No wonder why trust in the media is at record lows, like temperatures.
ABC News’ anchorman of the news and host of This Week with
George Stephanopoulos, is on a daily morning conference call with Rahm Emanuel and others from the old Clinton administration, now in the media. Web site Politico broke the news that
Stephanopoulos is currently conducting private, daily
phone briefings with Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
This is unethical journalism and a clear
conflict of interest. How can Stephanopoulos participate
in daily briefings about the administration’s strategy and
message and then be charged with reporting on them?
Update: Feb. 4: A White House reporter, so infatuated with the new president, jumped out of line and begged for Obama’s autograph today. At the end of the SCHIP signing, a member of the press corps jumped the rope penning off reporters to get an autograph from POTUS. Secret Service swooped in and stopped him. An Obama aide said the man is still being held by Secret Service. No details yet on the reporter’s name or publication. — Carol E. Lee
The individual in question, whose name I don’t know, showed up in the press briefing room basement under escort of a White House press aide (not the Service at that point) apparently to retrieve personal belongings and make his way out of the complex. — Josh Gerstein
How about tapes of those conversations with major media and the White House? Shouldn’t the public get in on that? It’s our White House, not the Democrat party’s central command for propaganda.
The Media Research Center (MRC) Action Team thas started a campaign to call
ABC News and demand that he Stepanopoulos (Stephy) recuse himself
from reporting on any issues involving the Obama Administration,
thousands of citizens took immediate action!
In fact, the MRC reports that ABC News switchboard
personnel were completely swamped, and couldn’t keep up
with the heavy volume of angry calls.
Don’t Stop Calling!
We are expanding this effort, and have added Stephanopoulos’s boss,
David Westin, President of ABC News and Westin’s boss, Anne Sweeney,
Co-Chairman at Disney. They all need to hear from us.
Here are the numbers to call:
George Stephanopoulos, Washington Chief Correspondent, ABC News
David Westin, President ABC News 212-456-6200
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks 818-569-7700
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