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Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus
Washington Post ^ | 10/31/10 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 10/31/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT by Nachum

Is another Andrew Breitbart Web site production about to be unmasked as bogus? Breitbart's Big Journalism site is making an incendiary accusation: That reporters at the Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA were caught conspiring to damage Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller. Big Journalism posted a snippet of audio allegedly showing this: It features KTVA reporters talking among themselves while -- unbeknownst to them -- they were accidentally being recorded on the voicemail of Miller's campaign manager. But it's unclear from the recording precisely what, if anything, was being plotted.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaska; bogus; breitbart; station
Only sorry they were caught...
1 posted on 10/31/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum; All

File a complaint with the FCC. The station owners are required by law to provide a response. The complaints will also become a part of their license renewal application documents.

GET THE COMPLAINTS IN BY TOMORROW MORNING!

Contact the FCC and register a complaint against the owners of KTVA, Anchorage.

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554


2 posted on 10/31/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Nachum

“Another”?


3 posted on 10/31/2010 12:50:14 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Nachum

The liars at KTVA should consider the following:

The context is quite clear, even if all of the words are not.
The caller is clearly a KTVA employee, as evidenced by the incoming phone number.
They are clearly conspiring on how best to make a felonious association with the Republican candidate.


4 posted on 10/31/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: Nachum

Trying to attach it to Breitbart in hopes of discrediting a voicemail that went to a Miller staffer.


5 posted on 10/31/2010 12:51:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum
Greg Sargent TO THE RESCUE!!! A completely UNBIASSED reporter at the Wa.Post.
6 posted on 10/31/2010 12:52:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Nachum

Considering that KTVA have already admitted that the recording was real, it’s interesting how quickly the WaPo comes out to defend them.


7 posted on 10/31/2010 12:52:33 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: Nachum

WaPo trying to hold back the tsunami for their commie masters.


8 posted on 10/31/2010 12:53:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: Nachum

My goodness. The station just admitted that recording was real. It’s hard to imagine a context that would make that recording anything other than outrageous.

When you are in a hole, sometimes it’s best to just stop digging. They should just shut up. Anything they say just makes it worse.


10 posted on 10/31/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Rational Thought

He’s bi-assed alright. The Washington compost is having its ass handed to it by the Net!


11 posted on 10/31/2010 12:57:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: Nachum

It’s logically IMPOSSIBLE for “another” Breitbart video to be bogus, because that would require that some previous one had been proven to be bogus. Which, of course, has not happened.


12 posted on 10/31/2010 12:59:07 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: Tamar1973
As I posted to another thread

KTVA has posted this story on their own website. ALL comments to that site must, by law, be retained for 3 years and are reviewed by the FCC part of their station license renewal for "public interest'. (see 47 CFR Section 73.3526 )

So, if you were to go to the KTVA site and post a comment to the story (found HERE) why, that would be swell. And, please, make a comment - it is retained for review by the FCC.

Please be sure you express (civilly, mind you. They can legally and will remove obscene comments) how upset you are over their lack of supporting the public interest, failure to carefully inform the public and so on.

Have fun - let them know others are watching....

13 posted on 10/31/2010 1:00:15 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They are all on the same propaganda team. They were coordinating their spin and lies during the election through “journolist.” This is an example of how they operate as independent propaganda agents.


14 posted on 10/31/2010 1:00:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

KTVA is a bunch of LYING weasels here’s their TRY at spinning this.

It’s complete horse sh#t of course.

“KTVA Responds to Miller Campaign Allegation

Statement From General Manager

KTVA CBS 11

Created: 10/31/2010 10:17:21 AM PDT

A press release issued Saturday October 30, 2010, by the Joe Miller campaign claims that KTVA personnel, “openly discuss creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.” KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever says, “It’s unfortunate that this recording has happened. It’s unfortunate because it does not accurately reflect the journalistic standards of our newsroom and the garbled context will no doubt leave more questions than answers. The Miller campaign’s analysis of the recording is incorrect in many material ways ranging from personnel involved in the conversation, the interpretation of conversation snippets and the reported transcript of the perceived garbled conversation.”

