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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 10/31/2001 9:41:01 PM EDT
Here's how the liberal media 'powers that be' really feel about our nation. ABC News President David Westin has had to make apologies for his recent failure to condemn the Terrorist attack on the Pentagon! See story at: [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21336-2001Oct31.html[/url] [size=4]Objectivity Lesson: ABC News Chief Apologizes[/size=4] [i]By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, November 1, 2001; Page C01[/i] ABC News President David Westin apologized yesterday for saying that journalists should offer no opinion about the terrorist attack that killed 189 people at the Pentagon. "I was wrong. . . . Under any interpretation, the attack on the Pentagon was criminal and entirely without justification," he said in a statement. "I apologize for any harm that my misstatement may have caused." Westin's rapid backpedaling came shortly after his remarks to a Columbia University journalism school forum were trumpeted on the Web by columnist Matt Drudge. A New York Post editorial yesterday also chided Westin, saying, "He's not about to make a judgment that the murder of scores of Americans without provocation or warning is necessarily wrong. . . . Is he for real?" At last week's Columbia forum, later broadcast by C-SPAN, the attorney-turned-journalist was asked whether "the Pentagon was a legitimate military target." - continued -
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:42:25 PM EDT
I actually don't have an opinion on that," Westin replied, "and it's important I not have an opinion on that as I sit here in my capacity right now. The way I conceive my job running a news organization, and the way I would like all the journalists at ABC News to perceive it, is there is a big difference between a normative position and a positive position. "Our job is to determine what is, not what ought to be, and when we get into the job of what ought to be, I think we're not doing a service to the American people. I can say the Pentagon got hit. I can say this is what their position is, this is what our position is, but for me to take a position this was right or wrong, I mean that's perhaps for me in my private life. . . . But as a journalist I feel strongly that's something that I should not be taking a position on." The problem is that Westin sounded as if he was taking a moral pass on mass murder. "Like all Americans, I was horrified at the loss of life at the Pentagon, as well as in New York and Pennsylvania on September 11," he said in yesterday's statement. He said he was trying to draw a distinction between journalistic duties and personal opinion but that "upon reflection, I realized that my answer did not address the specifics of September 11." Drudge said he enjoyed skewering Westin, who tried to block the network from hiring the Internet gossip for a syndicated radio show, which was later dropped by ABC last year. Eric The(CoveringTheSameOldGroundAsAlways)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 6:45:51 AM EDT
Then ask him how he reports on CCW.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 2:53:18 PM EDT
Just like he and other media moguls don't take a position on the gun control issue, eh? Hypocritical elitist bastard.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 5:07:39 PM EDT
They always claim to be reporting the news objectively, any spin or interpretation is merely the "angle." At least, that's what the local tv news anchor told me when I got in his face over misrepresenting airport security and how willing people are to be facing draconian security measures. Every single person they interview on the news says the same thing "I'm all for heightened security and a little inconvenience if it makes us all safer." Not one only fussbudget who fought in WWII saying something like "to hell with this bullshit, let me get on the god damn plane and cut out this nonsense already."
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