The connection? George Stephanopoulos.
Another conflict of interest? George Stephanopoulos’ This Week With George Stephanopoulos , on ABC’s executive producer is……..wait for it…….Ian Cameron.
WHO is Ian Cameron MARRIED TO? Susan Rice; Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Admits Daily Calls with Rahm Emanuel
We’ve all heard the tiresome refrain innumerable times.
Namely, the liberal mantra that Fox News is somehow biased, unfair or a mere arm of the alleged “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.” Never mind, of course, the equally innumerable independent studies and viewer demographic surveys demonstrating that Fox actually possesses a more evenly-balanced audience and greater objectivity than its competitors.
Despite that objective data, the Kool Aid-guzzling liberal crowd repeats this Earth-is-flat assertion.
Now, along comes the disturbing news that ABC News’s Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos has been engaging in daily conference calls with new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is known as one of the most shrill and unrepentant partisans in Washington.
This news comes on the heels of Stephanopoulos’s wife’s admission last month that he dialed her on his cell phone during Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities to weep in celebration.
Media bias, anyone?
As reported by Politico reporter John F. Harris, four-party telephone calls occur every morning beginning at 6:00 a.m. between Stephanopoulos, Emanuel, former Clinton Administration hack James Carville, pollster Stan Greenberg and Paul Begala, who is perhaps the most shrill left-wing apologist in Beltway circles. The conferences, however, don’t end there. They continue during the day, discussing “what’s happening, what the implications are of what’s happening and what’s going on,” according to Emanuel.
These calls, according to the report, center not just on objective news-gathering by Stephanopoulos, but rather “policy, usually some program Democrats can use to score points in the daily partisan brawl with Republicans.”
Perhaps this news will jolt even the hysterical Fox-haters into sobriety. But for now, the real question is why Stephanopoulos remains gainfully employed as a supposedly “objective journalist” at ABC and host of its Sunday program “This Week.”
Far from expressing embarrassment at the revelation, Emanuel calls this his “17-year conference call,” which he can “tap into anytime you want.”
And lest one dismiss these conversations as mere banter between old friends, Harris notes their critical value to Emanuel by adding that, “according to Begala, the expectation of a daily call is so great that Emanuel will sometimes call him and shout impatiently, ‘I can’t talk right now!’ and then hang up.” And Carville, who presumably has sufficient other sources of political analysis and news available to him, says that “he has come to rely on the calls as his daily fixture,” according to the report.
The report proceeds to describe Stephanopoulos’s role as that of “analyst and skeptic” for the others. According to Begala, “George is really a big-systems thinker. As a journalist, he is half of a political scientist, and because he’s not in the partisan battles anymore, he sees things differently.”
Begala adds that Stephanopoulos is often the source of ideas for Emanuel, as he sometimes wonders, “was this George’s observation that Rahm tweaked?”
My own end note here:
So George Stephanopoulos is connected to Rahm Emanuel in the White House, his executive producer of his “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” is married to Susan Rice, Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
Conference calls, daily at 6 AM between Stephanopoulos, Begala,Emanuel,Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg to discuss the shrill of the day.
Can any American NOT SEE the “nose diving” that ABC is doing?
First NBC’s special “Inside the White House” with Brian Williams bowing to Obama.
MSNBC’s “tingle up the leg” when Obama speaks reporters. Zbig’s daughter is an anchor there.
CNN’s OBVIOUS bias for Obama.
Now the ABC crew having palpitations (I will be nice with this choice of word) at the prospect of broadcasting FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BLUE ROOM.
Who is next?