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  • No Arrest for Gov. Perry but Mug Shot to Be Taken

    08/18/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, AP
    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him. "This is nothing more than banana republic politics," Tony Buzbee a Houston-based defense attorney who will head a cadre of four lawyers from Texas and Washington defending Perry, said at a news conference. A grand jury in Austin, a liberal bastion in otherwise largely conservative Texas,...
  • Streaming use drives Disney’s exit from broadcast radio (selling off 23 of 24 stations)

    08/18/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Radio and Internet News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Brad Hill
    In what Bloomberg calls a “digital push,” Disney announced that it is closing 23 of its 24 terrestrial stations, laying off nearly 200 people in sales and operations. (See the intra-company memo from GM Phil Guerini below.) Disney is shifting its efforts and resources from terrestrial to the broadly-termed “digital” realm, which in this case means program distribution on SiriusXM and online streaming platforms. The company maintains a Radio Disney mobile app. The strategy shift represents what Disney calls “the habits of the consumers we serve.” Inside Radio reports that only 18% of Disney’s radio audience tune in via AM.FM...
  • 7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today

    08/01/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Not Attributed ...
    As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. It was clear the president was in the mood for a summer scolding. Here are seven ways the president basically called Republicans bums today: 1. 'They're Not Even Trying' 2. So Sue Me? 3. Diplomatic Delay 4. ‘A Little More Extreme' 5. They Can't Even Agree With Themselves 6. ‘Congress Is Failing' 7. Problem Solving? Not So Much
  • Hillary Clinton: 'No Lingering Effects’ From ‘Serious' Concussion

    06/07/2014 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2014 | By CHRIS GOOD
    Hillary Clinton has not experienced any sustained after-effects from the concussion that sidelined her from her work at the State Department in late 2012 and early 2013, the former secretary of state told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview in advance of the release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.” “No lingering effects,” Clinton told Sawyer, when asked whether she had experienced any. “No,” Clinton affirmed, when asked whether she still notices effects of any kind. The first piece of the interview with Clinton will air tonight on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer,” and the full interview...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s Former Roommates Paint Different Picture of Controversial Soldier

    06/04/2014 11:34:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2014 | Lauren Effron
    Controversy has surrounded newly freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl since his release from Taliban captivity, with some in the military, including members of his own unit, claiming he is a deserter, not a war hero. But Sherry Horton knows a different Bergdahl than the one the world has come to see in the chilling proof of life videos the Taliban released. "He's a very interesting guy, he was very quiet, he was an observer," Horton said. Horton, the artistic director of Sun Valley Ballet in Idaho, said she was Bergdahl's ballet teacher and later, she became his roommate in his...
  • What It's Like To Be A Conservative on a Liberal College Campus

    04/25/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2014 | By RYAN STRUYK
    When Luka Ladan started his freshman year at Vassar College in southeast New York, he started noticing a difference between himself and the majority of his classmates. “We were talking about the upcoming election,” he said. “I was in a class talking about Republicans – Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Whenever a name was mentioned, one kid would snicker and then five to seven would just laugh at the name.” This is a common experience in this age group: 66 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds voted for Obama in 2008 and 60 percent did in 2012 – the largest numbers...
  • BREAKING: ABC Apologizes for Story That Connected Mozilla CEO to Hateful Westboro Baptist

    04/11/2014 11:43:56 AM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 11, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC News Vice President Jeffrey Schneider has apologized for a story on his network that connected a CEO who supports traditional marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church and their offensive "God hates fags" signs. Mr. Schneider contacted the Media Research Center on Thursday after our social media department requested members call and complain about the comparison.
  • Barbara Walters announces retirement date (Over 50 Years in the business)

    04/07/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Entertainment Week ^ | 04/07/2013 | Michael Idato
    ABC announced Monday that Barbara Walters’s final day co-hosting The View will be Friday, May 16. That same night, ABC will air a two-hour special at 9:00 p.m. ET highlighting her life and career. Walters announced last May that the 2013-2014 season would be her last on the daytime talk show she created in 1997. “In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company in a statement. “She’s a dear friend and colleague as well as someone I deeply admire, and...
  • World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

    04/03/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2014 | Staff
    World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a "huge fan" of the group's work on behalf of the poor, but she resigned Friday "as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry."
  • Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

