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FLASH: ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for False Reporting on Michael Flynn Bombshell Story

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by Calminian, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Calminian

    Calminian Senior Veteran

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  2. Yarddog

    Yarddog Senior Contributor Supporter

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    It's good to see that ABC will correct their news stories while Fox News just let's their pundits say whatever lies they want without worry.
     
  3. faroukfarouk

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    Wasn't there a similar incident before the 2004 Presidential election when Dan Rather and his news team 'suddenly discovered' some longstanding allegations about President Bush dating from the early 1960s? Whereas it emerged that this information was both well known but also that its significance was not what Mr Rather claimed it to be.

    News people sometimes create 'news'. Another example of this is when in the mid-1980s it was reported that the government of Libya's Colonel Khaddafi owned a significant portion of stock in the Italian company FIAT. Why this was reported as 'news' (as if the reporting at that moment created a significant new picture) was at least to me baffling because I had known this piece of information for a long while as had many other people.

    Years ago, people such as Walter Lippmann and Walter Cronkite could usually be relied upon to give people the facts. C P Snow of the Manchester Guardian famously said: 'Comment is free; facts are sacred'.
     
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  4. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    Fox News has a clear distinction between their news reporters and their pundits whereas the other nationally televised media sources have partisan Democrat pundits who pretend to be real news reporters. As far as reporting the news as it is without showing a partisan bias, a real news reporter, the best today are Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, and both are on Fox News.
     
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  5. faroukfarouk

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    "Comment is free; facts are sacred."

    Mr Rumsfeld and President Saddam:

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  6. Apologetic_Warrior

    Apologetic_Warrior Saved by Grace through Faith

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    I just wish Fox News would learn something from other News networks about presentation. What I mean is rather than have programs with four or five different people throwing around and hashing out an issue going back and forth over and over, try something like ABC Nightline, and or 20/20. They need to get out of the studio more in my honest opinion, as it is I fall asleep fairly quickly. I agree though Fox News has a clear distinction, and when you've watched the other News programs, especially in the area of politics, Fox is a breath of fresh air...despite the democrats working for them, which seems to go unnoticed or mentioned when Fox News becomes a topic.
     
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  7. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Great quote there from Spurgeon! He deals with the facts like an old fashioned, reputable journalist, and not like purveyor of "evangelical" comment on the lines of a stream-of-consciousness talk show.
     
  8. Yonny Costopoulis

    Yonny Costopoulis Well-Known Member

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    You are very confused Calminian.

    It is good thing that ABC demands integrity, not bad thing. If you think about this for a time I am sure you will see why.
     
  9. Yarddog

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    I have no problem with Bret Baier but he is just as biased to the right as Cuomo is to the left. I think that Shep is probably the best on Fox but their political pundits are as bad as it gets.
     
  10. LivingWordUnity

    LivingWordUnity Unchanging Deposit of Faith, Traditional Catholic

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    If Bret Baier is biased to the right, he doesn't show it when he's reporting the news. He reports the news as it is without cheering for one side or the other. But Shepard Smith consistently shows a political bias.
     
  11. Yarddog

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    A person who is biased to the right would say that Baier isn't biased to the right. I'm not saying that it is bad, but still it's biased. Cuomo, is biased to the left and that shows.
     
  12. LivingWordUnity

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    I said the best today at not showing their bias are Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. Chris Wallace is a Democrat. And I said if Bret Baier is biased to the right he doesn't show it when he is reporting the news. Everyone is biased, but a good reporter doesn't show their bias when they are reporting the news.
     
  13. Rion

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    Pretty sure the only reason he's getting in trouble is because it was a big enough screw up to damage the stock market for a time.
     
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