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CBS News Admits to Not Covering Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day (Atlanta-Video)
YouTube ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Jonathan Sampson

Posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT by Stalwart

2:17, fun begins at the 50 sec. mark


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012electionbias; cbsnews; cfa; chickfila; democratmedia; democrats; enemedia; homosexualagenda; ivorytower; lavendermafia; liberalfascism; mediabias; movealong; msm; newsblackout; nothingtoseehere; pinkjournalism; pravdamedia; seebsnews
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1 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

My local paper covered “almost two dozen Occupy protesters” in Tampa some time back... but Chick fil A? Nothing. Maybe tomorrow...


2 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Stalwart

The Communist Broadcasting System....nothing new.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 2:29:53 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Stalwart

Surprise!


4 posted on 08/01/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Stalwart

Wow!


5 posted on 08/01/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Stalwart

We expect no more from the LSM...


6 posted on 08/01/2012 2:31:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Stalwart

I know BS when I CBS.......


7 posted on 08/01/2012 2:32:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Stalwart

It was both appreciation and a protest. I was there today to protest the fact that the media and some in government are trying to bully me into remaining silent. I will not be coerced into giving up my freedom of thought and speech by those saying my Christian based beliefs are hate speech. If we don’t take these stands now, we won’t be able to at all later. So yes, today I had a delicious protest and I refuse to be silent.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: EmilyGeiger

Correct, it was a protest. One the MSM didn’t agree with with, so they refused to cover it. However, if three whiny liberals show up at one CBS will be covering “nearly a dozen” protesters.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 2:43:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Stalwart
I am sure it will all be different when the gay-brigade gets their moment in the sun in the next few days.
10 posted on 08/01/2012 2:44:19 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: clintonh8r

ping


11 posted on 08/01/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Stalwart

bump


12 posted on 08/01/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Stalwart

Everyone needs to let CBS know how we feel about this


13 posted on 08/01/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Stalwart

If only Cindy Sheehan had been there.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 2:49:37 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Stalwart

At this stage of the game, I’m annoyed anyone is annoyed at the press. We know what they are about; they’ve done all but announced it. Anyone expecting nonpartisan or fair treatment is on crack.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: matt04
Correct, it was a protest. One the MSM didn’t agree with with, so they refused to cover it.

As far as the MSM is concerned, if it's against some Leftist cause, then it's not a legitimate protest and therefore not worthy of coverage.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 2:52:24 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Lazamataz
Anyone expecting nonpartisan or fair treatment is on crack.

It's been that way for years. If anyone ain't figured out that we've got to do or own reporting, they're way behind.

17 posted on 08/01/2012 2:53:11 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Stalwart

CBS Atlanta? Not surprised.

Chick-Fil-A is in the same league as Coca-Cola as an Atlanta icon. Both companies walk-on-water as far as the locals are concerned.

UPS, Home Depot, CNN, Cox Broadcasting, & Delta are all Atlanta corporate icons also, but none of them are in the same league goodwill wise as Chick-Fil-A or Coca-Cola—not even close.

There is simply no way a local Atlanta TV station could do a negative story on Chick-Fil-A and not have a firestorm rain down on them. It looks like CBS Atlanta has decided to try and ignore it and hope it goes away soon.

Of course, they could do a positive story about all the people showing up. But, they fact that they don’t want to do that tells you about the station’s bias.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 2:54:31 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Stalwart

Its almost like they are saying, “you’re either with us or you’re against us”


19 posted on 08/01/2012 2:55:03 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Stalwart

Its almost like they are saying, “you’re either with us or you’re against us”


20 posted on 08/01/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

they have no idea what they have awakened.

we are primed and we are going to vote.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 2:57:04 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: EmilyGeiger

Good for you...and God Bless.

There is relatively little time left...the government WILL be coming after Christians within a few years. Now, they are driving us to the margins...later, there will be jail time.

It is coming.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 3:00:12 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Stalwart

Anybody with a video camera or cell phone camera ought to be recording the lines at Chick-fil-A and posting the videos on YouTube to document this. This should be SOP any time conservatives get together for counter-demonstrations like this.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Stalwart

It wouldn’t be wise for the major news outlets to either not report or minimize this story. It’s not like the stores were a just little busy today... STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE OVERWHELEMED ALL DAY BY AMERICANS STANDING UP FOR A PRIVATE BUSINESS BEING ATTACKED FOR HAVING GOOD MORAL VALUES.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 3:04:39 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Jonathan Sampson

Is there something wrong with your brain? Why are you polite to the enemy? If they wanted a protest then why didn't you give them one?

Thanks for the pleasant ride, conductor, which are the men's showers?


25 posted on 08/01/2012 3:04:50 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Stalwart

I wonder if CBS will stay away from covering an Obama defeat in November.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: jettester

The queers have to get permits to protest, don’t they?