“While the recording is real, the allegations are untrue,” said Bever. “The recording was the result of a cell phone not being hung up after a call was placed to Randy DeSoto, Joe Miller campaign spokesperson, Thursday afternoon to discuss Joe Miller’s appearance on that evening’s newscast. That phone call was placed near the end of a coverage planning meeting in our newsroom regarding that evening’s Miller rally in downtown Anchorage. The group of KTVA news personnel was reviewing potential “what-if” scenarios, discussing the likelihood of events at the rally and how KTVA might logistically disseminate any breaking news.”

Bever continues, “The perception that this garbled, out of context recording may leave is unfortunate, but to allege that our staff was discussing or planning to create or fabricate stories regarding candidate Miller is absurd. The complete conversation was about what others might be able to do to cause disruption within the Miller campaign, not what KTVA could do.”

While Bever would not discuss any personnel issues linked with the recording, Bever says “Have we had internal discussions about the level of professionalism we need to bring to our conversations, internally and externally? Of course we have, this is a lesson to learn from.”

To contact the Newsroom, call 907-274-1111.”

http://www.ktva.com/ci_16482041


15 posted on 10/31/2010 1:00:47 PM PDT by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: Jim Robinson
That's CORE-up bi-ASSed bASS-turds sir. They don't even lie well.

Considering that KTVA have already admitted that the recording was real, it’s interesting how quickly the WaPo comes out to defend them.

16 posted on 10/31/2010 1:01:59 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Nachum

If this is a fake, then Andrew can kiss his ABC gig buh-bye


17 posted on 10/31/2010 1:06:36 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: cripplecreek

The Miller campaign should keep Breitbart out of the mix.


18 posted on 10/31/2010 1:10:02 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: Jim Robinson

How true!


19 posted on 10/31/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Nachum
But it's unclear from the recording precisely what, if anything, was being plotted.

Pretty unclear /s.

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...

20 posted on 10/31/2010 1:11:18 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Nachum

How many times does the Washington Post get to be on the “wrong side of the story” before they are called to task as the fake journalists that they are?


21 posted on 10/31/2010 1:11:55 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: Nachum

In a reasonable COMPETITIVE journalistic environment, the rest of the media in Alaska would be all over this story to discredit this biased CBS station competitor of theirs. This should be doubly so in a shrinking old media market.

But something tells me they will close ranks together and bury this story. And then in the future they will wonder why their fortunes continue to decline.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 1:14:40 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: warm n fuzzy

Mr. Bever, you are full of s*** !!!

Make a TV Ad out of this Joe and run it until the polls close Tuesday night.


23 posted on 10/31/2010 1:18:27 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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To: Nachum
The media amplifying the message when the message damages republicans, and attacking the messenger when it damages democrats.

What else is new.

24 posted on 10/31/2010 1:19:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: onevoter

Greg Sargent = jornolist


25 posted on 10/31/2010 1:22:17 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: jimbo123; Recovering Ex-hippie; saveliberty; fabrizio; Civitas2010; Radagast the Fool; ...

File a complaint with the FCC. The station owners are required by law to provide a response. The complaints will also become a part of their license renewal application documents.

GET THE COMPLAINTS IN BY TOMORROW MORNING!

Contact the FCC and register a complaint against the owners of KTVA, Anchorage.

Phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322)
Fax: 1-866-418-0232
E-mail: fccinfo@fcc.gov

Chairman Julius Genachowski: Julius.Genachowski@fcc.gov
Commissioner Michael J. Copps: Michael.Copps@fcc.gov
Commissioner Robert McDowell: Robert.McDowell@fcc.gov
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker: Meredith.Baker@fcc.gov

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554


26 posted on 10/31/2010 1:23:56 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Nachum

I love the comments at the Wa(com)post site - the lefties are coming apart at the seams.


27 posted on 10/31/2010 1:26:16 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: JLS; Nachum; All

“In a reasonable COMPETITIVE journalistic environment, the rest of the media in Alaska would be all over this story to discredit this biased CBS station competitor of theirs”

The problem here in Alaska is that what “media” that we do have. is almost ALL, (>99% imo), as bad or worse than CBS.

