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ABC's Sawyer Says Palin "Targeted" Gabby Giffords In Special On Congresswoman
realclearpolitics.com ^ | Nov.15, 2011

Posted on 11/16/2011 11:11:13 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

In an hour-long special on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) and her miraculous recovery, ABC's Diane Sawyer ruined it in a segment about the Congresswoman's political future.

Sawyer praised the Congresswoman as being "upbeat" during the "unsettling" 2010 campaign season in which she received "vitriol" from her constituents. Sawyer then linked these events to someone shooting her office door while including a sound of a gun being shot. Continuing, Sawyer says Giffords was "targeted" by Sarah Palin. Cue video of Palin speaking and the ad which had a cross-hair on Giffords' district. Transcript below:

DIANE SAWYER: "So does Gabby Giffords really want to go back to Washington? Back where she was once called 'the most positive person in Congress.'

"Staying upbeat, even during the unsettling campaigns of 2010. When we all watched opposition sometimes become vitriol. After she voted for health care, she faced people in her district calling her a 'traitor,' booing her in town halls.

[gun shot]

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: dianesawyer; gabbygiffords; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 11:11:15 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Diane Sawyer you retarded witch
2 posted on 11/16/2011 11:13:21 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember laughing when she was drunk off her ass during Obammie’s inauguration.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 11:14:13 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Diane, people use the word “target” constantly, on BOTH sides, you idiot!! Its not really Diane’s fault, she was dropped on her head as a baby, it makes the most sense


4 posted on 11/16/2011 11:15:18 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have even less respect for DS.

I thought ‘perky’ was bad, but they just keep getting slimier.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 11:15:41 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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6 posted on 11/16/2011 11:16:27 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Diane has some pretty weird ideas of causation.

She is so very, very annoying.

Ugh.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 11:16:47 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Free ThinkerNY

HEY DUMBASSED SAWYER: HOW ABOUT OBAMA TARGETED HIMSELF WITH OCCUPY MOBS as a REAL headline?


8 posted on 11/16/2011 11:18:56 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"unsettling" 2010 campaign season in which she received "vitriol" from her constituents

Setting aside all the "feel good" crap, Gifford's constituents haven't had any representation since she was shot. If she cared at all, she would've resigned.

9 posted on 11/16/2011 11:19:18 AM PST 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: Free ThinkerNY

So, they are going to continue to slander Sarah for something a Bush hating, Christian hating, liberal did?

Diane, you ignorant slut!


10 posted on 11/16/2011 11:20:09 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: agere_contra

More like a simple JackA@@!


11 posted on 11/16/2011 11:20:09 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bflr


12 posted on 11/16/2011 11:20:31 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Witch in Tree Pictures, Images and Photos

Apparently, Sawyer didn't suffer any permanent injury on Halloween.

13 posted on 11/16/2011 11:21:14 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe MSM is afraid that Palin will rise again.

Maybe Sawyer has a bad case of Palin envy.

An unscrupulous mis-portrayal of Palin.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 11:24:49 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
Sawyer's gratuitous reference to the "crosshairs"--which both Dems and Republicans have used in terms of politics--was offensive and totally unnecessary to the story! Competition among politicians of both Parties results in identifying "target" areas for campaigning (there, another threatening word comes into play) (sarcasm).

Sawyer's world view and mindset undermined what was, otherwise, an interesting and sympathetic story of a human being who is overcoming great odds in battling brain injury. All who have dealt with a family member suffering from such injury, whether by accident, stroke, or other disease can identify with such a remarkable story.

By bringing Palin into this story, Sawyer revealed her own "progressive" mindset, which is tone deaf to how most Americans think and feel--a mindset that includes that of the current President and members of his "progressive" Senate and House members who go out of their way to insult ordinary Americans who subscribe to ideas different than their own.

15 posted on 11/16/2011 11:26:32 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Items like this make me truly dispise the left.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by redpoll
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To: redpoll

Giffords owes Palin an apology. Period.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 11:31:07 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aw hell, we may as well say it: Sarah Palin used the floo network to teleport to Tuscon, shot Giffords and everyone else, then cast a confuzzle charm over the crowd to remove all memory and apparated back to Alaska seconds later.

