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  • ABC News on Pay-to-Play: Donor Appointed to Nuke Strategy Advisory Board w/o Experience...

    11/04/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    ABCNews via StopHillary on YouTube ^ | Nov 4 2016 | Brian Ross (ABC News)
    Click the link. When ABC News questioned the guy in 2012 at the DNC, he threatened to have the reporter arrested. WHY did ABC wait until today to talk about this? You'd think they'd be mad as a wet hen...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · by fision · 25 replies
    ABC GMA ^ | 6/10/2016 | ABC News
    ABC Breaking News Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/26/10 | Jeff Stein
    Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Kiriakou, a 15-year veteran of the agency's intelligence analysis and operations directorates, electrified the hand-wringing national debate over torture in December 2007 when he told ABC's Brian Ross and Richard Esposito in a much ballyhooed, exclusive interview that senior al Qaeda commando Abu Zubaydah cracked after only one application of the face cloth and water.... Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Bernie Madoff 'Doing Fine' in Prison Despite Heart Issues, Few Visitors

    02/02/2016 11:48:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | BRIAN ROSS RHONDA SCHWARTZ MEGAN CHRISTIE
    Despite an issue with his heart, 77-year old Bernard Madoff is “doing as well as can be expected” serving a 150 year sentence at a federal prison in North Carolina, according to Ira Sorkin, the lawyer who represented him when he pleaded guilty to the largest financial crime in American history. “I think he’s had a little bout, little bit of a heart problem,” Sorkin told ABC News. Most troubling to Madoff, according to Sorkin and several inmates who served time with him, is that his wife Ruth stopped visiting him years ago and none of his grandchildren have come...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Agents: Clinton-Reno DOJ Nixed FBI Terrorist Probe

    12/19/2002 6:04:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 89 replies · 799+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Clinton-Reno Justice Department refused to allow two veteran FBI agents assigned to the anti-terrorist probe to investigate a key figure tied to Osama bin Laden. According to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross today, the two agents told him they were ordered to stop investigations into a suspected terror cell linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and the Sept. 11 attacks. FBI special agents Robert Wright and John Vincent told Ross they were called off criminal investigations of suspected terrorists linked to the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. U.S. officials say al-Qaeda was responsible for...
  • Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans [2008]

    06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS
    Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer. "Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News. Faulk said he joined in to listen, and...
  • A Tale of Two Shootings

    08/16/2012 5:34:01 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 16:50:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When television reporter Brian Ross erroneously reported that the Colorado "Batman" shooter was a Tea Party member, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, said, "Our mission is to tell people everything we can that is relevant about a person who has just committed a terrible crime. If, in the course of our sweeping everything we can about the person, part of it turns out that he was a member of a particular club, a member of a particular organization, he has a particular hobby, if we judge that it is journalistically relevant to a profile, a rich profile...
  • DFU YOUTUBE: Hitler Rants about Brian Ross and ABC

    07/26/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 7-26-12 | DFU
    Yes, some of you think this is old. If so, I do not take offense. Perhaps you shouldn't click on the link. HITLER RANTS ABOUT BRIAN ROSS AND ABC
  • Media assumptions that violence is right-wing are routine — and routinely wrong. [media bias]

    07/24/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2012 | Gabriel Malor
    Hanged census-taker Bill Sparkman in rural Kentucky fueled media speculation that he’d been killed by anti-government Tea Partiers. In fact, he’d killed himselfe. Joe Stack flew his small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. The media immediately suggested that the anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party led to the attack. In fact, Stack’s suicide note quoted the Communist Manifesto. A professor at the University of Alabama, Amy Bishop, shot and killed three colleagues at a faculty meeting. The Tea Party came under immediate suspicion. But Bishop was a lifelong Democrat and Obama donor. John Patrick Bedell shot two...
  • Stewart: So what does a guy have to do to get fired at ABC? (ABC gets zapped by Jon Stewart)

