Skip to comments.ABC President: Ross report hurts coverage
Posted on 07/24/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT by Nachum
ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday's incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network's otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO. Sherwood's remarks, made on the network's daily editorial conference call, came the morning after Ross's report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, both of whom used Ross's erroneous suggestion of a Tea Party link to the Colorado theater shooting as fodder for their Monday night routines. On Monday's conference call,
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Don’t worry Ben, I’m sure your hacks can move on from this radar blip ..sarc /
Pads his mea culpa with bloviating praise for the rest of the coverage. Who besides him thinks it is good? With such blatant political bias, why would I even listen to the rest? If I could delete ABC from Uverse, I would.
It takes a couple of late night comedians to get these people to feel embarrassed?
So if those two fools had never ha said anything this moron would have been proud of their coverage?
I like what one guy said about CNN. Stop covering these lunatics that kill. In fact, we should all stop watching any of this story.
network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting..
Including that phone call to the shooters’ Mom?
I habe to wonder if the “steps” that need to be “taken” include “investigate, prove facts, report on facts”.
If not, nothing else matters.
This was not an "incorrect report" - Brian Ross and George Stephanopolus knew exactly what they were doing when they put this report on the air in a deliberate attempt to smear the Tea Party.
One SURE way to keep it from happening again .... but they won't give Brian the boot out the door he so richly deserves.
I’m actually thinking that abc probably is correct about what the mom said. The producer that spoke with her took detailed notes of their conversation, and the report I read this morning said that the mothers lawyer called abc and asked if there was a recording of the conversation, at which point when informed that there was not, the mother then came out and made her statement. I bet the mom either said something she regrets or doesn’t really know what exactly she said.
It didn’t detract from their coverage. It just validated their bias.
I sure hope Tea Party Holmes is able to extract a massive financial settlement from these libs.
... only because in his zeal to smear conservatives he overreached.
Ben wants ya'll to smear smarter, not harder.
He shouldn’t forget that they also woke the shooter’s mother up at 5am, and then completely mis-characterized her statements to them. She had to issue a correction to their erroneous reporting on that matter as well.
Maybe it would be easier for ABC to make a list of the things they got RIGHT in their coverage.
Subjective qualifiers injected to provoke emotion have no place in news reporting, at least not traditionally.
Donchano, we want a president who cares and tries real good. Results be damned.
“Even so, Brian Ross has a job at ABC for life because talent of his caliber is simply too difficult to find. He’s basically irreplacable.”
In addition to Ross's report, ABC News now faces a conflicting claim from the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes. Arlene Holmes issued a statement yesterday alleging that ABC's Matthew Mosk mischaracterized her when he reported that she had identified her son as the alleged shooter. On Monday evening, ABC released a new article with details about Mosk's call to the mother and announced that it was standing by its initial report.
For longtime Freepers, the name Matt Mosk should ring a bell. He was a print reporter back then, and he "had access to" a Freeper's account. He used that access to print Freepmails in the political expose he penned on a conservative candidate. He is still pulling sleazy tricks, I see.
Why hasn't Ross been fired? Allowing such a thing is so in your face it's undeniable.
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