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George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Douglas's Last Name - Daniels?
NewsBuster.org ^ | August 5, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/05/2012 12:19:22 PM PDT by Kaslin

Gabby Douglas just captured America's hearts with a stirring victory as women's gymnastics all-around gold medalist at the Summer Olympics in London.

Despite this, George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week Sunday actually botched her name calling her Gabby Daniels (video follows with transcript and commentary):

George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Douglas's Last Name - Daniels?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Overall medal count right now, neck and neck. Gold medals, US over China 27 to 25. That's on the gold medals. Tied in overall medals, 55 each with China. Van, let me go to you, your best moment of the week.

VAN JONES: Watching Gabby's mom.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Gabby Daniels.

JONES: Gabby Daniels' mom break down in tears. You know the story. Here is this kid, she grew up in poverty, she never (inaudible). Her mom has to send Gabby away to a family she doesn't know. That family takes her in. She's mothering her kid by Skype. And she shows up at the Olympics, that little girl gets the gold medal. That's America. We're one family. Color doesn't matter. It's having that common goal.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And that is America. She's now on the cover of the corn flakes box. Steven Rattner.

STEVEN RATTNER: I was actually going to say the same thing. You know, when you watch these young kids, it's so amazing to see how hard they try, the stress (ph), the way they perform, but when you see someone like Gabby come from where she came and what she gave up and what she had to do to succeed was really quite amazing.




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; olympics; stephanopoulos; thatsracist

1 posted on 08/05/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Her father is also a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. Veteran of deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 12:23:31 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps he was thinking of Jack Daniels.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 12:24:14 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin
not to mention NBC ran an ad for a new show with a monkey on the rings right after her win...
4 posted on 08/05/2012 12:25:11 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

NBC has been running ads for that show for quite some time. What does a monkey doing gymnastics have to do with Douglas?


5 posted on 08/05/2012 12:30:07 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
personally i couldn't care less but... the blacks are saying it is racist!!!

simply look on Drudge

NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics - right after showing Gabby Douglas' gold medal victory


6 posted on 08/05/2012 12:33:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin
they all look alike, eh George?

Besides, she didn't achieve anything.

7 posted on 08/05/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: rabidralph
NBC has been running ads for that show for quite some time. What does a monkey doing gymnastics have to do with Douglas?

whatever the guy with the biggest megaphone wants it to mean.

8 posted on 08/05/2012 12:37:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: 353FMG

More like Black Daniels....


9 posted on 08/05/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Kaslin

ABC... anything BUT class!!!

Never could figure how ole steffi made it to TV but... can surely see why he shouldn’t have.

Thanks to her dad too for his service. GO AIR FORCE!!!


10 posted on 08/05/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Kaslin
" George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Douglas's Last Name..."

BUT, he remembers to mention her race repeatedly. That was the point of the story, after all.

11 posted on 08/05/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Chode

If one wants to see racism everywhere, one will see racism everywhere.

Blacks today look at everything through a prism of race. They don’t leave home without the race card.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 12:52:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: rabidralph
What does a monkey doing gymnastics have to do with Douglas?

It's the same thing as saying opposition to Bambi's Marxist, destructive policies is racist.

It's somewhat fun to watch a network who has excelled at this ridiculous "racist" meme get it thrown back at them in spades.........

oops, did it again

13 posted on 08/05/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Secret Agent Man
blacks should know by now that NBC would NEVER intentionally say anything bias against blacks... against white heteros and Tea Partiers yes, but blacks, never
14 posted on 08/05/2012 1:02:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

see msg 6 as well.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 1:06:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rabidralph
What does a monkey doing gymnastics have to do with Douglas?

I see Gabby Douglas and I say, "That is a fine young woman who has put in the hard work to really excel at her sport."
I see a monkey doing gymnastics and I say, "Nice monkey."

A Liberal sees Gabby Douglas and says, "Black people look like monkeys."
A Liberal sees a monkey doing gymnastics and says, "Black people look like monkeys."

And we're considered the party with a "race problem"???

16 posted on 08/05/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I see a monkey doing gymnastics and I say, "Nice monkey."

I watched the whole gymnastics event that was televised and I probably saw the monkey doing gymnastics and it never entered my head to equate the two. What is wrong with people?

17 posted on 08/05/2012 1:10:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

As long as there is money to be made by creating racism where none exists, this crap will continue to happen. As Booker T Washington basically said, race hustlers “don’t want the patient to get well.”


18 posted on 08/05/2012 1:13:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Kaslin

Gabby did not grow up in poverty! Where did they get that?

Just wow.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: dfwgator

Well said, friend.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 1:17:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Chode

If that isn’t racist, then I don’t know what is. Coming from them it’s not surprising though


21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:26:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: petitfour
Gabby did not grow up in poverty! Where did they get that?

Liberals believe that all black people are incapable of success. Therefore, all black people grow up in poverty -- but in some cases, a nice white Liberal comes along and lifts them up out of poverty. But, clearly, they all start out impoverished.

