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  • ABC's Nightline Blasts 'Controversial' Nominee Before He’s Even Announced!

    07/09/2018 9:48:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org/ ^ | 7/9/18 | Scott Whitlock
    The new Supreme Court pick is very “controversial,” whoever he or she turned out to be. That was the consensus of ABC’s Nightline. About 90 minutes before Donald Trump announced the name of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Nightline’s Twitter page blasted: Again, they didn’t have a name (or any news outlet for that matter), but this mysterious person was “controversial.” Later in the evening, the Nightline account weeted out a “correction” to explain what the network journalists meant to say: As the MRC’s Rich Noyes noted on Monday, networks routinely label “conservative” judges and skimp on “liberal” labels for Democratic nominees.
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Mara Siegler
    <p>ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned.</p> <p>ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”</p>
  • Star correspondent out following suspension for bogus Gen. Flynn report

    07/02/2018 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Brian Flood
    Beleaguered chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross is leaving ABC News seven months after he botched an “exclusive” report on Donald Trump and Russia that sent the stock market tumbling .News President James Goldston announced to staffers on Monday that Ross, and his longtime producer Rhonda Schwartz, have “decided to leave the company” in a memo that was obtained by Fox News. "In their long careers here, Brian, Rhonda and their team have been recognized with nearly every prestigious award in our business – an impressive tally of four George Polk awards, four Peabody awards, four duPonts, five Murrows, 17 News...
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 11:33:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 72 replies
    Page 6 ^ | 2 JUN 18 | By Mara Siegler
    ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned. ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”
  • Roseanne Barr tearfully breaks down in interview: 'I lost everything'

    06/25/2018 3:08:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    Roseanne Barr said she "horribly" regrets sending tweets that many called racist, in an emotional interview released over the weekend. The actress talked to her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach last month for his podcast after she was fired and her popular ABC series was canceled. The inside story of how ABC fired Roseanne Barr [snip] The rebooted "Roseanne" was pulled May 29 after a series of bizarre tweets Barr sent. In one, she wrote about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." Barr appeared to be sobbing as she told Boteach...
  • Disney/ABC Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL

    06/03/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this week’s prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling. ABC/Disney I never watch television. Its news is a waste of time, with well-groomed, overpaid readers and hokey camera coverage that takes an hour to cover what 10 minutes of a well-written article can better convey. Take the news coverage itself: The EU is falling apart, the talks with North Korea are on and it looks like war will be averted and another country denuclearized, and the Mueller investigation seems more ridiculous than...
  • ABC's" Roseanne' Spinoff Officially a Go — Without Roseanne Barr

    06/21/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 21, 2018
    After canceling the comedy following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, the Disney-owned network has found a way to move forward with the original cast, creators and likely crew as 'The Conners.' Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC is officially moving forward with a spinoff of TV's current No. 1 series — without controversial star Roseanne Barr. Following aggressive talks with exec producer Tom Werner, the Disney-owned broadcaster has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Roseanne spinoff The Conners (working title). The new take, which will also be a multicamera comedy and premiere in the fall, will...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Picked Up By ABC With No Roseanne Barr Involvement

    06/21/2018 6:19:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 21, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    It’s official: ABC has given a 10-episode series order to The Conners (working title), a spinoff of Roseanne, for fall 2018. The spinoff will take over the Tuesday 8 PM slot on the ABC schedule that was vacated when Roseanne was suddenly canceled following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. (Roseanne‘s order had been for 13 episodes.) Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series after reaching a settlement with series producer Tom Werner. The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne revival cast, John Goodman (“Dan”), Laurie Metcalf (“Jackie”), Sara...
  • ABC News reeling after anti-Trump 'practice' headline; was hostile staffer to blame?

    06/21/2018 11:20:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/21/18 | Flood
    Beleaguered ABC News was reeling Thursday morning after having to correct its latest anti-Trump error -- an on-screen caption Wednesday afternoon that falsely stated that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief, pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter. ABC quickly apologized for the error – saying there “is no excuse” -- and an ABC spokesperson said the network is still “investigating” what went wrong. But ABC News sources tell Fox News that the false report was a “practice chyron” that had likely been maliciously written by a hostile ABC News employee (a chyron is a TV news term for words...
  • ABC News Apologizes After Banner Falsely Claims Paul Manafort Killed Five People

    06/20/2018 11:16:35 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 20 June 2018 | Alex Griswold
    ABC News issued an apology Wednesday after a banner during a live report claimed that former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort had admitted to killing five people. The network covered President Donald Trump's afternoon meeting live in anticipation of his announcement that he was issuing a directive to end the practice of separating parents and children caught crossing the border illegally. During the ABC broadcast, the banner briefly displayed the chyron "Manafort pleads guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter." While the former Trump campaign manager is in jail after his bail was revoked, he has not pleaded guilty to any...
  • ABC Panics as Congressional Leaders Call for Mueller Probe to be Wrapped Up

    06/17/2018 8:53:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:15 AM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    It appears as though, with the long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report exposing anti-Trump bias by senior FBI investigators, Republican Congressional leadership was finally ready to call for an end to the Special Counsel’s investigation. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) spoke out, ABC’s Good Morning America was fearful for the future of the investigation on Sunday morning. “There's news this morning in the Russia investigation. New pressure on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller with two top Republicans calling for Mueller to wrap it up,” announced co-anchor, Dan...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Update: More Progress As Deal Could Come Within A Week

