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  • ABC's "World News": Helen Thomas Retired Because Of "Age And Outrage"

    06/07/2010 11:29:50 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 40 replies · 113+ views ^ | 7 Jun 10 | Real Clear Politics
    In the opening of ABC's "World News," anchor Dianne Sawyer says Helen Thomas retired because of "age and outrage." No mention of her anti-Semitic remark.
  • Ted Koppel's Son Found Dead

    06/01/2010 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 28 replies · 1,745+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 6/1/10 | Joyce Eng
    The son of former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment, police said. Andrew Koppel, 40, was declared dead around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after police responded to a 911 call, Det. Joseph Cavitolo told A medical examiner will determine the cause of death, he said. Koppel, who worked for the city's Housing Attorney, had been drinking all day Monday in a Hell's Kitchen bar, where he befriended a stranger, Russell Wimberly, the New York Post reported. The two drank all day — Koppel drank straight whiskey — and did not eat anything,...
  • ABC Bashes Bush on Memorial Day

    06/01/2010 5:47:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 41 replies · 3,232+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2010 | Rick Richman
    The ABC News report on the rainout of President Obama's planned Memorial Day speech in Illinois noted that Obama had been criticized for not staying in Washington to go to Arlington National Cemetery. But ABC provided a ready excuse, subtitling its report "Obama Not First to Skip Arlington on Memorial Day" and asserting that George W. Bush "did not attend in 2001 or 2002." ABC was flat-out wrong about 2001, and highly misleading about 2002. Memorial Day 2001. On May 28, 2001, George W. Bush not only went to Arlington National Cemetery and gave a remarkably eloquent speech after laying...
  • Ted Koppel's Son Dead After Night of Drinking

    06/01/2010 4:42:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 87 replies · 3,101+ views ^ | 06/01/2010 | Puppage
    The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel died early Monday after a night of drinking that ended in the seedy Manhattan apartment of a pub crawl acquaintance. Andrew Koppel, a 40-year-old attorney with the New York City Housing Authority with a history of alcohol problems, was declared dead around 1:30 a.m., according to the New York Post. Police sources told the newspaper Koppel had stumbled two and a half hours earlier into the Washington Heights apartment of Russell Wimberly, a waiter he had met 12 hours earlier in a Hell's Kitchen bar. A roommate of Wimberly, Belinda Caban, told...
  • Hit Job: ABC News Attempts to Align Climate Change Skeptics with White Supremacists

    05/24/2010 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies · 792+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    At first, Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but best known for his discredited "hockey stick graph" didn't like being mocked in a YouTube video. Now Mann is alleging he's a victim of hate groups. On ABC's May 23 "World News Sunday," a segment from anchor Dan Harris alleged that threatening e-mails Mann received were part of a "spike" in violence aimed at the global warming alarmist community. "The ongoing oil spill crisis in the Gulf is keeping the debate over climate and energy very much in the headlines and that debate...
  • Rand Paul smacks down Stephanopoulos for reading DNC talking point memo (video)

    05/21/2010 9:05:43 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 65 replies · 3,370+ views ^ | 05/21/10 | kevin kristy
    Rand Paul: George, when does my honeymoon period start?
  • Job Cuts at ABC Leave Workers Stunned and Downcast (LOL!)

    04/30/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 135 replies · 2,960+ views
    NY Times ^ | Brian Stelter
    If “Good Morning America” or “World News” look any different in the coming weeks, it might be because ABC News is employing nearly 400 fewer people. David Westin, president of ABC News, said this was “a difficult time for everybody” involved. Brian Rooney, an ABC reporter in Los Angeles, was let go. Earlier this week, ABC News, a unit of the Walt Disney Company, largely completed one of the most drastic rounds of budget cutbacks at a television news operation in decades, affecting roughly a quarter of the staff. The cutbacks promise to change ABC both on- and off-camera. For...
  • ABC News Completes Cuts; 350-400 Jobs Slashed (Liberal Media)

    04/28/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 27 replies · 635+ views
    Mediabistro ^ | 4/28/10 | Chris Arlens
    The process of cutting up to 25% of the jobs at ABC News is all but complete. Twenty two ABC News employees were laid off in a round of involuntary cuts yesterday. Those layoffs came after more than 300 staffers, many more than had been anticipated, agreed to take a voluntary buyout. In February, ABC News president David Westin announced a massive reorganization which meant staff cuts between 300-400. The actual number, between 350-400, is right in line with that expectation. In addition, TVNewser has learned, 39 staffers were promoted to positions being vacated by those taking a buyout. In...
  • Naomi Campbell Explodes After ABC News 'Blood Diamond' Questions [Kick Naomi Off Her TV Gig!]

