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ABC News' Tea Party Apology Isn't Good Enough
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/20/2012 | IBD Staff

Posted on 07/22/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Media Bias: ABC News quickly apologized after one of its reporters tried to tie the Colorado massacre to the Tea Party. When will the network apologize for the blatant media bias that led to this monumental screw-up?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediabias; shooting; teaparty

1 posted on 07/22/2012 12:52:12 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

ABC: Fire Brian Ross and Stephanopolous — NOW.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 12:57:54 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I wonder if the ABC News staff also searched the membership rolls of the local Democrat Party to see if a Jim Holmes belonged to that organization? (sarc)


3 posted on 07/22/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: IBD editorial writer
TRO DA BUMS OUT!

Please forgive my poor Brooklyn accent.

4 posted on 07/22/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MasterGunner01

In addition, whatever time slot Brian Ross had, there should be a crawl that says ABC news apologizes for its act of irresponsibility. Run it for an entire year.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: IBD editorial writer
ABC and the rest of the media will not stop this type of message manipulation unless forced to by legal or financial pressure. There also have to be personal consequences to those who perpetuate these acts. Otherwise, they will issue their fake apologies on twitter or the back pages and laugh at us while they do it again.
6 posted on 07/22/2012 1:03:54 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: MasterGunner01

Maybe they’ll dock his pay.

Just kidding.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 1:06:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Truth29

It turns out the guy is somehow connected to Occupy Wall Street. At least that is what I think I saw in another article.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

“Are you questioning my journalistic integrity, you racist teabagger?” in 5,4,3...


9 posted on 07/22/2012 1:07:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Excellent take and conservatives would do well to continue to hound this story, for it is a breathtaking confirmation of what we have been saying about the left-controlled media for decades now. That he did in the first place is bad enough. That they didn’t fire him within the hour is even worse. That he continues to be employed at ABC says they care more about their liberal agenda than they do about professional integrity.

The last several years the leftist media have gotten downright brazen about displaying their biases. Perhaps they think they are so powerful now that it doesn’t matter, that they can’t be held accountable anymore and don’t have to worry about any backlash for ‘coming out of the closet’ as left-wing operatives. Depending on what happens here with ABC, maybe the lefties are right.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: SandRat
"TRO DA BUMS OUT! Please forgive my poor Brooklyn accent."
Thee are forgiven. :)
11 posted on 07/22/2012 1:12:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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ABC must, certainly, fire Brian Ross and George Stephonopolis now! Now!!!!! They are irresponsible, and spread rumors.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 1:12:45 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

Has the OWS connection been confirmed? (I’d hate to pull “an ABC”)...


13 posted on 07/22/2012 1:17:26 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Avid Coug

Holmes is a registered Democrat. He might even get to vote for Obama in November, if he’s out on bail by then.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 1:28:07 PM PDT by Eva
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15 posted on 07/22/2012 2:19:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MasterGunner01

ABC needs to hire conservative anchors and reporters.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 2:20:05 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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How would the inbred dorks at the Always Broadcast Communism net work recognize them? Most of these bozos think they need a visa stamp on their passports to go outside the city limits of NYC, LA, SF, DC, etc. They're totally brainwashed and intellectually numb from the shoulders upwards.
17 posted on 07/22/2012 3:11:37 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SandRat

“Please forgive my poor Brooklyn accent’’. Fuggetaboutit! Th’ important ting hea is are weez gonna put up wit da likes ‘o’ dis Ross guy or what?(Hows that for Brooklyn?)


18 posted on 07/22/2012 3:26:36 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
wez needs ta give deez BUMS mor dan a Bronx chiirrr. Dayz needs sum B no apostrophe R apostrophe K Y N confetti.
19 posted on 07/22/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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It's hardly deniable that ABC is a leftist network and their 'news' shows are little more than left-wing propaganda. So, when ABC 'reporter' Brian Ross excitedly 'discovered a connection' between the movie theater murderer James Holmes and the TEA party and (former Bill Clinton confident and White House Communications Director) Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos thanked him for it the exchange simply reflected the inherent biases of both men and the network that pays them. Only those who don't pay attention should be surprised.

Still, Ross should be fired - but that probably won't happen as he was just doing his masters bidding. Perhaps this blatant attempt to smear conservatives will wake some folks up but I'll believe that when I see it happen. However, it will give conservatives some ammunition when the lefties start shouting that Fox News 'lies'.

20 posted on 07/22/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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I would Rather Brian Ross be fired.
21 posted on 07/22/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT by Walmartian (An update is available for this tagline. Click here to download.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Agreed


22 posted on 07/22/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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I have to say that I still get a chuckle out of the tweets following this uproar. Things like “Brian Ross is a convicted sex offender in FL!”, followed by, “Oops. Wrong Brian Ross.”


23 posted on 07/22/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Chode

That’s nothing. I’m pretty sure I read he voted for McCain/Palin and contributed to Romney’s campaign. ;-)


24 posted on 07/22/2012 6:34:06 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
and to the RATS, i'm sure that is WAY worse a crime than child molestation...
25 posted on 07/22/2012 7:00:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Avid Coug

What really burns me is that James Holmes is a common name. Probably a lot of guys got crap, but the fact that Ross SINGLED OUT a particular Tea Party Jim Holmes makes this slander. I really don’t see how an “oopsie” makes everything OK. Ross and ABC intentionally did this man harm. I think a good lawyer could prove malice.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Chode

They’re the only ones I could think of that would violate their “principles”. ;-)


27 posted on 07/22/2012 7:31:43 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54
i hear ya
28 posted on 07/22/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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