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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:15 AM
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Andrew Breitbart now accusing ABC News of lying
Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 09:15 AM by ProSense

Andrew Breitbart now accusing ABC News of lying

You have to wonder if ABC News is regretting its decision to get within a thousand miles of Andrew Breitbart. The guy is now accusing the network of lying about whether they had tapped him to do on-air election night analysis.

ABC News, in a statement sent my way, adamantly denied Breitbart's latest attack. But it appears he will still have some kind of role with ABC's coverage.

This is worth noting, because it shows how insane it is for any serious news organization to play footsie with this guy. He's a relentless self-promoter who's clearly seizing on this standoff to turn himself into some kind of First Amendment martyr, even if it means dumping all over the organization that originally extended him the invite to participate.

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In a statement sent my way, ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider hit back. "Any confusion about Breitbart's role is of his own making," he said. "A simple reading of the email he posted makes it quite clear that he had only ever been invited to be a guest on our online town hall." That seems right, though the "on air" statement seems questionable.

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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:18 AM
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1. I'm torn.
Should my post be "How ironic?" or "what a surprise"

???
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:18 AM
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2. Hahaha! Rec'd for egg on everyone's faces! nt
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:19 PM
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17. as if coverage of the War in Iraq wasn't egg enough for ABC and Sinclair
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:24 PM
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18. trying to be little Fox and look what happened.
*points and laughs and nyah nyah nyah.

what idiots.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:21 AM
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3. Note to ABC
You reap what you sow. You wanted Breitbart, you got him. Enjoy. And choke on it.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:23 AM
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4. Yes, it probably wasn't a good idea for them to give him any invitation
It's their own stupidity. Everyone knows that he's going to make trouble at every possible turn.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:27 AM
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5. Thanks that explains my questions. Although not about the OP
What they think of as trouble is correcting things. And what they think of as corrections, creates trouble for some of them.

That makes sense

But why would they think an election would change any of that? Then again nobody has invited me anywhere. :shrug:
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:31 AM
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6. I wonder which of the ABC's asked him to be there in the first place?
They'll be sorrrryyyy! Breitbart is as corrupt as they come.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:33 AM
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7. Pour it on Andrew. Show them what fucking idiots they were to climb in bed with you.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:43 AM
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8. If ABC needs any doctored footage
they have a reliable tool for the job.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:54 AM
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9. I love that this turned into a Kerfuffle, hardy har! nt
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:57 AM
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10. A note to ABC: If you sleep with dogs, you get fleas. Or get bit. nt
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:08 AM
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11. Priceless.
:popcorn:
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:13 AM
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12. This is so aweseome!
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nunyabidness Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 10:50 AM
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13. ABC=Disney=BIG EVIL CORPORATION= well...you know the rest.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:31 AM
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14. Love it!
ABC and Breitbart deserve each other, both are slime.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 11:57 AM
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15. Yup!
I couldn't stand to watch ABC News even before Breitfart was brought in. Serves 'em right.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:12 PM
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16. Are They Stupid ?
what overpaid executive at ABC came up with the stupid idea to put a KNOWN LIAR anywhere near ABC News?

With the invention of DVR's, it's at least a little easier to fight back in a tiny way - and that is to not DVR these shows. We were programmed to ABC News, but with a couple clicks, out goes Diane Sawyer, in comes Katie Couric or Bryan Williams. Then send them an e-mail telling them so.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-02-10 03:42 PM
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19. Kick, and
Edited on Tue Nov-02-10 03:45 PM by ProSense
the update.

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