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In 1989 during my first gig as an investigative reporter with the Guam Tribune, my editor sat me down and I've never forgotten his warning, "It's the job of the news media to report the news, not incite it."
Tell that to ABC News.
In a letter to David Westin, President of ABC NEWS from Andrea Lafferty, Executive Director of the Traditional Values Coalition...
"It's the job of the news media to report the news, not incite it."
Dear Mr. Westin:
I am alarmed by an experience I had with employees of ABC News during a demonstration against the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in New York on Sunday, August 22, 2010.
As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero.
It was there that I noticed a man in a black shirt with a phone camera, aggressively questioning a gentleman with a sign which read “No Sharia Here.” This man was haranguing the gentleman with the sign. A reasonable person would have recognized it as provocation, which exceeded the bounds of any legitimate interview technique.
Federal agents say the husband, 35-year-old Paul Gene Rockwood, Jr., aka "Bilal", created a hit list of people he wanted to see executed (included American servicemen). According to court documents, Rockwood was living in Virginia when he converted to Islam around the beginning of 2002. Shortly after converting, he began following the teachings of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is known for promoting violent Jihad ideology. Prosecutors say in late 2009, Rockwood started sharing his ideas about committing domestic terrorism, like mail bombs and killing people by shooting them in the head.
So, Paul G. Rockwood gets eight years in jail to ponder his victimization at the hands of the infidel, wife Nadia Piroska Maria Rockwood gets five years probation to plan for his release, and at some point people like Contessa Brewer will blame this whole episode on America, Bush, and people who brought up the Muslim angle in the first place.
Julianna Rolle, a 39 year-old former Fox News producer, was found dead at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff last weekend in her hometown of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Authorities now say she jumped to her death.
While many of Gawker’s readers displayed the appropriate sentiments, some of the tolerant, compassionate liberals predictably showed their true colors.
Dear other Fox News employees: Julianna Rolle is a shining example for you all.
And there were more…
Newsweek's Julia Reed said Barack Obama is "out of his cotton-picking mind."