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ABC's Nightline Has Shockingly Bad Smear Segment On Obama (Must Watch)
Edited on Fri Jun-06-08 07:17 PM by ihavenobias
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EDIT: A Rec For This Thread Means You are AGAINST The Obama Smear(!)

I wrote an angry post about this segment the other day and encouraged everyone to write Nightline and comment on the ABC Message Board:

I also sent it to Media Matters, although I don't see that they've covered it yet. Funny enough, a right wing hack version of Media Matters called "NewsBusters" posted an excerpt from this segment along with a transcript and explained that ABC's Jake Tapper had finally shown some "balance":

ABC pulled the direct video link (not that you need it with the YouTube clip above, that I believe some conservative posted online) but there is a link here at the ABC message board where you can also leave a comment:

And of course you can also give this YouTube clip online the 1 star rating it deserves, and if you can handle it, read and respond to some of the awful conservative comments (for example, some clown wrote "Maybe he'll choose Osama Bin Laden as his vp").

Finally, I also posted it at and hopefully someone in the media will cover this (Keith, Cenk, Media Matters, somebody, anybody?). And by cover I mean point out how horribly biased it is. If anybody wants to share and send it to other alternative media outlets, please do.

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  -ABC's Nightline Has Shockingly Bad Smear Segment On Obama (Must Watch) ihavenobias  Jun-06-08 07:04 PM   #0 
  - Holy Crap! This is worst than Fox News. K&R  rusty quoin   Jun-06-08 07:11 PM   #1 
  - Yes. Hopefully people realize that giving this thread a REC means fighting AGAINST the Obama Smear  ihavenobias   Jun-06-08 07:16 PM   #2 
  - I looked at the page of this person who loaded it on you tube.  rusty quoin   Jun-06-08 07:51 PM   #16 
  - I'm beginning to think people are using  sybylla   Jun-07-08 11:49 AM   #100 
  - Best. Post. Ever.  Seldona   Jun-07-08 02:18 PM   #127 
  - The reason Hillary supporters are saying they will vote for McCain is  beetlejuiceonline   Jun-07-08 05:11 PM   #149 
     - Fail - McSame isn't a moderate Repub  sybylla   Jun-08-08 04:40 PM   #185 
     - Welcome to DU!!!!  IowaGirl   Jun-08-08 09:20 PM   #186 
  - The true percentage is small  saddlesore   Jun-07-08 01:32 PM   #114 
  - What a piece of shit. I'm sending that bastard an email, and I hope others will as well.  Window   Jun-06-08 08:23 PM   # 
  - Post where to send email address. ..  janetblond   Jun-07-08 06:38 AM   #64 
  - Here is the link to email Nightline  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 10:33 AM   #87 
  - Jake is a Dick  bushmeat   Jun-07-08 01:45 PM   #117 
  - and I'm sure he will be quaking in fear  comradebillyboy   Jun-08-08 11:28 AM   #174 
  - What a piece of shit. I'm sending that bastard an email, and I hope others will as well.  Window   Jun-06-08 08:23 PM   #26 
  - What I am noticing is that..  butterfly77   Jun-07-08 01:39 PM   #116 
  - It is Fox News. nt  Enthusiast   Jun-07-08 04:27 AM   #57 
  - BushyTail News  pretzel4gore   Jun-07-08 02:08 PM   #122 
  - ABC *is* Faux News  beezlebum   Jun-07-08 08:40 AM   #77 
  - "ABC and the Rise of Rush Limbaugh"  SOS   Jun-07-08 11:09 AM   #93 
  - Loogie! Radioactive, nt  Enthusiast   Jun-07-08 02:37 PM   #129 
  - Holy crap! This is Reporting?! ABC needs to seriously burn in a fire. F@&K THESE PEOPLE!  raystorm7   Jun-06-08 07:17 PM   #3 
  - I think their defense will be that this was supposed to be a light hearted satire segment  ihavenobias   Jun-06-08 07:21 PM   #4 
     - ???? ihavenobias, how in the world did the OP end up in my post above???  Window   Jun-06-08 08:28 PM   #28 
     - I think it happens sometimes when posts come in similar times or some other glitch  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jun-06-08 09:12 PM   #35 
        - Thank you.  Window   Jun-07-08 07:48 AM   #72 