There simply is NO alternative here.

Thank God for the web!


28 posted on 10/31/2010 1:31:30 PM PDT by warm n fuzzy (Really)
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To: Nachum; IncPen
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29 posted on 10/31/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 648 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: no dems

Why? I love Breitbart and all of his so-called attacks have proven to be true.


30 posted on 10/31/2010 1:38:19 PM PDT by altura
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To: warm n fuzzy
I just emailed the hack Bever and gave him my 2cents.

I know nothing will come from it, however, should tons of FReepers email Bever, perhaps we can shut his butt down for a day or too.

Just a thought.

31 posted on 10/31/2010 1:38:41 PM PDT by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

That caught my eye, too. What was the “other one”?


32 posted on 10/31/2010 1:44:50 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Nachum

33 posted on 10/31/2010 1:48:32 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Ladysmith

Supposedly lies were told when that team went into a congressional office and pretended to be phone repairmen.

Only it turned out that the congressional staffers lied about what actually happened—as proved by the video recordings.


34 posted on 10/31/2010 1:49:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Tribune7

35 posted on 10/31/2010 1:51:06 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: warm n fuzzy

Thanks very much, warm n fazzy!

Your former Governor Sarah Palin came through this morning!

GO JOE MILLER! WIN THIS ONE AGAINST CORRUPTION EXPOSED ON NATIONAL TV!

SARAH PALIN #45!

Shame will be LiZa’s forever “if” she manages to pull out an evil win


36 posted on 10/31/2010 1:53:19 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Nachum

So the network dreamed up a phony apology, complete with unbelievable “explanation” of what REALLY happened, even though NOTHING HAPPENED AT ALL??!! UH HUH. Put the bucket down, WaPo. Too late to carry water this time.


37 posted on 10/31/2010 1:54:04 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Cicero; Psycho_Bunny

Ah, ok. SOP for the ‘Rats. Thanks for the info.


38 posted on 10/31/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: cripplecreek

Reeks of desperation.


39 posted on 10/31/2010 2:07:50 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Nachum

Well, well the MFMedia is totally exposed just as the DemoCommie Party....as we have known for a long time, the Left in this country are about to realize that they have suddenly lost all credibility with a vast majority and will be banished from power. They have made a bad choice and will receive the appropriate punishment! Friggen arrogant losers! .


40 posted on 10/31/2010 3:52:11 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Nachum; Rational Thought

A great point from Legal Insurrection regarding this absurd WaPo article:

“Greg Sargent... misleadingly titles his blog post “Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus”, but if you actually read his post, the quote from the Alaska station actually verifies that the recording was real.  So why the title?

Sargent goes on to suggest that the audio recording may be incomplete, but then acknowledges in an update (without updating the post title) that:
It’s possible that the audio Big Journalism posted is all that was recorded on the cell phone. But even if this were the case, running with this audio alone, if that was all that existed, seems pretty questionable.

So what else should they have run with, other than the complete audio recording?

That recording is pretty clear on its face that the reporters were hoping to find a “registered sex offender” in the crowd or capture a scuffle about which they could tweet and report...”

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/10/greg-sargent-demands-but-doesnt-give.html


41 posted on 10/31/2010 4:32:20 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Nachum

Washington Post trying to obfuscate the issue and provide damage control for corrupt media. The story didn’t originate with Breitbart. It came from the phone of a Miller staffer with a followup confirmation that the reporter had left the voicemail inadvertently.


42 posted on 10/31/2010 4:35:08 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Nachum

Gee. The sniveling liars at the Wapo are already involved in damage control? Already?


43 posted on 10/31/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Qbert

The WaPo is only doing some damage control. They don’t even have to win the argument, they only have to sow a seed of doubt until after election day.


44 posted on 10/31/2010 4:36:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: montag813
If this is a fake, then Andrew can kiss his ABC gig buh-bye

This has nothing to do with Breitbart. Don't fall for the disinformation. The "media" was caught red handed plotting to create bad news for Miller. Red handed.

45 posted on 10/31/2010 4:38:23 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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