    04/22/2010 6:51:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,520+ views
    ABCNews ^ | April 22nd 2010 | ANNA SCHECTER and BRIAN ROSS
    Naomi Campbell Explodes After ABC News 'Blood Diamond' Questions Fashion Model Denies Allegations She Took 'Huge' Uncut Gem from African Despot Charles Taylor but Refuses to Cooperate in 'Crimes Against Humanity' Trial By ANNA SCHECTER and BRIAN ROSS Apr. 22, 2010 Allegations that fashion model Naomi Campbell was given a "blood diamond" by the deposed African despot Charles Taylor have become center stage at Taylor's trial for crimes against humanity and led to another one of Campbell's infamous outbursts of anger. The supermodel erupted when ABC News asked her about receiving a "blood diamond" "I didn't receive a diamond and...
  • ABC Vets Insist Obama Not on Left, Blocking ObamaCare ...‘First Step Toward the Civil War’

    04/12/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies · 2,834+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 4/12/10 | Brent Baker
    On ABC’s This Week, when retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson recommended that President Barack Obama nominate, to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, someone who “is going to stand up for the principles – on the left, if you will – that he believes in,” Cokie Roberts jumped in: “I’m not so sure he is so far to the left.” Donaldson agreed: “Well, I’m not sure either.” Minutes later, Roberts contended the efforts of state attorneys general, to get a federal court to rule unconstitutional ObamaCare’s requirement every citizen get health insurance, reminded her of the “nullification” which led...
  • Objectivity Distant Memory at ABC News

    04/08/2010 8:17:12 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    Most Americans wouldn't give a second thought to an ABC News report on the death of an Islamic cleric until they learned more about reporter Sharaf Mowjood.
  • A Tough Quarter for Evening Newscasts on ABC and CBS

    04/01/2010 6:49:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,407+ views
    nyt ^ | April 1, 2010 | BILL CARTER
    With buyouts and layoffs in progress, the mood at ABC News can’t be good — and it was not likely enhanced by the ratings report for the first quarter of the year, which showed that the network’s evening newscast, “World News” had sunk to the lowest numbers the program had seen in a first quarter since the People Meter was introduced by Nielsen in 1987. The same story prevailed at CBS, where the “Evening News” also hit a new low for the months of January through March. So what’s happening? Is this a signal that viewers are abandoning network newscasts...
  • Stunningly Stupid Sawyer

    03/24/2010 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Lee'sGhost · 48 replies · 1,515+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03-23-2010 | Diane Sawyer, Dan Harris
    "Doctors Think Differently About the New Health Care Law" Last night Dan Harris presented a report to Dianne Sawyer showing that doctors are split on whether health care reform is good or bad for the country. During the report, Harris points out that Mitt Romney’s social medicine program has been a disaster (my words) for Massachusetts. Harris: The reason there is such a shortage of primary care physicians already is that many young doctors opt for more lucrative, higher-prestige specialties like surgery or dermatology. Massachusetts illustrates the shortage; health care reform passed in that state in 2006 but the new...
  • Lawyer: ABC News Paid Casey Anthony $200,000

    03/18/2010 5:11:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies · 864+ views ^ | 03/18/10 | Staff
    New evidence was released Thursday in the Casey Anthony murder case, including the amount of money she received from a television network, as well as conversations she had with other inmates. Anthony's defense team told Judge Stan Strickland that she no longer has funds to pay for the trial. Her attorney testified ABC News paid Casey Anthony $200,000, but that those funds are now gone.
  • Did ABC Stage Report on Toyota Acceleration?

