ABC News Bans flag and Patriotic lapel Pins’ Even Barbara Walter Complains

Yes, the mainstream media, in this case ABC “News” cannot do enough, quickly enough to destroy whatever independence, sovereignty and freedom we still have left. Now American Flag lapel pins are banned.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there was a report that ABC News asked its on-air reporters not to wear American flag pins or red, what and blue ribbons. Some pointed out at that time that ABC seemed to have been singled out a, for  what some said had previously been a standing policy by some news networks of no flag pins or patriotic displays.  However that is questionable too, for Brit Hume has worn flag pins on air at CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX. 

ABC seemed to loosen it’s policy for awhile as the wave of patriotism swept the nation after 9/11 but last week they reinstated their policy which is in line with the White House, to ban American Flag Lapel Pins for journalists.  The tenth anniversary of 9/11 seems an odd time to reinstate this policy?!?  (Obama wears one now again when he feels looking patriotic is to his advantage.  You’ll see it a lot more as candidate Obama is out on the campaign trail.)

‘ABC News Joins Obama – Bans American Flag Lapel Pins’ was the headline – Barbara Walters said that this was going to hurt ABC bad, as it should. As you know she works for ABC.

Associated Press writer David Bauder quoted Barbara Walters as saying that ABC discouraged its reporters from wearing the flag because “…it may confuse the audience.”   She was also quoted as saying that there was concern whether someone who decided not to wear a flag in the midst of all the others might be viewed as less patriotic.

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS!

YESTERDAY THE BRASS AT ABC NEWS ISSUED ORDERS FORBIDDING REPORTERS TO WEAR LAPEL PIN AMERICAN FLAGS OR OTHER PATRIOTIC INSIGNIA. THEIR REASONING WAS THAT ABC SHOULD REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT ‘CAUSES’.

SINCE WHEN IS SUPPORT FOR PREVENTING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION SOME SORT OF A ‘CAUSE’? SINCE WHEN IS PATRIOTISM TO BE DISCOURAGED?  EVER? WE ARE AMERICANS.

IN REALITY THIS IS NOT A MOVE BY ABC TO REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT ‘CAUSES’, BUT RATHER ANOTHER MOVE BY ABC TO MARCH IN LOCK STEP WITH THE LEFTIST ANTI-PATRIOTIC OBAMA WHITE HOUSE AND ANOTHER WIN FOR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, THE REVENGE OR MARXISM

I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT ABC AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES. WE ARE SLOWLY, NO, RAPIDLY LOSING EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR AND EVERYTHING OUR MEN AND WOMEN FOUGHT AND DIED TO PRESERVE!

THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED THROUGH: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/abcflag.htm as well as at AskAbout.com/Urban Legends (Snopes has not been updated since 2008 on this subject… but they are becoming less and less reliable and leaning more and more to the left anyway.)

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I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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24 Responses to ABC News Bans flag and Patriotic lapel Pins’ Even Barbara Walter Complains

  1. SNAKEDOCTOR says:

    I DON’T WATCH ABC AND DON’T EVER PLAN TO. THIS MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL. BOYCOTT THIS ANTI-AMERICAN COMPANY. FLOOD THEM WITH FAXES AND EMAILS TELLING THEM WHAT YOU THINK. I’M IN ALL CPAS FOR A REASON. I’M UPSET! WHAT SAY YOU AMERICAN PATRIOTS?

    • chris mathison says:

      WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
      THIS WAS REPORTED BACK IN 2001!!
      A LITTLE LATE FOR A BOYCOTT, DON’T YOU THINK?

      • Ask Marion says:

        You are right that this originally happened in 2001, but after public outcry they backed off their total ban for awhile and are now re-instating it… so it is both a new and an old attempt. So boycotting them and speaking up is once again needed.

      • John and the rest of the White and Blue collar voters says:

        Come on Ladies of the VIEW… WEAR THE FLAG PIN… STAND FOR SOMETHING… you want us to ENJOY the VIEW… then give it to us!!!
        COME ON Reporters in the field.. WEAR a FLAG PIN… when you are reporting Live..
        no one can stop you. AND do you think abc or its affiliates will actually send your pink sllip to afganistan or whatever pit you are putting your life on the line to give the news???

    • John and the rest of the White and Blue collar voters says:

      It will take a Barbara Walters to WEAR A FLAG PIN…ALL of the Big Mouth Women of the VIEW should SHOW thier patriotism and WEAR the darn flag pins… will ABC fire all of them??? think NOT… Come on Ladies… WEAR THE FLAG PIN… STAND FOR SOMETHING… you want us to ENJOY the VIEW… then give it to us!!! Don’t you think another network would put together a similar show for you all to SHOW the View …

  2. John Sutphen says:

    Most outrageous! Has ABC brass made this a “condition of employment” If not, why not? Seems it is dictatorial. If so, I only can send my best wishes for a speedy failure of your network. May you bleed from every corporate entity, and when you dry up may you blow off this planet into a black hole of death an misery. GOD BLESS AMERICA and to all those who proudly wear the “Flag Lapel Pins” of this great, great nation. GO TO HELL AS WELL, ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. chris mathison says:

    Where is your link proving this is a new, flag waving anti-partiotic ban attempt by ABC?
    And why no anger directed at Disney, who OWNS ABC?
    Too difficult to convince the general public that Disney’s anti-American ?

