Another one of those phone exposés where the party on one end thinks they have terminated a phone call, but fails to break the connection. In this case, CBS KTVA in Anchorage is recorded trying to link Joe Miller, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate to a sex offender(s) who might be in Miller's political rally audience tonight. Sarah Palin, discussing the revelation on Fox News Sunday today said, without a pause, Alaska reporters are "corrupt bastards." See the Palin video below.
The recording was left on Miller's campaign spokesman's voicemail...accidentally:
A reporter can be heard saying, "We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender."
MALE REPORTER: OH Yeah...Can you repeat Joe Miller's...uh...list of people, campaign workers, which one's the molester? [inaudible]
FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender. [laughter]
MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person... [inaudible]
FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is ....we won't know....we won't know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the... 'Hey Joe Miller punched at rally."
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that. [laughter]
FEMALE REPORTER: That's a good one.After the Fox News report hit, KTVA General Manager issued a statement saying:
"While the recording is real, the allegations are untrue.
"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."Well...gosh, CBS was so concerned about Miller, the Republican, they were concerned about what "others might be able to do." Most benevolent, don't you think. It is always someone else's fault.
Watch Carl Cameron's face as he expresses how "extraordinary" it is, that the press might target people attending political rallies. I'm thinking Cameron agrees that, at least, these reporters are, indeed, corrupt bastards."