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Time for ABC to Send George Stephanopoulos Packing
houston conservative ^ | 1/28/2009 | Will Malven

Posted on 01/28/2009 5:17:47 PM PST by Sudetenland

One of the most critical aspects of a journalist's credibility is his ability to at least appear to be objective. So what happens when one of the biggest names in network journalism George Stephanopoulos host of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" is revealed to be in constant contact with other former Clinton Administration advisors using their collective knowledge and political acumen to aid President Obama's Chief of Staff in performing his job?

The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism; dedicated or contemptuous.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abcnews; bho44; bias; clintonistas; georgestephanopoulos; jamescarville; partisanmedia; paulbegala; rahm; rahmemmanuel; stephanopoulos
Anyone know how to run an online petition?

Time to fight fire with fire. George Stephanopoulos must go!
1 posted on 01/28/2009 5:17:47 PM PST by Sudetenland
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To: Sudetenland

“The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism”

OK, this is a joke, right?


2 posted on 01/28/2009 5:19:03 PM PST by John W
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To: Sudetenland
The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism; dedicated or contemptuous.

George is just one of the useful idiots. He will be gone when he is no longer useful. ABC is just one of the propaganda organs of the Socialist Party. It reminds me of Pravda.

3 posted on 01/28/2009 5:21:59 PM PST by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: John W

Rush said today that Rahm has a daily call with Begala and Stevie! Imagine that. The White House telling the free press what to write and say.

UGH -this is a nightmare and its only been nine days


4 posted on 01/28/2009 5:22:45 PM PST by aragona
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To: John W
What? Joke? Moi?

Actually I am calling them on their bluff. The Libtards are attacking Rush through an official arm of the DNC. Why shouldn't Conservatives respond in kind?
5 posted on 01/28/2009 5:22:48 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sudetenland

Let me get ths straight - you think a petition is going to get rid of Steponallofus?


6 posted on 01/28/2009 5:22:50 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sudetenland

The reporters won’t wear American flag pins but they will actively participate in the Obama government.


7 posted on 01/28/2009 5:23:12 PM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Sudetenland

Raise hell, write letters, but please don’t bother with online petitions. Online petitions are as meaningless as online polls are. I actually think they are worse. The digital equivalent of holding your breath and stomping your feet.


8 posted on 01/28/2009 5:24:05 PM PST by shempy (BOYCOTT GM & CHRYSLER - support American VALUES!)
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To: Sudetenland

I meant the specific line I quoted. We know the answer to that already.


9 posted on 01/28/2009 5:24:37 PM PST by John W
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To: shempy

Whatever. Stomp your feet and dance a jig, just...let’s attack for a change. I’m tired of being nice and simply taking it without responding in kind.


10 posted on 01/28/2009 5:26:19 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sudetenland
George Stephanopoulos must go!

You're delusional. Sammy Donaldson was a pox upon the earth for endless years and he was only twice as offensive as George Stuffituphisass.

11 posted on 01/28/2009 5:26:19 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: aragona

“Rush said today that Rahm has a daily call with Begala and Stevie! Imagine that. The White House telling the free press what to write and say.

UGH -this is a nightmare and its only been nine days”

...And I would be willing to bet that there are more than just 4 people on that call. I am sure that Wolf Blitzed, Keith O, Chris M, and many others are on there.


12 posted on 01/28/2009 5:27:33 PM PST by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: Sudetenland
Who cares what ABC does? Anyone who pays any attention to anything produced by their "news" division is an idiot.

ML/NJ

13 posted on 01/28/2009 5:28:51 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Sudetenland
This blew me away when Rush said it on his show. What's next, one will host the evening news and moonlight in the Obambi cabinet? Everyday the MSM’s slow death goes on is joy to my senses.
14 posted on 01/28/2009 5:29:46 PM PST by Shqipo ((A new tagline is currently under construction))
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To: An Old Man
He is one of the Clinton gang. This useless human may have a purpose once again, obama needs the news media to keep reporting his lies and con games. All he had to do is show up for the drugs and party time.
When will he every wright a book and tell the truth about
some of the things that happened in the White House and out side of the White House. Who killed M M, remember, the girl that was going to spill the beans on Clinton, They gunned her down at Starbucks, oops, wrong girl, it was Monica Luwinsky instead.
15 posted on 01/28/2009 5:31:08 PM PST by rebapiper
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To: Sudetenland

Stepinapileofthis is not, and never has been, a journalist. He is a political operative and consultant who gained some celebrity working for Bill Clinton, primarily in the first presidential campaign.