Well, it makes as much sense as any of the rest of this crap, as long as we’re just making stuff up, may as well plagarize at the same time, eh? /sarc


This story DOES involve a witch, but it’s not Palin


18 posted on 11/16/2011 11:33:47 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sawyer should be FIRED!

Someone should ask her if she has ever molested any kids!


19 posted on 11/16/2011 11:37:15 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is anyone else sick of hearing about Gabby Giffords?

I’m sad she was shot, and glad she is on the road to recovery. I’m disgusted she has chosen not to resign and is thus depriving her citizens of representation.

I suppose it’s admirable that her husband didn’t ditch her in her hour of need like her fellow ‘Rat Edwards did. Yeah, it takes a little courage to get through each day on the road to recovery. Tragedy sucks.

So let’s take a hard look some of the thousands of American soldiers and Marines who are coming back home with pieces missing and shattered lives (if they come home at all). Or even those who make it back OK after giving a huge chunk of their lives with their familes away in order to serve their country. How about the medics and surgical staff’s who put them back together and rush them home for treatment? How about the air crews, the carrier support group crews, the grunts on the ground living in the dirt, fighting every day while Gabby’s fellow traitors undermine their progress and squander the results of their sacrifice at every opportunity.

There’s courage. There are some lives to be admired. Lets start seeing those stories in depth and give the Gabby story a rest. OK, Diane?


20 posted on 11/16/2011 11:38:45 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Further proof that the liberal media isn’t just biased. They flat-out LIE.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 11:40:45 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Williams

>>>Giffords owes Palin an apology. Period.<<<

Absolutely. And your comment reminds of one of my finest bosses of all time from Ketchikan, also named Williams. He had the ability to cut through the crap, and do it with a smile.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 11:43:45 AM PST by redpoll
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Diane Sawyer has “targeted” Sarah Palin with cheap shots, but the blanks missed the mark.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 11:44:39 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must be sweep weeks. They save the sensational stuff for then.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 11:46:50 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: RexBeach

She’s a terrible “Journ O List”

And the most annoying voice on TV “newscast” EVER . the worst


25 posted on 11/16/2011 11:47:04 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: chrisser

“...the thousands of American soldiers and Marines who are coming back home...”

I agree with you. Whenever someone who suffers tragedy is given national publicity, I think of the many other tragedies that go unrecognized.

As far as Palin and the Gabby shooting is concerned, Palin gave an excellent summation of it. I’d give a link to it but am too lazy.


26 posted on 11/16/2011 11:48:22 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: frposty
Maybe MSM is afraid that Palin will rise again.

That scares them to death, and she probably will.

27 posted on 11/16/2011 11:48:32 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Defamation.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 11:49:07 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Like Jared Lee Loughner is a Palinista?

Take your Geritol, Dianne.

29 posted on 11/16/2011 11:49:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sawyer is not only showing herself to be a mindless pawn of the Left, but incredibly stupid and should no longer be considered a journalist...even by the Left.

She's not even qualified to be a weathergirl who points at the Sun on the Weather map and says, “Sunny today”

Any person in a lunatic asylum picked at random would have better chance at presenting the news accurately that this sell-out to the Marxist cause.

30 posted on 11/16/2011 11:50:10 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Williams

What the heck did Gifford do except get shot in the head? She hasn’t had time to blame Palin or anyone else because she’s BEEN TRYING TO RECOVER FROM A BULLET TO THE BRAIN!

Cindie


31 posted on 11/16/2011 11:50:24 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Folks, You Fired The First Shot" - Vice President Joe Biden
32 posted on 11/16/2011 11:50:27 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: redpoll

“Giffords owes Palin an apology”

Do you mean Sawyer rather than Giffords?


33 posted on 11/16/2011 11:51:27 AM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do these people REALLY confuse a MAP MARKING with a CROSSHAIRS? or do they only LIKE to stay confused when it involves Sarah Palin?


