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ABC, NY Times reporters go full-on vulture tweeting friends, family of Connecticut massacre targets

Posted By admin On December 15, 2012 @ 4:27 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

David Martosko
Daily Caller [1]
Dec 15, 2012

An ABC News editorial producer earned the online equivalent of a hard slap to the face Friday, after she used Twitter to approach two people for interviews who were painfully close to the morning massacre of a Connecticut elementary school.

Nadine Shubailat tweeted interview requests to a man who said his “good friend” had a child in kindergarten at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and to a woman whose cousin was a first-grade teacher killed in the Friday morning gun rampage.

In the second case, Shubailat was not the only reporter to go after a victim’s relative. A second ABC producer, a New York Times reporter and a Los Angeles-based producer of a YouTube-only news program also approached the grieving woman for interviews just hours after her 22-year-old relative [2] was shot to death.

Shubailat’s LinkedIn profile [3] boasts that she books interview subjects for Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Barbara Walters, Robin Roberts, Jake Tapper, Bob Woodruff and other ABC journalists. It also says she was previously a senior producer for “Larry King Live,” and the press secretary to Queen Noor of Jordan.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/15/abc-ny-times-reporters-go-full-on-vulture-tweeting-friends-family-of-connecticut-massacre-targets/

[2] 22-year-old relative: https://twitter.com/kpjatak56/status/279688879471198210

[3] LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nadineshubailat

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