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  • Big Three Evening Newscasts At or Near All-Time 25-54 Demographic Lows

    05/23/2012 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    At Media Bistro earlier today, the news about the combined average total audience for the Big Three TV networks' evening news was grim enough, coming in at a combined 20.15 million (NBC, 7.52 million; ABC, 7.14 million; CBS, 5.49 million). But the news about the audience in the key 25-54 demographic was, from what I can tell, either an all-time low or darned close to it. I couldn't find an example of one that was lower in searches through previous overall audience low points covered in prior posts at NewsBusters and or my home blog. Last week and other...
  • Why ABC's Robin Roberts Got the Exclusive (ABC producer: Obama chose her because she's black)

    05/09/2012 5:33:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    For President Barack Obama’s ground-breaking interview on gay marriage, the White House turned to a friendly face - ABC’s Robin Roberts. She’s a respected journalist who knows both Barack and Michelle Obama well, isn’t regarded as a difficult “gotcha” interrogator, and whose own identity - and shared love of sports with Obama - was a key factor in the decision to grant her one of the biggest gets of the president’s time in office, according to insiders at ABC and elsewhere. “The White House went with Robin because of her personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews — but also...
  • The President Who Opposes the Right to Life Admits to ABC News He Opposes Marriage

    05/09/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/9/12 | Keith A Fournier
    The main stream media is abuzz over the acknowledgement by President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. The politically correct way of writing about his announcement would be to follow the verbal engineers in the Human Rights Campaign, the Nation's largest Public Interest Law Firm, and say the President supports "marriage equality". I will not do so... Homosexual Equivalency activists want us to hail the Presidents "evolution" as some sort of enlightened act when it is just plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation. Borrowing...
  • Warning Graphic Photo: Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

    04/20/2012 6:36:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 20,2012 | MATT GUTMAN
    Zimmerman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then cuffed and driven in a police cruiser to the Sanford police station. He was questioned for hours and later released. In police surveillance video obtained last month by ABC News, Zimmerman's wounds are not apparent, and there were no bandages on his head. Zimmerman was not admitted to a hospital or given stitches the night of the incident. The person who took the photograph of a bloodied Zimmerman, asking not to be identified, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it. The...
  • Third News Network Admits to False Reporting on George Zimmerman

    04/05/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Safe to say that the media has destroyed George Zimmerman. They set out to destroy George Zimmerman, and they've done it. It's unconscionable what they've done. George Zimmerman doesn't have a microphone, can't fight back. He was just singled out and destroyed. The third network has come forward today and admitted that their original interpretation of a tape involving words spoken by Zimmerman may now not be correct. The third network. The first was NBC, which admitted doctoring a 911 tape. This is not an accident that takes place in the hustle and bustle of putting together...
  • New High Def Police Video Of Zimmerman Appears Damning Of ABC Report

    03/31/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-31-12 | Dan Riehl
    ABC News boldly proclaimed police surveillance video of George Zimmerman being taken into the Sanford police station the night Trayvon Martin was killed showed no blood or bruises from an alleged physical encounter Zimmerman claimed to have had with 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood or Bruises on George Zimmerman A new High Definition clip from the same video appears to make clear that Zimmerman had a gash, or wound of some kind on the back of his head. That would be totally consistent with his version of events on the night in question and opposite...
  • Did ABC News Purposely Use Unnecessary Chyron to Cover Up Zimmerman's Head Bruise?

    03/30/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Get that totally unnecessary chyron out of there, ABC News! Why is your "ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE" chyron covering up the back of George Zimmerman's head in the police surveillance video of him arriving at the police station soon after Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Florida? There is a big controversy out there as to whether Zimmerman actually did suffer certain injuries including a bruise to the back of his head during the fight with Martin. You would think ABC news would allow an unobstructed view of the back of Zimmerman's head. Instead the head was covered for much of...
  • ABC News Reports Highest March Gas Prices; Stephanopoulos Giddy Over Possible Drop

    03/20/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wheee!!! Break out the champagne! Put on your party hats! ABC News has announced that we now have the highest gasoline prices ever for March. Huh? So why the celebrations? Because to watch joyful GMA host George Stephanopoulos in the video below the fold you would think we should all be happy because despite the gloomy news about the high gasoline prices, they MIGHT come down soon. First the harsh reality about current gasoline prices as reported by Zunaira Zaki in this ABC News business blog: The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.87, the highest recorded...
  • ABC looks to Southern Poverty Law Center as expert on anti-government militias