    • John and the rest of the White and Blue collar voters says:

      People just don’t know how to connect the dots. Disney has products made in China.. go figure… The more the public is educated on these matters perhaps the more they will learn. If ABC and its affiliates are not allowed to Display a patriotic pin… perhaps we should boycott their News teams at all local levels and KEEP them OUT of breaking news stories and commenting on the war.. etc. What if a serviceman/women refused to wear the uniform… they would be jailed. It would be interesting to see if anyone in the audience of an ABC event or a Political Fundraiser is wearing a flag pin….We have lost our identity.
      NO flag pins, no Prayer, no singing the anthem… what is happening to us… we used to stand proud… what about the people of 9-11.. This makes me want to change my wardrobe to all red white and blue. It will take a Barbara Walters to WEAR A FLAG PIN…
      Maybe all of the Big Mouth Women of the VIEW should SHOW thier patriotism and WEAR the darn flag pins… will ABC fire all of them??? think NOT… Come on Ladies… WEAR THE FLAG PIN… STAND FOR SOMETHING… you want us to ENJOY the VIEW… then give it to us!!!

  4. John and the rest of the White and Blue collar voters says:

    This is horrific.. isn’t ABC on in the USA… I will and my coworkers and friends are NOW totally
    boycotting abc and ALL sponsors / advertisers. I hope we can make a difference. There are plenty of patriotic stations to choose from. I can’t believe that sponsors are not pulling out.. guess they are also sponsoring obama. WHY are people not realizing that OBAMA wears the flag lapel pin on some appearances … especially the campaign trail… what a phoney!!! wonder if he has a prayer mat.

  5. I dont accept to watch such a HIGTH CLASS Charle Ross sitting next to a woman who dreses ready to go to a party or a nigt club ,full her red hair, long earings, slevess dress sharing that segment only because her friend Miss O Winffrie with all her millions put her there.. It’s disgusting….Please tell that woman to dress accordingly since there is not particular intelectual atter that make her worthy of that position…. I prefer to watch NBC… Erica is a professional and perfectly OK to share with Mr Rose….Mary Hernando….

  6. Larry says:

    This is total nonsence.Have none of you rightwingers ever watched ABC news and there ongoing Buy American series? By the way I am a baby boomer, dissabled Vietnam Vet and yes a Democrat, Capitolist, and Patrotoc American that loves this country and sick and tired of being called unpatrotic,socialiast, commie and worse just because I don’t agree with the right on some political issues. This country was founded on respesting the difference of opions without any one side being allowed to trample on the rights of another. Would I like ABC personnel to have the choice to wear an American Flag Pin or not Hell Yes but ABC is a business and has the right to set a dress code.

    • Ask Marion says:

      Somehow you are mad at the wrong people, Larry! The point of this article was that in a free country, people should be allowed to wear a lapel pin of the flag of their country, and that ‘liberal’ Barbara Walters was upset about it.

  7. Stan King says:

    Since when is wearing a pin bearing the flag of one’s country supporting a cause? Or for that matter a military Veteran wearing the pin of the branch of service he or she served in a cause? I wear pins that say my grandson is in the Air Force and one that says my Grandson is a Marine. I do this out of pride not to support a cause. I do supprt the cause of not warching ABC until they change a stupidly motivated policy. I just finished programming my remote to exclude ABC.

  8. Donna Weitz says:

    For all those opposed to outward support for our precious country, I say, “Go Find Another Country To Live In”.

    • K. C. says:

      I agree with Donna. Let these people go to another country, if ABC don’t want the reporters to wear patriotic lapel pins shame on them. This country was founded on freedom of expression, Obama and these people need to leave, they are trying to take peoples right to wear or say what they believe in. I imagine if it was for a Muslim cause it would be highly supported by Obama and ABC. Their is nothing wrong with supporting our troops and being proud of them. Again, shame on Obama and ABC.

  9. Lew Gordon says:

    Hey ABC; I’m done with you. Take your one-world, United Nations philosophy and shove it. I’ll take my “guns, my Bible and my lapel pin” and continue to exemplify patriotism for this great country of ours.

  10. Lois T. Smith says:

    Barbara’s right as far as I’m concerned…I don’t watch much on ABC, now the View will no longer run in my home.

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  14. R. Meyer says:

    Nothing worth my time on ABC or their Parent Co. Disney. ABC go to another country!

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