     - I am sure the will try to say they are just being funny  Heather MC   Jun-06-08 09:40 PM   #38 
     - I agree, it's intended to be comedic. It's poking fun at all the characters  beetlejuiceonline   Jun-07-08 05:14 PM   #151 
        - You already shown your motive in a previous clip  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 05:18 PM   #154 
  - this is the same network that gave us  pedo   Jun-06-08 07:22 PM   #5 
  - Agreed. ABC is the Reich-Wing Network  minnesota_liberal   Jun-06-08 07:33 PM   #8 
  - and "reformed" nightline to this garbage after koppel said the names of dead soldiers.  robinlynne   Jun-07-08 12:55 AM   #51 
  - Disgusting! Turns my stomach.  janetblond   Jun-06-08 07:29 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-06-08 07:32 PM   #7 
  - Jake Tapper .. is that his name?  janetblond   Jun-07-08 06:39 AM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-08-08 11:34 AM   #175 
  - this has the Hannity Stenographallus' fingerprints ALL over it!  stlsaxman   Jun-06-08 07:35 PM   #9 
  - ABC is owned by Disney. Remember the BS Clinton Movie?  HootieMcBoob   Jun-06-08 07:36 PM   #10 
  - this is not a hit piece- it's a SHIT piece! n/t  stlsaxman   Jun-06-08 07:40 PM   #11 
  - WTF was that!? Jebus. k&r  Lucy Goosey   Jun-06-08 07:41 PM   #12 
  - K & R!  soulcore   Jun-06-08 07:46 PM   #13 
  - How can ABC get away with this hit job, it's like an extra long  Middle finga   Jun-06-08 07:48 PM   #14 
  - you said "must watch"  barbtries   Jun-06-08 07:49 PM   #15 
  - k*r Trust the media to break their trust  autorank   Jun-06-08 07:51 PM   #17 
  - They wouldn't disrespect John "Back from the Dead" McCain like that  Middle finga   Jun-06-08 07:54 PM   #18 
  - Just sent in my complaint to Nightline n/t.  jjr5   Jun-06-08 07:57 PM   #19 
  - Did you read the comments? Shameful. nt  notfullofit   Jun-07-08 01:07 PM   #110 
  - Now ABC offically stands for "All Bullshit Cretins" ~nt~  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-06-08 08:03 PM   #20 
  - Its not like any one watches Nightline anymore any way  R Merm   Jun-06-08 08:13 PM   #23 
  - Certainly not me. I killed my TeeVee long ago. ~nt~  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-06-08 08:20 PM   #24 
  - trust me that's the "Limited info Voters" favorite show,  Heather MC   Jun-07-08 07:23 AM   #68 
     - Doncha love the new code word for redneck assholes? But isn't  sofedupwithbush   Jun-07-08 10:01 AM   #82 
  - Ass Backward Clowns  ooglymoogly   Jun-06-08 08:46 PM   #31 
  - Oh, I thought it was "Always Been Conservative"  dchill   Jun-06-08 10:07 PM   #42 
     - That works too. Let us count the ways ABC deludes us. ~nt~  Impeachment_Monkey   Jun-07-08 06:04 AM   #60 
  - OMG .. it is the SAME THEME I've seen in two other places ..  votesomemore   Jun-06-08 08:07 PM   #21 
  - WTF? This is the most obvious hit piece in the campaign thus far.  Olney Blue   Jun-06-08 08:08 PM   #22 
  - Keith needs to make this his worst person. nt  notfullofit   Jun-06-08 08:39 PM   #30 
  - They are always bringing up all the smear from the right that is  rainy   Jun-06-08 08:23 PM   #25 
  - i think Jake thinks that he is a comedian  Supersedeas   Jun-06-08 08:26 PM   #27 
  - I think Jake needs to be called on this shit.  Window   Jun-06-08 08:34 PM   #29 
  - Is Jake Tapper a right winger?  janetblond   Jun-07-08 06:40 AM   #66 
  - Stephen Colbert needs to have him on.  glitch   Jun-07-08 08:07 PM   #163 
  - ABC.....Owned by Disney...  OhioChick   Jun-06-08 08:54 PM   #32 
  - The infamous "Liberal Media" at it again  Neo   Jun-06-08 08:55 PM   #33 
  - Sssssssssss...  Bette Noir   Jun-06-08 09:01 PM   #34 
  - Jake Tapper is a schmuck.  madaboutharry   Jun-06-08 09:26 PM   #36 
  - Fucking shit.  EmperorHasNoClothes   Jun-06-08 09:33 PM   #37 
  - Everybody's talking about ministers, sinisters, banisters and canisters, bishops, fishops, rabbis...  1Hippiechick   Jun-06-08 09:47 PM   #39 
  - *Kick* - for those who need to see this sorry business and respond.  apocalypsehow   Jun-06-08 10:00 PM   #40 