    03/15/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/15/2012 | Doug Book
    Last week, ABC’s Diane Sawyer hosted dire warnings about the rising number of government-hating militias and the danger they presumably pose to the American public. (1) And to whom did Sawyer and ABC correspondent Dan Harris turn for evidence that new, active militia groups are sprouting up all over the nation? Why to the Southern Poverty Law Center, of course. The SPLC was founded in 1971 by far-left, money and notoriety huckster Morris Dees, a man who has spent years collecting vast sums via civil law suits and spending vast sums in donation raising schemes. His antipathy for the right...
  • Obama to ABC News: ‘I Second-Guess Constantly’

    01/26/2012 7:11:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/12 | Yahoo! News - Newsmakers
    In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Obama today acknowledged that he has made mistakes during his presidency but defended the steps his administration has taken to create jobs and improve the economy. "I second-guess constantly… I make a mistake, you know, every hour, every day," he told ABC News' Diane Sawyer, laughing. "There're always things that you're learning in the job. And I have no doubt that I'm a better president now than the day I took office just because you get more experience. But when you look at the broad outlines of what we did, had it...
  • Ex-Kerry aide charged with outing Gitmo CIA operatives

    01/25/2012 5:35:03 PM PST · by Boston Blackie · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 25, 2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Dave Wedge
    A former staffer for Bay State Sen. John F. Kerry has been charged with leaking the names of CIA operatives, including one who was involved in the interrogation of terror suspects held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and Kerry’s office.
  • ABC News’ textbook lesson in media hackery

    01/20/2012 6:47:33 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-20-12 | William A. Jacobson
    Last night ABC News aired the much ballyhooed interview with Marianne Gingrich, Newt’s ex-wife. The ballyhoo was not warranted. The “interview” was not so much an interview as an 8-minute ABC News attempt to portray Newt in an unfavorable light interspersed with very short clips of Marianne. A prime example was Brian Ross asserting that Newt divorced his first wife while she was “being treated for cancer.” That account has been disputed, but no note of the dispute was made by Ross. There were only two sensational aspects of Marianne’s statement, neither of which ABC News tried to put in...
  • The ABC Nightline Hit piece was very flat-What a disservice to journalism

    01/19/2012 9:12:29 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Christie at the beach
    That was the bombshell!!! The interview was even cut short. Marianne was even under investigation by FBI. She was used by the liberal media.

    01/18/2012 4:01:15 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Drudge ^ | January 18,2012 | Drudge
  • Newsman Richard Threlkeld dies in car accident

    01/13/2012 1:49:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York's Long Island.
  • This Week's MSM Bias Award Goes to George Stephanopoulos

    01/10/2012 5:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We've been dealing with liberal media bias for years, but George Stephanopoulos' performance in the Republican presidential debate Saturday night in New Hampshire was particularly egregious. In many of these MSM-moderated debates, liberal moderators have tried to stir up personal fights between candidates, which diverts our focus from more important issues and, before national television audiences, shifts attention far away from Barack Obama and his disastrous agenda. Yes, these are debates among Republicans and designed to bring out distinctions among the candidates, but it should be up to the candidates to initiate and define those distinctions, and it is improper...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Special Ruined by Gratuitous Attack on Sarah Palin, Tea Party

    11/15/2011 10:52:08 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov.15, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    COMMENTARY | The ABC News "20 20" special with Diane Sawyer that chronicled the struggle of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to regain her faculties after a brain injury as the result of a shooting in January was-for the most part-heart-warming and inspirational. The documentary, which also contained the first public interview with Giffords since the shooting, was ruined by a gratuitous attack on tea party opponents of health care reform and on Sarah Palin toward the end of the one-hour special. A short segment showed Giffords confronting an angry crowd of constituents at a town hall meeting. Palin was shown briefly,...
  • Diane Sawyer: "Moderate" Islamists government in Tunisia - What the heck is that?

