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MoveOn bragging
The American Spectator ^ | 3/24/2003 | The Prowler

Posted on 03/24/2003 5:47:39 AM PST by sjersey

Activists involved in the left-wing student and anti-war grassroots group MoveOn.org were bragging on Friday night at protest-organizing meeting in Washington, D.C. that they have members working in the newsrooms at CNN, ABC News and NBC, which also feeds news to its sister cable channels MSNBC and CNBC. "We're affecting news coverage of this war. We know it, because our friends are telling us they are affecting it," said an anti-war activist in an Adams-Morgan bar.

Members of MoveOn were meeting in Washington to plan weekend anti-war protests in the streets of the capital.

The MoveOn volunteers employed by the new industry work as content editors and producers for the TV networks' websites, as well as low-level production assistants and researchers for the news divisions.

"At CNN and ABC we know that the producers and the anchors have been really receptive to our message," said the MoveOn organizer. "Peter Jennings even put our people on the air, with no opposing view. He loves our message."

The friendly faces for anti-warriors might explain the high-balling of protest numbers on the network news. For example, on Thursday and Friday nights, there were protests in downtown Chicago that NBC and ABC reporters said featured "thousands and thousands of protesters." But Chicago police estimates put their number at no more than 1,500.

Even the I>San Francisco Chronicle has cast doubts on its own reporting of protest estimates. It now admits it bloated protest numbers on several occasions by as much as 60,000.

The Jennings situation is just as interesting on Friday evening's coverage of the war, the Canadian ABC news anchor spent a half hour examining the motivations for President Bush's decision to spend the weekend in Camp David with his war council. No other network devoted as much time to the issue.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: jennings

1 posted on 03/24/2003 5:47:39 AM PST by sjersey
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To: sjersey
CNN and ABC, Ministry of Anti-War Propaganda.
2 posted on 03/24/2003 5:49:23 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: sjersey
"Peter Jennings even put our people on the air, with no opposing view. He loves our message."

Petrov Jennings is a Canadian socialist who wants to see America fall....just like his 3rd place newscast. He is irrelevant.

3 posted on 03/24/2003 5:52:38 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: sjersey
I have been watching all channels over this past few days and this isn't surprising to me.

There seems to be a generic disclaimer that after showing footage of the anti-American protests that CNN and ABC have to state that these scum protestors "support the troops"
4 posted on 03/24/2003 5:54:28 AM PST by submarinerswife
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To: sjersey
So. Do you think these organizations should fire these people? Do they even know that their information is being sabatoged? Perhaps an email with a link to the bragging should be sent to the networks.
5 posted on 03/24/2003 5:54:58 AM PST by FrogMom
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To: Puppage
"Peter Jennings even put our people on the air, with no opposing view. He loves our message."

They might as well replace Jennings with a trained monkey. The worst they could do is slide to 3rd place. No wait, they're already in third place. Oh yeah Jennings=trained monkey.

6 posted on 03/24/2003 5:57:05 AM PST by ladtx ("...the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." D. MacArthur)
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To: FrogMom
It sounds familiar. These were the types who wanted Clinton to be forgiven for Monica. I guess they're in a similiar state of mind about the Butcher Of Baghdad.
7 posted on 03/24/2003 5:57:20 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: sjersey
I'm shocked to learn that the socialists (Stalinists) have infiltrated two communication centers.

The local ABC station in Washington DC reports on the "War on Iraq." The local NBC station reports on "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
8 posted on 03/24/2003 6:07:44 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (The US and British led weapon inspections in force has begun!)
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To: sjersey
Duh.
9 posted on 03/24/2003 6:10:11 AM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: sjersey
Left wing moles to counter the inherent left wing spin of the media????
10 posted on 03/24/2003 6:17:43 AM PST by white trash redneck
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To: sjersey
Add to that the virtually universal lack of reporting of enemy casualties. The only casualties reported by the Media are those of American troops or civilian bystanders in enemy territory. So far, MOST major networks have not reported that a single enemy combatant has died. The exception is NBC, which last night reported "dozens of Iraqi soldiers killed" when our air cover knocked out some resistance.

To the media, it's as if our real live human guys were fighting virtual Iraqis.