  - Very biased, but not all untrue- just twisted. Did you expect the opposition to play fair? n/t  wisteria   Jun-06-08 10:02 PM   #41 
  - But Nightline is not supposed to be "the opposition". If this had been on Fox News or something...  ihavenobias   Jun-06-08 11:51 PM   #49 
  - It's called SATIRE, dear DUers  liberaltrucker   Jun-06-08 10:26 PM   #43 
  - Satire?  ihavenobias   Jun-06-08 11:53 PM   #50 
  - And have they "satired" McCain as well recently? n/t  pnwmom   Jun-07-08 05:03 AM   #58 
     - I think maybe we should make up our own top ten "worst" picks  kevinbgoode   Jun-07-08 12:45 PM   #107 
  - I can't wait to see the equal treatment they give McC-nt  bertman   Jun-06-08 10:43 PM   #44 
  - Don't forget, ABC aired "path to 911" the propaganda piece  kaygore   Jun-06-08 11:13 PM   #45 
  - AND Disney refused to distribute "Farenheit 9/11"  underpants   Jun-06-08 11:16 PM   #46 
  - Transcript or summary or link to same for a dialupper?  tbyg52   Jun-06-08 11:23 PM   #47 
  - Wonder if he'll do one on mcbush tomorrow night? He could go on forever....  Hulk   Jun-06-08 11:36 PM   #48 
  - If you don't take the smear funny it is quite funny in places it more mocks the smear really.  barack the house   Jun-07-08 01:37 AM   #52 
  - ...  barack the house   Jun-07-08 01:37 AM   #53 
  - Sounds like a failed attempt at being like Colbert... nt  OutaTowner   Jun-07-08 01:42 AM   #54 
  - what the F*CK kind of "report" is this? WE BETTER NOT LET THIS REST  themartyred   Jun-07-08 02:11 AM   #55 
  - Racist. That is what this hit piece is.  JDPriestly   Jun-07-08 02:52 AM   #56 
  - If you're an Obama supporter  TomClash   Jun-07-08 05:46 AM   #59 
  - I disagree. We cannot ignore conservative propaganda and hope it goes away...  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 10:42 AM   #88 
     - But you didn't do that  TomClash   Jun-07-08 02:08 PM   #123 
        - Tom, you act as though I posted it everywhere and said "check this out, pretty cool, huh"!  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 02:18 PM   #126 
  - Does it matter?  katerinasmommy   Jun-07-08 06:06 AM   #61 
  - Disgusting  jerryster   Jun-07-08 06:37 AM   #62 
  - Maybe Obama's camp can counter  NOLALady   Jun-07-08 07:45 AM   #71 
  - Looks like the pig who commentated this trash  janetblond   Jun-07-08 06:37 AM   #63 
  - What really pisses me off,  DailyGrind51   Jun-07-08 07:16 AM   #67 
  - I wonder, did they have a similar peice of Bush's Bottom 10 in 2000?  baldguy   Jun-07-08 07:25 AM   #69 
  - ABC isn't trying to hide their roots.  SnowCritter   Jun-07-08 07:32 AM   #70 
  - This is what Rethuglicans consider "humor"  ekwhite   Jun-07-08 07:59 AM   #73 
  - ihavenobias, you have really been on a roll!  JNelson6563   Jun-07-08 08:02 AM   #74 
  - Thanks. :) Tell that to the doubters who say I'm blowing this out of proportion or making it worse  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 04:26 PM   #146 
  - Kinda juvenile.  graywarrior   Jun-07-08 08:16 AM   #75 
  - extremely juvenile!  jcla   Jun-07-08 10:10 AM   #83 
  - Why are Democrats watching ABC?  Bluenorthwest   Jun-07-08 08:26 AM   #76 
  - I also wonder why Democrats are giving these corporate networks any money for ads?  defendandprotect   Jun-07-08 10:53 AM   #92 
  - I'm still boycotting ABC after their hit piece  dmr   Jun-07-08 01:29 PM   #113 
  - appalling.  beezlebum   Jun-07-08 08:53 AM   #78 
  - I think this was intended as humor...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Jun-07-08 09:00 AM   #79 
  - I'm kinda bemused by the whole thing  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-07-08 01:06 PM   #109 
     - I don't know how many more times I'll have to say this but  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 02:00 PM   #119 
        - Low Informatoin Voters don't watch Nightline...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Jun-07-08 03:12 PM   #135 
           - They do both! :)  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 03:19 PM   #136 
  - All this is , trying to be humorus when clearly meant to smear and mock.  Jefferson23   Jun-07-08 09:18 AM   #80 