    03/12/2010 6:03:29 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 67 replies · 1,581+ views
    WTAQ 1360 AM ^ | March 9th | Jerry Bader
    According to Toyota, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, ABC's report on potential acceleration problems shows the tachometer at 6,000 RPM when evidence of the vehicle shows it is in park. ABC has replaced the video (never a good sign). Further, this story involves a manipulation of the electronics in question. Toyota's counter offensive came on the same day an out of control Prius was stopped with help from police on a San Diego freeway. Whether or not Toyota product has rapid acceleration problems is becoming the "Elvis sightings" equivalent of the automotive industry. As such, it could be...
  • ABC News Toyota Acceleration Hoax

    03/08/2010 12:33:34 PM PST · by KingOfVagabonds · 101 replies · 717+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 3-9-2010 | Matt Hardigree
    In a press conference today, Toyota slammed the mechanics behind Brian Ross' ABC News report on unintended acceleration, showing how they were manipulated by recreating the same fault on a Chevy, Mercedes, Honda and Ford. Here's how the hoax occurred.
  • GMA Casts Dem Truther Bedell As Dem-Hating Right-Wing Extremist

    03/06/2010 6:57:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,149+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat who believed George W. Bush was behind 9-11. So how does Good Morning America portray him? As a right-wing extremist, part of a pattern of anti-government violence that flares during Dem presidential administrations . . . GMA had a two-part segment on Bedell this morning. First came a reasonable report by Martha Raddatz. At one point, as images of the WTC in flames appeared, she did state that "there had been internet postings, laced with conspiracy theories about 9-11, and government corruption." Raddatz stopped short of mentioning that Bedell explicitly accused the Bush...
  • How ABC News' Brian Ross Staged His Toyota Death Ride (6000 RPM screenshot while car parked)

    03/05/2010 8:11:39 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 46 replies · 2,278+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 |
    One of the things that makes it look scary is that when the acceleration occurs, Ross' piece cuts to a close-up shot of the Toyota's tachometer spiking up to 6,000 RPMs in the course of a second—the whole car is outfitted with cameras, and it looks like they planted one right on top of the dashboard to record the RPMs. Wow! That's fast. But, as some commenters at various message boards have discovered, the tachometer footage is faked. [T]he dashboard lights indicate that the car's doors are open and its parking brake is on. The first shot shows the tachometer...
  • ABC News to cut half its domestic correspondents, close bricks-and-mortar bureaus [Updated]

    03/01/2010 9:10:08 AM PST · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,325+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | Matea Gold
    As part of the deep cuts announced this week at ABC News, the network plans to close all of its physical bureaus around the country except Washington and halve the number of its domestic correspondents. ABC News President David Westin confirmed in an interview Friday that the network's ranks of bureau correspondents, which currently number several dozen, would be cut in half and be replaced with "digital" journalists who would be expected to shoot and edit their own stories. Although the network will keep a minimal staff presence in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston, it will shut...
  • ABC New Cuts: This Doesn't Have Anything to do with Seniority or How Much Anybody Gets Paid

    02/23/2010 2:48:46 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 68 replies · 1,148+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    ABC News employees will soon be getting a letter in the mail asking them if they'd like to give up their jobs. It is part of a massive reorganization -- the size of which has not seen in news division president David Westin's 13 years at the helm. Some of the changes take effect tomorrow. "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America," which had separate weekday and weekend staffs, will now be one. The EP of Weekend GMA, Andrew Morse will now report to the weekday senior EP, Jim Murphy. Same goes for the "World News" production staff....
  • Massive Cuts at ABC News; 300-400 Positions to be Eliminated

    02/23/2010 12:19:58 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 194 replies · 5,813+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    ABC News has begun the process of eliminating 300 to 400 positions at the news division by asking employees to participate in a buyout of their services. In a move that has been rumored for weeks, and coming on the heels of layoffs at CBS News, ABC's cuts are a combination of union and non-union jobs affecting all areas of ABC News. Developing...
  • Stimulating Green Jobs For China

    02/11/2010 5:32:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 737+ views ^ | February 11, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: When even Chuck Schumer is upset with the White House, you know something's amiss. In this case, it's news that efforts to boost wind power with taxpayer stimulus dollars are filling foreign coffers and creating foreign jobs. According to the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Investment Act has been spent on wind power. The goal was to further energy independence while creating American jobs. It has done neither. Of the money spent, according to the report, nearly 80% has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines. "In all...
  • Good Morning America Reports 'Poll Stunner: GOP Favored'

