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Not As Bad As His Boss

You can’t help but feel sorry for this guy:

A top producer at ABC NEWS declared “Bush makes me sick” in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
John Green, currently executive producer of the weekend edition of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, unloaded on the president in an ABC company email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.
“If he uses the ‘mixed messages’ line one more time, I’m going to puke,” Green complained.
The blunt comments by Green, along with other emails obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT, further reveal the inner workings of the nation’s news outlets.
A friend of Green’s at ABC says Green is mortified by the email. “John feels so badly about this email. He is a straight shooter and great producer who is always fair. That said, he deeply regrets the sentiment expressed in the email and the embarrassment it causes ABC News.”

I can see how this must make a lot of conservatives furious, and at the very least it is extremely unprofessional to use work e-mail to express such, uh, sentiments. But then again, very few of us march lockstep with everything the president says. As much as we may agree with his policies, he is a politician, and political rhetoric is nothing if not nauseating.
This looks bad, but it’s nowhere near as damning as the memo in which ABC political director Mark Halperin directed his employees to be tougher on Bush than Kerry. That’s rock-solid proof of bias. This may indicate bias, but more likely it’s just proof that the guy’s human.


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