  - I have really soured on ABC, ever since that awful debate. nt  ginnyinWI   Jun-07-08 09:38 AM   #81 
  - The more that the MSM does this  sallyseven   Jun-07-08 10:10 AM   #84 
  - Jake Tapper is an RW ass for that writing that trash  liberaldem4ever   Jun-07-08 10:16 AM   #85 
  - I just thought it was a really stupid attempt at being 'funny'  TexasLady   Jun-07-08 10:31 AM   #86 
  - As I've said before, I think that's giving them too much credit  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 10:50 AM   #91 
  - I seriously thought this was a joke when I saw it. If they did something like this to McCain I  MidwestTransplant   Jun-07-08 10:44 AM   #89 
  - Did anyone ever think that "NIghtline" wasn't a right-wing attack machine?  defendandprotect   Jun-07-08 10:49 AM   #90 
  - Can we say "Hit Piece"?  libodem   Jun-07-08 11:10 AM   #94 
  - Kicked, recomended, and responded to  EvolveOrConvolve   Jun-07-08 11:11 AM   #95 
  - I just did another search for Obama Bottom 10 VP and only right wing sites are talking about it...  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 11:19 AM   #96 
  - There's a reason I blocked ABC from my television...  King Bacon Fat   Jun-07-08 11:19 AM   #97 
  - Holy shit, look at this t-shirt ad proudly displayed on the newsbusters site!  ResetButton   Jun-07-08 11:23 AM   #98 
  - That picture says a 1,000 words n/t  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 11:24 AM   #99 
  - 95% of the folks in my town would wear it.  notfullofit   Jun-07-08 12:16 PM   #102 
  - this is an attempt at humor  rebel with a cause   Jun-07-08 11:53 AM   #101 
  - Actually I think it was an attempt to smear Obama and then use humor as an excuse...  MN Against Bush   Jun-07-08 12:29 PM   #103 
  - I agree with you  rebel with a cause   Jun-07-08 01:33 PM   #115 
  - I can only speak for myself, but I don't appreciate ANY smears within our own party  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 03:45 PM   #140 
  - The difference is that DU has never pretended to be a neutral news organization like ABC has...  MN Against Bush   Jun-07-08 04:02 PM   #142 
  - I thought we were supposed to have a week to vent after the nominee  IowaGirl   Jun-08-08 09:28 PM   #187 
  - You are so right Redolance  comradebillyboy   Jun-08-08 11:42 AM   #176 
  - It's the same thing Ann Coulter has done for years.  FVZA_Colonel   Jun-07-08 07:00 PM   #160 
  - Absolute Bullshit!  happydreams   Jun-07-08 12:33 PM   #105 
  - This motherfucker should have is ass suuuuuuuuuued!  happydreams   Jun-07-08 12:31 PM   #104 
  - Ayers was not a terrorist ...  BearSquirrel2   Jun-07-08 12:37 PM   #106 
  - Don't you think when they brought up Harriet Christian......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-07-08 01:01 PM   #108 
  - No, because that show is geared to low-information voters who are easily swayed  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 01:26 PM   #111 
     - What is the association?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jun-07-08 09:04 PM   #166 
        - I've explained myself thoroughly in other posts in this thread  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 09:31 PM   #167 
  - Happy to rec. Should be seen far and wide  durrrty libby   Jun-07-08 01:26 PM   #112 
  - I apologize in advance if I'm wrong about this but  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 02:04 PM   #121 
     - You asked for a got it.  durrrty libby   Jun-07-08 02:12 PM   #124 
  - And so the Swiftboating begins  debunkthelies   Jun-07-08 01:54 PM   #118 
  - My favorite part is the Anti Christ part. All the Fundies who never really read the bible  MidwestTransplant   Jun-07-08 02:16 PM   #125 
  - In addition to that....  Enthusiast   Jun-07-08 02:34 PM   #128 
     - Great point. Too funny.  MidwestTransplant   Jun-07-08 03:59 PM   #141 
  - here's a good response  themartyred   Jun-07-08 02:46 PM   #130 
  - ABC - FOX  Plucketeer   Jun-07-08 02:01 PM   #120 
