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Cheap Shot: ABC Invokes Sarah Palin in Story on Violent Little League Coaches
NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2014 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 02/06/2014 4:41:43 PM PST by Kaslin

ABC's David Wright is obsessed with Sarah Palin. The Nightline correspondent on Wednesday gratuitously attacked the former vice presidential candidate in a segment that has nothing to do with politics. Wright investigated angry, violent coaches of youth sports.

After featuring clips of men encouraging third grade football players to hit each other in the head, Wright made an abrupt left turn into liberal bias: "That full-throated passion, part of the culture of sports in this country. Lampooned in movies like Kicking and Screaming and celebrated by the original hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, in 2008." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

Cheap Shot: ABC Gratuitously Compares Sarah Palin to Violent, Angry Kids's Coaches

While playing footage of the reality show Friday Night Tykes, Wright marveled, "These are third graders...Another coach pushing his players to do things the NFL has banned."

When did Palin go on expletive-laden rants in front of children? When did the Republican encourage violence against young kids? Wright didn't say. Instead, he played a clip of Palin from her 2008 vice presidential acceptance speech: "You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

Just prior to the Palin remark, Wright featured a clip of the Will Ferrell assaulting a child in the movie Kicking and Screaming.

This isn't the first time the reporter has forced his politics into an unrelated story.

On the February 16, 2009 Nightline, he produced a seemingly uncontroversial segment on the 50th anniversary of the Barbie doll.  He casually mentioned, "She's been an astronaut and a rock star, pop icons Beyonce and Shakira."

After discussing the many careers Barbie has had, the journalist mocked, "Some would argue she also ran for vice president in 2008."

Wright can be reached on Twitter here. One might ask him why he's so obsessed with trashing Palin.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; davidwright; demagogicparty; memebuilding; nightline; palin; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; sarahpalin

1 posted on 02/06/2014 4:41:43 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Strong, righteous women scare effeminate males...


2 posted on 02/06/2014 4:43:21 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Kaslin

She’s irrelevant, she’s useless, she’s washed up. Which is why six years on, they still bring her up in stories that have nothing whatsoever to do with her.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 4:45:52 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Kaslin

ABC

All
Barack
Channel


4 posted on 02/06/2014 4:47:29 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kaslin

Apparently they have to keep attacking.

That means they’re still afraid of her.

Good.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 4:47:35 PM PST by EternalHope (Be ready.)
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To: Kaslin

Living rent free in Leftists’ head.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 4:48:29 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: RichInOC

Blah, blah, blah


7 posted on 02/06/2014 4:49:37 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: RichInOC; Kaslin; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Because Beating up on ABC is always Fun.

Ping to Sarah's Awesome List!


8 posted on 02/06/2014 4:50:03 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

If she’s a “washed-up, has-been, ineffectual, moronic Caribou Barbie” with “no chance of higher office” why go after her hammer & tongs SIX YEARS after her last run? Did they attack Jack Kemp or Dan Quayle (who actually WAS Vice President!) like they’re doing here six years later? Of course not! She gets a lot more press than the guy who actually lives at Number One Observatory Circle! What? Speaker Boehner and Sen. McConnell would kill to get this much publicity, as would Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi. Something just doesn’t make sense here.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 4:50:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Kaslin
Sarah Supports F.R.

You can too!

Donate Please!


10 posted on 02/06/2014 4:50:43 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: RichInOC

Well, as Rush says, the left will always show you who they fear.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 4:52:39 PM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Kaslin

WOW, she really does live rent free in these idiot leftists heads doesn’t she


12 posted on 02/06/2014 4:53:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

I’m not making fun of her. I’m making fun of the sad sacks at ABC.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 4:53:12 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: KC_Lion

Bush did it.

/-:


14 posted on 02/06/2014 4:54:05 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Kaslin

He’s not the only agenda-driven ‘journalist’ obsessed with Palin. If she wasn’t around they would have to invent her... which they do...over and over again.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 4:55:14 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kaslin

Funny how they didn’t think to use Obama’s comments, such as:

“I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”


16 posted on 02/06/2014 4:58:40 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

I think some of these leftists are afraid that Sarah Palin is hiding under their bed with a rifle. They probably make a deal with their kids that they will check the kid’s room for the boogie man, and the kids will check the parent’s room for Palin.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 4:59:46 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 5:04:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: RichInOC

LOL!


19 posted on 02/06/2014 5:05:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

This goes beyond a cheap shot and is defamation. I think the high bar for a public official has been reached.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 5:17:44 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Kaslin

I was calling her a MILF/GILF 6 months before she announced

You can call her Barbie.

Just don’t call her Babe. Pretty sure that’s insulting, unless yer name is Todd


21 posted on 02/06/2014 5:49:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome
Just don’t call her Babe. Pretty sure that’s insulting, unless yer name is Todd

"If she were a President, she'd be "Babe-raham Lincoln."

22 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RichInOC

I think Kas man slipped.

Although you didn’t include the popular “/s”.

The driving sarcasm is obvious.

Post on and live well....


23 posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: redshawk
Well, as Rush says, the left will always show you who they fear.



24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:04:25 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kaslin

Sound like ABC fears that Sarah will run in 2016.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 6:30:40 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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