAD


45 posted on 10/31/2010 10:15:22 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Yes, there’s now way the Princess is going to win some write-in vote, and there’s not enough Democrats in the state for McAdams to win. It’s Millertime.


46 posted on 10/31/2010 10:16:01 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: MaxCUA

But...but.. Reggie Love “molests” 0h0m0 daily. Does it count to use this against the molested and his homo communist policies?

OK, forget it. Don’t ask, don’t tell.


47 posted on 10/31/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Tribune7; Tempest

She mentioned it during her interview on FOXNews Sunday this morning.


48 posted on 10/31/2010 10:18:07 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Roccus

Carl Cameron doing update on Fox now!

GM of AKTV has statement ‘unfortunate and fabrication absurd and discussion is about what others would do - not what AKTV would do’

Trying to say how they would handle a ‘what if’ scenario.

Idiot liars!


49 posted on 10/31/2010 10:26:15 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Roccus

bump


50 posted on 10/31/2010 10:27:27 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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