Why ABC should NOT put Liar-in-Chief Dana Loesch on air, via Adam Shriver:
ABC News set off a firestorm when they announced that professional media manipulator Andrew Breitbart would be part of their election coverage. After severely damaging their credibility as a news organization (after all, Breitbart's whole career is based on spreading misinformation, even when doing so destroys innocent people's lives), they tried to walk back their claims by issuing the following statement:
Since conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart announced on his website that he was going to be a participant in ABC’s Town Hall meeting at Arizona State University, there has been considerable consternation and misinformation regarding my decision to ask him to participate in an election night Town Hall event for ABC News Digital. I want to explain what Mr. Breitbart's role has always been as one of our guests at our digital town hall event:
Mr. Breitbart is not an ABC News analyst.
He is not an ABC News consultant.
He is not, in any way, affiliated with ABC News.
He is not being paid by ABC News.
He has not been asked to analyze the results of the election for ABC News.
Mr. Breitbart will not be a part of the ABC News broadcast coverage, anchored by Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. For the broadcast coverage, David Muir and Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg will contribute reaction and response gathered from the students and faculty of Arizona State University at an ABC News/Facebook town hall.
He has been invited as one of several guests, from a variety of different political persuasions, to engage with a live, studio audience that will be closely following the election results and participating in an online-only discussion and debate to be moderated by David Muir and Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg on ABCNews.com and Facebook. We will have other guests, as well as a live studio audience and a large audience on ABCNews.com and Facebook, who can question the guests and the audience’s opinions.
However, if ABC News is going to prevent Breitbart from appearing on air, they also should not tarnish their name by allowing Dana Loesch to appear. Loesch has many things in common with Breitbart. One is that she repeatedly spreads false information that is never corrected even after the facts are as plain as day. But just as important is her record of using misinformation to try to destroy people's personal lives and careers for the sake of advancing her political agenda and promoting her career.
If ABC News wants to retain any credibility as a media outlet, they should not allow Dana Loesch to be on their election night broadcast as an "analyst."I agree with Shriver on this. Why the hell would ABC put on these 2 pea-brained assholes.
Loesch and Breitfart are still lying about the Joe Miller/KTVA incident:
Unsurprisingly, given Loesch and Andrew Breitbart's history, the story they are pushing appears to be false. Greg Sargent of the Washington Post posted a response from the general manager of KTVA, the media outlet accused of trying to "sabotage" Miller:
Audio KTVA -
Breitbart lashes out at Media Matters, ABC News during radio interview
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From the November 1 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:
@andrewbreitbart: You and @DLoesch are parasites to America. @EricBoehlert is correct in calling you out, you 2-timing bastard. via web from Pontoon Beach, IL
@DLoesch: a wave of Red isn't going to happen tomorrow night. You are a puppy killer, Ms. Dana! #MOSen #DLRS #KFTKCAM #MOPropB
Note to Dana Loesch: I'm going to be cheering if the Democrats keep both the Senate and the House. #DLRS #KFTKCAM
@Dloesch: the Left is NOT behaving like racists like you and people like your side. #DLRS #KFTKCAM
Note to Dana Loesch: Liberals are NOT "Fascists." Loesch loses -150,000,000,000 CPs + gets coal for XMas. #DLRS #KFTKCAM #DanaLoesch
@Dloesch is a corrupt lying bastard who has no business on ABC. Go back to FNC where you belong! #ABC #KFTKCAM #DLRS
Dana's starting off election eve with lies as always. She's making this stuff up about the KTVA controversy. #KFTKCAM #DLRS