Skip to comments.ABC's Sawyer Says Palin "Targeted" Gabby Giffords In Special On Congresswoman
Posted on 11/16/2011 11:11:13 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
In an hour-long special on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) and her miraculous recovery, ABC's Diane Sawyer ruined it in a segment about the Congresswoman's political future.
Sawyer praised the Congresswoman as being "upbeat" during the "unsettling" 2010 campaign season in which she received "vitriol" from her constituents. Sawyer then linked these events to someone shooting her office door while including a sound of a gun being shot. Continuing, Sawyer says Giffords was "targeted" by Sarah Palin. Cue video of Palin speaking and the ad which had a cross-hair on Giffords' district. Transcript below:
DIANE SAWYER: "So does Gabby Giffords really want to go back to Washington? Back where she was once called 'the most positive person in Congress.'
"Staying upbeat, even during the unsettling campaigns of 2010. When we all watched opposition sometimes become vitriol. After she voted for health care, she faced people in her district calling her a 'traitor,' booing her in town halls.
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I remember laughing when she was drunk off her ass during Obammie’s inauguration.
Hey Diane, people use the word “target” constantly, on BOTH sides, you idiot!! Its not really Diane’s fault, she was dropped on her head as a baby, it makes the most sense
I have even less respect for DS.
I thought ‘perky’ was bad, but they just keep getting slimier.
Diane has some pretty weird ideas of causation.
She is so very, very annoying.
HEY DUMBASSED SAWYER: HOW ABOUT OBAMA TARGETED HIMSELF WITH OCCUPY MOBS as a REAL headline?
Setting aside all the "feel good" crap, Gifford's constituents haven't had any representation since she was shot. If she cared at all, she would've resigned.
So, they are going to continue to slander Sarah for something a Bush hating, Christian hating, liberal did?
Diane, you ignorant slut!
More like a simple JackA@@!
Maybe MSM is afraid that Palin will rise again.
Maybe Sawyer has a bad case of Palin envy.
An unscrupulous mis-portrayal of Palin.
Sawyer's world view and mindset undermined what was, otherwise, an interesting and sympathetic story of a human being who is overcoming great odds in battling brain injury. All who have dealt with a family member suffering from such injury, whether by accident, stroke, or other disease can identify with such a remarkable story.
By bringing Palin into this story, Sawyer revealed her own "progressive" mindset, which is tone deaf to how most Americans think and feel--a mindset that includes that of the current President and members of his "progressive" Senate and House members who go out of their way to insult ordinary Americans who subscribe to ideas different than their own.
Items like this make me truly dispise the left.
Giffords owes Palin an apology. Period.
Aw hell, we may as well say it: Sarah Palin used the floo network to teleport to Tuscon, shot Giffords and everyone else, then cast a confuzzle charm over the crowd to remove all memory and apparated back to Alaska seconds later.
Well, it makes as much sense as any of the rest of this crap, as long as we’re just making stuff up, may as well plagarize at the same time, eh? /sarc
Sawyer should be FIRED!
Someone should ask her if she has ever molested any kids!
Is anyone else sick of hearing about Gabby Giffords?
I’m sad she was shot, and glad she is on the road to recovery. I’m disgusted she has chosen not to resign and is thus depriving her citizens of representation.
I suppose it’s admirable that her husband didn’t ditch her in her hour of need like her fellow ‘Rat Edwards did. Yeah, it takes a little courage to get through each day on the road to recovery. Tragedy sucks.
So let’s take a hard look some of the thousands of American soldiers and Marines who are coming back home with pieces missing and shattered lives (if they come home at all). Or even those who make it back OK after giving a huge chunk of their lives with their familes away in order to serve their country. How about the medics and surgical staff’s who put them back together and rush them home for treatment? How about the air crews, the carrier support group crews, the grunts on the ground living in the dirt, fighting every day while Gabby’s fellow traitors undermine their progress and squander the results of their sacrifice at every opportunity.
There’s courage. There are some lives to be admired. Lets start seeing those stories in depth and give the Gabby story a rest. OK, Diane?
Further proof that the liberal media isn’t just biased. They flat-out LIE.
>>>Giffords owes Palin an apology. Period.<<<
Absolutely. And your comment reminds of one of my finest bosses of all time from Ketchikan, also named Williams. He had the ability to cut through the crap, and do it with a smile.
Diane Sawyer has “targeted” Sarah Palin with cheap shots, but the blanks missed the mark.
Must be sweep weeks. They save the sensational stuff for then.
She’s a terrible “Journ O List”
And the most annoying voice on TV “newscast” EVER . the worst
“...the thousands of American soldiers and Marines who are coming back home...”
I agree with you. Whenever someone who suffers tragedy is given national publicity, I think of the many other tragedies that go unrecognized.
As far as Palin and the Gabby shooting is concerned, Palin gave an excellent summation of it. I’d give a link to it but am too lazy.
That scares them to death, and she probably will.
Take your Geritol, Dianne.
She's not even qualified to be a weathergirl who points at the Sun on the Weather map and says, “Sunny today”
Any person in a lunatic asylum picked at random would have better chance at presenting the news accurately that this sell-out to the Marxist cause.
What the heck did Gifford do except get shot in the head? She hasn’t had time to blame Palin or anyone else because she’s BEEN TRYING TO RECOVER FROM A BULLET TO THE BRAIN!
“Giffords owes Palin an apology”
Do you mean Sawyer rather than Giffords?
Do these people REALLY confuse a MAP MARKING with a CROSSHAIRS? or do they only LIKE to stay confused when it involves Sarah Palin?
I don’t know how she kept her job after going on the air stewed to the gills:
Um... wierd how the mind works. I read “Sawyer.” But on the second reading... Must need more coffee.
Of course DS forgot to mention the media ‘targeted’ Palin when she came on the scene.
I absolutely 100% agree!
To quote Giffords, “yes yes yes yes.....brave....no no no.....yes.”
Look folks, the dems aren't really your enemies. It is the press--or least the media is standing locked to the hip of the dems. As long as we let them get by in spewing their talking points, they win.
Better to tell them--or her--what you're telling each other:
Link to Dianne Sawyer's comments web page!
You and me, both, Chrisser.
I just told hubby the very same thing a few nights ago.
I’m glad she’s doing well and she looks great,
but the world doesn’t revolve around Gabby.
I don’t need a play-by-play report of her recovery.
Sarah should sue abc, sawyer and this evil congressdemon.
Please, just answer this unbiased question.
They were survey markers and not cross hairs... end of story.
Nothing says journalistic credibility like being a member of the CFR.
Let's resurrect that one for these shameless buffoons.
Setting aside all the “feel good” crap, Gifford’s constituents haven’t had any representation since she was shot. If she cared at all, she would’ve resigned.
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Well, if she doesn’t resign, just think of how vilified ANYONE will be that would ‘dare’ oppose her in the election next year.
And that will carry on to whatever office she ‘decides’ to run for next.
If you think the ‘press’ was scared of BO because he is black, think how mum they will be here.
Maybe she should run for the D nomination for President.
What a love fest that would be.....s/
If there are any reasonable or responsible people on the left I haven’t seen them.