    04/03/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 9:34PM
    (WASHINGTON) -- It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting they “Comment with YES or NO!”Post by Senator Ted Cruz.Comment they did. By late Wednesday afternoon, the status update had more than 55,000 replies.   “I and a few million other people are a lot better off,” said one user. “I hope you are enjoying your Cadillac plan given to you by your wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs.” “YES, best law ever! And way overdue!” read another one....
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • Figure Skater Johnny Weir and "Husband" Split

    03/20/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 106 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 03/20/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov have decided to call it quits, the figure skating commentator announced on Twitter. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote yesterday. Even though this relationship didn't work out, Weir, 29, let his fans know he hasn't given up on love. "No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love," he added. Voronov added that he...
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • KGO's ol’ Bernie Ward may be released Dec. 21, 2014

    03/16/2014 6:41:18 AM PDT · by pansgold · 37 replies
    III /XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    Child pornography conviction On September 20, 2007,Bernie Ward was indicted by a grand jury on two federal counts of Attempting to Distribute and one count of Receiving child pornography via the internet from December 2004 to January 2005. The police investigation of Ward originated with a complaint from a Stanislaus County homemaker who was posing online as a dominatrix under the screen name "Sexfairy2005" and who had engaged in online chats with Ward According to the police report, Ward sent pornographic images of children to the chat partner, which caused her to contact police. The police began collecting evidence with...
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    03/10/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-10-2014 | Jake Whitman
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • Support for same-sex marriage hits new high; half say Constitution guarantees right(Relig Free Gone)

    03/05/2014 9:15:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Saul Loeb
    Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be able to deny serving gays for religious reasons. Fifty percent say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry, while 41 percent say it does not.
  • How Corporate America Forced Arizona Bill's Veto

    02/27/2014 2:09:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/27/2014 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help convince Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays based on the owner's religious beliefs. Companies have long spoken out about certain issues they felt threatened their bottom lines, such as taxation and the minimum wage. The strong opposition to the Arizona bill signals an acknowledgement by businesses...
  • Scientists Cook Up Sausage From Baby Poop

    02/27/2014 7:01:11 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02-27-2014 | Liz
    Spanish researchers have developed a gourmet sausage made from baby poop. Yes, baby poop. More specifically, they’ve used a strain of bacteria derived from infant feces. Writing in the journal Meat Science, the scientists described how they took 43 fecal samples from infant diapers provided by parent and midwife volunteers. Using three strains of probiotic bacteria they isolated from the dirty diapers, the investigators cooked up several batches of pork that resembled a type of fermented Mediterranean sausage known as feut. Experts said it is not nearly as revolting as it sounds.
  • Jon Karl: Ted Cruz ‘so hated’ among GOP senators ‘he’s going to need a food taster’ [VIDEO]

    02/16/2014 10:17:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says many of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s fellow Republican senators despise him — like, really, totally hate him. “The Republicans in the Senate had this all set. This was going to be able to pass with only Democratic votes. He stands up, says ‘I’m going to filibuster’, suddenly they need 60 votes,” Karl explained on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, speaking of last week’s vote to increase the debt ceiling. “I’ll tell you, Ted Cruz is so hated among his Republicans now — more so than even during the shutdown — that at...
  • Gay-Marriage Foes Scrambling After Court Setbacks

    02/15/2014 10:11:48 AM PST · by yongin · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 15, 2014 | DAVID A. LIEB, DAVID CRARY and RACHEL ZOLL
    Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials. Some gay-marriage foes are backing a bill recently introduced in both chambers of Congress that would leave states fully in charge of their marriage policies, though the measure stands little chance of passage. In the states, they are endorsing a multitude of bills — some intended to protect gay-marriage bans, others to assert a right, based on religious freedom, to have nothing to do with gay...
  • Accidental "I Love You" derailed SEALS career

    02/14/2014 10:47:54 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 49 replies
    ABC News/Yahoo ^ | 2/14/14 | Lee Ferran
    Decorated Navy SEAL Brett Jones had already survived two harrowing deployments overseas when, back in the states, his world came crashing down around him, all thanks to an answering machine. It was the morning after a welcome back party, and Jones was calling to thank a fellow Navy serviceman who organized the bash. The man wasn't in, so Jones left him a message at his military office, and then he did something without thinking about it. "I said, 'I love you' before I hung up," Jones told ABC News, recounting the story by email.
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • One CIA Lawyer Could've Stopped Waterboarding Before It Started, Here's Why He Didn't

