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ABC News inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims
Daily Caller ^ | 12-17-2012 | David Martosko

Posted on 12/19/2012 8:28:11 AM PST by servo1969

Full Title-"ABC News producer inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims"

A spokesman for ABC News told The Daily Caller on Monday that an influx of emailed pornography led the network to close down an email account and several social media profiles belonging to an editorial producer, in the days following the Friday mass-murder at a Connecticut elementary school.

“We’ve had to change all of her accounts,” ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider said of Nadine Shubailat in a voicemail message left Monday morning.

Shubailat sent tweets Friday to at least two people she hoped to book for interviews because they had personal connections to families with children at the Sandy Hook School.

One of them now famously replied, “Eat a dick.”

TheDC reported early Monday morning that Shubailat’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts were taken offline after those tweets went viral beginning Friday afternoon.

“We took those down,” Schneider said Monday during a follow-up phone call.

He told TheDC that Shubailat had received “400 horrible, pornographic messages” from members of the public, and one message that she interpreted as a threat to her young son.

“It said, ‘His body should be covered with the blood that’s on your hands,’” Schneider recalled angrily. He said the message included a photograph of her son from a publicly accessible portion of her personal Facebook profile.

By Monday afternoon that profile — which was still online early in the morning — was also deleted.

Despite broad coverage from Gawker, Salon.com, the video news service Newsy, an article on the social-media website giant Reddit that attracted more than 1,300 comments, and tweets from all over the world, Schneider claimed Monday in a voicemail message that he was certain it was readers of The Daily Caller who harassed his broadcast producer.

“We had to change her email and she had to change her Facebook page because of the unbelievably vile and horrible threats she received after you posted your story,” he said. “Your readers jammed her with porn sites, death threats against her son and other things. So that’s why that happened.”

Schneider did not respond when TheDC noted during a phone interview that Shubailat included her own ABC News email address in the text of her controversial tweets.

He did, however, defend her actions on press-freedom grounds. Shubailat angled for interviews Friday via Twitter during the early, chaotic hours after the shooting — when many parents with children at the school didn’t know whether their sons and daughters were alive.

“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?” Schneider asked. “I can’t believe that’s the kind of country you want to live in.”

Schneider did not mention the on-camera interview ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos conducted Friday with Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance, the chief law-enforcement spokesman in the days following the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

Schneider also accused TheDC of reporting falsely that the network had fired Shubailat over the resulting controversy. ”I certainly hope you’ll either be taking down or amending your story about Nadine being fired,” he said in one voicemail message, “which is self-evidently just a lie. … Nadine very much works here.”

TheDC never reported that the ABC producer’s employment at the network was over. Monday morning’s article carried a subheadline reflecting that she was “still on ABC payroll, but not on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+.”

The article’s first paragraph read, in part, “ABC denies Nadine Shubailat has been fired for soliciting interviews online from panicked people.”

During a news conference Monday, Lt. Vance implored reporters and other news bureau staffers to leave affected families alone as they grieved.

“We’ve been asked by the family members to ask the members of the press to respect their privacy and to please leave them alone at this time,” Vance said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m pleading with you, as you know this is an extremely heartbreaking, difficult thing for these folks to endure. Please abide by their request.”

“Literally, the word is ‘plea,’” he added, according to Canada’s CTV television network. “Many of the families have asked to please afford them their privacy as they go through this terrible, terrible tragedy.”

Despite hosting a website home page that includes extensive coverage of the Sandy Hook School shooting, ABC News has not reported on those remarks from Vance’s Monday press scrum.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: abcnews; banglist; nadineshubailat; producer; sandy; sandyhook
"Eat a d*ck."

I laughed out loud at that one.

1 posted on 12/19/2012 8:28:24 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

There’s a fine line between respecting the privacy of grieving friends and family and getting out a responsible and respectable story.

Then there’s “Eat a dick”.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: servo1969
Shows how really sick the MSM is. I remember a story a while back. A single mom lost her daughter in some sort of accident. I remember watching the media at her house trying to get her to make a statement. She kept on telling them to go away. Finally one moron shouted out "What are you going to do with her clothes?"

That reporter got what she deserved. I hoped it inconvenienced the heck out of her.

3 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:40 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: servo1969

Good news item of the day.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 8:34:55 AM PST by Rytas
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To: servo1969

The presstitutes got a taste of their own medicine and didn’t like it? Ask Sarah Palin, Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Richard Jewell, the Duke LaCrosse team, Dan Quayle and a thousand others how it feels.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 8:35:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Robert Bork was unavailable for comment.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 8:39:22 AM PST by smithandwesson76subgun (full auto fun)
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To: servo1969

The jerk off media people think they can give, but are immune to backlash. I’d like to see more of reporter/media bashing. Guess what? Free speech applies to everyone.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 8:41:37 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: servo1969
We got the bubble headed bleach blond, comes on at 5
She can tell you ‘bout the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye.
It's interesting when people die.
Give us dirty laundry.
8 posted on 12/19/2012 8:47:44 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: servo1969
“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?” Schneider asked.

Why hell no - put out whatever information your bungling "reporters" come up with. Like, for instance, telling the world that the kid's brother was the shooter.
I bet that made his life just dandy for a while...

9 posted on 12/19/2012 8:53:26 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: servo1969

It’s hard to even imagine how many millions of pages paper people have used to try and explain their thoughts in the most intricate detail, to try to sell their views on every topic there is. I don’t think anyone ever said it better than those three words.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 8:53:41 AM PST by jstaff
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To: servo1969

MSM: Exploiting grieving families for fun and profit!


11 posted on 12/19/2012 8:55:06 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: servo1969
“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?” Schneider asked. “I can’t believe that’s the kind of country you want to live in.”

