ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider is outraged; outraged, mind you. After ABC editorial producer Nadine Shubailat sent "tweets" to people in Newtown, Connecticut believed to have ties to families with children at the Sandy Hook elementary school, her email and social media accounts were deluged with porn, spam, and other offensive posts - so much so that ABC had to shut down all accounts associated with her.
Not only is Jeffy angry, he lays the blame for these "vicious attacks" at the doorstep of...
the media. Specifically, he blames readers of the Daily Caller.
Despite broad coverage from Gawker, Salon.com, the video news service Newsy, an article on the social-media website giant Reddit that attracted more than 1,300 comments, and tweets from all over the world, Schneider claimed Monday in a voicemail message that he was certain it was readers of The Daily Caller who harassed his broadcast producer.
“We had to change her email and she had to change her Facebook page because of the unbelievably vile and horrible threats she received after you posted your story,” he said. “Your readers jammed her with porn sites, death threats against her son and other things. So that’s why that happened.”
It's easy enough to see why he'd be so upset; it has to suck to be on the receiving end of the sort of thing they've been dishing out for days. Meanwhile, in their haste to be first onto the bleeding edge, credit NPR for acknowledging how badly the MSM screws up; unlike their counterparts at ABC, they're not blaming anybody else:
Nearly everyone reported so many things wrong in the first 24 hours after the Sandy Hook shootings that it's hard to single out any one news organization or reporter for criticism.
Among the news outlets that wrongly reported major parts of the journalistic building blocks of "who, what, where, when, why and how," were CBS, The Associated Press,The New York Times and NPR — a veritable honor roll of the mainstream media.
It's unclear why the MSM is so eager to peddle misinformation, so long as they're first; do vultures really command a premium in advertising dollars?
In any case, color the residents of Newtown unimpressed; in fact, they've had just about enough of MSM vultures crapping all over their porches, lawns, and streets.
"No Media" signs are cropping up around the place, and the aggressive MSM are starting to tick residents off:
"They're in mourning. Someone actually pounded on a friend's door and, literally, they were shouting, 'Someone in this town has to start talking to us, this is our story.'
"Reporters are stalking us," one of the men said. "It's like, [expletive] you. Go away. Leave us the [expletive] alone."
It's a testament to the fortitude of the residents that none of them have started shooting. The temptation must be great.