    01/31/2014 4:38:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2014 | By LEE FERRAN
    On Sept. 11, 2001, while a hijacked plane was still unaccounted for, the CIA headquarters was evacuated. But like several officers and analysts in the building, John Rizzo, one of the Agency's top attorneys at the time, didn't move. Instead, took out a yellow legal pad and began drafting the legal justifications for what he had already predicted would be a "full-scale assault on al Qaeda [which would] employ all means necessary to prevent any further attacks on the homeland." ... But it was down to Rizzo to decide how far American interrogators could go, and his decision would affect...
  • ABC's 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Says Gays Shouldn't Be on the Reality TV Show

    01/18/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by skimbell · 95 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2014 | THR Staff
    ABC's latest Bachelor says he doesn't think that there should be a gay or bisexual on the broadcast reality television show and described gays as "more pervert in a sense" in a new interview.
  • 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama's Birthday (barf!)

    01/17/2014 10:15:39 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2014
    First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 today, and although the big White House celebration planned by President Obama isn’t until Saturday, that doesn’t mean you have to wait to celebrate. If your invite to Saturday’s dance party in Washington went missing, here are 50 other ways to honor the first lady on her big day — by doing some of her favorite things, from wearing stylish dresses to eating your veggies to doing the Dougie, preferably with Jimmy Fallon. 1. Dance to Beyonce 2. Eat your vegetables 3. Move into a massive new house with your family and invite your...
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend'

    12/29/2013 11:49:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media Bistro, is Amber Laign, a message therapists who helps patients recuperate from injuries. Roberts' sexuality has been known to her family, friends and co-workers for...
  • Media Bias Never Stops

    12/10/2013 9:28:52 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | December 10, 2013 | Bill Donohue
    December 10, 2013 The ABC News headline reads, "Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired for Wedding Plans." Well, not really: he was fired for breaking a contract he voluntarily signed. Michael Griffin, who taught at a Pennsylvania Catholic school, said his principal didn't care that he was gay, but when he publicly announced his "wedding" plans, he made a conscious decision to flout his contract. So he was canned. Does ABC allow its staff to violate their contracts with impunity? The USA Today headline reads, "Catholic Women Ordained Priest and Deacons in Kentucky." Well, not really: the old gals were simply...
  • (Exempt) Michelle Obama on Barack: ‘He Keeps His Promises’

    11/30/2013 12:53:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC’s Barbara Walters did another in a series of sycophantic gushing and fawning interviews with the Obamas Friday. **SNIP** Well into the 20/20 interview, Mrs. Obama said, “He did talk about wanting to help people, and that inspires me and us to think about how we can keep having impact beyond ourselves.” The President responded, “I did promise her an interesting life.” This led the First Lady to say, “That he did. And, you know, he keeps his promises.”
  • Scarborough to The View: Republicans ‘Too Obsessed’ with ‘Hating Obama’

    11/12/2013 8:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 12, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    With his new book The Right Path to promote, there was Joe Scarborough acting as guest co-host on The View Tuesday morning. And the MSNBC host had plenty to say about the current state of his Republican Party, including the belief that the GOP is “too obsessed” with “hating on” President Barack Obama. Scarborough began by laying out the premise of his book, in which he says the GOP needs a new Ronald Reagan-esque figure to lead the party into the future. He said the real problem is that “we’ve been conducting ideological witch hunts in our party. If...
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl: ‘Chances of a Government Shutdown at 99.9%’ (99% Propaganda)

    09/29/2013 11:08:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    MRC ^ | September 29, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC is reporting that it is now almost certain Congress and the White House will not reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown. On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl said, “I would now put the chances of a government shutdown at 99.9 percent” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Scathing allegations surface that Boy Scouts of America hid sex abuse

