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The ABC’s vilification of Sarah Palin
couriermail.com.au ^ | January 10, 2011 | Andrew Bolt

Posted on 01/10/2011 2:55:05 PM PST by epithermal

he ABC’s 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, doesn’t 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 she’d 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.

Brissenden’s 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,

Here’s what’s also missing from Brissenden’s report - some background to this “toxic rhetoric”. Like this:

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; giffords; liberalhate; palin; palinattacks; palinbattacks; palinoia; pds; pms; reichstagfire; sarahnoia; sarahpalin; waronsarah
Another collection of liberal hate on this page. Yawn
1 posted on 01/10/2011 2:55:10 PM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

Drooling Drivel from Down Under.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 2:58:41 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: epithermal

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


3 posted on 01/10/2011 2:58:53 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: epithermal

Drooling Drivel from Down Under.


4 posted on 01/10/2011 2:58:53 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: epithermal
October 2008: Carville predicts riots if Obama loses You mean toxic rhetoric like that? Where were all the calls to civility then?
5 posted on 01/10/2011 2:59:59 PM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: epithermal

Didn’t somebody torch Sarah Palin’s church a while back?


6 posted on 01/10/2011 3:02:17 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: epithermal

Turn off ABC this week. Hit them in the ratings. We can make a difference if enough people do it.


7 posted on 01/10/2011 3:05:32 PM PST by jersey117
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To: epithermal
Not once does Brissenden try to establish the truth

No surpise there. The truth does not fit the liberal agenda.

8 posted on 01/10/2011 3:06:15 PM PST by Starboard
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To: epithermal

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.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 3:07:02 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: epithermal

They will get her elected. Give them more rope.


10 posted on 01/10/2011 3:08:48 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: epithermal

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.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 3:13:01 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Williams

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!*


12 posted on 01/10/2011 3:13:36 PM PST by Monkey Face (A fig! A fig upon you, you charlatan liberals!)
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To: epithermal

different broadcaster, same accusations.

13 posted on 01/10/2011 3:14:11 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: jersey117

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.


14 posted on 01/10/2011 3:17:41 PM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: epithermal

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.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 3:21:33 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: jersey117
Turn off ABC this week. Hit them in the ratings. We can make a difference if enough people do it.

Good advice for us Yanks, but not because of this article as it refers to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that country's public network.

16 posted on 01/10/2011 3:25:44 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: jersey117
Turn off ABC this week. Hit them in the ratings. We can make a difference if enough people do it.

The story is about the state owned Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Like any government owned broadcaster, ratings have no bearing on them.

17 posted on 01/10/2011 3:29:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: listenhillary
They get a cut of the money you pay to your cable company or satellite company

No, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation does not.

18 posted on 01/10/2011 3:31:36 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: lacrew

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.


19 posted on 01/10/2011 3:33:37 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RichInOC

I didn’t know Trig was Dr. Loveless. Well, we better send Jim West and Artemus Gordon up to Alaska to investigate.


20 posted on 01/10/2011 3:35:18 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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“Yes, Sarah Palin’s church was burned down by arsonists”

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.

21 posted on 01/10/2011 3:41:14 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

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!


22 posted on 01/10/2011 4:06:15 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: epithermal

She should sue them,Rats understand that!


23 posted on 01/10/2011 4:28:30 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: epithermal

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.


24 posted on 01/10/2011 4:56:55 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: epithermal
obamapalinquestions

Cheers!

25 posted on 06/24/2011 6:04:59 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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