ABC Caught With Their Pants Down

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bugscoe, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. BUSTED: ABC Props Up Disguised Dem Activist as Victim of GOP Policy
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, December 2, 2010, 11:23 PM
    ABC Gets Caught With Their Pants Down–

    This was just blatantly dishonest.
    ABC propped up a far left liberal activist as a poor innocent unemployed woman who was devastated by greedy Republicans who want to take away her unemployment benefits.
    NewsBusters reported:
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    From NewsBusters:

    "Good Morning America’s Claire Shipman on Thursday tried to disguise a Democratic activist as just a jobless American who would be hurt by Republican failure to extend unemployment benefits. Shipman sympathetically recounted that Edrie Irvine, who she didn’t explain spoke at a Nancy Pelosi press conference on Wednesday, “never thought her very livelihood would depend on a political debate in Congress.”

    A graphic reading “unemployed” appeared onscreen as Irvine complained, “They are talking about tax cuts for the rich and are holding people like me hostage.” Who is Ms. Irvine? According to her bio on the leftist Democracy For America web page, she’s a “tree-hugging, bleeding-heart, ACLU-card-carrying progressive liberal and damn proud of it!”

    ABC also forgot to mention that Ms Irvine recently spoke at a far left One Nation Rally:
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    ABC even showed a few seconds of Pelosi’s Wednesday unemployment rally but forgot to mention that Edrie Irvine spoke there.
    And they wonder why Americans don’t trust the media anymore?
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    other than sports events, i dont think i've watched anything on ABC in the last 10 years.
  3. Same here.
  4. Ricter


    There's probably not a single true hard-luck story among any of the 2 million about to lose those benefits.
  5. This is what makes this so absurd. Instead of getting a real hard lucker they just dip into their activist pot.

    It's a complete lack of effort on reporting anything based in reality.

    No wonder Newsweek sold for a buck.
  6. Ricter


    Well said!
  7. I hate to be hardhearted, and I'm sure there are plenty of hardluck stories. The problem is you can't make government policy based on heartwrenching anecdotes, true or not.

    There are also plenty of freeloaders who were content to let the rest of us support them for 99 weeks. At the end of the day, you have to decide if this is an emergency program or is it to become some sort of permanent dole program like the Brits have.
  8. Ricter


    We have generations of freeloaders who do nothing but collect various forms of rent.
  9. bpcnabe


    Not for nothing, but are you implying that liberals CAN'T be unemployed too?

  10. Lucrum


    And you're OK with that.
    #10     Dec 4, 2010