Skip to comments.Did media cover up Sen. Durbin's confrontation with reporter? (VIDEO)
Posted on 08/12/2011 11:12:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey
Chicago, August 11, 2011 This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference with members of the mainstream media to talk about the downgrade crisis. But the Senators scripted storyline veered off-course when a conservative reporter me showed up to ask an embarrassing question. Namely, Senator, youve blamed the tea party but do you bear any responsibility for this downgrade crisis?
What, you didnt hear about this incident in the media? For those of you that need more proof that journalism is dead, read on.
I went to Durbins press conference to set the record straight. My objective: some journalistic balance. Not only did Durbin refuse to answer the question but his cronies in the Chicago media went on the attack.
One of those crony journalists was Jim Anderson, news director for the Illinois Radio Network. You can hear him in the background telling Durbin, He organizes tea party rallies." In media terms, thats called being fair and impartial. Thats what a real journalist does.
I stood my ground and asked the question a number of times. Youre not allowed to ask questions during a press conference, bleated Anderson. We are going to have you thrown out by the cops, he said, running interference for Durbin. In addition to doing news for the Illinois Radio Network, Anderson apparently moonlights as an unpaid member of Dick Durbins staff.
A special agent was soon dispatched to have me escorted out of the room, where I, as press, had a right to be. At least, thats what I read, once upon a time, in the U.S. Constitution. ...
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I hate Illinois Nazis.
As with what is happening in the UK, liberalism is a cancer that if not inhibited or stopped will destroy our country. =.=
“......liberalism is a cancer that if not inhibited or stopped will destroy our country.”
Better change the words “will destroy” to “has destroyed”.
A journolist reveals the sad truth.
Who was the jerk reporter next to him that kept interrupting?
You did a great job exposing the dirt bag Durbin, but what do you expect from Illinois.
I weep for my native state! Illinois used to be reliably Republican in statewide politics before Chicago thug politics dominated the downstate.
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One conservative reporter with a gaggle of MSM liberal reporters... they want the conservative arrested.
This is an important news story that binds conservatives together - and it’s posted in the middle of the night when the fewest people might see it.
****This is an important news story that binds conservatives together - and its posted in the middle of the night when the fewest people might see it.****
Agreed! This video clip needs to be on O’riley or Hannity et al!! It really shows the raw media bias.
Couldn’t sleep one night and was stunned at the number of great stories that are posted around 4 AM... It would be nice to see this on Hannity... it’s a keeper.
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