    02/10/2010 11:15:16 AM PST · by Justaham · 34 replies · 807+ views ^ | 2-10-10 | Noel Sheppard
    "Good Morning America" Wednesday broke the news about a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finding Republicans now favored over Democrats in the upcoming Congressional elections in November. "Republicans are in a dramatically improved position for the midterm elections," said Jake Tapper. "They are much more competitive with Democrats and the President as to who the public trusts to handle key issues." Tapper, with some help from co-host George Stephanopoulos, then walked viewers through some of the numbers (video embedded below the fold with poll highlights, h/t Glenn Reynolds).
  • Toyota Dealers Pull ABC TV Ads; Anger Over 'Excessive Stories'

    02/08/2010 10:26:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,010+ views
    ABCNews ^ | February 08, 2010 | Joseph Rhee & Mark Schone
    Toyota Dealers Pull ABC TV Ads; Anger Over 'Excessive Stories' 'Punishment for Reporting' as Southeast Dealers Shift Commercial Money to Non-ABC Stations By JOSEPH RHEE and MARK SCHONE Feb. 8, 2010 Toyota dealers in five southeast states have pulled their commercials off ABC TV local affiliates, complaining about the coverage of Toyota safety problems by ABC News and its chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross. Executives decide whether to recall the Prius over software glitch.The ad agency representing the 173 dealers told ABC affiliates last week that the shift was due to "excessive stories on the Toyota issues." The dealers shifted...
  • ABC Reporter Attacks National Tea Party Convention Leaders During Press Conference

    02/05/2010 9:55:30 PM PST · by GVnana · 24 replies · 3,147+ views ^ | 252010 | Jim Hoft
    That Didn't Take Long...ABC Reporter Attacks National Tea Party Convention Leaders During Press Conference You just knew before this weekend was over that the mainstream media would insert itself into the story.The presss conference was packed today at the National Tea Party Convention but not everyone acted like they were glad to be there. The media elites could only sit on their hands for so long. After biting his lip for twenty minutes New York-based ABC reporter John Berman ripped into the National Tea Party Convention leaders at their press conference today. John was visibly upset after attending former Rep....
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Locks Horns with Paul Krugman - Video 1/31/10

    01/31/2010 1:54:50 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 1,137+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 31, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes locking horns with New York Times Paul Krugman today. Krugman accused Fox News of being unfair, and Ailes fired back that it is President Obama who has not been open and transparent about his intentions with his push for ObamaCare. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Barbara Walters, Who S****ed Married Massachusetts Senator, Attacks Scott Brown Over Cosmo Photo

    01/31/2010 9:48:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies · 2,529+ views
    Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Kristinn
    In an interview broadcast on ABC News' This Week, Barbara Walters grilled Senator-elect Scott Brown, Republican of Massachusetts, over his semi-nude photo spread in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1982. Walters told Brown he was becoming known as "that nude magazine guy" and insinuated he was becoming a "joke."Unmentioned by Walters was that she had an adulterous affair with the last Republican senator from Massachusetts, Ed Brooke, in the 1970s, several years before Brown appeared in Cosmo.Walters herself revealed the affair in her 2008 autobiography, Auditions. The New York Daily News reported on her revelation: At the time, the twice-divorced Walters was...
  • Did ABC News Jump Off the Climate Change Bandwagon?

    01/28/2010 1:05:47 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 713+ views
    The Lid/ABC News ^ | 1/28/10 | The Lid
    The Mainstream Media has been very reluctant to cover any chink in the global warming armor. For example, four days after climategate broke, Newsbusters reported: ...that hacked e-mail messages from a British university suggested a conspiracy by some of the world's leading global warming alarmists -- many with direct ties to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- to manipulate temperature data, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC through Monday evening have completely ignored the subject. The MSM ignored the story because they bought into the "global warming consensus" hoax hook, line and sinker. Today however, one network...
  • Barbara Walters to Interview Sen.-Elect Scott Brown

    01/26/2010 3:35:31 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies · 905+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    In addition to a roundtable that includes Roger Ailes and Arianna Huffington, TVNewser has learned substitute host of ABC's "This Week" Barbara Walters will interview Capitol Hill's man of the moment, Massachusetts Sen.-Elect Scott Brown. This will be Brown's first Sunday show appearance and the only one he's doing this weekend.
  • Jake Tapper teasing major WH adminstration announcement at 9.

