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  • Censoring 'Black-ish' was a craven move to satisfy Trump's base

    09/14/2018 7:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 14, 2018 | Clay Cane
    "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is the latest public figure refusing to be owned by our current political climate. Like Colin Kaepernick, he will not sacrifice his voice to conform to a system that caters to President Donald Trump and his supposedly profitable fan base. Barris recently told The Hollywood Reporter he is departing ABC, a network the magazine describes as led by executives "forthright about their desire for more red-state programming since Trump's win," for Netflix. Barris revealed that his last straw with ABC was the network's shelving -- and as the magazine adds, all but erasing from existence, with...
  • Designated Survivor Saved! Netflix Rescues Axed Kiefer Sutherland Drama

    09/05/2018 5:21:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 5, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    It appears there has been a recount! As foreshadowed by our August 13 Blind Item, the Kiefer Sutherland drama Designated Survivor — cancelled last May at ABC — has been resurrected by Netflix, with the streamer ordering a 10-episode Season 3. Netflix confirmed the news late Wednesday, while also announcing that Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU, Under the Dome) has taken over showrunner duties. This marks the series’ fourth showrunner change in two years. To recap: Amy B. Harris (Wicked City) originally served as showrunner on the series (which was created by David Guggenheim), only to be replaced in...
  • Gov. Christie Scolds ABC’s ‘Disrespect’ of McCain With Focus on Trump

    09/02/2018 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 2, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    While there were some overtly political statements targeting President Trump at the memorial service for Senator John McCain at the National Cathedral on Saturday, much more of the service was focused on McCain’s life. And since the liberal media is the liberal media, they wanted to opine ad nauseam about how President Trump wasn’t invited. But during Sunday’s This Week, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie scolded his colleagues for putting the focus on Trump instead of McCain. After letting ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega and commentator Cokie Roberts prattle on about Trump’s absence from the service, fill-in host...
  • ‘The Conners’: John Goodman Says Roseanne Barr Character Will Be Killed Off

    08/27/2018 3:48:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 27, 2018 | Denise Petski
    John Goodman did not go into detail but confirmed to The Sunday Times Roseanne Barr’s character will be killed off in the upcoming The Conners spinoff. When talking about the new iteration of the series and his character Dan, the drywall contractor who played Roseanne’s husband in the original series and revival, told the publication ““It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.” ABC has not confirmed how Barr would be written off the show, which the network abruptly canceled after Barr’s racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama....
  • FNC’s Baier Stunned Media Didn’t Correct False Cohen ‘Bombshell’

    08/24/2018 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 24, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    During a panel discussion on Thursday’s Special Report, Fox News anchor Bret Baier was amazed that the same network news organizations that hyped anonymous claims Donald Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign aides and a Russian lawyer refused to correct the record when it was revealed on Wednesday that such claims were completely false.   “There was a story that [former Trump attorney Michael] Cohen was going to say to Mueller and his investigators that President Trump, candidate Trump, knew about the...Trump Tower meeting beforehand...” Baier explained. He added: “And everybody went crazy with...
  • ‘Bewitched’ Reboot With Interracial Family Set At ABC(tr)

    08/23/2018 2:12:27 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 110 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 23, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    <p>Just before he recently departed ABC Studios to embark on a rich overall deal at Netflix, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris sold one last high-profile project to ABC: Bewitched, a single camera, interracial blended family comedy based on the popular 1960s sitcom of the same name. It took a little while for all the deals to close, but the network has given a pilot production commitment to the new take on the classic supernatural sitcom, from Barris and Black-ish writer/producer Yamara Taylor. The project hails from ABC Studios; Sony Pictures TV, which has the rights to the title; and Sony-based Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist).</p>
  • No,Venezuela doesn't prove anything about Socialism

    08/21/2018 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Del Rapier · 112 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Fransisco Toro
    Venezuela is clearly having its moment in the American conservative mediasphere. The country’s catastrophic collapse is, we’re told, all we need to know about the terrifying dangers of socialism. First there was Meghan McCain turning Venezuela into Exhibit A in her screed against socialism on ABC’s “The View.” On Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney used Venezuela’s latest bout of instability as a “teaching moment” for Americans tempted by “pie-in-the-sky” socialism. Off on the fringes, it’s a popular theme, too: Remember that the priceless Infowars gotcha video with the world’s most unflappable sailor girl turned on the killer line: “You know...
  • ESPN won’t televise national anthem during MNF