22 posted on 08/05/2012 1:32:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I am not sure what you mean by this?

Besides, she didn't achieve anything.

23 posted on 08/05/2012 1:34:26 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
commercials are rotated automatically, do you really believe somebody at nbc intentionally ran that ad in that spot just because she is black???

nbc hates white hetero males, not blacks...

24 posted on 08/05/2012 1:36:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Liberals believe that all black people are incapable of success. Therefore, all black people grow up in poverty -- but in some cases, a nice white Liberal comes along and lifts them up out of poverty. But, clearly, they all start out impoverished.

______________________________________

Liberals? There were freepers writing that she overcame the obstacles that her "brothers & sisters" are too lazy to.

25 posted on 08/05/2012 1:39:52 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Kaslin

Did he mention her muslim,,,,uh,,,er,,,uh,,,,Christian faith?


26 posted on 08/05/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: cubreporter
Never could figure how ole steffi made it to TV but... can surely see why he shouldn’t have.

Nice hair. Period.
27 posted on 08/05/2012 1:44:30 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s racist.


28 posted on 08/05/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dfwgator; Alamo-Girl
As long as there is money to be made by creating racism where none exists, this crap will continue to happen. As Booker T Washington basically said, race hustlers “don’t want the patient to get well.”

Money to be made, or VOTES to be garnered....

Booker T. got it right, absolutely. Not to mention that Frederick Douglass did too.

The main racists these days appear to be the "race hustlers," like the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, who evidently do not believe that Black persons can function successfully in our society without a whole lot of help/tax subsidies from "Whitey."

Against all evidence. American Blacks who have divested themselves of "the Plantation Mentality" (so assiduously cultivated by the Left) do very well here, indeed.

I have much more faith in the ability of Black Americans to succeed in living a free and prosperous life than these two creeps do.

The fact that these two hold themselves out as Christians is especially galling to me.

29 posted on 08/05/2012 1:54:47 PM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: cubreporter

From Randy Shepherd’s Facebook page (he is the co-founder of Crossfire Ministries) -

Randy Shepherd shared Vote Your Faith’s photo.
19 hours ago
Jamie and I were in a Starbucks in Olympic City this evening.Jamie started sharing with an African American man sitting beside us!It turned out to be Gabby’s uncle.We shared the Lord and ministered to him and Gabby’s father Timothy who returned in a few minutes.They both said they loved the Lord but the mom and dad(Timothy) are not together and are going through a possible divorce.We prayed with them and ask the Lord for healing for the relationship!Please keep the family in prayer!With all the Joy the family is being hit hard by the enemy.God always seems to direct footsteps!Thanks for your prayers!

“I give all the glory to God,” she said. “It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.” - Gabby Douglas


30 posted on 08/05/2012 1:55:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

As pointed out previously, Journalism students are FAR from being the best or the brightest, especially those that have a leftist ax to grind like Georgie.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 1:58:21 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: petitfour

It sounds good. You know liberals don’t care about facts. They make up their own.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 2:01:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Kaslin

Why is that black racist Communist Van Jones doing on a news show?

He was on MSNBC on Friday on Scarborough’s show.

Dangerous man.


33 posted on 08/05/2012 2:01:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It shows


34 posted on 08/05/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: dfwgator; Alamo-Girl
The fact that these two hold themselves out as Christians is especially galling to me.

p.s.: In order to avoid misunderstanding, by "these two" I did not mean to signify either Booker T. Washington or Frederick Douglass — the latter of whom I regard particularly as a man of towering genius. I was pointing my finger at Jackson and Sharpton, and all their enablers and codependents.

Just wanted to be clear about that.

35 posted on 08/05/2012 2:13:18 PM PDT by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: Chode

If they do find out a criminal is black, they always report the source has told them the person is black, so they can hang the source if they have to, they were just passing what they were told, along.

Don’t care too much if they report a potential criminal is white. Then they get to get all giggly and call up Sharpton and Jesse to discuss how all whites are like this.


36 posted on 08/05/2012 2:13:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kaslin

That is why he’s called George Stepinawfulstuff!


37 posted on 08/05/2012 2:28:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: 353FMG

Perhaps he doesn’t know Jack $h!t!


38 posted on 08/05/2012 2:30:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Kaslin

It was a wholesome story with no negative tie-in to the Tea Party, so there’s no need to be precise about the name...


39 posted on 08/05/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (G. Stuffitupyerbutt)
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To: betty boop
The main racists these days appear to be the "race hustlers," like the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, who evidently do not believe that Black persons can function successfully in our society without a whole lot of help/tax subsidies from "Whitey."

If there is no racism, how can they pay their bills and live by the standard they've come to enjoy? There's a serious conflict of interest at work here. I predict it will not end until those who benefit materially from the misery of others find another source of income.

Thank you for sharing your insights, dearest sister in Christ!

40 posted on 08/05/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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