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AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, @LawSelfDefense | Main | Overnight Open Thread (15 May 2015)
May 15, 2015

Washington Post's Eric Wemple Blasts ABC For Shopping the Story to Politico While Lying to the Free Beacon That Comment Was On The Way

As previously mentioned, the Clinton War Room is back, and running, as usual, under George Stephanopoulos' direction. Lying to the Free Beacon, former Hillary press contact Heather Riley promised the Free Beacon they'd have a comment the Wednesday night.

But then Stephanopouos gave the story to the liberal, friendly-forces "reporter" Dylan Byers, who included pro-Stephanopoulos spin like how charitable he is.

Then, ten minutes after the story broke on Politico, Heather Riley issued the long-delayed, long-promised comment to Free Beacon.

Eric Wemple isn't sure this is what happened, because Politico and ABC are all refusing to say one way or another. (Why he doesn't take that a confirmation, I don't know.)

But he does say that if this is what happened, it's completely unacceptable.

Some observations:

The next time ABC News is doing a report on someone, and has a scoop, that subject should do exactly what ABC News did, that is, shop the story to a friendly outlet and deny ABC News the scoop.

What right would ABC have to object? It's their own House Practice.

ABC is acting in a partisan manner here. The Free Beacon came to them with a scoop. This scoop was true and undeniable. They did nothing wrong.

But apparently ABC and former Clinton employees Stephanopoulos and Riley so despise conservatives -- even conservatives who are doing nothing wrong, except practicing proper journalism -- that they would engage in such dishonest, underhanded means to deny the hated conservatives their scoop.

This is bias. This shows a Hillary Clinton level of pre-existing hatred for an entire political movement.

And this is the guy they want front-and-center covering a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign!

Finally, it is ABC News' and George Stephanopoulos' claim that their repeated non-disclosure of the donations, even when incandescently relevant, was all just an "honest mistake."

But their behavior with respect to Free Beacon is dishonest, sharp-dealing, partisan, conservative-hating, self-serving, venal, and corrupt.

So given that we can see the partisan, dishonest, and corrupt motives in their spin -- why would anyone believe that their previous motives were above-board?

It would take a Clinton zealot to believe that.

Fortunately, it seems there are a lot of them working at ABC News.

You cannot boycott ABC News because you're already boycotting them -- you haven't watched ABC News in 20 years, most of you.

But you can hurt ABC. Badly.

Bear in mind, their News Entertainment division, for which Stephanopoulos works, is just a small part of their overall Entertainment business.

If you want to send ABC News a message that will be heard, loud and clear:

Send that message care of Disney and Marvel.

It's time to boycott ABC's Entertainment-Entertainment to bring their News Entertainment into line.

And it's time to boycott a film Disney has a lot riding on. A movie I was strongly looking forward to seeing, but will not be seeing now.


If Ant-Man struggles at the box office, Disney shareholders take a hit.

And then maybe they'll demand some changes in their little Progressive Animal House in their News Entertainment division.

By the way, if you haven't seen Avengers 2 yet, you can start the boycott there. I saw it. It's meh as hell. I went there thinking I'd get a review out of it but then, hours after I saw it, had no desire to talk about it either way, good or bad.

It exists. It is not remarkable in any way.

Let these fuckers know we have had it.

Hit them where it hurts-- in their wallet.

And then later: Maybe we can talk about the rest of our corrupt, partisan socialist media.

Open Thread. I'm going to play some PS4.

If you care, the games I got are older ones-- Killzone Shadow Fall and Shadows of Mordor.

I am pretty bored by Killzone so far so I think I'm going to try killing some orcs.

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