ABC Smears Former Mozilla CEO...with Westboro Baptist Footage
Pretty much no one outside the walls of Westboro Baptist Church harbors anything but contempt for them. They're hateful. They're fringe.
Oh, and by the way, their late pastor was a Democrat. Media never mention that, for some reason.
The Westboro bozos have nothing at all to do with Brendan Eich.
But that didn't stop ABC "News" from marrying up footage of Westboro with Eich in its story about his ouster from Mozilla.
Newsbusters noticed the Westboro smear:
According to Good Morning America's Linzie Janis, a CEO who made a donation in opposition to gay marriage is the same as the hateful members of Westboro Baptist. On Friday, Janis reported on Brendan Eich, the former head of the tech company Mozilla. Eich was ousted after liberal groups found out that in 2008 he made a $1000 donation to support Proposition 8 in California.
As Janis spoke about the six-year-old donation, video footage of Westboro Baptist protesters with "God hates fags" and "soldiers die 4 fag marriage" signs appeared on-screen.
None of this is accidental. Here's how this works behind the scenes in a big news shop like ABC. ABC's producers had log into a database of all the video they have in their library, to locate each clip they used to build that piece. They found the materials needed to build a smear, and they deliberately built one. Every act along the way -- keyword searching, finding the clips, laying them into an edit timeline, putting the package on the air -- was deliberate. It got through every editorial layer.
Or they're just lazy, overpaid hacks and grabbed the first clips they could find.
I'll go with the deliberate smear. This is the same network that doctored footage of George Zimmerman to make it appear that he had no wounds after his confrontation with Trayvon Martin. They're not above propagating a lie in the service of the leftwing fascists' goals.