34 posted on 11/16/2011 11:52:17 AM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Gifford's constituents haven't had any representation since she was shot. If she cared at all, she would've resigned.

What constituents HAVE been represented other than the freaks in places like SF.
35 posted on 11/16/2011 11:57:45 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know how she kept her job after going on the air stewed to the gills:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_dM-IvMBS8


36 posted on 11/16/2011 12:00:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: frposty

Um... wierd how the mind works. I read “Sawyer.” But on the second reading... Must need more coffee.


37 posted on 11/16/2011 12:05:42 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course DS forgot to mention the media ‘targeted’ Palin when she came on the scene.


38 posted on 11/16/2011 12:06:17 PM PST by QT3.14 (OBAMA: First Halfrican-American pResident-for-Life of the Peoples Republic of Himself)
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To: chrisser

I absolutely 100% agree!


39 posted on 11/16/2011 12:06:29 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To quote Giffords, “yes yes yes yes.....brave....no no no.....yes.”


40 posted on 11/16/2011 12:08:08 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: PATRIOT1876
I don't think Sawyer is stupid at all. She knows just what she's saying, and yes, as a propagandist she wants people to believe that Sarah Palin targeted Gabby Giffords, and she succeeded to the extent that many have accepted it as fact.

Look folks, the dems aren't really your enemies. It is the press--or least the media is standing locked to the hip of the dems. As long as we let them get by in spewing their talking points, they win.

Better to tell them--or her--what you're telling each other:

Link to Dianne Sawyer's comments web page!

41 posted on 11/16/2011 12:10:03 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: chrisser

You and me, both, Chrisser.

I just told hubby the very same thing a few nights ago.

I’m glad she’s doing well and she looks great,
but the world doesn’t revolve around Gabby.

I don’t need a play-by-play report of her recovery.

Enough already!


42 posted on 11/16/2011 12:11:19 PM PST by derllak
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To: chrisser
I’m sad she was shot, and glad she is on the road to recovery. I’m disgusted she has chosen not to resign and is thus depriving her citizens of representation.
I agree 100%. She needs the - hospital/doctor/medication/therapy - bills to be paid for by the free healthcare she gets as a congress critter.
Wouldn't be surprised to see her run again in 2012 or even her hubby.
43 posted on 11/16/2011 12:13:44 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sarah should sue abc, sawyer and this evil congressdemon.

LLS


44 posted on 11/16/2011 12:13:59 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sawyer, how would you best describe yourself,
1. Stupid
2. Uncontrollably dumb
3. Farm animal molester


Please, just answer this unbiased question.

45 posted on 11/16/2011 12:15:13 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: loveliberty2

They were survey markers and not cross hairs... end of story.

LLS


46 posted on 11/16/2011 12:15:22 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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Nothing says journalistic credibility like being a member of the CFR.


47 posted on 11/16/2011 12:20:26 PM PST by Hayride
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To: Twinkie
Do you remember some years ago, during the first Dubya administration, NBC (I believe it was) ran a story on Bush on the evening news, with the President being viewed through a rifle scope, and words off to the side saying “In The Crosshairs”?

Let's resurrect that one for these shameless buffoons.

CA....

48 posted on 11/16/2011 12:20:26 PM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Setting aside all the “feel good” crap, Gifford’s constituents haven’t had any representation since she was shot. If she cared at all, she would’ve resigned.
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Well, if she doesn’t resign, just think of how vilified ANYONE will be that would ‘dare’ oppose her in the election next year.
And that will carry on to whatever office she ‘decides’ to run for next.

If you think the ‘press’ was scared of BO because he is black, think how mum they will be here.
Maybe she should run for the D nomination for President.

What a love fest that would be.....s/


49 posted on 11/16/2011 12:26:20 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If there are any reasonable or responsible people on the left I haven’t seen them.


50 posted on 11/16/2011 12:26:42 PM PST by Hacklehead (Income equality is incompatible with a free society.)
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