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Elizabeth Smart to work as correspondent for ABC News: report
New York Post ^ | July 7, 2011 | TIM PERONE

Posted on 07/07/2011 9:12:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Elizabeth Smart, who at age 14 in 2002 was abducted from her Utah home and held captive for nine months, will reportedly work for ABC News on missing-persons stories.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abc; abcnews; elizabethsmart; smart

1 posted on 07/07/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Probably a good move on ABC’s part. She’s a beautiful young lady and, with a bit of coaching in the beginning, will probably do an excellent job. She certainly has my very best wishes.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 9:17:58 AM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The thing that stands out about the Elizabeth Smart abduction story is that Fox News perfected the “FOX NEWS ALERT (complete with ‘whoosh’ and full-screen graphic) - “NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS” format....


3 posted on 07/07/2011 9:21:57 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looks like a stunt to me. A high profile (former) missing person to report missing persons cases?


4 posted on 07/07/2011 9:22:17 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Uncle Ike
I remember in the early stages of the abduction, an ‘expert” said that the uncle of Elizabeth showed guilty tendencies especially the look in his eyes. Poor guy had to deal with that crap. I hope things works out for Elizabeth in any case.
5 posted on 07/07/2011 9:30:12 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

GAG ME!!


6 posted on 07/07/2011 9:44:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
She will be able to ride on her name for exactly one showing.
Then she actually has to do a good job or be canned.

7 posted on 07/07/2011 9:52:58 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nice to see her starting a career! She’s a beautiful and poised young lady. Good news for a change, with the Casey Anthony and debt ceiling stories bringing me down.


8 posted on 07/07/2011 9:55:40 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: ConservativeStatement
elizabeth smart ==> ATTENDED Brigham Young University - major ---> harp

enuf said....

9 posted on 07/07/2011 9:57:02 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good luck to her. May she be successful. Anyone who has gone what she has gone through and come out a stronger person deserves it.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 9:59:11 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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To: OB1kNOb

Some good news to read for a change :)


11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:40:29 AM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: ConservativeStatement

I may get blasted on this site, but ever since the story of her abduction broke, something didn’t sit right with me. It still doesn’t. Her father seemed to be a media hound and the facts didn’t seem to line up. Even when she was found, she was in a position all along to escape.
I don’t believe we have the whole story, IMHO, there was a wllingness or a manipulation for her to go with him.
OK blast away!


12 posted on 07/07/2011 11:02:16 AM PDT by robjna
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To: LouAvul
Looks like a stunt to me. A high profile (former) missing person to report missing persons cases?

Exactly right. These days "news" departments are part of the entertainment division. That's why you see so many "fluff" pieces, very little real news, and absolutely no objectivity.

13 posted on 07/07/2011 11:04:30 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Looks like a stunt to me. A high profile (former) missing person to report missing persons cases?

Of course it's a stunt. But she's pretty, and if she can read lines, why not her as opposed to someone else who's pretty and can read lines?

14 posted on 07/07/2011 11:19:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: robjna

You think there might have been manipulation? Huh?

You mean like “If you try to leave or get away, I will kill the rest of your family.”?

Do you think that, and the brutal rape every night, might have scared a 14 year old girl into not wanting to make the psychopath mad?

You mean that kind of manipulation?


15 posted on 07/07/2011 11:21:15 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: BitWielder1

“Then she actually has to do a good job or be canned.”

That’s true. I have a feeling she’ll do better than “good”. She’s smart, and has performed before large audiences playing a difficult instrument so the camera most likely won’t intimidate her. ABC though... I don’t know about that.


16 posted on 07/07/2011 11:23:44 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: robjna

It all made sense. She was probably raised in a house where “keeping sweet” was expected. When faced with a psychopath rapist, she fell back on that position for survival.

Why she didn’t escape when she was in a safe position is beyond me but I’ve never been kidnapped.


17 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like this young lady, and I wish her well. Her notoriety has gotten her foot in the door. If she has the skill... and I believe she does, she’ll do well from there. From the interviews that I have seen, she has shown more poise than her interviewers.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 11:24:54 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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19 posted on 07/07/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: AppyPappy
Why she didn’t escape when she was in a safe position is beyond me but I’ve never been kidnapped.

As I recall, she was convinced by her abductor that if she escaped, he would kill her family.