    10/24/2011 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    Newsround: ABC TV / PBS NewsHour
    Diane Sawyer: "Moderate Islamists" government in Tunisia - What the heck is that? This ("moderate Islamists") was D. Sawyer's invented language today [Oct. 24, 2011]. (World News With Diane Sawyer - ABC) --- PBS NewsHour - Oct. 24, 2011 Gwen Ifill had guests: Michelle Dunn (Atlantic Journal) and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV. Surprisingly, it was Michelle Dunn that typically was caught up in the media romance-with-Arab-spring frenzy and lied/said that defended the 'Sharia' legalization in Tunisia. Whereas the Arab Muslim Hisham of al-Arabiya that was more defining it in clarity, 'Islamic law' being the main Vs...
  • Sawyer's Flub: Claims Wall Street Protests Have ‘Spread to More Than a Thousand Countries’

    So enthused about promoting the far-left protests, ABC anchor Diane Sawyer on Monday night's World News championed “the Occupy Wall Street movement” by ludicrously claiming that “as of tonight, it has spread to more than 250 American cities, more than a thousand countries -- every continent but Antarctica.”
  • ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance

    10/03/2011 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 12 replies ^ | October 3, 2011 | Yahoo News
    Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, and ABC News today announced they will join forces to launch a strategic online news alliance that will deliver content to more than 100 million U.S. users each month. This new venture blends ABC News' global newsgathering operation and unrivaled lineup of trusted anchors and reporters with Yahoo! News' unmatched audience, depth and breadth of content. Beginning today,, launches on Yahoo! along with three new online-first video series hosted by the award-winning, trusted anchors of ABC News. As announced on "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos' interview with President Obama, drawing on questions posed...

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Jake Tapper Commits Journalism!

    08/05/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-04-11 | Stoutcat
    ABC News’ Jake Tapper does a gorgeous job of getting Press Secretary Jay Carney to admit that the President, despite his renewed protestations of “laser-like focus” on jobs, really isn’t doing all that much. As usual. [video] Wouldn’t it have been nice to see this level of interest by reporters way back in 2007 and 2008?
  • ABC News Confirms Bachmann Clinic Used "Pray Away The Gay' Therapy

    07/11/2011 7:43:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2011 | Grace Wyler
    An ABC News story tonight confirmed rumors that the Christian counseling clinic owned by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann offered therapy to help "convert" homosexuals to heterosexuals. The "World News" report featured an interview with a former patient at the Bachmann & Associates clinic, Andrew Ramirez, who first visited the counseling center as a 17-year-old in 2004. "[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would no longer be gay," Ramirez told ABC News. "And God would forgive me if I were straight." Ramirez story, first...
  • Elizabeth Smart to work as correspondent for ABC News: report

    07/07/2011 9:12:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2011 | TIM PERONE
    Elizabeth Smart, who at age 14 in 2002 was abducted from her Utah home and held captive for nine months, will reportedly work for ABC News on missing-persons stories.
  • With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House

    06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.Vargas writes that at...
  • Obama to help fathers? How… like he helped the economy

    06/18/2011 2:07:39 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 2 replies
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 06/18/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    My first response was a bit skeptical; then it was a bit more positive, but not to worry: I got over that. It seems that President Obama used his Saturday radio address to weigh in on fatherhood. Seems appropriate since Mr. Obama is the father of two young girls. After reading an ABC News blog, what made me think the most — knowing what we now know about Obama’s politics — can be found in the following paragraph: He said many fathers don’t have the time or resources to be as good as fathers as they would like to be,...
  • CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch

    04/05/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 44 replies
    gawker ^ | 5-april-2011 | John cook
    The Center for Public Integrity is reporting that an unnamed former ABC News journalist was an FBI informant during and after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passing along tips and revealing a source. We know who it is...
  • Memo suggests FBI had mole inside ABC News in 1990s (Oklahoma City bombing - Muslim connection)

    04/05/2011 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | John Solomon and Aaron Mehta
    A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obtained during its early coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing. The journalist, whose name is not disclosed in the document labeled “secret,” not only cooperated but provided the identity of a confidential source, according to the FBI memo — a possible breach of journalistic ethics if he or she did not have the source’s permission. The ABC employee was even assigned...
  • An ABC News reporter is badly beaten in Bahrain

    03/05/2011 8:35:14 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Info ^ | 3/5/11
    In another instance of what some Western reporters face while reporting on the spreading protests in the Middle East, ABC Radio News reporter Miguel Marquez was attacked during a protest in the capital city of Bahrain, while he was on the air. During a chilling report, Marquez reports that government police began firing teargas at the few thousand people that had gathered in Manama's Pearl Square. At one point, you can hear Marquez getting hit by someone, and he yells "journalist, journalist" in an effort to identify himself. He repeats "journalist, journalist" several more times while unidentified people speaking in...
  • The Harrowing Tale of an Amtrak Train Stuck on the Rails for 10 Hours (Baltimore-Philly)