    01/25/2010 4:09:24 PM PST · by gopphoenix · 140 replies · 6,585+ views
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 25,2009 | Jake Tapper
    This at 5 pm:being briefed by senior administration officials on something i cant tell you til 9 pm EST. (sad face) And this about a half hour ago:at 9 pm EST you can go to and see if the suspense was worth it
  • Person of the Week: Michelle Obama (barf)

    01/24/2010 11:45:47 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 42 replies · 1,210+ views
    ABC World News ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | ALICE MAGGIN
    Whether she's turning heads with her latest fashions, being mom in chief to her two young daughters, or even training a very playful puppy, by all measures, first lady Michelle Obama has had a busy first year in the White House"We've gotten a lot done," she told a group of print reporters last week, listing moments like her work with military families and her youth mentoring program, as being part of the year's accomplishments.But the issue she has become the most passionate about is ending childhood obesity. "The statistics never fail to take my breath away," the first lady said...
  • Ex-Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos Wonders How Edwards Thought He Could Cheat and Run for Office

    01/21/2010 12:11:35 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 765+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-21-10
    With a complete lack of irony, Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Thursday commented on the revelation that John Edwards had fathered a love child. The former top aide to Bill Clinton marveled, "How did he ever think he was going to get through a presidential campaign sitting on all this?" Stephanopoulos, perhaps not thinking of his old boss and the Gennifer Flowers scandal during the 1992 campaign, chided Edwards: "It is just unbelievable." In a second story on the subject, correspondent Bianna Golodryga introduced the story by explaining, "Former presidential candidate John Edwards, now admits that he did father...
  • As Stephanopoulos Leaves 'This Week,' News of a Booster Seat in the Morning

    01/10/2010 1:43:47 PM PST · by Justaham · 9 replies · 726+ views ^ | 1-10-10 | Brent Baker
    At the end of Sunday’s This Week this morning, George Stephanopoulos announced it was his last broadcast as the host (“That’s our show for today. It is also my last regular Sunday here at This Week. Thanks to all of you for watching so faithfully for all these years and thanks to the outstanding crew and staff here at This Week for making it the special program it will always be”) and an item in Sunday’s Boston Herald revealed that ABC had to purchase a special chair for Stephanopoulos, in his new job as co-host of Good Morning America, so...
  • Violating the ‘Rosenthal Rule’: When Reporters Sleep With Their Sources

    01/09/2010 2:11:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1,139+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | January 9, 2010 | Ben Shapiro
    In the past, I have claimed that the mainstream media is in bed with the Obama Administration. This time, I mean it literally. According to the New York Post, Obama budget boss Peter Orszag is engaged to ABC correspondent Bianna Golodryga. Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend Claire Milonas, gave birth to his illegitimate child on November 17. Orszag is already a two-time father by his first wife (they are divorced, naturally). The media is treating this whole story as a seedy morality play starring an incredibly nerdy Director of OMB. But even though it now appears that Orszag was spreading his...
  • ABC beauty Bianna Golodryga, fiancee of Obama budget boss Orszag, was busted for DWI in 2000

    01/09/2010 2:09:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 3,034+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/9/2010 | Richard Huff and Corky Siemaszko
    Here is the closeup that ABC News babe Bianna Golodryga hoped nobody would ever see. The newly announced fiancée of chief White House number-cruncher Peter Orszag wasn't her usual sultry self after she was busted for DWI shortly after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2000.
  • Ted Koppel: The way to handle airplanes being blown out of the sky is to clean up the mess ...