    09/17/2013 4:43:38 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/16/2013 | Laura Harris
    Scathing allegations surface that Boy Scouts of America hid sex abuseParents, sons outraged, say they weren't notified09/16/2013 By: Laura Harris Stunning and disturbing revelations about the Boy Scouts of America on Monday morning. According to a Tampa Bay area attorney as well as a former Boy Scout parent, the Boy Scouts of America have been keeping a long standing record of scout on scout sexual abuse, but have at no point shared that information in a way to educate other Boy Scouts, Boy Scout Troops or their communities. The current lawsuit, set to go to trial in 2014, graphically details...
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos Hits Back at Rand Paul for Suggesting He Colluded with Obama

    08/15/2013 7:04:04 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 15th, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking with Laura Ingraham this afternoon, George Stephanopoulos addressed Republican Sen. Rand Paul‘s suggestion that the ABC host purposely aided the Obama White House in driving the “war on women” narrative of 2012. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera last week, Sen. Paul asserted that Stephanopoulos’ “obscure” question about contraception during a GOP debate might hint that the newsman colluded with the Obama campaign to generate the resultant “war on women” narrative.
  • Obama’s Own Drug Use a Backdrop to More Lenient Sentences

    08/13/2013 7:06:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-13-13 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama knows something about being a low-level, nonviolent drug offender, such as the kind the Justice Department today exempted from harsh mandatory prison sentences. In a sense, he was one himself once, although the young Barry Obama was never arrested or charged with a crime. Obama wrote openly in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” about using marijuana and “maybe a little blow” during his high school days in Hawaii in the 1970s. Biographer David Maraniss reported that Obama was even a pot-smoking trend-setter and leader in the “Choom Gang.” But decades later, openly reflecting on the “stupid”...
  • Was There A Birth Certificate? - Donald Trump Battles Jon Karl Over Obama's, Ted Cruz's Citizenship

    08/11/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 183 replies
    Youtube Mediaite ^ | August 11, 2013
    Potential 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump spoke to ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday morning and reignited the birther issue that he helped spark back in 2011, questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama's birth certificate and wondering whether Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible to president. "Was there a birth certificate?" Trump asked. "You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I'm saying I don't know. Nobody knows. And you don't know, either, Jonathan. You're a smart guy, you don't know, either." "I'm pretty convinced he was born in the United States," Karl said. "Ah!...
  • Transgender ABC new editor switches from man, to woman, to man

    08/09/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Metro News ^ | 08/09/2013 | Morgan Rousseau
    ABC News editor Don Ennis suffered a very public identity crisis by switching his gender twice in a three-month period, and posting a workplace memo attributing his actions to amnesia. According to a report by The New York Post, Ennis started dressing as a woman and going by the name “Dawn” in May, but recently switched back to being a “just another boring straight guy.” In a memo posted to the newsroom bulletin board Friday and first obtained by the website NewsBlues.com, Ennis called the episode a “transient global amnesia” and said he accused his wife of playing “some kind...
  • Mormon Mom Who Fought for Prop 8, Now Fights for Gay Son [Portman Syndrome]

    06/25/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Antioch · 52 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Wendy and Tom Montgomery are devout Mormons from California who pounded on doors in 2008 to support the passage of Proposition 8, the state referendum that overturned the ruling that allowed same-sex couples to marry in California, and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. They did so not knowing that their now 14-year-old son, Jordan, was gay and would later contemplate suicide because of the church's steadfast belief that homosexuality is a sin that would cut him off from his family not only here on earth but in the afterlife. "One of core tenets we believe in as Mormons...
  • ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

    01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post): Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue....
  • (Video) Disney Exposes Children to Lewd Homosexual Activity on Daytime Broadcast TV

    11/28/2012 6:19:38 PM PST · by publius321 · 26 replies
    In a disgraceful breach of fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, Disney Execs allowed their television network to willfully and premeditatedly expose millions of children and families to two men performing homosexual acts with one another. This was in the middle of the afternoon's highly rated college football game coverage on Thanksgiving Weekend. This is a clear example of incompetent executives abusing shareholder assets, undermining the reputation of the brand and the trust that the word Disney used to convey. This was all committed for the selfish desire of advancing their own lascivious agenda...(video)
  • Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Hits Evolution Deniers

    08/27/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 78 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Kevin Dolak
    In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former children’s show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress. Nye, who hosted the educational show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which aired on PBS Kids from 1993 through 1998, made the statements in a clip posted online on Thursday, and has since been viewed over one million times. In the clip, Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation, but says that the denial of evolution is unique to the...
  • Marital, personal ties link Obama administration to Commission on Presidential Debates

