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BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist
Newsbusters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 04/11/2014 11:43:56 AM PDT by kingattax

ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God hates fags" signs. Mr. Schneider contacted the Media Research Center on Thursday after our social media department requested members call and complain about the comparison.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcdisneynews; abcnews; abcsmear; aurora; blacklist; brendaneich; eich; fraiserglenncrossjr; frasierglennmiller; gaybctelevision; gaybullies; gaynewsrooms; glbtdisney; kkk; mozilla; pinkjournalism; politicalpurge; prop8; smear; westborobaptist
the "alphabet media" are nothing but lying scum.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 11:43:56 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

That is what they get for taking crap from Daily Kos verbatim. There is no such thing as “journalism” allowed in America today.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: kingattax

When will ABC apologize for producing unfunny sit-coms and cliched dramas?


3 posted on 04/11/2014 11:46:55 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: kingattax

Worse than the Soviet Pravda!


4 posted on 04/11/2014 11:47:13 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

No, just better at it.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

bump


6 posted on 04/11/2014 11:48:14 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

I had not heard of this story comparing Mr. Eich to the Westboro Baptist Church.

But then like most people - I never watch ABC News.

Which leads me to think they deliberately made up this mess so they could retract it and thus make more news.

No such thing as bad publicity, right?


7 posted on 04/11/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kingattax

sure it was an accident ... sure


8 posted on 04/11/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

Smear now, apologize later when the damage is done. Nothing new here.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whoever’s unhinged it isn’t Eich.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 11:52:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

New York Capo!


11 posted on 04/11/2014 11:52:40 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Billthedrill

you got it. that’s the way they do it.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax
Hard to believe an ABC apology is sincere.
13 posted on 04/11/2014 11:55:04 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: Responsibility2nd

“No such thing as bad publicity”

You might want to ask Mozilla about that. Seems they are getting fried.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 11:55:09 AM PDT by formosa
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To: formosa

Screw ABC and all the other alpha BET arse networks!


15 posted on 04/11/2014 11:57:14 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: formosa

“You might want to ask Mozilla about that. Seems they are getting fried.”

Good!


16 posted on 04/11/2014 11:57:29 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax

Oops! Inadvertent sliming! Total accident! See, our employees see no difference between the two. We still don’t, but I was asked to send out this apology! Sorry if you’re an idiot racist homophobe! My bad!


17 posted on 04/11/2014 11:57:53 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: kingattax

Good. Now, I want him fired.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 11:59:05 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: kingattax
BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist

Something tells me that a shyster offerred to give ABC a thorough colonoscopy on behalf of the Mozilla CEO.

19 posted on 04/11/2014 11:59:34 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: YourAdHere
When will ABC apologize for producing unfunny sit-coms and cliched dramas?

I more concerned with the propaganda crap they foist on our children under the Disney Channel banner.

20 posted on 04/11/2014 12:02:56 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kingattax
When the shtf, the owners/publishers, and editors of this nation's news media should be first on the "List."

Reporters, and pundits second.

5.56mm

21 posted on 04/11/2014 12:03:46 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kingattax

So who got fired for this?

(Crickets)


22 posted on 04/11/2014 12:03:49 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: GeronL

Damage done, so it really doesn’t matter.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 12:05:31 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: kingattax
ABC is so sorry . . . now that it is too late.

Apologies not accepted . . . so sorry.

24 posted on 04/11/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: SIRTRIS
Hard to believe an ABC apology is sincere.

We are sincerely sorry that we have been caught. We assure our viewers that our propaganda will be more subtle next time.

25 posted on 04/11/2014 12:07:51 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: kingattax

Can he sue for slander or libel or whatever it was?


26 posted on 04/11/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: All

Leave us not forget this ignominious moment in ABC ‘reportage’.


July 20, 2012
ABC offers apology for misidentifying the shooter as a tea party member.
ABC News:
Editor’s Note: An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 12:13:48 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Sure would be nice if the same articles weren't posted multiple times)
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To: kingattax

Can someone post the picture of Al Gore indorsing Westboro for governor?


28 posted on 04/11/2014 12:19:05 PM PDT by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: kingattax

He needs to sue the crap out of ABC. The only way those socialist supporting liars will tell the truth is if it costs them too much to continue telling lies.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: kingattax

There are folks that actually believe ABC?


30 posted on 04/11/2014 1:01:01 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

I can only trust them to correctly alphabetize the first 3 letters of the English alphabet.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 1:11:03 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
leads me to think they deliberately made up this mess so they could retract it and thus make more news.

Agree. "The jury is instructed to ignore counselor's remark that the plaintiff is a dirty whore who got what she deserved."

32 posted on 04/11/2014 1:39:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: kingattax

They were trying to destroy a good person. They are despicable low lifes.


33 posted on 04/11/2014 2:02:16 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: kingattax

Boy, I tell ya, I hope this guy goes after ABC and takes the family jewels and whatever else he can get after this fiasco.


34 posted on 04/11/2014 2:34:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: kingattax

Sue for libel/slander. trying to damage reputations here, and at least is guilty of NEGLIGENCE.


35 posted on 04/11/2014 2:47:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

ABC parent corp Disney was run by an out homosexual in the modern era.


36 posted on 04/12/2014 12:45:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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