Skip to comments.The ABC’s vilification of Sarah Palin
Posted on 01/10/2011 2:55:05 PM PST by epithermal
he ABCs 7.30 Report devotes an entire report tonight to the toxic political rhetoric that reporter Michael Brissenden suggests inspired the shooting of Democrat congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords.
That rhetoric, Brissenden implies, doesnt just date from the rise of Sarah Palin two years ago, but came with her. She is, after all, the only politician he singles out, and her political arrival is assumed as the date the trouble started.
Not once does Brissenden try to establish the truth of the claim that gunman Jared Loughner was driven by this political climate to kill, or, indeed, that he was a Palin supporter or had paid any attention to anything shed ever said.
The reason for that, of course, is that no such evidence exists. Indeed, the evidence points to very opposite - that Loughner, a madman, was if anything of the Left, and had met and disliked Giffords a year before Palin rose to fame. None of his writings on the Internet mention Palin or any of her causes.
Brissendens entire segment - that Palin and her supporters were in some way to blame for the shooting - seems based on a false hypothesis that could have been disproved by the most basic inquiries,
Heres whats also missing from Brissendens report - some background to this toxic rhetoric. Like this:
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.news.com.au ...
Drooling Drivel from Down Under.
Just weeks ago Ted Rall was on MSNBC calling for revolution, now 6 people are dead and many others hospitalized.
There is a clear connection. //MSM mode
Drooling Drivel from Down Under.
Didn’t somebody torch Sarah Palin’s church a while back?
Turn off ABC this week. Hit them in the ratings. We can make a difference if enough people do it.
No surpise there. The truth does not fit the liberal agenda.
All they are doing is saying there was a shooting in Arizona, no connection to conservatives BUT now let’s repeat old stories from when we complained about conservatives in the past.
Every one of them is doing this. And note the switch every time from reporting the facts to then giving somebody’s “opinion” about Sarah Palin, Tea Party, etc.
They could as well set up the anti conservative tape and attach it to every news story they cover.
They will get her elected. Give them more rope.
can the press talk about something besides Arizona shooting. lol..illegals are killing our kids and they ignore it..if Palin had been hit she would be a side note on most liberal news shows . enough.
All I want is facts. I’m perfectly capable of forming my own opinions. I don’t need a talking head or an editorial no-name to tell me what to think.
Which is why I seldom watch the “news” because it’s only someone’s OPINION of the news. *ptooie!*
different broadcaster, same accusations.
They get a cut of the money you pay to your cable company or satellite company.
If we are going to put the hurt on the media, we are actually going to have to sacrifice our TV’s.
It’s a little-known fact, but Trig is in reality Miguelito Loveless, devising fiendish plots for conservative domination of the world while cleverly disguised as a Down syndrome toddler.
Good advice for us Yanks, but not because of this article as it refers to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that country's public network.
The story is about the state owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Like any government owned broadcaster, ratings have no bearing on them.
No, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation does not.
Yes, Sarah Palin’s church was burned down by arsonists. The fire started while people were inside attending a church event. I don’t know if the arsonists were ever caught. It definitely was confirmed as arson. And the MSM barely reported the story.
I didn’t know Trig was Dr. Loveless. Well, we better send Jim West and Artemus Gordon up to Alaska to investigate.
That's what I thought. Seems that if the media were so concerned about ‘rhetoric’, they would have been aghast when the church was burnt.
I read the killer started his stalking in 2007, before most people other than us political junkies knew who Palin was.... If the far left does not stop trying to pin this on her it might just create sympathy for her. She could end up as the nominee, much to the horror of the left. It would be so much fun watching their reaction to that!
She should sue them,Rats understand that!
Curiously Piven and and Van Jones both actually called for violence and yet none of those “ journalist” in the brown shirt media actually even mentions for those folks.