Michael

11 posted on 03/24/2003 6:20:52 AM PST by Wright is right! (Have a profitable day!)
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To: Howlin; spectre; JudgeAmint; CAPPSMADNESS
"Reporting the obvious" ping!
12 posted on 03/24/2003 6:28:18 AM PST by MizSterious ("The truth takes only seconds to tell."--Jack Straw)
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To: sjersey
"At CNN and ABC we know that the producers and the anchors have been really receptive to our message...."

And WE know that the public continues to switch from these two loser networks.

13 posted on 03/24/2003 6:29:37 AM PST by catpuppy
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To: sjersey; Semper Paratus
I cannot fathom what CNN's worldwide anti-American broadcasts must be like. For those of you who may not know (I didn't until leaving the U.S. in September), CNN broadcasts a completely different version of "news" here in the U.S.

That's right, and I saw it with my own eyes. Was on vacation in Costa Rica and was horrified at what CNN broadcasted to the south American region and the rest of the world. We all know that CNN is a liberally biased network here at home. What most Americans don't know is that CNN continually and purposefully airs blatant anti-American propaganda outside the U.S. They've got news anchors all over the world covering that region's news stories and problems. They deliberately (sometimes it is subtle) blame America for everything wrong in the world.

I've been exasperated that I've never read on FR or found others to confirm what I saw and heard. Not only did CNN almost ruin my vacation, I've been sickend by what they must be airing to the rest of the world regarding the war, ratcheting up more and more anti-American sentiment wherever possible. There isn't a doubt in my mind that the recent worldwide displays of hatred and resentment towards our country is the direct result of CNN's brainwashing.

Now that Fox News is king of cable news domestically, Ruppert needs to launch a world wide news network and go after CNN's deliberate lies and propaganda. I'm serious. Have any other FReepers witnessed what I've just described?

14 posted on 03/24/2003 6:56:01 AM PST by demkicker (I wanna kick some commie butt)
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To: sjersey
"Peter Jennings even put our people on the air, with no opposing view. He loves our message."

As if we didn't already know this, nothing new here.

15 posted on 03/24/2003 7:42:19 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: demkicker
Ruppert needs to launch a world wide news network and go after CNN's deliberate lies and propaganda

He already has. It's called Sky news and I think it's worldwide including Asia. I too saw CNN international as even more biased than CNN US. Of course BBC is the same way.

16 posted on 03/24/2003 7:46:22 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: MizSterious
gee..... I'm so shocked......
17 posted on 03/24/2003 7:59:05 AM PST by CAPPSMADNESS (/ posting mode..... resuming stealth lurking mode....)
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To: Mister Baredog
"He already has. It's called Sky news and I think it's worldwide including Asia."

Thanks for making my day! I've heard Fox News refer to Sky News as their sister station... Duh, I should have figured it out! This is great news. I wish Sky News the best and hope it can make significant inroads introducing a fair and balanced approach. Hopefully the world, who is used to CNN's & BBC's anti-American leftist pablum, will give it a try.
18 posted on 03/24/2003 7:59:39 AM PST by demkicker (I wanna kick some commie butt)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Part of the Commie manifest is to take over the media. They have done a fine job in that aspect. Sadly the American public, hasn't caught on nor to they have the fear of Communism, now that the Soviet bloc has disolved.
19 posted on 03/24/2003 8:04:48 AM PST by oyez (This country is too good for some people.....)
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To: demkicker
I've heard Fox News refer to Sky News as their sister station...

Murdoch also owns the Sun in Britian, several issues of which have been distributed in France for free. One pictured Chirac as a worm, the other more recently pictured Chirac as Saddams whore. In sure someone with more knowledge that I might provide a like to these photos.

20 posted on 03/24/2003 8:36:23 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: sjersey
anybody even remotely surprised by this? the coverage speaks for itself.

sickening!!
21 posted on 03/24/2003 8:37:42 AM PST by faithincowboys (Hate The French)
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To: sjersey
The FCC needs to be encouraged to take away their licenses, or at the very least, the affiliates need to be made aware of this on a local level.
22 posted on 03/24/2003 8:48:10 AM PST by mabelkitty
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