    08/17/2018 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | August 17, 2018, 1:59 PM EDT | Darin Gantt
    ESPN has found a way to keep from being in the middle of any national anthem controversies on their air this year — by not putting it on their air. According to Sara Fischer of Axios.com, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said their intention was to not show players doing whatever they may or may not be doing during the song during their Monday Night Football presentations. “We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think that will change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said. “Again that could change....
  • '$100,000 Pyramid' Contestant Confuses Barack Obama With Osama bin Laden in On-Air Flub

    08/14/2018 6:37:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2018 | THR Staff
    On Sunday's episode of The $100,000 Pyramid on ABC a contestant made the mistake of mixing up former Taliban leader Osama bin Laden with Barack Obama. The game show, which pairs a contestant with a celebrity as they offer clues based on a topic for their partner to guess, saw the contestant in question, a new father named Evan Kaufman, paired with Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows. As Kaufman's round began, starting with the easiest topics at the bottom of the pyramid, the hint in question was "People Whose Last Name Is Obama." Instead of citing the former president...
  • Kellyanne Conway on accusation Trump is racist: 'None of us would be there if that were true'

    08/13/2018 6:05:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Quinn Scanlan
    Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway responded to allegations that President Donald Trump is a racist, saying "none of us would be" at the White House if that were true. Conway also told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on "This Week" that in the two years she has worked for Trump, she has “never a single time heard him use a racial slur about anyone.” Conway was responding to a new book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman who describes Trump as a racist and that she has heard him use racial slurs. “I think...
  • Nets Devote 93 Minutes to Omarosa's Tell-All Despite Credibility Problems

    08/13/2018 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Beginning with Friday’s evening newscasts and going through Monday’s morning shows, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS provided an astonishing 93 minutes of air time to promoting former Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s new tell-all book blasting the administration and accusing the President of being a “racist.” While hosts and correspondents repeatedly acknowledged the Apprentice star’s major credibility problems, that didn’t stop them from providing the avalanche of coverage. The total was compiled by looking at the evening and morning newscasts Friday night through Monday morning, as well as the Sunday political roundtable shows, NBC’s Meet the...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • ABC’s Raddatz: How Do Dems ‘Counter’ Voters Who Like Trump's Policies?

    07/29/2018 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 161 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | July 29, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    We’re more than halfway through the summer and with the midterm elections drawing closer, the liberal media have been desperate to continue the Democratic Party’s “blue wave” narrative despite a booming economy and improving poll numbers. And during Sunday’s This Week on ABC, host Martha Raddatz wondered how the Democrats planned to “counter” the voters who approved of the conservative things President Trump had done for the country. Before Raddatz’s asked her ridiculous question, Washington Post national correspondent Mary Jordan spoke about how many voters had a dual attitude when it came to President Trump. “[T]hey like Trump, but as...
  • ABC Protects Verbally Abusive Host

    07/22/2018 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/18 | Jeff Crouere
    Unfortunately, ABC, like every other broadcast network and most cable news outlets, is not fair and balanced Several weeks ago, ABC made a major public spectacle of firing Roseanne Barr for posting an offensive tweet about former Obama White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Within hours of the tweet, Barr was removed from her successful show. Of course, on the program, Barr portrayed a Trump supporting middle class woman spouting traditional American values. Her show found a huge viewing audience because it was not the usual mix of a leftist agenda with politically correct dialogue. Even though she apologized, ABC...
  • ABC should fire Whoopi Goldberg...maybe not!!!

    07/20/2018 7:28:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 71 replies
    My first thoughts yesterday, when I saw the "Whoopie Goldberg act on the ABC TV show, The View, was that ABC should immediately fire Whoopie Goldberg, and send her to everlasting obscurity in some local rat hole, where she rightfully belongs. But...a minute later...I changed my mind, thinking, that Goldberg woman is one of the finest campaigners for POTUS, Trump in this Mid-Term election cycle. So is Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Warren, Sanders, Pelosi, Schumer, Comey, Strzok, Mueller, Rosenstein, etc. IMHO...money and power cannot buy what a gift these Democrat, buffoons are for our beloved POTUS, Donald J. Trump!!! Go Trumpie...MAGA!!!
  • Sunday Schadenfreude: Jimmy Kimmel Surrenders at ABC Network Up Front Presentation

    05/13/2018 1:07:16 PM PDT · by ethom · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel has noticed something. Anti-Trump jokes go over like a lead balloon with people who matter to Hollywood: the audience. And Kimmel admits the audience is sick of this tired routine. A jackass has just woke up and smelled the coffee. DEADLINE: Having missed last year, this will actually be your first upfronts of the Trump Era. Having you been saving up a barrelful of barbs for the President and his ongoing big show? KIMMEL: Oh, wow. Yeah, you know, I hadn’t really thought about it that way, but I guess you’re right. Hopefully it’ll be...
  • 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.”