Skip to comments.Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus
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 ...
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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.
Trying to attach it to Breitbart in hopes of discrediting a voicemail that went to a Miller staffer.
Considering that KTVA have already admitted that the recording was real, it’s interesting how quickly the WaPo comes out to defend them.
WaPo trying to hold back the tsunami for their commie masters.
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.
He’s bi-assed alright. The Washington compost is having its ass handed to it by the Net!
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.
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....
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.
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.”
Considering that KTVA have already admitted that the recording was real, its interesting how quickly the WaPo comes out to defend them.
If this is a fake, then Andrew can kiss his ABC gig buh-bye
The Miller campaign should keep Breitbart out of the mix.
Pretty unclear /s.
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