    08/23/2012 3:37:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2012 | Josh Peterson
    The moderator of the lone October vice presidential debate was previously married to a top Obama official, an association both ABC News and the left-leaning Commission on Presidential Debates do not view as a conflict of interest. ABC Senior Foreign Correspondent Martha Raddatz, whose role as moderator was announced on August 13, was previously married to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski — an Obama appointee. Genachowki and Raddatz were married in 1991, the same year he graduated from Harvard Law School. Their marriage ended in 1997; the two have a son together. Raddatz does not report on the FCC...
  • Naser Jason Abdo, Ft. Hood Plotter, Gets Life in Prison

    08/10/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 8.10.2012 | JASON RYAN LEE FERRAN
    The young serviceman convicted of plotting a massacre of his fellow soldiers near Fort Hood in Texas received dual consecutive life sentences today. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, sat in a Texas court today in a bizarre mask made of white cloth around his mouth and a black mesh covering over his hair and face, a Department of Justice official told ABC News. The life sentences were handed down for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and for possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime. Abdo got another 60 years for the attempted murder of "officers...
  • Joy Behar: Al Gore's Cable Network 'The G-Spot of TV'

    07/31/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 31, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    /user-picture --> Comedienne Joy Behar is starting to realize that nobody knows or cares about the perilously liberal cable network she starts working for in September. Promoting her soon to begin show on Al Gore's failing channel, Behar commented via Twitter Tuesday, "Current is like the g-spot of TV": So @current is like the g-spot of TV–it may be hard to find but once you find it, there’s nothing better.Channel finder current.com/joy — Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) July 31, 2012 I guess no one at Current has had the heart to tell Behar the reason nobody in America knows how to...
  • Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was 'A Mistake'

    07/29/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 439 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl
    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin. In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" - one that it is important from Romney not to repeat. It's subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He's also privately offered some advice to...
  • ABC Anchor: 'The Best News' - Gas Prices 'Might Drop Another 50 Cents...

    07/07/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    If you were a television news anchor reporting on falling gas prices, why would you say "the best news" was that a gallon of gasoline "might drop another 50 cents by Halloween, just in time for the election?" Believe it or not, ABC's Paula Faris, appearing on Monday's Good Morning America, actually said exactly that (video follows with transcript and commentary): ABC Anchor: 'The Best News' - Gas Prices 'Might Drop Another 50 Cents...Just in Time For the Election' GRAPHICS: PRICE PLUNGE AMY ROBACH (ABC NEWS): And millions of Americans are getting ready to hit the road for the July...
  • Obama's Checklist of Choices for Voters

    06/25/2012 7:25:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    BOSTON - At his 99th fundraiser of the year, on the home turf of rival Mitt Romney's re-election campaign, President Obama tonight presented a vigorous case for a second term, framing the November vote as a series of personal choices that will have tangible effects on the lives of everyday Americans. On Afghanistan: "You can decide whether we keep our men and women in Afghanistan indefinitely, as Mr. Romney proposes, or we can stick to the timeline that I established that allows us to bring finally bring our troops home," Obama said. "That's my decision." On Women's Health Issues: "You...
  • Accused Killer Porn Star Captured in Berlin Internet Cafe

    06/04/2012 9:37:32 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    Canadian Luka Rocco Magnotta, who allegedly videotaped the murder of his lover and mailed his body parts, has been captured in a Berlin Internet cafe, according to the Berlin Police Department. A man in an Internet cafe spotted Magnotta about 2 p.m. in Germany and recognized him as the Canadian fugitive, Berlin Police spokesman Thomas Neuendors told ABCNews.com.
  • ABC's Robin Roberts On Interviewing Obama: "I'm Getting Chills Again" (HURL ALERT)

    05/10/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | 5-10-12 | RCP
    "Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama. "When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there. You never know what he's going to say until you ask him," she added.
  • Hank Williams Jr. bounced from tonight's Monday Night Football opener after controversial comments

    10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 71 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Nina Mandell
    Hank Williams Jr. won't be ready for some football this Monday night. ESPN bounced Williams' trademark opening "Are you ready for some football?" after the longtime voice of Monday Night Football's theme song, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. "While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football," an ESPN spokesman wrote in an email to the Daily News. "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast." The...