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Why Hasnít Brian Ross of ABC News Been Fired?
Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 07/23/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by Kaslin

I try not to spend too much time complaining about media bias, mostly because it doesn’t do any good.

But I have had a couple of posts about the topic, usually when there’s a hopelessly outrageous example on an issue I care about.

I’ve also had a few posts where I hit the media for mistakes that probably don’t represent overt bias, but instead reflect no knowledge of economics and/or a cloistered worldview.

Now we can add another example to the list. But it definitely belongs in the first group, because this is clear, blatant, and deliberate bias. I’m talking, of course, about ABC News and its reprehensible decision to smear a member of the Tea Party simply because he had the same name as the Colorado killer.

The obvious question to ask is why the reporter who did the smear, Brian Ross, hasn’t been fired. But not just Brian Ross. The axe should fall on anyone involved in the ideologically biased and legally reckless decision to speculate that a 52-year old Hispanic Tea Party member was responsible for the Colorado shooting

Here’s a good cartoon from the Hope-n-Change website, which has an amusing collection of anti-Obama cartoons. This does capture the mentality of the establishment media.

P.S. Here’s another cartoon about media bias that is definitely worth sharing.

P.P.S. I get irked whenever anybody refers to the big networks and newspapers as the “mainstream press.” That’s a horribly misguided term, considering how far left they are. The Tea Party is much closer to the mainstream than those clowns. That’s why they should be called the “establishment press.”

 


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abcnews; brianross; fired; yellowjournalism
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1 posted on 07/23/2012 7:27:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Why hasn’t he been fired?

Because, according to the Left, he’s “on the right side of history.”


2 posted on 07/23/2012 7:31:32 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

Because he did right by ABC.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 7:41:05 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

4 posted on 07/23/2012 7:42:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Careful....


5 posted on 07/23/2012 7:45:30 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Kaslin
Why Hasn’t Brian Ross of ABC News Been Fired?

Don Imus,Jimmy the Greek,and Hank Williams Jr. wonder about that,too.....

6 posted on 07/23/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Kaslin

Ross ain’t the one, or the only one...

ABC should be fired.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Kaslin
why hasn't he been fired?

Because when he spews BS, rumors, and made-up nonsense it's a good thing.

What makes it a good thing is that he's advancing the suicidal agenda of the elites.

The new media and the blogosphere, on the other hand, is not pushing the state-owned media agenda, and - therefore - is a bad thing.

8 posted on 07/23/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Mr. Bird
.....Sorry, if anyone is offended........
9 posted on 07/23/2012 7:49:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: onedoug
DITTO that, the only way is to humble them by suing the shit out of them.
10 posted on 07/23/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: C210N
I fired the

long ago

11 posted on 07/23/2012 7:56:21 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Paladin2

It may be less a matter of offense than a concern that it is somehow libelous. Do you think the mods should weigh in on this or am I out of bounds by suggesting this?


12 posted on 07/23/2012 7:56:21 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Paladin2; Mr. Bird

It’s been clearly established that parody is protected as free speech, and your creation is clearly parody (that Ross invited upon himself by his own flagrant actions).

My guess is, you’re OK from a legal standpoint, although I’m not a lawyer so FWIW.

Taste is a different question altogether. :-) Doesn’t bother me personally though.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 7:59:49 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: johniegrad
Politicians and media generally don't walk stuff back, just provide a pseudo apology.

The graphic CLEARLY is not libelous, just read it. It's the seriousness of the charge, not the actual situation.

14 posted on 07/23/2012 7:59:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: johniegrad

Did you read what is in the little box on the left side from you, or did you miss that?


15 posted on 07/23/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Paladin2

I don’t have any problems with it. Just asking.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Kaslin

I saw it. I was just speculating on why the other poster suggested to be careful.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Kaslin

Under the Rather Rules of Journalism, he should be promoted, not fired.


18 posted on 07/23/2012 8:04:33 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin
I get the same I’m sorry form my Internet technicians in India. It seems that the supervisors are just as biased or they would see Ross’s bias.
19 posted on 07/23/2012 8:10:00 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Kaslin

He hasn’t been fired because they agree with his initial statement and believe it whole heartedly.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 8:14:13 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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