    07/24/2012 9:38:45 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24,2010 | John Stewart
    That’s a very good question, and one that — so far — ABC News hasn’t answered. Brian Ross went to air within hours of the Aurora shooting to tell George Stephanopoulos and the Good Morning America audience on Friday morning that Ross had found something “significant” about the suspect. ... Jon Stewart wonders aloud what someone has to do to get fired at ABC:
  • Why ABC Tried to Blame the Tea Party for Aurora

    07/24/2012 8:22:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    James Holmes is a human earthquake. We are as ill-equipped to predict the eruptions of such human beings as we are to predict the eruptions of the earth. But that doesn't mean that nothing meaningful came out of the Aurora tragedy. Something quite important did, though few Americans are aware of it because it has already entered the mainstream media's memory hole. On ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday morning, Brian Ross, chief investigative reporter for ABC News, announced to George Stephanopoulos and millions of viewers that there's "a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea...
  • The Left's Habitual and Ironic Rush to Judgment

    07/24/2012 6:36:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | David Limbau
    When a radio host asked me what I thought of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., I had to ask for clarification. I said: "What do you mean? Who could deny it's an unspeakable tragedy?" What he was really asking me was to address it in a political context. The problem is that I don't believe there was any political context to the shooting; not everything is political. But unfortunately, elements of the left seemed determined to graft political implications onto the event, irrespective of the absence of any factual basis for doing so. They seized on it both to demonize...
  • Falsely Accused Tea Partier to ABC's Brian Ross: 'What Kind of Idiot Makes That Kind of Statement?'

    07/23/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    As NewsBusters previously reported, ABC's Brian Ross on Friday falsely accused a Tea Party member of being the "James" Holmes that orchestrated the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. "Jim" Holmes during an interview with the Daily Caller had some harsh words for his accuser saying, "What kind of idiot makes that kind of statement?” “Really, seriously, how do we take a journalist seriously when it’s pretty clear they really haven’t done any sort of check on their facts?” told the Caller's Alex Pappas: Holmes informed Pappas that ABC News didn’t contact him before Ross went on air. In fact,...
  • Why Hasn’t Brian Ross of ABC News Been Fired?

    07/23/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I try not to spend too much time complaining about media bias, mostly because it doesn’t do any good. But I have had a couple of posts about the topic, usually when there’s a hopelessly outrageous example on an issue I care about. That’s why I complained about an ABC report about Mitt Romney and tax havens.It’s why I groused about a Reuters report that presumed Obama’s spending plans created jobs.And it’s why I nailed the Washington Post for using “slash” to describe a tiny reduction in the growth of spending. I’ve also had a few posts where I hit...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts — to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of today’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party — basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • ABC's Brian Ross and a press that disregards reputations of those it covers

    07/22/2012 10:37:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 29 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2012 | David Zurawik
    Journalistic mistakes are easy to make in the immediate wake of events like the horrific shootings last week in a movie theater in Colorado. [Snip] But the stampede to speed is only part of the problem. I believe the media malfeasance also includes a disregard for the reputations of the people on whom we report. To me, that is the mortal sin. We in the mass media have tremendous power to harm reputations if we are not careful – and we seem to be getting less and less careful until it must look to the public as if we couldn’t...
  • Knee Jerks: There's Nothing the Left Won't Exploit

    07/22/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    After he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives, James Holmes walked into a theater Friday night and opened fire on a crowd waiting to see the first showing of the new Batman movie. He shot scores and murdered a dozen. Holmes acted for reasons unknown, but his actions were pure evil. His actions also were his alone. It doesn’t matter if he was bullied as a kid, recently dumped or whatever else anyone comes up with as a possible motive. Nothing “caused” him to do this other than whatever evil lives inside him. But that hasn’t stopped many progressive liberals in...
  • Why Is Brian Ross Still Working for ABC News?

    07/21/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    ABC News reporter Brian Ross committed what used to be a fatal mistake to a journalist’s career: He blurted out a wild, unsubstantiated, speculative observation that hadn’t been vetted by anyone and was explosively political at the same time. Via Breitbart: Here is the exchange between ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes: Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant. Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site...