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Mark Levin Calls for ABC to Fire Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos (Yesssssss)
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/21/2012 6:06:35 PM PDT by Kaslin

As NewsBusters previously reported, ABC's Brian Ross, during a Good Morning America segment with co-host George Stephanopoulos, wrongly accused a Tea Party member of being Friday's Aurora, Colorado, mass murderer.

Later that day, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said, "If ABC News corporate had an ounce of integrity it would fire both of them right now" (video follows courtesy Right Scoop with transcript and commentary):

Mark Levin tells the left to give it a rest!

MARK LEVIN: Most of us when something as tragic as what happened in Aurora this morning takes place, our hearts go out to the dead, to the families, to those who are injured. We want to know who they are, we want to know who did this, we want to know why it was done and so forth. Some of us say a prayer.

What most of us don’t do is search for political scapegoats. And the scapegoat seems to always be the same – us.

Somehow those of us who are law-abiding, who preach the value of the individual, who oppose things like abortion and defend the greatest healthcare system in the world because we embrace a culture of life, somehow we’re to blame. It doesn’t matter if the murderer is mentally ill as in the Tucson case, if he’s disgruntled about something including himself or whatever. They look for reasons to find out if he has any connections to us.

So the media go hunting for reasons to make disgusting allegations. It’s cold-blooded, there’s no compassion, they’re looking to make news, they’re looking to drive ratings. This is just bizarre, and it’s time to call them out on it.

A few minutes later, Levin did:

When you have rogue, politically-motivated reporters like Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos - and somehow Stephanopoulos is getting a pass – both of ABC News trying to turn this into yet another disgusting attack on the Tea Party, trying to draw connections between the killer and the Tea Party, it doesn’t get any lower than that. Boy these people hate us, don’t they? I mean, they really hate us.

Truth is, if ABC News corporate had an ounce of integrity it would fire both of them right now.

If ABC News had an ounce of integrity, Stephanopoulos, the former Bill Clinton White House adviser, would never have been hired.

Regardless, nicely said, Mark. Bravo.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abcnews; enemedia; marklevin; tgo
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1 posted on 07/21/2012 6:06:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Not going to happen.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 6:09:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

If not fired, a BIG FRONT PAGE APOLOGY on every newspaper in America.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 6:09:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Kaslin

it’s amazing to me that they pretend as though we don’t know that stephendwarfolous was a member (no pun intended) of the clenis administration.

sure. no bias there.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Kaslin

ABC is dead to me


5 posted on 07/21/2012 6:13:33 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: fatnotlazy
Not going to happen

Please! Remember Dan Rather?

6 posted on 07/21/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin

Agreed.


7 posted on 07/21/2012 6:14:23 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Kaslin

Everyone needs to remember one thing. While Ross and every other ‘jump the gun’ propagandist needs to be held responsible, most of them are just a face and a voice. The producers/editors behind the scenes are the people who put the words and accusations in their mouths.

None of the on air personalities takes direct calls from the public/people ‘reporting’. The info ALL goes through an editor/producer and WRITER before being blabbed at random.

the ‘reporter on the scene’ segments are all done under a ‘ROE’ policy set by the station/company. There’s a lot of people guilty for these ‘mistakes’.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: tsowellfan

Different times.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 6:15:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

If Ross had come out and said he found someone with the same name as the murderer who posted on a website supporting gay marriage....hmm....i wonder if he’d still have a job today?


10 posted on 07/21/2012 6:15:27 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I haven’t watched that pos network in years.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 6:17:01 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

The State Run Media doesn’t fire people who do the direct bidding of The State.

They probably both got an under-the-table bonus.


12 posted on 07/21/2012 6:18:08 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Humbug

I didn’t even think of that! Ross would have been tossed out in an instant!


13 posted on 07/21/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: fatnotlazy
Different times

Yes, it is "different times" but it's certainly not to the advantage of the old the BIG three.

To me the glass is half full.