    01/08/2010 4:40:07 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 838+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/8/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Saying that Obama's first casual reaction to the Christmas bombing was exactly the right one, he blamed the 24/7 news media for forcing the President and the government to focus on this issue. Click on the link for the interview on the BBC. For someone who virtually created the news programming that focused on a single issue, it's more than a little hypocritical.
  • Exclusive: Ted Koppel may return to ABC

    01/07/2010 2:52:40 PM PST · by Justaham · 8 replies · 399+ views ^ | 1-7-10 | Miek Allen
    ABC News is negotiating with former "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel, a 42-year veteran of the network, for a potential return to anchor “This Week” three Sundays a month, broadcast industry sources said. ABC News executives said no offers have been made. Under the proposed Koppel arrangement, the fourth Sunday would rotate among potential future anchors from the network's Washington bureau. ABC News President David Westin wrote in an e-mail: "We are in the middle of the process, and I will not comment on the specifics of whom we are and whom we are not talking to. I’m considering a number...
  • White House budget director ditched pregnant girlfriend for ABC News gal

    01/06/2010 4:13:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 54 replies · 3,695+ views ^ | 1-6-10 | RICHARD JOHNSON, JEANE MacINTOSH, and GEOFF EARLE
    President Obama’s budget guru has a secret love child — with the woman he jilted before hooking up with his hot new fiance, The Post has learned. White House budget director Peter Orszag’s ex, shipping heiress Claire Milonas, gave birth to little Tatiana Zoe in New York Nov. 17. That was just six weeks before Orzsag and ABC news babe Bianna Golodryga gleefully announced their engagement on national TV and in the press. Orszag and Milonas, the daughter of New York-based Greek shipping magnate Spiros Milonas, were a serious item when he met the stunning Golodgryga at the White House...
  • President Reagan Vs. Sam Donaldson (3 second knock out answer)

    12/30/2009 12:20:47 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies · 1,985+ views
    Vintage shut down on Sam Donaldson during a press conference. This man's timing was flawless.
  • ABC Refuses to Identify NWA Incident as Terrorism

    12/25/2009 4:15:37 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 29 replies · 1,410+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-25-09 | Bob McCarty
    Two sentences contained in an ABC News article published today stand as proof that the network and its faux reporters are in denial when it comes to identifying terrorism and terrorists:
  • ABC Featured Christmas 'Spiritual Leader': Look to God to Ease Fears of 'Upswings in Global Warming'

    12/25/2009 1:00:32 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies · 1,048+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 25, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    At face value, it seems harmless enough. According to ABC "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, every Christmas the show features various "spiritual leaders" to talk about the role of faith in their lives. And this year's Christmas Day broadcast was no exception. "And now, it is a ‘GMA' tradition on Christmas Day, to talk about the role of faith in all of our lives," Roberts said. "We gathered a group of spiritual leaders from different traditions to talk about the importance of belief, in good times and belief in bad times, too." Roberts' panel featured Father Edward Beck, an...
  • ABC Details Obama's $4,000/Day, Two-Week Christmas Vacation

    12/25/2009 9:17:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies · 3,508+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/25/09 | Brad Wilmouth
    Imagine the outrage if any Republican President went on vacation during a recession and spent $4,000 a night on accommodations. On ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday, correspondent Yunji de Nies seemed to suggest that President Obama’s family will be spending such an amount renting expensive living space at an estate house in Hawaii for a two-week Christmas vacation. De Nies: "Christmas trees here aren't cheap – neither is staying in this $8.9 million house, which runs $4,000 a night. The Obamas rented this one and the two next door for family and friends. When you spend that kind of money,...
  • ABC News’ Ahmadinejad Translator? An Iranian Jewish Stand-Up Comic

    12/23/2009 12:49:21 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/23/2009
    Millions of Americans tuned in (and millions more around the world saw clips) as Diane Sawyer made her full-time debut behind the anchor desk Monday night for World News with Diane Sawyer and shared an exclusive sit-down interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They heard Sawyer level harsh accusations at Ahmadinejad about Iran’s nuclear program, its treatment of its citizens as well as of three American hikers arrested after they crossed the border. They also heard Ahmadinejad refer to Sawyer as “respectable lady.” But what most people don’t know is that the voice they heard translating Ahmadinejad belonged to a...
  • ABC newsman Charles Gibson retires today from World News

    12/18/2009 11:04:40 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,184+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.18, 2009
    NEW YORK -- Considered one way, Charles Gibson 's career in TV news seems to be a model of stability: 34 years logged with one employer, ABC. There, he did his job well and rose to the top echelon of his profession, forming a firm bond with his viewers and offering his gracious signoff, "I hope you had a good day." On the other hand, Gibson, who Friday retires from the "World News" anchor desk and from ABC as a full-time employee, is bowing out as more than an admired network news star. At 66, he's a proven utility player,...
  • Did Barack Obama Reward Financially Reward ABC News For the OBAMACARE Prime-time Special?

