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MoveOn.ABC: Good Morning America Spends 325 Seconds On PowerBall, Zero On IRS Scandal
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/18/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Bianna Golodryga opened today's Good Morning America by announcing that it was "a very busy Saturday morning." So busy, in fact, that GMA couldn't spare one second in its first half-hour for the IRS scandal. That despite yesterday's stonewalling testimony by the outgoing IRS Commissioner in which he had the colossal chutzpah to deny there had been any political motive in the targeting of conservative organizations.

So what kept GMA so busy? By far the longest segment was devoted to . . . the Powerball lottery. GMA spent 325 seconds—over five minutes—on the Powerball lottery. One report from stores where lottery tickets are being sold didn't suffice. There were two. Those were followed by an interview with a lottery official. GMA even managed to squeeze in a report of a bear that had climbed into a tree. But the IRS? Sorry: too busy.

More here.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abcnews; irsscandal; msm; powerball

1 posted on 05/18/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

GMA couldn’t find one second to report on the IRS scandal: it was too busy spending over five minutes on Powerball. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s like the tree that falls in a forest. If nobody is there to hear it.........


3 posted on 05/18/2013 5:32:49 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The media are democrats and so are pure evil statists/socialists. the media are protecting this evil tyrant Obama. and the coward Obama is hiding behind the media. If this were Bush’s IRS there would be 24/7 coverage of this IRS scandal on all tv networks until the media would force Bush to resign.

What people don’t realize is that the IRS rigged the election of 2012 for Obama and the democrats/socialists in the Senate.

The IRS made many conservative groups disband so that they couldn’t do get out the vote . The IRS stole the election. but the media wants to make it seem like it was just low level employees targeting a few conservative groups. no it was intimidating groups with the threat of perjury to make them disband, many of them in battleground states with the goal of rigging the election for Obama and many democrats/socialists congressmen.

The IRS also waited to approve tax exempt status for many groups until after the election. they couldn’t function as they didn’t want to pay taxes on donations


4 posted on 05/18/2013 5:33:15 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If the big media doesn’t report then it didn’t happen


5 posted on 05/18/2013 5:34:25 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What else do you expect? The American public has been dumbed down to moron level, FReepers excluded.
I left some years ago, never to return.
I would go crazy trying to live among brain dead Obots.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 5:34:51 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Saturday Today on NBC did give it time. However in John Harwood’s analysis piece he spent the last half warning the GOP to go easy on his buddy Obama.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 5:36:06 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They’re just another part of what I like to call the “Communist propaganda machine” because that’s exactly what they are. Anything in favor of “The Dear Leader” that furthers his communist agenda gets reported on. Anything that makes the Dear Leader look bad does not.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 5:41:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So, do you have your ticket yet?


9 posted on 05/18/2013 5:42:42 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When I say half the public has its head up its a$$, I mean it’s attention is focused on fluff, sluts, garbage and filth. It pays more attention to kim kardasian’s a$$ and angelina jolie’s b**bs than important things.

And the media is only too happy to feed them fluff, sluts, garbage and filth.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: I want the USA back

“It pays more attention to kim kardasian’s a$$”

All kidding aside, GMA actually worked Kardashian into its Powerball segment. They reported that if someone won the Powerball this week, they would win more than 33x Kim’s annual earnings. They even showed a fictional dollar bill with Kardashian’s image on it! Not kidding.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 5:47:13 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: Democrat_media

Exactly. Remember everyone saying “What happened to the Tea Party?” Now we know. The IRS was making sure they did not participate in the election. This thing was stolen.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 5:51:23 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I was talking to some buddies the other day and neither had heard a word about Benghazi. Not a clue what happened or when it happened. Low information voters, but did not vote for zero. I’ll ask them about the IRS scandal next time I see them.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 5:52:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well they did cover Justin Bieber’s monkey —


14 posted on 05/18/2013 5:54:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Arrowhead1952
Remember the birth certificate billboards? It's time for a National campaign of scandal billboards. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, EPA. Etc.......
15 posted on 05/18/2013 5:56:52 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: nhwingut
“Remember everyone saying “What happened to the Tea Party?” Now we know. The IRS was making sure they did not participate in the election. This thing was stolen.”

I'm going to post it on twitter, try to tweet R congressmen, Malkin, Palin, Rush, Drudge etc and I'll email them that the IRS did rig the election for Obama.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 6:01:36 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: John W

John Dickerson wraps up analysis on CBS with same refrain.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 6:11:33 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Proud2BeRight

“It’s like the tree that falls in a forest. If nobody is there to hear it.........”

