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54 minutes ago, CBlover said:

In case you haven't read up on this...

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/11/08/child_rape_stories_are_too_stupid_for_abc_news_to_cover_141693.html

It's worth a thread. Mainstream media not reporting on the story.

What's your point?

Did right-wing media outlets cover the story, while mainstream media refused to?

Did a mainstream media reporter sit on the story?

No.

She went after it aggressively, didn't she?

Do you know what information she had?

I doubt it.

Do you know, or does the right-wing outlet in this case, who has zero credibility, from past shenanigans involving "leaked" audio, know how solid her reporting was?

In other words, would it hold up under a possible lawsuit?

Is there evidence ABC "killed" the story.

In this case, all the right wing has, is audio of a reporter complaining.

Maybe rightly. Maybe wrongly.

So, big YAWN.

But the right-wingers will embrace it all.

But hey, they believe Trump is a "victim."

 

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I encourage all to check out Project Veritas, the right-wing group that put out the hot mic remarks by ABC reporter.

You will find they have a checkered past, of editing "leaked" audio and "set-ups."

What they lack is credibility.

They are behind Planned Parenthood "leaks" and NPR "leaks," among others.

Their leader is a real gem.

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James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released four 2016 election-related videos supposedly depicting rampant election fraud and misconduct on the part of Democrats..

The videos are, as is typical of O’Keefe’s, work somewhat of a gish gallop, comprising a constellation of allegations and assertions that is virtually impossible to fact check without complete clips of the involved conversations. Nearly all the videos used stitched-together, out-of-context remarks with no indication of what occurred or what was discussed just before and after the included portions.

The framing and style of videos created by James O’Keefe is well known due to his 2009 “sting” in which he and accomplice Hannah Giles visited ACORN offices and pretended to be seeking advice on how to run an illegal business that included the use of underage girls in the sex trade. The resulting videos — which were edited to create the impression that O’Keefe and Giles had spoken to ACORN representatives while dressed as a pimp and prostitute — dealt that organization a mortal blow before reports publicizing the deception in O’Keefe’s videos came to light..

https://www.snopes.com/news/2016/10/18/project-veritas-election-videos/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic--and-false--tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html

 

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Thanks for posting, herring, and backing up my point.

 

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

What's your point?

Did right-wing media outlets cover the story, while mainstream media refused to?

Did a mainstream media reporter sit on the story?

No.

She went after it aggressively, didn't she?

Do you know what information she had?

I doubt it.

Do you know, or does the right-wing outlet in this case, who has zero credibility, from past shenanigans involving "leaked" audio, know how solid her reporting was?

In other words, would it hold up under a possible lawsuit?

Is there evidence ABC "killed" the story.

In this case, all the right wing has, is audio of a reporter complaining.

Maybe rightly. Maybe wrongly.

So, big YAWN.

But the right-wingers will embrace it all.

But hey, they believe Trump is a "victim."

 

The ABC reporter states she spoke on hot mic "in a moment of frustration." My point is, she meant what she said. The last time CNN even wrote on Epstein was October-ish. I just feel like there is a lack of accountability for the girls affected by what Epstein did for years. Also, maybe we can leave Trump out of this.  How did that come in? You started in on that when I asked about Epstein and ABC 😂

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28 minutes ago, CBlover said:
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The ABC reporter states she spoke on hot mic "in a moment of frustration." My point is, she meant what she said. The last time CNN even wrote on Epstein was October-ish. I just feel like there is a lack of accountability for the girls affected by what Epstein did for years. Also, maybe we can leave Trump out of this.  How did that come in? You started in on that when I asked about Epstein and ABC

 

The story included reporting of claims drawn from court documents, which reduces the level to which ABC must corroborate the claims.  Those claims were then stricken from the record which left ABC to meet a higher level of corroboration which it wasn't able to do, so there doesn't appear to be anything nefarious about the fact that the story didn't make to air, although the claims in the story have gone public.  In general ABC hasn't shied way from reporting on Epstein.

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The last time CNN even wrote on Epstein was October-ish.

Considering October was just over a week ago and Epstein has been dead for three months, I don't know that's all that surprising, although CNN did just report on the Epstein case yesterday: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/us/alan-dershowitz-virginia-giuffre-defamation-countersuit/index.html

And last week: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/us/jeffrey-epstein-autopsy-fox/index.html

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Muno thanks for that I don't understand your first paragraph. What does that mean?

And I guess what I puzzles me is, overall CNN has buried the ABC story. Yes October was just 10 days ago or so yet in the last 10 days has the Project Veritas video surfaced and received huge attention. Bottom line there's a huge cover-up for Bill Clinton, plain and simple. 

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And yes, they may have reported on Epstein but it was YEARS and YEARS that it went on until they did AND once he was imprisoned. I mean they were forced at that point.

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1 hour ago, CBlover said:

The ABC reporter states she spoke on hot mic

I still don't understand your point.

Seems to me, that I have read plenty about Jeffrey Epstein.

Is there a reason why you are highlighting hot mic "leaks" from a discredited right-winger?

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16 minutes ago, CBlover said:

Muno thanks for that I don't understand your first paragraph. What does that mean?

And I guess what I puzzles me is, overall CNN has buried the ABC story. Yes October was just 10 days ago or so yet in the last 10 days has the Project Veritas video surfaced and received huge attention. Bottom line there's a huge cover-up for Bill Clinton, plain and simple. 

A cover-up for Bill Clinton??

Is that how the right wingers are framing the story?

Did they forget that the young lady has spoken about him, and stated she never saw him engaged in sexual activity?

Did they forget that the SAME young woman has stated she was forced to have sex with right wing darling, Alan Dershowitz?

Did they forget about the photos of Trump and Epstein?

Please.

More right wing gibberish.

Big YAWN.

Looking for a distraction to the impeachment investigation?

😝

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I guess the right wingers also forgot that Alan Dershowitz called ABC to kill the story that he is at the center of.

Of course they forgot.

😉

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