    12/18/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 565+ views
    National Center/The Lid ^ | 12/18/09 | The Lid
    The health care debate began for real in June when ABC devoted an entire hour to Obamacare in a special edition of ABC's Prime time hosted anchor Charlie Gibson and (now incoming anchor) Diane Sawyer. Called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" the special aired on June 24, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. Basically Obama was given solo airtime to pitch his health care agenda both in prime time and later that evening on Nightline. To make matters worse, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) a group that opposes Obamacare tried to air commercials giving the...
  • Charlie Gibson Says He's Leaving Because Objectivity's Passe -- But He Loved Puffing Ted Kennedy?

    12/14/2009 10:40:58 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,111+ views ^ | 12-14-09 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz presented quite a paradox in a Charlie Gibson profile Monday. The retiring ABC World News anchor said that "it’s time to move on" since objectivity is "less of a marketable commodity." But Kurtz also underlined how Gibson dared to keep airing live coverage of Ted Kennedy’s funeral until they were able to broadcast the reading of Ted Kennedy’s letter to Pope Benedict. These passages came late in the article: Gibson worries whether broadcast networks will be able to support sizable editorial staffs in an era of declining audiences, when cable news channels are louder...
  • ABC NEWS--World News with Charles Gibson (reports stimulus a huge success)

    12/06/2009 7:06:32 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 48 replies · 2,386+ views
    youtube/ABC NEWS--World News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Charles Gibson
    Gibson:"The White House has been under considerable scrutiny regarding the number of jobs created by the 727 B dollar economic stimulus program. Reports from the administration and congress have provided only rough estimates. So we asked Chris B… if he could find evidence to what the program had paid off. “ Plays video :”For these police cadets in MO, teachers in VA and construction workers in PA the stimulus means paychecks…….”. The rest of video is all the grateful workers who got jobs partially funded by the stimulus. Report ends with: “…but any jobs are better than none say the...
  • ABC's Jake Tapper Told By Chinese Official To Stop Interview Of Student At Obama Town Hall (Video)

    11/16/2009 6:46:22 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies · 1,238+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/16/09 | talkradio03
    Jake Tapper gets visit by Chinese official while interviewing a student at Shanghai Town Hall, the official "commanded" them to stop the interview...(Video)
  • --The Day After Obama's Election Disaster

    11/04/2009 1:14:56 PM PST · by truthandlife · 15 replies · 1,445+ views ^ | 11-04-09 | Myself
    I opened the day after the Democrats and Obama got destroyed in the election and what do you know. This is what is in the right hand column (YOU CAN'T MISS IT) A Look Back The 2008 Election: The 2008 Election PHOTO President-elect Barack Obama waves to supporters during his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008. ELECTION MAP REPLAY: How Obama Won the White House Obama Promises New Dawn of Leadership '08 Election Is One for the Record Books EXITS: Economy Allows Obama to Remake Map WATCH: Obama's Road to the White...
  • ABC Heavily Promotes New HBO Documentary on Obama: He's so 'Zen' and 'Normal'

    11/01/2009 12:25:27 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 43 replies · 1,433+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 10-27-09 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer on Tuesday helped promote an upcoming HBO documentary on Barack Obama and allowed producer Ed Norton to gush over the "zen" presidential campaign of the Democratic candidate. Sawyer breathlessly teased the program as "the Obamas behind closed doors. The grandmother who raised him and the man you’ve never seen." Sawyer played several clips of the By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, a film that followed Obama and his family during the 2008 campaign. The segment, which ran six and a half minutes, will be supplemented by more promotion on Tuesday’s Nightline. When...