Ethics Corrupter Weekend, Part II. Unethical And Corrupting Quote Of The Week: PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff

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“But, for the audience, why does it matter? Why did that — why does it matter whether she was saying one thing?”

PBS anchor Judy Woodruff, in a discussion of the Benghazi hearings and the revelation in her e-mails that Hillary Clinton immediately discounted the YouTube video explanation that she later embraced without equivocation in public statements and interviews, as well as in discussions with the victims’ families.

Has there ever been a more self-evident unethical quote from a U.S. broadcast journalist?

What does it matter if the Secretary of State lied to the public?

What does it matter if the liar is a candidate for President?

What does it matter if our leaders “say one thing” to confidants—in Clinton’s case, her daughter, and another to everyone else?

What does it matter if the Obama administration falsely and intentionally  blamed four deaths on a YouTube video, rather than the fact that Obama’s claims of eviscerating al Qaeda were campaign hype?

What does it matter???

Sure, Judy, and what does it matter if the mainstream news media doesn’t care if our leaders are trustworthy and honest, and regard outright lying by them as trivial?

I’m not going to waste any more time explaining what’s unethical about this statement. Any adults who can’t figure it out on their own are lost causes, and to explain it to normal people insults their intelligence.

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Pointer: Newsbusters

6 thoughts on “Ethics Corrupter Weekend, Part II. Unethical And Corrupting Quote Of The Week: PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff

  1. I suspect “What difference does it make?” appears right before the line about how many taxpayer dollars have been spent on the talking points memo distributed by the Clintons to the media. Judy was just reading a line. Look for “whatdifferencedoesitmake.org” soon.

  2. Actually, this line sounds like an almost direct quote: “At this point, what difference does it make?” We do remember that one, don’t we?

  3. The answer, of course, to Woodruff’s question “Why does it matter if she was saying one thing?” is that the one thing she was saying, at least for public consumption, was an outright and knowingly-told lie.

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