20 posted on 07/07/2011 11:28:03 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: LouAvul

“Looks like a stunt to me. A high profile (former) missing person to report missing persons cases?”

Sounds like she will be doing what Greta use to do when she first came to FOX. Designated tabloid news reporter focusing on stories of beautiful or famous people, missing, dead, or in trouble with the law. Hooks people in by huge numbers. I call it the OJ syndrome, and news now days is all about TV ratings.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 11:34:26 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: LouAvul
Looks like a stunt to me.

How so. Wouldn't Elizabeth Smart be an expert on the topic?

A high profile (former) missing person to report missing persons cases?

Uh-huh, like I said, an expert. Exactly.
22 posted on 07/07/2011 11:43:15 AM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: Cheryllynn

And getting more difficult to find every day in this Bizarro World.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 12:12:26 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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To: Ann Archy
GAG ME!!

And why exactly do we need to do that?
24 posted on 07/07/2011 1:35:43 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: BitWielder1
She will be able to ride on her name for exactly one showing. Then she actually has to do a good job or be canned.

Really? You have it down to that fine of a science, eh? "Exactly one". Not 2 or 3, but "exactly one". Or is it that's just the way you want it to be?
25 posted on 07/07/2011 1:39:28 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: xtinct
elizabeth smart ==> ATTENDED Brigham Young University - major ---> harp

enuf said....

Before you start criticizing one's eduction, perhaps you might want to brush up on your capitalization and spelling skills.

In the meantime, how does her eduction disqualify her from being an expert on missing person cases?
26 posted on 07/07/2011 1:45:12 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: robjna
I may get blasted on this site, but ever since the story of her abduction broke, something didn’t sit right with me. It still doesn’t. Her father seemed to be a media hound and the facts didn’t seem to line up. Even when she was found, she was in a position all along to escape. I don’t believe we have the whole story, IMHO, there was a wllingness or a manipulation for her to go with him. OK blast away!

Hey, I think you might be on to something! I'll bet this was a conspiracy cooked up between the father, the kidnappers, and Elizabeth just like you are insinuating! "Honey, go with this nice man and his lovely wife. Let him do whatever he likes with you...night after night...wander homelessly with them through the wilderness...I know you're only 14...but maybe someday you'll get a job with ABC and it will all be worth it!"

Yeah, genius, they almost had us fooled until you exposed their diabolical plot!
27 posted on 07/07/2011 1:54:30 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN

She was a victim of a kidnapping. That hardly makes her an expert on the subject of missing persons.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 2:34:52 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul
She was a victim of a kidnapping. That hardly makes her an expert on the subject of missing persons.

Tell me, when exactly did it hit you how idiotic that statement is? Was it right after you posted it? Or is it still sinking in? You know since she WAS a "missing person" and all. Good grief.
29 posted on 07/07/2011 3:53:32 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: xtinct; Gamecock; F15Eagle; MotleyGirl70
elizabeth smart ==> ATTENDED Brigham Young University - major ---> harp

GEORGE: (Reading) I see here that you play the harp.. tell me, why do you have to tilt it? Can't you just build it on an angle? It'd save you a lot of trouble.

STUDENT 2: Well, the modern-day harp has been refined over thousands of years-

GEORGE: (Annoyed) Yeah, yeah. We'll, uh, let you know.

30 posted on 07/07/2011 4:00:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

No, the kind of ‘’manipulation’’ I see is two very naive and frankly, stupid parents who thought it would be a good Christian thing to do and bring home street bums, winos and other assorted weirdos , let them do ‘’odd jobs’’ around the house while scoping out your 14 year old daughter. If you ask me those two need one upside the head and a big dose of common sense.


31 posted on 07/07/2011 5:32:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: GLDNGUN

You’ve actually got me confused with someone who cares what a moron like you thinks. About anything. Screw off.


32 posted on 07/07/2011 6:04:34 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul
You’ve actually got me confused with someone who cares what a moron like you thinks. About anything. Screw off.

I believe the MORON in the discussion would be the one who doesn't consider someone "missing" if the reason they missing is because they were kidnapped. Kinda hard to follow that logic there. Oh, and another tip; if you don't care what someone thinks and just want them to "screw off", don't engage them in conversation in the first place. When you talk to people, we have a habit of responding. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it eventually.
33 posted on 07/07/2011 8:47:59 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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