January 31, 2012, - 1:12 pm
Even though it’s old news that most of the major news media outlets are biased towards liberals and that they lie and distort, I was a fan of ABC News reporter Dan Harris’ reports because he seemed balanced and many of his stories are non-political and interesting. But that stopped last night when I watched his report about a major news story here in Detroit. His coverage of the murder of a wife and mother in a Detroit suburb showed me that he will blatantly lie to make something more dramatic and shamelessly skew a story to fit his false liberal narrative, regardless of facts that point elsewhere.
Last week, a woman named Jane Bashara was found strangled to death with broken fingernails in her Mercedes SUV in an abandoned alley of a bad Detroit neighborhood (yeah, I know “bad Detroit neighborhood” is a redundant phrase–they’re all bad). Her husband, Bob Bashara, from a prominent Christian Arab family (many people of Lebanese Christian heritage live in the Pointes suburbs of Detroit), is the suspect, and it’s now turned out he lied to police, had a girlfriend on the side, and failed the polygraph exam he voluntarily took. But that’s not the issue. The issue is that Dan Harris’ report keeps talking about Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shows palatial mansions, and talks about how auto magnates of old built their homes there. That’s misleading. The Basharas live NOT in extremely wealthy Grosse Pointe but in neighboring, average Grosse Pointe Park, which does not have any of the mansions he showed, and is simply a middle class suburb with fairly modest homes and some hipster-wannabes. Any decent reporter would not deliberately confuse the two to sensationalize the story and make it seem to be a murder among the rich and famous. But Dan Harris is clearly not a decent reporter. He’s a liar. And he and his ABC News fabricators called the story “Murder in Grosse Pointe.” Again, the murder was in Grosse Pointe Park. It’s like me calling a murder in South Central L.A., “Murder in Beverly Hills 90210.” The video is below.
And Harris did all of this to make his liberal eat-the-rich/occupy Wall Street narrative stick, when that simply doesn’t fit here. Listen to the beginning of the story as the Nightline anchor introduces it by saying there is a debate as to who committed the murder, outsiders (meaning “the evil rich White people are accusing poor Black people from Detroit of the murder,” as ABC wants to frame this) or insiders (meaning “the evil rich White people”). But there are no “rich White people” in the story. It’s a middle class to upper-middle class neighborhood. And there’s no debate here in Detroit regarding who did it, nor has there ever been. In fact, Mr. Bashara, the hubby, was publicly under suspicion from day one. The only debate was, “Do you think he did it?” And now everyone thinks he did. Nobody ever said, “Blame the Black people!”
But why should Dan Harris let the facts get in the way of the race-baiting class warfare story he wants to tell instead of the story that is, which is nothing of the kind? And if you think that this is the first time Dan Harris made up facts to tell a story he wanted to tell–instead of the story that actually was–think again. He’s been a reporter since at least 1995, and people are creatures of habit. He didn’t just start making stuff up 17 years later. He’s apparently been fabricating and lying for those 17 years and–before that–in his previous jobs as a “reporter.”
The next time you see a report from Dan Harris–or anyone else at ABC News–ask yourself what the real story is. Because you ain’t gettin’ it from them.
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