Uh Oh: CBS reporter from KTVA, Nick McDermott and other local media, leave Joe Miller voice mail about how they are plotting to smear him

By Sam Foster

This, of course, will probably get ignored by the mainstream media. However, the evidence is shocking.

Joe Miller sent out a press release early this morning with proof of the local press plotting stories against him.

Anchorage, Alaska. October 30, 2010 -- In an apparent accidental voice mail message left on the cell phone of Joe Miller's spokesperson, Randy DeSoto, what is believed to be the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discuss creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller. The voice mail message was later authenticated by Mr. McDermott, who sent a text to DeSoto stating “Damn iPhone . . . I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.”

In the first discussion, the KTVA reporters discuss getting a list of Miller campaign supporters in order to 'find' a “child molester.” “You have to find that one person,” says the male reporter, to laughter in the news room. The reporters at KTVA then discuss creating a “Rand Paul” incident at the then upcoming Miller Rally (held on October 28, 2010) and hoping for violence so that they can “send out a tweet” and “Facebook” that “Miller got punched” at the rally.

Here is the audio below:

Here is the transcript below.

FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you're the expert, but that’s what I would
do...I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know
FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters...
MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah... can you repeat Joe Miller’s...uh... list of people, campaign
workers, which one's the molester?
FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of
them will be a registered sex offender.
MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person...
FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is ....we won’t know....we won’t know but
if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what
the... ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that.
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.

The discussion about creating a sensational Rand Paul stomping story says something of both the Rand Paul coverage and the supposed "objective" reporting of Tea Party candidates.

Nothing unbelievably shocking accept that it was caught on tape. Proving what has been evident in the coverage of Tea Party candidates this year, that the media has already written the news before the events have happened.

Exit question: Will KTVA report on their own smear campaign?

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