"The false choice fallacy" is usually the first half-assed justification offered by a simpleton.

12 posted on 12/19/2012 8:55:16 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: servo1969

How do you think the female news hoes get their jobs?


13 posted on 12/19/2012 8:56:29 AM PST by LadyBuck (You want to know the best thing about Z-land? No- no Facebook status updates.)
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To: allmendream

“Oh Nadine!
Honey is that you?”


14 posted on 12/19/2012 8:58:06 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: servo1969

“Eat a dick” should be the default response from now on for them all even when live on the air.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 8:58:27 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: servo1969

She’s a news-grubbing tragedy GHOUL and she deserved the email she got back. Claims of her being in fear are just glom-on sympathy moves.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 8:59:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

17 posted on 12/19/2012 9:02:10 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jiggyboy

“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?”

Yes. Why not? Assuming its even accurate coming from the media, how does beating the police and the government in getting the “facts” out about this improve anything?


18 posted on 12/19/2012 9:03:25 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: servo1969

ban the

Automatic Assault Media.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 9:06:04 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“Eat a dick” should be the default response from now on for them all even when live on the air.

Should refer to them all as “Nadine”, too.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 9:09:09 AM PST by LadyBuck (You want to know the best thing about Z-land? No- no Facebook status updates.)
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To: All

I believe the connecticul PD had an officer with each family who answered the phone and became a protective barrier to keep out the media and left wing cause prostitutes.

but only 400 emails?

ABC should have had their web servers over flowed by now.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 9:11:07 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: servo1969

The media in this country are a bunch of disgusting whores! We get it! It’s a big story, report the facts and then STFU and leave the people in Newtown alone!!!! They are all just looking to make a profit off of the blood of dead children!!!! I despised these a-holes before for being largely responsible for destroying this Country. Now they are just disgusting profiteers who will do anything to make a freaking buck. A pox be on all of their houses!


22 posted on 12/19/2012 9:11:26 AM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: servo1969
The twit in question:


23 posted on 12/19/2012 9:15:18 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: servo1969; All

At this link explains the Media’s way of BS! It explains why Media does that kind of $hi*.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uwAo8lcAC4


24 posted on 12/19/2012 9:18:40 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: servo1969

To whoever did this: Good work!!


25 posted on 12/19/2012 9:25:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: servo1969
Now that they're through with Nadine Shubailat, they should repeat the process with Jeffrey Schneider, and finish up by publishing their pics and home addresses on line.

The public has a right to know, freedom of speech and all.

26 posted on 12/19/2012 9:29:45 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: PapaBear3625
A muslim, big surprise. Check out the necklace:

"The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khomsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings.[1][2] Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Christianity and Islam. In Islam, is also known as the hand of Fatima, so named to commemorate Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra."

27 posted on 12/19/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Google “Shubailat” and you see a collection of muslims. Shubailat is an Arab name.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Exactly.....the so called media are the worst hysterical reactionaries I Have witnessed in my lifetime. Children that will never grow to be responsible adults because they never wait for the big picture. This is what liberals are, and getting worse, they may be 40 or 70,but remain immature, and irresponsible.


29 posted on 12/19/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by samantha ( Sarah Palin TEAple leader to save America. Herman Cain & Santorum)
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To: servo1969
"...Shubailat had received “400 horrible, pornographic messages” from members of the public.."

I thought only radical right wing, knuckle dragging Christians found pornography offensive. I would think an enlightened member of the media would embrace it as an expression of free speech and sexual liberation.

31 posted on 12/19/2012 10:16:26 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: servo1969

I wonder if the editorial producer would make such a valiant effort to get to the bottom of Benghazi or Fast and Furious. Probably wouldn’t get near as much vile response, although perhaps deadlier.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 10:18:39 AM PST by Chaguito
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To: servo1969
“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?” Schneider asked. “I can’t believe that’s the kind of country you want to live in.”

What I would like is for the mass media which performed so horribly on the day of the shootings to give grieving families a rest and worry about being accurate instead of being first.

FOR ONCE.

33 posted on 12/19/2012 10:20:33 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: allmendream

We have one here who helped drive a man to suicide. He’d been up on false charges and she’d been going after him for a year and reporting lies. His life was ruined. He’d never get a job again. She wouldn’t back off when the family asked her to. When she reported on the sucide, she had the nerve to post his booking photo despite the fact that he wasn’t in jail nor had been convicted. Hundreds of people emailed, called and complained online but she’s still working there. Disgusting. I throw up a bit everytime I hear her name on the local news.


34 posted on 12/19/2012 10:28:41 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: servo1969

Let’s make newsrooms ‘gun free zones’ just like the schools which means only having some cameras and a buzz-in system. I also hope that these ‘journalists’ practice what they preach and reside in ‘gun free zones’


35 posted on 12/19/2012 11:09:14 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: servo1969

‘Sandy Does Hartford’, starring new porn sensation, Sandy Hook


36 posted on 12/19/2012 11:17:18 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: servo1969

“Do you want us to wait until the police and the government releases that information?”

I bet you media whores did a bang up job on Benghazi!

Not only that you looked the other way, you never asked any 0b0z0id about it.

Four Americans were killed when a stand-down order was given and outside help prevented.

What say you, newsman?


37 posted on 12/19/2012 11:36:27 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: servo1969
Chalk up one for the good-guys...

The Hollywood Knights: " I believe he's looking for someone named Dick!"

38 posted on 12/19/2012 11:46:34 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Yeah, I figured as much. I think I had to read “The Shubailat” by Omar Khayyam back in college.


39 posted on 12/19/2012 3:40:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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