14 posted on 07/21/2012 6:19:37 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin

I hope all these great small business people are ready for their audit, because the Leftists in DC will want to punish them for this.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 6:20:46 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Kaslin

Hat tip to The Great One.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

Oops, wrong thread. I meant to post on the “I built this” thread. Sorry all.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 6:23:22 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Kaslin

Little Georgie’s ties to the klintons will protect him.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: Kaslin
ABC News' integrity was laid to bare for all to see when the New York Observer ran a story on the retirement of long-time ABC News executive Mimi Gurbst. The comments section of that story (long since deleted) showed how depraved the back-offices were at ABC.

-PJ

19 posted on 07/21/2012 6:25:01 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: holdonnow
Good evening Sir. I hope you are doing well.

The chances of your request being considered by abc, is equal to the chances of me hitting the FL lotto.

5.56mm

20 posted on 07/21/2012 6:26:19 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin
Why all the fuss? It's common knowledge that it's SOP.

In the 1960s I wrote a letter or two to the TV network news.. all that happen was a letter back saying "we are the professionals and you're not."

Let the maligned parties sue the hell out of ABC and the several ABC employees, however.

21 posted on 07/21/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: holdonnow
Please! Don't let this rest.
22 posted on 07/21/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: M Kehoe
The chances of your request being considered by abc, is equal to the chances of me hitting the FL lotto.

John Boehner and many of his ilk in Congress share your opinion. That's why they sit on their thumbs. They'll probably continue to sit on their thumbs after Obama signs an EO to ban all guns. Fortunately we can weed them out of Congress and you have a righr to be wrong. Dan Rather proved that.

23 posted on 07/21/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin; CodeToad; Lazamataz
Brian Ross, the convicted child molester.

(Whoops, wrong Brian Ross. Sorry.)

24 posted on 07/21/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

They need to shut down their entire propaganda organization and stick to doing what they know best, and that’s letting J-Ho put lesbo shows on ABC family, which should be called ABC Family Poison, but as we all know, ABC is utterly dishonest and unethical.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 6:36:21 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kaslin
If ABC News had an ounce of integrity,

If any of them had any integrity Both Clintons and Al Gore would be in jail,Kerry would have lost in a landslide and Obama would never have been elected and the democrats would not come close to a majority in congress
26 posted on 07/21/2012 6:36:54 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Humbug

They would have shown him the door immediately


27 posted on 07/21/2012 6:37:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: tsowellfan
Good evening. Would you be so kind as to clarify...

and you have a righr [sic] to be wrong. Dan Rather proved that.

I'm not sure what you are trying to impart.

5.56mm

28 posted on 07/21/2012 6:40:31 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I haven’t watched that pos network in years.

Ditto! Now I'm going to not watch them even more. Uhhhnngh! Uhngh!

29 posted on 07/21/2012 6:44:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Travis McGee
OUTSTANDING!!!
30 posted on 07/21/2012 6:49:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: M Kehoe
Dan Rather fell because he was exposed by Freepers when he made public on CBS News fake documents about G W Bush. Moreover, in the Dan Rather case, no private citizen was threatened because of the false report.

In this case a private citizen is being threatened due to the false reporting of ABC News.

The Fall of Dan Rather proves you are wrong that "it cannot be done". That's why I said Dan Rather proved you wrong but being wrong is your right.

We elected republicans to take control of the House. Many many actions of this pResident have been passively allowed to go on without any action from the House. They sit on their thumbs and allow this pResident to trample all over the Constitution because they feel there's no sense doing anything - nothing will change anyways.

It's time to work together and move ahead. The law and God is on our side. Let's dump the negativity. Negativity gets us nowhere.

31 posted on 07/21/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Kaslin

Chances are slim they will fire those two over the phony report.

Heck....MSNBC is still defending Al Sharpton over his involvement in the George Zimmerman lynching. They still haven’t fired him


32 posted on 07/21/2012 6:54:29 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: Albion Wilde; alice_in_bubbaland
I never watch it either. But many of our parents and grandparents do. And they do vote. They are part of the generation that's been doing it for decades.

