Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 143

Special "Corrupt Bastards" Edition

Mark Finkelstein at NewsBusters:
"Calling them 'corrupt bastards,' Sarah Palin has asserted that reporters at a CBS affiliate in Alaska tried to gin up false controversies surrounding the Republican senatorial candidate, Joe Miller."
Sam Foster at Left Coast Rebel:
"This, of course, will probably get ignored by the mainstream media."
Clyde Middleton at Liberty Pundits:
"We have two private individuals employed in the media industry. They are conspiring to fabricate and publicate (great word – made it up) untrue and damaging stories against a candidate for the United States Senate. This violates both professional ethics and federal law."
Drew M at AOSHQ:
"Funny one guys! You know just like when MurCOKEski had a talk radio host thrown off the air for supporting Miller and criticizing Her Royal Cokeness."
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:
"Needless to say, if this allegation is true, then … we have an epidemic of incompetency when it comes to handling phones. KTVA also has a big scandal on its hands if this is substantiated... Sarah Palin tweeted that the Alaska media are 'corrupt bastards.' Well, she would know after the way they treated her during and after her VP run."
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit:
"Has the press changed, or is it just easier to get caught now?"
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"The media is corrupt, and we all know it. It is rare, however, that we get proof. Now we have it... The television station is denying any wrongdoing, claiming the staffers were talking only about what others would do. But the transcript... is to the contrary, and talks about what 'we can do' and 'You have to find that one person...'"
Doug Ross at Director Blue:
"The only real surprise is that they were caught red-handed this time."
Anchorage Activist at Alaska Pride:
"If this is true, it would be no surprise. KTVA has been running a distant second to KTUU Channel 2 in the ratings war in Anchorage, and has been unable to make any headway. So it would not surprise me if they started resorting to sleaze. Until now, Alaska Dispatch has been the only media outlet openly and flagrantly biased against Joe Miller. Maybe the rest of them are starting to come out of the closet as well."
Dan Riehl at Riehl World View:
"At this point, CBS affiliate KTVA appears to be engaged in political activism, not journalism... Their editors must have their prioities, I suppose."
Adrienne Ross at Motivation Truth:
"May this truth exposed send Alaskans to the polls with a determination to vote for the real Joe Miller, rejecting the Left's sick agenda--so sick they joke and laugh about child molesters. Their behavior is disgusting, and certainly not befitting those who should be honored to represent our First Amendment rights. The term 'sick puppies' comes to mind."
Bob Parks at Black&Right:
"Don’t worry. No one at KTVA will be fired over this clear violation of journalist integrity."
Mary Beth at
"Nothing says journalistic integrity like setting up a political candidate with a child molester supporter, does it? Or hoping for that candidate be attacked, for that matter... Oh yes! OF COURSE with the kind of people that will show up for a Miller rally, at least one will be a registered sex offender! HAHAHAHA!! Let’s get that on film…that would just be so awesome! Edward R. Murrow sure would be proud."
Darleen Click at Protein Wisdom:
"We’ve already seen Jerry Brown in the room discussing an ad campaign to call Meg Whitman a 'whore', and now we have 'reporters' at [KTVA] discussing how to take down Joe Miller..."
Steve M at RadioViceOnline:
"They seem to conspire to create stories that will harm the election efforts of Miller including looking for registered sex offenders and child molesters who happen to support Miller’s campaign. Then they suggest staging a Rand Paul-type moment where someone attacks Miller. Not surprising to me. Remember, many journalism students join the profession to make a difference, not to report the news. When they realize they are not making a difference -- in this case electing their preferred choice for Alaska’s next senator -- they start making up the news."
"Looks like the CBS Affiliate in Alaska (KTVA) had a Jerry Brown moment!"
Moneyrunner at The Virginian:
"Remember to vote on November 2. Your vote will repudiate not just the Left in congress, but their allies in the media. The people who you can reach out and touch by contacting their advertisers and telling them that every penny they spend in that paper, that cable or broadcast show is blow against your ever doing business with them. There is no going back; there never is. And that's not a bad thing. We have seen one future and its devastating effect on our lives and on our country. We now have the opportunity to chart a new course, having the experience of what it means to go badly wrong."
Citizen Wells:
"To the far left and the far left mainstream media, the end justifies the means."
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs:
"This is shocking, but it won't make frontpage news anywhere because big media is the problem. For those diehards and numbskulls who still take the mainstream media at their word, shame on you. If this is not the final nail in the coffin, I don't know what would be. What is so unnerving... is the casual, matter-of-fact tone of this obvious debased standard operating procedure. Look, we know the media, CBS, NBC, ABC, and the pathetic cable news channels are in the tank for the leftists, Democrats, socialists, etc. This is not new and goes way back to sixties. But the idea -- to slander, defame and destroy people with the most heinous and vile accusations made out of whole cloth... That's criminal. That's mainstream media."
Tom Blumer at NewsBusters:
"I think McDermott means, 'Sorry I got caught.' This isn't bias. It's direct activist opposition."
- JP

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