Yes, and even more sinister than that - it’s more like Orwell’s 1984 “memory Hole”

from Wikipedia

In Nineteen Eighty-Four the memory hole is a small chute leading to a large incinerator used for censorship:[3]

In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston’s arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building.[4]
In the novel, the memory hole is a slot into which government officials deposit politically inconvenient documents and records to be destroyed. Nineteen Eighty-Four’s protagonist Winston Smith, who works in the Ministry of Truth, is routinely assigned the task of revising old newspaper articles in order to serve the propaganda interests of the government.

For example, if the government had pledged that the chocolate ration would not fall below the current 30 grams per week, but in fact the ration is reduced to 20 grams per week, the historical record (for example, an article from a back issue of the Times newspaper) is revised to contain an announcement that a reduction to 20 grams might soon prove necessary, or that the ration, then 15 grams, would soon be increased to that number. The original copies of the historical record are deposited into the memory hole.

A document placed in the memory hole is supposedly transported to an incinerator from which “not even the ash remains”. However, as with almost all claims made by the Party in this novel, the truth is left ambiguous and the reader is not told whether the documents are truly destroyed. For example, a photograph which Winston throws into one early in the novel is produced later during his torture session by O’Brien, who then throws it back, moments later denying having any memory that the event had even occurred. This draws a direct parallel with the Party’s general philosophy of doublethink, of which the memory hole is in a sense the physical embodiment; as the novel describes it, “to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again”.

What the media doesn’t report doesn’t even have to be shredded - it didn’t happen....

There are lies as far as the eye can see in all directions; the republic’s reservoir of honest public men may be exhausted.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 6:20:02 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I get even by making sure my television is not ever stopped on that channel.


19 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:09 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It took a while for Watergate to catch on too...


20 posted on 05/18/2013 6:37:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives were Obama's victims, but unlike the press we were aware of it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

GMA is just shoveling info slop for mass consumption. Libtards are turning us into nation of pigs, figuratively and literally.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Move on, it was just a few Rogue Agents again! Obama knew nothing!


22 posted on 05/18/2013 6:53:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Zero still reads newspapers..? ROTFLMAO...only people in nursing homes still read ‘news’papers.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 6:56:52 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
MoveOn.ABC: Good Morning America Spends 325 Seconds On PowerBall, Zero On IRS Scandal

Don't mistake "ABC News" for a REAL news organization. Any company that would hire a paid apologist for the klintons, like little Georgie Stephonoupolos, is NO news organization.

24 posted on 05/18/2013 6:58:35 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Pray THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will be delivered from the evil unGODly forces)
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To: Travis McGee

Hmmmm...’rogue agents’...didn’t Sarah Palin go ‘rogue’? Palin IS behind this! I KNEW it!


25 posted on 05/18/2013 6:59:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: liberalh8ter

As much as I am against hackers, I’d like to see one hack FB and twitter and flood the social networks with the scandals.


26 posted on 05/18/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: AlexW

Left what, Alex: GMA or TV?


27 posted on 05/18/2013 7:40:07 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Breitbart is here.)
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To: Democrat_media

Twitchy listens: try Jesse@twitchy.com or Michelle@twitchy.com.
Thanks Dm. This is the kind of activism that we Freepers must partake in: getting out the info.
God know, the Rats sure do it.


28 posted on 05/18/2013 7:42:48 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Breitbart is here.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When Revolutionary War II starts, the MSM will be one of the first targets.


29 posted on 05/18/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ABC is trying to find viewers. Their viewership is most likely constrained to televisions at airports and bars.


30 posted on 05/18/2013 8:58:39 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bianna Golodryga, you mean the wife of Peter Orszag, the Obama chief of the Office of Management and Budget? More incest between the media and the administration.


31 posted on 05/18/2013 9:07:07 AM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

By the end of next week, these scandals will be old, discarded news. If it isn’t on the front page, it didn’t happen. Facts don’t matter, news coverage does. Just ask Vince Foster.


32 posted on 05/18/2013 9:30:19 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I would agree but then his army of misinformers can respond. A billboard can only be yelled at or flipped off.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 1:03:17 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Mountain Mary

“Left what, Alex: GMA or TV?”
_______________________________________

No, I left the USSA.


34 posted on 05/18/2013 3:04:44 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

OOOHHhhhh,,, :-)


35 posted on 05/18/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Breitbart is here.)
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