HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Media » Media (Group) » PBS Judy Woodruff creatin...

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 PM

PBS Judy Woodruff creating her own disinformation for the GOP.

on Thursday night's PBS NewsHour Judy Woodruff went the extra mile for the GOP spreading disinformation even the GOP doesn't use.

Ms. Woodruff in a piece about the looming Fiscal Cliff said regarding how to address the deficit reduction problem referring to Democrats and Republicans as 'each side':

JUDY WOODRUFF: So, each side, Mr. Bertolini, is arguing that they have got public opinion on their side.



actually, the GOP has never claimed, that I am aware of, that the public was on there side. They just say in their typical obdurate manner, that dealing with the deficit is paramount but not so paramount that they would agree to ANY revenue increases. I have never heard them claim the public agreed with them.

But Obama has frequently said the public does favor a 'balanced approach' to dealing with the deficit meaning not just cuts to Government programs but also revenue increases - especially involving increased taxes on the wealthy.

Polls back this claim up: A Washington Post/ABC news poll showed that 72% of those polled thought that increased taxes on those with incomes above $250,000 should be part of any deficit reduction plan:
http://www.pollwatchdaily.com/2011/07/20/after-long-standoff-on-debt-ceiling-more-voters-inclined-to-look-around-in-next-years-house-elections/

Really, Ms. Woodruff, you really are shilling hard for the GOP these days. It's getting downright embarrassing.

6 replies, 1028 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply PBS Judy Woodruff creating her own disinformation for the GOP. (Original post)
Bill USA Nov 2012 OP
elleng Nov 2012 #1
Bill USA Nov 2012 #6
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #2
leveymg Nov 2012 #3
trublu992 Nov 2012 #4
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #5

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:59 PM

1. No, she isn't shilling.

She gave gop opportunity to appear as a fair-minded 'side' in the matter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:36 PM

6. Why would they show up? She does such a nice job of speaking for them...

Last edited Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:50 PM - Edit history (2)

From the OP, something you apparently missed:
(emphasis my own)
"JUDY WOODRUFF: So, each side, Mr. Bertolini, is arguing that they have got public opinion on their side".



The GOP have never argued they have public opinion on their side with regard to opposition to returning tax rates for the high income earners to Clinton era rates. As far as who - outside the group who will personally benefit from extending the temporary Bush tax cuts for the higher income groups - they are responding to is Grover Norquist.

I have never heard the GOP say that the public is behind them on this issue . No doubt that is because numerous polls have shown about 2/3rds of the public are in favor of NOT extending the Bush tax cuts for the higher income groups (and even a majority of Republicans are not in favor of extending tax cut for the high income groups)... oh, but I said that in the OP didn't I? Why would I think repeating this for you would have any impression?

Woodruff and the entire PBS Newshour staff are possibly suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Living in fear of more cuts from the Rapaciuous Right, they are either consciously lieing for them or have come to identify with their tormentors and have convinced themselves they believe the Republican Propaganda no doubt supplied to them by courier from the GOP.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:00 PM

2. Grover tells them what to think

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

3. She's a pleasant, compliant tool. But, like a rubber shovel, not very effective

at digging out the truth. So is most of the rest of the PBS News Hour/NPR/OTC crew.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

4. Knew it!

She was really pissed when Pres Obama won against Hillary Clinton in the 2008 dem primaries. I watched in and out on election night it was priceless seeing her expressions they all have that look of "Is this still America" in their eyes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to trublu992 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:07 PM

5. LOL

What "election night" was that exactly?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread