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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....