  - they'll merge one day - and then I'll NEVER got to Disney again... eom  themartyred   Jun-07-08 02:47 PM   #131 
     - As if ABC isn't just as bad or worse than Fox.  Enthusiast   Jun-08-08 12:03 AM   #170 
  - Does anybody watch Nightline? This segment is like a bad parody of Letterman's Top 10.  mnhtnbb   Jun-07-08 02:52 PM   #132 
  - I'm a broken record but...  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 02:53 PM   #133 
     - I get the worry about swiftboating, but it seems to me that making a big deal  mnhtnbb   Jun-07-08 04:21 PM   #144 
        - I understand your point  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 04:25 PM   #145 
  - Bill Clinton couldn't take VP spot if he wanted to  Peggy Day   Jun-07-08 03:07 PM   #134 
  - Fuck.  helderheid   Jun-07-08 03:20 PM   #137 
  - ....................  BlackVelvet04   Jun-07-08 03:34 PM   #138 
  - Aren't we still boycotting ABC News  mcollier   Jun-07-08 04:11 PM   #143 
     - I think ABc is my new best friend. n/t  BlackVelvet04   Jun-07-08 05:07 PM   #148 
        - Sour Grapes means some Dems like and endorse media smears against fellow dems?  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 05:14 PM   #150 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-07-08 08:12 PM   #164 
              - 2 Things  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 08:22 PM   #165 
  - Isn't that Jake Tapper? His columns have been viciously anti-Obama  npincus   Jun-07-08 04:54 PM   #147 
  - such bad taste, very inappropriate  shireen   Jun-07-08 05:14 PM   #152 
  - Compared to what Obama may be facing this ABC item is trivial as sh*t...  Imagevision   Jun-07-08 05:14 PM   #153 
  - Sometimes the more insidious smears are far more effective  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 05:20 PM   #155 
     - ihavenobias> point well taken,...  Imagevision   Jun-07-08 05:42 PM   #158 
  - Who knew jake tapper was such  zidzi   Jun-07-08 05:31 PM   #156 
  - Please write and tell ABC to  Sick_of_Rethuggery   Jun-07-08 05:39 PM   #157 
  - I think they were going for a dryly comedic vibe like the Daily Show  ryanmuegge   Jun-07-08 06:45 PM   #159 
  - I fail to see why this is a smear  Gman   Jun-07-08 07:14 PM   #161 
  - Spoken like a truly biased and bitter, well, you know n/t  ihavenobias   Jun-07-08 07:57 PM   #162 
  - It must be some New-Age definition. Truth =Smear. Get with it man  durrrty libby   Jun-07-08 11:42 PM   #169 
  - Anyone with any basic sense of journalistic integrity knows this is a smear piece.  Hissyspit   Jun-08-08 02:10 AM   #171 
  - lol  durrrty libby   Jun-08-08 06:15 AM   #172 
     - Where's your profile?  Hissyspit   Jun-08-08 01:24 PM   #178 
        - I'll post something just for you. What would you like?  durrrty libby   Jun-08-08 02:16 PM   #182 
  - you naughty girl  comradebillyboy   Jun-08-08 11:49 AM   #177 
     - It's not making fun.  Hissyspit   Jun-08-08 01:25 PM   #179 
  - It again linked fringe radical acquaintances of Obama to his  The Wielding Truth   Jun-08-08 10:04 PM   #188 
  - Humor piece my ass.  navarth   Jun-07-08 09:50 PM   #168 
  - Obama's best friends from his personal Roledex?  Tellurian   Jun-09-08 11:09 AM   #190 
     - I continue to marvel at the troll-like behavior of some Clinton supporters.  navarth   Jun-09-08 11:23 AM   #192 
        - Amen! n/t  ihavenobias   Jun-09-08 11:24 AM   #193 
  - LMFAO!  golddigger   Jun-08-08 09:21 AM   #173 
  - Just a quick note to say I have linked back...  Goose3five   Jun-08-08 01:47 PM   #180 
  - That's great  ihavenobias   Jun-08-08 02:00 PM   #181 
  - !1!1CALL ABC NIGHTLINE RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!11!!@##$&@  golddigger   Jun-08-08 03:44 PM   #183 
  - 94 Rec's, come on people, we can do better than this.  golddigger   Jun-08-08 03:48 PM   #184 
  - Why are we recommending this again?  FrenchieCat   Jun-08-08 11:45 PM   #189 
     - It's just a slide show of Obama's best friends..  Tellurian   Jun-09-08 11:11 AM   #191 
  - Pathetic  populistblackman   Jul-13-08 10:35 AM   #194 

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