So long as ABC gives him air time, we continue to see that ABC is not reporting, but has taken a position as an advocate.

Advocacy is not journalism. And this is why the MSM is dying.


16 posted on 01/28/2009 5:31:42 PM PST by motor_racer (Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.)
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To: Sudetenland

bump


17 posted on 01/28/2009 5:34:42 PM PST by EveningStar (Socialism in the USA began in 1933. In 2009 it kicked into warp drive.)
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To: Sudetenland

Abso”friggin”lutely! However, I’m still wondering whatever happen to that petition to take back the Nobel from that “how much will it cost to make you play nice” Jimmah Cahter.


18 posted on 01/28/2009 5:40:54 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: ml/nj
A lot of folks watch him and I would be willing to bet that many, if not most, of them believe him to be "objective." My point is to stir up a little controversy and maybe cause ABC some grief.

Wishful thinking? Probably, but until we Conservatives begin to fight back against the Leftist bias of these programs and their hosts, we will continue to see the sort of attacks against our politicians by the press continue unabated.

I like the idea of using the Left's tactics against them.
19 posted on 01/28/2009 5:41:42 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sudetenland
"..let’s attack for a change. I’m tired of being nice and simply taking it without responding in kind.

I agree! Just as during the Bush years the electorate was easily swayed by every conspiracy theory and gossip about Bush, Cheney, Halliburton etc.

If we scream loud enough and long enough, can you imagine how people would respond to, not conspiracy theories, but something new called "The Truth!"

The Obummer administration needs to realize that they are not just the leader of a Liberal Socialist electorate, but they also need to answer to the likes of conservatives and Republicans.

20 posted on 01/28/2009 5:44:37 PM PST by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Sudetenland

Maybe Fox News could trade Shep Smith for George Stephany-opolous. It would be a fair trade in that both networks will be worse off.


21 posted on 01/28/2009 5:46:21 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Sudetenland

The Clinton Maffia has never quit working, and now are back in power positions. And they say their God Father is raking in the $$$$


22 posted on 01/28/2009 6:08:28 PM PST by elpadre (nation)
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To: Sudetenland

If Obama is being advised by former Clinton flunkies, that could prove to be good in the long run. He can join Clinton in private life.


23 posted on 01/28/2009 6:12:50 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Sudetenland

I wouldn’t watch ABC with a gun to my head so who cares?


24 posted on 01/28/2009 6:58:18 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Sudetenland

Georgie is gonna wear out a lot of knee pads.


25 posted on 01/28/2009 6:59:27 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ---- Will Rogers)
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To: TigersEye
How many "swing" voters do?

Conservatives have got to think smarter and be more agressive if we are going to take back control of the Republican Party and our government. Not caring because it doesn't affect us immediately just won't cut it.
26 posted on 01/28/2009 7:05:28 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sudetenland
If they wish to maintain any credibility at all, they have no choice but to find a different host for their program. To do otherwise will reveal them to be the Leftward biased network we Conservatives have known them to be for decades.

Hey, Will, if you hold your breath until either ABC becomes objective, or until Steponallofus becomes a real journalist, then you're going to die of lack of oxygen.
27 posted on 01/28/2009 7:11:09 PM PST by adorno
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To: adorno
I don't live in a fantasy world, but I do believe it is time for us to fight with the same tactics as the Left. Even ABC will listen if a big enough stink is raised. Look at what happened to Dan Rather.

If enough criticism occurs that it begins to become a real issue, ABC will be forced to respond. Conservatives control their own destiny. If we just sit back politely and shake our heads and say..."sure we knew that all along, but we don't care"...then I guarantee you nothing will happen. That's a fact.

If, on the otherhand, enough people and enough blogs get mad about this and raise a stink, something might happen.

Like Rush, I'm tired of Republicans and Conservatives sitting on their hands complaining. It's time for us to get mean, or be relegated to the back bench just as Obama would prefer.
28 posted on 01/28/2009 7:26:40 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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