Monday, November 1, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 144

Special "Corrupt Bastards in Denial" Edition

Selwyn Duke at American Thinker:
"I can't say I'm surprised, as this is par for the course for the Shill Media. By rights, every one of these 'reporters' should be fired; they are guilty of gross journalistic misconduct. But I won't be any more surprised when that doesn't happen than I am by the behavior itself. They are, quite simply, evil."
Jennifer at Cubachi:
"Basically, KTVA told us that we’re imagining things out of thin air. Although the audio clearly indicates the media have conspired to ruin Miller’s reputation, they claim they were discussing 'what-if scenarios.' Yeah, the what-if scenarios are how to bring the downfall of the political career of an innocent veteran who is running for office to save future generations from onerous debt. This is beyond the pale. I hope Alaskans hold this station accountable, and the establishment republicans accountable for what is going on to Joe Miller. Alaskans, please vote in Joe Miller and end this culture of corruption."
Gene S at Daily Pundit:
"This is the new Standard of Journalism?"
Bookworm at Bookworm Room:
"There a certain Keystone Kops quality to the reporter’s conduct. Yes, they plotted something truly foul, but they did so with such ineptitude they got caught and publicly humiliated. Now, to add to the slapstick quality of the whole thing, they’re contending that they were just strategizing possible things that might actually happen, rather than trying to find a child molester to attach to the Miller campaign. The only difference between these yahoos and the Kops, is that the Kops were innocent and funny. These guys and gals, despite sharing the stupidity, are as malevolent as anyone you’ll find within this nation’s borders."
Scared Monkeys:
"The MSM was caught red handed in a conversation that was never intended to be heard and they have no explanation... Remember, the conversation would have occurred right after they got off the phone with the Miller campaign."
Mustang at Social Sense:
"Recorded statements of 'journalists' working for CBS affiliate KTVA included this gem: 'We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.' The tape also reveals individuals discussing the newsworthiness of a Rand Paul moment — referencing the incident involving George Soros plant Lauren Valle. KTVA spokesman naturally claimed that while the incident did happen, the Joe Miller campaign has taken this entire incident out of context. Right. I have a bridge for sale, too."
J.M. Waters:
"This excuse KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever goes on to give... does not pass the smell test..."
D. B. Light at Light Seeking Light:
"'Corrupt bastards' -- that's what Sarah called the creeps at Alaska CBS affiliate KTVA, who were conspiring to embarrass Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller. She suggested that the lack of journalistic integrity and outrageous bias displayed in the incident were generalized throughout the MSM. I think she's right."
Bungalow Bill at BBCW:
"Joe Miller is perhaps the most sound political thinker running for office in this year's election. His message is as close to the founders that I have heard in a long time. It's no wonder the media wants to beat him up as he speaks Jeffersonian ideas."
The Pagan Temple:
"It's clear from hearing the audio and reading the transcript, these reporters certainly weren't trying to help Joe Miller, they were hoping to damage him. Yet, these are reporters, for a CBS affiliate station, people who are supposed to strive for fairness and accuracy in their reportage, for balance, whatever their private personal preferences. They weren't planning an opinion piece for an editorial. They were actually trying to manipulate the news, if not outright planning to create news out of whole cloth... Does anybody seriously wonder why conservatives hate the main stream media?"
Dan Riehl at Big Journalism:
"Perhaps [HuffPo's Sam Stein] plans on covering a Republican campaign event... and was off rifling through lists of potential sex offenders who just might happen to show up."
Socrates at
"KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever tries to spin [the] problem away, issuing a press release and smiling smugly... 'Have we had internal discussions about the level of professionalism we need to bring to our conversations, internally and externally? Of course we have, this is a lesson to learn from.' ... In other words, 'We’ve told our staff not to get caught.' Because unless the newsroom conversation was substantially as the Miller campaign and commons sense indicate, why was there any need for internal discussions on the level of professionalism?"
Connie Hair at Human Events:
"The transcript of the call does not line up with KTVA's explanation... Is anyone actually surprised that conservative candidates don't want to speak to the so-called mainstream media?"
Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light:
"‘KTVA general manager Jerry Bever issued a statement Sunday. In it, he called the voice mail *unfortunate* but disagreed with the Miller’s campaign’s interpretation of events.’ If the Miller interpretation is wrong, then exactly what is ‘unfortunate’ about the comments? ... ‘Bever said the station has discussed the matter internally. He said *this is a lesson to learn from.*’ Yes, the lesson they will learn is ‘be more subtle.’ And, more importantly, ‘don’t get caught.’ ... Ms. Palin was perhaps being too kind to call them ‘bastards.’"
Ron Devito at It's Miller Time in Alaska:
"RINO Lisa Murkowski and her media allies continue their tricknology campaign against Joe Miller."
- JP

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