It's for them we need to expose the lies of the MSM

33 posted on 07/21/2012 6:56:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Exposing them is their biggest enemy

Network News is on its last leg.

WE are the new MSM

34 posted on 07/21/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL!

That’s GREAT Travis!!!!


35 posted on 07/21/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Chode

Lou Dobbs also tweeted that photo with the title: My Apologies To ABC News’ Brian Ross


36 posted on 07/21/2012 7:00:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Useless, they need to be fired.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: tsowellfan
I don't need a history lesson regarding this site. I have been here many more years than you have.

You wrote this, "it cannot be done". I never stated this. I speculated that abc would not fire Ross.

That's why I said Dan Rather proved you wrong but being wrong is your right. I still don't know what you are talking about.

You may have me confused with someone else. I was posting to Mr. Levin, not you.

I trust that we are done posting to each other. If there is more clarification needed, you got one more shot.

5.56mm

38 posted on 07/21/2012 7:09:49 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tsowellfan
good for him...
39 posted on 07/21/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tsowellfan
Network News is on its last leg. WE are the new MSM

That is what was being touted here years ago

But somehow the MSM on its last legs got Obama elected
40 posted on 07/21/2012 7:37:16 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: fatnotlazy

Not going to happen.


Nope. It will actually backfire. The more the right demands he be fired, the more ABC will dig in their heels because they don’t want to be seen as caving in the right-wing demands. Criticize them, fine,,,but don’t demand they be fired. If the right keeps demanding they be fired, ABC won’t give Ross and Stephanopoulos so much as a days suspension.


41 posted on 07/21/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: All
Another example..

"William Ayers is charged with molesting six boys from 1988 to 1996. They were all between the ages of nine and 13."

San Francisco police cannot get THE William Ayers and the lovely Mrs. Ayers to trial for the 1971 murder of S.F. police seargent Brian McDonnell -- but at least fate is keeping the William Ayers name associated with horrible crimes that occurred just south of the site of the murder.

.. in the Holmes same-name case I hope it means that the man offended by ABC will soon be a millionaire -- with the bulk of the amount coming out of the two ABC clowns' paychecks.

42 posted on 07/21/2012 7:42:40 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: tsowellfan

Please! Remember Dan Rather?


That was a long time ago. If Rather did today what he did back then, I doubt he would be fired for it.


43 posted on 07/21/2012 7:51:20 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

So basically you’re the second person here to call me old.


44 posted on 07/21/2012 8:00:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: chessplayer

“That was a long time ago. If Rather did today what he did back then, I doubt he would be fired for it.”
___________________________________________

You are right.
Today, he would just get more awards for protecting our new Marxist society.


45 posted on 07/21/2012 8:07:49 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: tsowellfan

Buy the grandparents a computer, fire it up, give them email addresses and a few good lists and sites.
Do it for America.


46 posted on 07/21/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Kaslin
"Truth is, if ABC News corporate had an ounce of integrity it would fire both of them right now."

Truth is, if ABC News corporate had a femtogram of integrity it would fire both of them right now.

But the fifth-column ABC News has a ton of integrity's antithesis, which Brian and Georgie squat and defecate regularly on the air.

47 posted on 07/21/2012 8:22:30 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Lady Lucky
Buy the grandparents a computer, fire it up, give them email addresses and a few good lists and sites.

It's more effective to expose the democrat operatives masking as non-partisan reporters via a competing media market (the internet/Am Radio) than it is to expect a 90 year old to change their 50 year old habit of watching the 6:00 news.

48 posted on 07/21/2012 8:54:14 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: samtheman

Isn’t Brian Ross a Member of N.A.M.B.L.A. ?


49 posted on 07/21/2012 8:56:41 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Travis McGee

Nice one. You’re really into that Paint! Good job!

Of course, Brian Ross is possibly not the pedophile reported to have molested 3 school aged boys in his college days, but hey, let HIM refute that!


50 posted on 07/21/2012 9:00:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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