    06/16/2018 6:46:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 16, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    ItÂ’s been almost three weeks since ABCÂ’s abrupt cancellation of its flagship comedy series Roseanne following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. And while there is still no official decision on a potential spinoff series, a lot of leg work has been done behind the scenes. I hear Barr is expected to sign an agreement that would remove her from the potential spinoff and prevent her from suing over it. Terms of the agreements are unclear but it may involve a one-time payment from production company Carsey-Werner to Barr in exchange of her relinquishing any rights...
  • Disney selling ABC News’ longtime headquarters as trouble looms for embattled TV stars, journalists

    06/13/2018 1:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Brian Flood
    Disney is selling the longtime headquarters of ABC News, which occupies a prestigious piece of New York City real estate. ... The sale is raising new questions about the future of Disney’s troubled news operation. Once-vaunted ABC News has struggled for identity in recent years, as the TV news spotlight has shifted to cable and the internet. And ABC News' notable shift away from hard news coverage, perhaps in search of viewers, has reduced its relevance in the news ecosystem ... as Disney executives voice increasing frustration with the high costs and low returns of the news operation. ... ABC...
  • CNN, CBS News, ABC News Honchos Have Obama Administration Family Ties

    06/11/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    If you want to understand why the mainstream media is so in love with the Obama administration, this can in part be explained by the fact that a number of big shots who control levers of media power actually do love high-placed officials within the Obama administration. By blood and through marriage, there is more than just a shared belief in left-wing politics that ensured the American media became a mouthpiece for the Obama administration. David Rhoades, the current president of CBS News, is the brother of Ben Rhoades, a White House national security advisor. If Ben’s name sounds familiar,...
  • Sara Gilbert stands behind ABC’s decision to cancel ‘Roseanne’

    06/04/2018 12:50:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | June 4, 2018 | Lindsey Kupfer
    “I would like to say this has been a very difficult week,” she said on “The Talk” during its first live episode Monday following a week of pre-taped episodes. “A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I’m proud of the show we made. This show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion. And it’s sad to see it end in this way. I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process. However, I do stand behind the decision ABC made.”
  • Michelle Wolf Says Roseanne Should Have Never Been Revived

    06/03/2018 7:29:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 3, 2018 | Ryan Schwartz
    Michelle Wolf doesn’t think ABC was brave to revive the conservative-leaning Roseanne, nor does she think the Disney-owned network deserves credit for cancelling its biggest hit. On Sunday’s episode of her Netflix variety/sketch show The Break, Wolf weighed in on Roseanne Barr’s bigoted tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, saying, “It’s not a joke. It’s barely a tweet,” and “her excuse for tweeting it was [also] bad. You’ve gotta get better at one of those, Roseanne,” Wolf added. The comedienne then showed a picture from Barr’s most controversial photoshoot: a 2009 spread for the satirical Jewish magazine Heeb, in...
  • Dear Valerie Jarrett: Take Your Teachable Moment and Shove It

    06/02/2018 10:55:51 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 74 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 2, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Dear Valerie Jarrett, You smugly describe Roseanne Barr’s firing from ABC as a “teachable moment”. Exactly what will it teach? And to whom? “Education” implies free will and choice. Obama’s administration was all about coercion. Whether it was socialized medicine, opening America’s borders via executive fiat to give your party more power, seizing control of the Internet, threatening to raise taxes by executive order or threatening to imprison people who disagree with your party on climate change or Islam — it was all about coercion. Coercion and education are opposites, Ms. Jarrett. If nothing else, you should be intelligent enough...
  • Roseanne Barr should blame Trump most of all | Eugene Robinson

    06/02/2018 8:09:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Penn ^ | June 2, 2018 | Eugene Robinson
    President Donald Trump wants to create a safe public space for ugly, unvarnished, unambiguous racism, which he knows he can exploit for political advantage. This cynical and destructive ploy must not be allowed to succeed. But since Tuesday, there has been not a word of censure for Barr's vile "joke" portraying Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, as the result if "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on the rest of us to pull the plug on racism Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on...
  • Report: ABC May Continue “Roseanne” With Show Focused On … Sara Gilbert?

    06/01/2018 9:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2018 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. This is like dumping the Fonz from “Happy Days” and rebooting it to focus on Potsie.Darlene is the fourth-most compelling character on the show, tops. I like the idea of keeping “Roseanne” going but only if it’s fundamentally a show about Dan and Jackie moving on from Roseanne’s death. If they go the Darlene route, they’re going to get one season out of it. Although maybe that’s the point: All they’re doing here, perhaps, is giving the cast, crew, and writers the second year of employment they were counting on before Roseanne ripped it out from under them....
  • Roseanne Lives? Sara Gilbert-Fronted Darlene Spinoff Eyed at ABC

    06/01/2018 3:39:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 1, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Darlene to the rescue? Roughly 72 hours after cancelling Roseanne amid controversy, ABC is looking to possibly keep the franchise alive with a spinoff centered on Sara Gilbert’s acid-tongued single mom, TVLine has confirmed. The standalone Darlene series was one of five offshoots proposed by TVLine in the wake of Roseanne‘s spectacular fall on Tuesday. ABC could not be reached for comment. It was three days ago that ABC announced it was scrapping the series’ already-greenlit 11th season after its titular star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist “joke” about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. In announcing the cancellation, ABC president Channing...