Skip to comments.Mark Levin Calls for ABC to Fire Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos (Yesssssss)
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 dont 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 were to blame. It doesnt matter if the murderer is mentally ill as in the Tucson case, if hes 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. Its cold-blooded, theres no compassion, theyre looking to make news, theyre looking to drive ratings. This is just bizarre, and its 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 doesnt get any lower than that. Boy these people hate us, dont 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.
Not going to happen.
If not fired, a BIG FRONT PAGE APOLOGY on every newspaper in America.
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.
ABC is dead to me
Please! Remember Dan Rather?
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. Theres a lot of people guilty for these mistakes.
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?
I haven’t watched that pos network in years.
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.
I didn’t even think of that! Ross would have been tossed out in an instant!
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.
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.
Hat tip to The Great One.
Oops, wrong thread. I meant to post on the “I built this” thread. Sorry all.
Little Georgie’s ties to the klintons will protect him.
The chances of your request being considered by abc, is equal to the chances of me hitting the FL lotto.
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.
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.
(Whoops, wrong Brian Ross. Sorry.)
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.
They would have shown him the door immediately
and you have a righr [sic] to be wrong. Dan Rather proved that.
I'm not sure what you are trying to impart.
Ditto! Now I'm going to not watch them even more. Uhhhnngh! Uhngh!
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.
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
It's for them we need to expose the lies of the MSM
Network News is on its last leg.
WE are the new MSM
That’s GREAT Travis!!!!
Lou Dobbs also tweeted that photo with the title: My Apologies To ABC News’ Brian Ross
Useless, they need to be fired.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So basically you’re the second person here to call me old.
“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.
Buy the grandparents a computer, fire it up, give them email addresses and a few good lists and sites.
Do it for America.
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.
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.
Isn’t Brian Ross a Member of N.A.M.B.L.A. ?
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!