Skip to comments.ABC News Forbids American Flag
Posted on 09/24/2001 10:24:37 AM PDT by aculeusEdited on 09/03/2002 4:49:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Two brief paragraphs from the 'Jennings' column in today's Washington Post may deserve more attention. Jennings said things you may not like on 9/11 -- but this is going on NOW.
ABC has barred its journalists from wearing lapel flags such as the one sported by White House correspondent Terry Moran.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
They're simply holding off until they get their UN lapel pins around the time they change their name to WBC (the WORLD Broadcasting Company).
After feeding us over 40 years worth of liberal propaganda?
After earning the name Anything But Clinton?
After destroying the reputation of FoodLion by creating a phony report?
After holding annually slanted hour long gun control reports and debates in which the anti-gun extremists were given the first, middle, and last word and outnumbered the pro-gun people by ten to one?
After banning the US flag using this phony "remain objective" excuse?
Remain objective? Yeah, right.
This is the Disney investor page emailBut it is not currently operating, at least not for me.
We the people do not agree with this stupidity. Everyone... "object". Turn there station off 24/7 on going.
To me this is absurd. Brings to mind the line from the movie "Network". I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.
Do we draw a line here?
To each of these, I would say yes, they are liberal. Greenfield being, personally, an interesting exception (he seems more even-handed than the others). But note his background: From 1968-1970, he served as chief speechwriter for New York Mayor John V. Lindsay, and from 1967-68, he was a senate aide and speechwriter for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Anyone working for RFK and Lindsay was certainly not "middle-of-the-road". When you add Russert, Stephanopoulous, Schieffer, to name a few, how do the liberals get away with so many political operatives in positions in the media? (RHETORICAL QUESTION).
Is this scarcasm? If not it is a classic example of the insanity of political correctness. We are indeed going down, if attitudes such as this prevail.
Meaningless talk for a guy who doesn,t work for his competitor ABC. _ Tom
No. What gets me is the reason ABC gives for making the decision To remain objective?! ABC and the rest of the "mainstream" media hasn't been objective for decades. Puhleez.
I understand the following quote is an official comment from your network:
"Especially in a time of national crisis, the most patriotic thing journalists can do is to remain as objective as possible," says spokesman Jeffrey Schneider. "That does not mean journalists are not patriots. All of us are at a time like this. But we cannot signal how we feel about a cause, even a justified and just cause, through some sort of outward symbol."
Your past actions belie this statement...you have signaled how you feel about causes that your on-air and editorial staff personally believe in. For you NOT to be able to distinguish between your own country and all the unique freedoms it provides YOU, versus the hate filled, anti-freedom, anti-women, anti-Christian, anti-capitalist, anti-democratic TERRORIST REGIMES, is phony and hypocritical AT BEST, and traitorous at worst.
My family does not watch ABC News or Entertainment...but we will get a list of ALL of your major sponsors and begin to BOYCOTT them immediately...and we will embark on our own campaign to spread that word.
We are not alone...and all it takes is a little coordinated efforts to mobilize many thousands of people.
Everybody who believes strongly about this should do SOMETHING...we may never have a better chance to rally citizens (even some sheeple) against the networks.
You don't have to tell the Bass famalia twice!
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