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November 01, 2010

Alaska KTVA a CBS Affiliate : We Stand By Our “Corrupt Bastards”

Alaska KTVA Defends Their "Corrupt Bastards" Who Conspired Against Joe Miller

Alaska CBS affiliate KTVA defended their “corrupt bastards” on staff who conspired against Republican Joe Miller. The reporters were caught on tape planning to report scandalous stories against Joe Miller. The audio of their conversation displayed the shocking level of bias and corruption in this Alaska media outlet.


Reporters from a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly left a voicemail by mistake at the campaign of the state's Republican nominee for Senate, Joe Miller, in which the journalists can be heard plotting to "find" a "child molester" among the politician's supporters.

The reporters are also overheard hoping for violence against Miller so they can "send out a tweet" and Facebook alert that "Miller got punched" at a rally he held four days ago.

The apparent accidental voicemail message was left on the cell phone of Miller's spokesperson, Randy DeSoto.

In the recording, the assignment editor for the CBS Anchorage affiliate, KTVA, Nick McDermott, along with other reporters, can be heard openly discussing concocting the two stories about Miller.

DeSoto says the voicemail message was later authenticated by McDermott himself, who sent a text to the Miller spokesman stating, "D--- iPhone … I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry."

"Frankly, when I first heard this I was shocked," said DeSoto. "Though a bit garbled at times, there are disturbing comments in this conservation that never should have occurred."

According to the Miller campaign, another voice in the message was that of KTVA's news director.



Megyn Kelly's continued show on this and added information:

A press release issued Saturday October 30, 2010, by the Joe Miller campaign claims that KTVA personnel, “openly discuss creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.” KTVA General Manager Jerry Bever says, “It’s unfortunate that this recording has happened. It’s unfortunate because it does not accurately reflect the journalistic standards of our newsroom and the garbled context will no doubt leave more questions than answers. The Miller campaign’s analysis of the recording is incorrect in many material ways ranging from personnel involved in the conversation, the interpretation of conversation snippets and the reported transcript of the perceived garbled conversation.”

“While the recording is real, the allegations are untrue,” said Bever. “The recording was the result of a cell phone not being hung up after a call was placed to Randy DeSoto, Joe Miller campaign spokesperson, Thursday afternoon to discuss Joe Miller’s appearance on that evening’s newscast. That phone call was placed near the end of a coverage planning meeting in our newsroom regarding that evening’s Miller rally in downtown Anchorage. The group of KTVA news personnel was reviewing potential “what-if” scenarios, discussing the likelihood of events at the rally and how KTVA might logistically disseminate any breaking news.”

Bever continues, “The perception that this garbled, out of context recording may leave is unfortunate, but to allege that our staff was discussing or planning to create or fabricate stories regarding candidate Miller is absurd. The complete conversation was about what others might be able to do to cause disruption within the Miller campaign, not what KTVA could do.”

While Bever would not discuss any personnel issues linked with the recording, Bever says “Have we had internal discussions about the level of professionalism we need to bring to our conversations, internally and externally? Of course we have, this is a lesson to learn from.”


Big Government has the transcript:


Wild Thing's comment........

Rush taught us this in the early 1990′s. the media gets a template then goes out to make it true. Clearly the reporters were conspiring to set up some type of smear of Joe Miller.

I think Sarah Palin described it correctly.

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Posted by Wild Thing at November 1, 2010 04:50 AM


I would be willing to bet, the democrats are NOT involved in this. This Lisa Murkowski doing. She has this thing she deserves, has earned her senate seat. Her uncle a Federal Judge ordered Miller to release his peronnal records. This the Elite Republicans against the Tea Party, colors of things to come.

Posted by: Mark at November 1, 2010 08:16 AM

You got that right, Mark. It is the elite RINOs attempting to maintain the position of dominance in the party.

Even the RNC and NRCC are still in the RINO camp. This is why I for one have stopped sending contributions to either organization.

They just cannot figure out that the Conservative movement, led by Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and others has the ear of the Republicn voter.

Once they do figure this out and put their influence and muscle behind candidates like Miller and O'Donnell, the future of the Republican Party will become a heck of a lot brighter.

They are missing a heck of an opportunity here. Let's hope they wake up before 2012.

Posted by: Sean at November 1, 2010 10:43 AM

I am afraid that Mark and Sean are right. The Rinos fear and loathe the T.E.A. party and would rather see the progressives win so the "insurgents" can be stamped out and Rinos led by Rove, Lindsay Lohan Graham , Delay et al can resume biz as usual. As someone wrote, if the Democrats tried to pass a bill to burn down the Capital today, the "moderates" would offer to compromise by burning half of the capital down this Thursday. They live to compromise as long as we continue to re-elect them. Yes, the RNC "old guard" Thurston Howell Republicans are backing Murkowski and I believe that they are working with Beachboy Charlie Crist in Florida as well. It matters the least that if elected, these two will probably caucus with the Democrats. They wish to "purge" the conservatives but in the end this will be the death of the GOP.

Posted by: Willy at November 1, 2010 01:05 PM

Mark and Sean I too agree with what you both have said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 1, 2010 11:45 PM