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ABC President: Ross report hurts coverage
Politico ^ | 7/24/12 | Dylan Byers

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; president; report; ross; teaparty
That's complete crap, Ben. You put complete arses "in-the-tank Democrats on the air and people are tired of it.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 3:40:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 07/24/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry Ben, I’m sure your hacks can move on from this radar blip ..sarc /


3 posted on 07/24/2012 3:43:07 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Nachum
All Ross's reports hurt coverage

there...fixed
4 posted on 07/24/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo Smart ...)
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 3:46:17 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 3:46:56 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Nachum

network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting..

Including that phone call to the shooters’ Mom?


7 posted on 07/24/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: musicman

I habe to wonder if the “steps” that need to be “taken” include “investigate, prove facts, report on facts”.

If not, nothing else matters.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 3:52:27 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Behind enemy lines in the city where it's illegal to buy a Big Gulp)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I agree!!


9 posted on 07/24/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 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

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.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 3:54:08 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum
ABC News SVP James Goldston ... noted the incorrect report, and said that the network was taking steps to ensure it did not happen again ....

One SURE way to keep it from happening again .... but they won't give Brian the boot out the door he so richly deserves.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Huskrrrr

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.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 4:15:38 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Nachum

It didn’t detract from their coverage. It just validated their bias.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 4:20:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

ABC
Always
Biased
Coverage


14 posted on 07/24/2012 4:22:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

I sure hope Tea Party Holmes is able to extract a massive financial settlement from these libs.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: 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

... only because in his zeal to smear conservatives he overreached.

Ben wants ya'll to smear smarter, not harder.

16 posted on 07/24/2012 4:31:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: blueunicorn6
ABC
Always
Biased
Coverage


No kidding. I wonder if Ben's going to have anything to say about the blatant injection of editorial comment into what was ostensibly a news story on Romney's response to the "You didn't build that" Freudian Slip.

From the article, emphasis mine:

"Team Obama is finally pushing back.

and

"Republicans have seized on the line "you didn't build that" to falsely claim that Obama was speaking directly to business owners about their businesses."
17 posted on 07/24/2012 4:39:08 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Nachum
Sherwood's remarks ... came the morning after Ross's report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart

Sherwood's remarks came AFTER the liberal comedian made fun of ABC.

If Sherwood had any integrity, he would have made his comments RIGHT AFTER Ross made his ignorant remark regarding Mr. Holmes and The Tea Party.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 4:39:53 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum
Since Ross is an inexperience staffer. . . he gets a pass? ? ?
19 posted on 07/24/2012 4:57:12 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Nachum
Brian Ross the convicted child molester???

or not...

20 posted on 07/24/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Col Frank Slade
I would hope that the gentleman who was the deliberate target of the malicious attack by Mr. Ross and Mr Stephanopolous (sp?) will bring suit against the perpetrators, the network, the Democrat party and sponsors for a nice round sum close to the amount of the national debt.
21 posted on 07/24/2012 5:27:39 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 07/24/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tanknetter
ABC's report on Obama's trip to Aurora was another knee slapper - starting off with "The president traveled to Colorado today, to comfort the victims and family of the mass shooting as best he could".

Subjective qualifiers injected to provoke emotion have no place in news reporting, at least not traditionally.

23 posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Donchano, we want a president who cares and tries real good. Results be damned.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 3:56:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Col Frank Slade

“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.”


25 posted on 07/24/2012 4:04:41 PM 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: Nachum
Also in the above article:

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.

26 posted on 07/24/2012 4:07:26 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Nachum
Holmes should sue Ross (and ABC if he can do it) into the poor house.

Why hasn't Ross been fired? Allowing such a thing is so in your face it's undeniable.

27 posted on 07/24/2012 4:13:51 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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