27 posted on 08/01/2012 3:06:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Stalwart
I'll bet CBS coordinates with the deviant gag-a-thon to film on Friday.
28 posted on 08/01/2012 3:07:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Stalwart

If-when Mitt wins, he’ll have to get Bain to buy out a lot of media so we can have some news back.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Stalwart
do I really have to say it???

30 posted on 08/01/2012 3:10:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Brookhaven

you missed the point

they would film a protest of the local Atlanta CFA but when they found out it was not a protest but rather support for CFA they flaked out

liberal media in Atlanta will flame local business

the Cox-Chambers sisters did it for years


31 posted on 08/01/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Brookhaven

Interesting post........


32 posted on 08/01/2012 3:14:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Our local ABC news interviewed the Houston gay mayor who announced that she won’t be visiting Chick-a-Filet today - imagine that! They did show some aerial photos showing long lines at all the CFA’s and then the broadcaster said they weren’t really sure who or what was really behind all this increase in traffic.

The one thing I will have to give them credit for is that they ran more ads from Cruz than anti-Cruz ads from Dewhurst. There was another issue about a year ago that I wrote the station manager about - his response was that the local station did not make the final decision on programming. Told him they should not refer to themselves as the local news then.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 3:14:17 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Made In The USA

I heard that Wendy’s was advertising they were supporting Chick Fil A today.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: jettester

” I am sure it will all be different when the gay-brigade gets their moment in the sun in the next few days.”

Yup. And I’ll be there, laughing my a** off at the sissies while I munch on a delicious chicken sandwich. Care to join me? Should make for great television.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT by Walrus (Chick-fil-A today! Let's roll!)
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To: Grams A

They did show some aerial photos showing long lines at all the CFA’s and then the broadcaster said they weren’t really sure who or what was really behind all this increase in traffic.


Oh no, they didn’t!!! (seriously, I can’t believe they proved on air how stupid they are) Or were they trying to hint at some conspiracy/Koch Brothers thing??


36 posted on 08/01/2012 3:25:54 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Average Al

The national corporation isn’t, but many local franchisees are. There have been reports of some Wendys putting up signs that say “Eat at Chik-Fil-A today” or similar signs of support. But it’s not a corporate-wide thing and the headquarters doesn’t support it.


37 posted on 08/01/2012 3:27:56 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Chuzzlewit

“they have no idea what they have awakened.”

I’m thinking they might have an idea. :)

They got millions of regular folks to join together over a common cause like nothing we could have orchestrated if we tried.
I think probably millions because the people who attended all the C-F-A across America, their friends and family members talking about it,talk radio, and the supporters online.
It is BIG!


38 posted on 08/01/2012 3:29:00 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Stalwart

Has anyone seen any report on Drudge? I’m not finding any.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

i don’t watch CBS-


40 posted on 08/01/2012 3:30:45 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Stalwart

The CBS affiliate in Savannah gave it top-of-the-newscast coverage and did it honestly.


41 posted on 08/01/2012 3:30:52 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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42 posted on 08/01/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Stalwart

I enjoyed reading a NPR article. They had to admit to the long lines and so on. Of course, they had to finish the peice by mentioning the ‘kiss in’ on friday.


43 posted on 08/01/2012 3:32:17 PM PDT by Leep
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To: Spktyr
Most likely those Wendy's are independently owned.

My local CBS affiliate did cover it. However they spent a good percentage of the report showing a still pic of the one counterprotestor at the North Charleston SC location. He was holding a rainbow flag. They reported that he said he had plenty of honks of support. Why they didn't interview him on video tape ( they could have ) is anyones guess. Maybe they did and decided he was too goofy for prime time.

Nothing wrong with a small counter protest. We frequently have them. Except if it was a lib event and one Freeper Freeping the media would go out of their way to ignore it.

44 posted on 08/01/2012 3:41:22 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: wardaddy

they were waiting to see any queers or left wing nut jobs protesting and when they saw the crowds of god Americans they said screw this lets leave.

Typical of the media today and yet again the media shows us why they are the biggest enemy to America


45 posted on 08/01/2012 3:42:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Probably because if they had vid he would either embarrass himself or their cause - or it would be obvious that the honks were people telling him to get out of the road so they could drive through.


46 posted on 08/01/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Leep
The CBS station also mentioned the kiss in at the of the report.

My local ABC station did a fair report. The local NBC news appeared to ignore it.

47 posted on 08/01/2012 3:50:13 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Spktyr

He wasn’t blocking the road.


48 posted on 08/01/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I don’t mean in the still, I mean in the potential video.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 3:53:36 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

He was beside a major highway and far away from the store. If it was a Freep, it’s probably where we would stand. High visibility and no possible blockage of activity. My point is an interview with him would have probably ended up cut as it wouldn’t do his side any favors.


50 posted on 08/01/2012 4:00:40 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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