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              Families embrace while surrounded by children wearing Newtown school shirts outside the funeral for six-year-old shooting victim Jack Pinto in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. A gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town on Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
              Families embrace while surrounded by children wearing Newtown school shirts outside the funeral for six-year-old shooting victim Jack Pinto in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. A gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town on Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children before killing himself. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)   

ABC News producer inundated with porn spam after tweeting interview requests to relatives of shooting victims

Schneider also accused TheDC of reporting falsely that the network had fired Shubailat over the resulting controversy. ”I certainly hope you’ll either be taking down or amending your story about Nadine being fired,” he said in one voicemail message, “which is self-evidently just a lie. … Nadine very much works here.”

TheDC never reported that the ABC producer’s employment at the network was over. Monday morning’s article carried a subheadline reflecting that she was “still on ABC payroll, but not on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+.”

The article’s first paragraph read, in part, “ABC denies Nadine Shubailat has been fired for soliciting interviews online from panicked people.”

During a news conference Monday, Lt. Vance implored reporters and other news bureau staffers to leave affected families alone as they grieved.

“We’ve been asked by the family members to ask the members of the press to respect their privacy and to please leave them alone at this time,” Vance said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m pleading with you, as you know this is an extremely heartbreaking, difficult thing for these folks to endure. Please abide by their request.”

“Literally, the word is ‘plea,’” he added, according to Canada’s CTV television network. “Many of the families have asked to please afford them their privacy as they go through this terrible, terrible tragedy.”

Despite hosting a website home page that includes extensive coverage of the Sandy Hook School shooting, ABC News has not reported on those remarks from Vance’s Monday press scrum.

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