    12/18/2010 4:24:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 153 replies · 1+ views
    The Gawker ^ | 12-17-10 | Stephen Tschida
    A train from Baltimore to Philadelphia stalled on the tracks for ten hours last night. With doors locked and electricity waning, passengers cried and fought for emergency rations. A local news reporter happened to be on board, and tweeted it. D.C. reporter Stephen Tschida, of ABC affiliate WJLA-TV, was on the train as rations fell short, cold set in, and passengers swelled into an anarchic mob. As @ABC7Stephen, he chronicled it all, 140 characters at a time. Here is our brave correspondent's story, unabridged and arranged chronologically:
  • NY Weather Anchor Heidi Jones Suspended, Allegedly Lied About Rape

    12/15/2010 11:47:37 AM PST · by CitizenM · 93 replies · 6+ views
    AOL ^ | 12/15/10 | Mara Gay, contributor
    A(Dec. 15) -- Heidi Jones, a weather anchor for ABC's New York City affiliate and an occasional forecaster on "Good Morning America," was suspended today after being arrested for allegedly lying to police about being sexually assaulted. The WABC-TV weather anchor told police last month that a Hispanic man tried to rape her while she was jogging in Central Park on Sept. 24. But Jones has since admitted making the whole thing up, police told AOL News today. WABC-TV announced the suspension today during a noon broadcast. ----snip----(Dec. 15) -- Heidi Jones, a weather anchor for ABC's New York City...
  • ABC drops Andrew Breitbart from Election night coverage

    11/02/2010 6:18:35 PM PDT · by mimi from mi · 14 replies
    From the Huffington Post: UPDATE: Andrew Breitbart spoke to Politico about ABC's decision to remove him from its Election Night coverage. Breitbart said that ABC had shown "cowardice" and had bowed to "left-wing pressure...they know they can do it at any time and any place and ABC will bow to pressure." ORIGINAL POST: ABC News announced Tuesday that it is dropping controversial blogger Andrew Breitbart from its Election Night coverage
  • WHEC TV (Rochester) Offering Voters "Rides to Polls" (Coalition of Black Trade Unionists)

    11/02/2010 3:07:02 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Just heard right now (5:40 a.m. Eastern) that live radio, in Rochester, New York WYSL RADIO, relaying the morning news segment audio of News 10 WHEC-TV (NBC affiliate) is offering voters to the polls for free.Problem is, they are telling voters to call liberal, far leftist, anti-Republican UNION GROUP and giving out their phone number.This was done by the female component, of a male/female morning straight news anouncer team.Anyone think that this violates FCC neutrality rules?They told people to call the Rochester, NY office of the COALITION OF BLACK TRADE UNIONISTS for these free rides, and also said that the...
  • Email Reveals ABC News Walked Back ‘Bigs’ Publisher Participation in Election Night Coverage

    11/01/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/1/10 | Andrew Breitbart
    In response to the announcement that I would provide my analysis on ABC News from Arizona on election night, like-clockwork, from the George Soros-funded Media Matters to Keith Olbermann to Huffington Post to Daily Kos to Talking Points Memo to Twitter (#boycottABCNEWS), the institutional left began on Friday to inundate ABC News with a wave of partisan objections and unfounded allegations against me. Make no mistake: this is a calculated “astroturf“ intimidation campaign by the well-funded and frightened-for-their-political-lives institutional left to quash dissenting voices. It’s what they do.What was ABC News’ response?
  • ABC News fabricates report to make Joe Miller look like a loser

    11/01/2010 4:19:36 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    ABC News fabricates a report to make Joe Miller look like a loser. Yesterday, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl alleged in a now-discredited report that Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller had lost the confidence of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was thought to be a loser by the NRSC. However, the only big problem with that report of yellow journalism was that none of it was true at all. Clearly, ABC News just fabricated the report to misrepresent that Miller was going to lose, that Lisa Murkowski had the upper hand, and that the trailing Democrat in the race,...
  • Jake Tapper Spends Friday Night Fighting Moonbats on Twitter Over Breitbart on ABC News

    10/29/2010 7:54:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Friday, Ocotber 29, 2010 | Kristinn
    ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is spending the Friday night of Halloween weekend fighting off an attack by rabid moonbats angered by ABC's announcement that Big Government publisher Andrew Breitbart would be giving election night analysis on the network.Also appearing on ABC News will be the editor of Breitbart's Big Journalism, Dana Loesch.Tapper has alternated from jocularity, to polite referrals to ABC management, and from resignation to hostility in responding to the barrage of attacks by the moonbats.Tapper has spent the past three hours on Twitter battling the unhinged moonbats: And by the way I suggested that Mork...
  • How to Get Ahead in the Network News Biz (Blast from the Past)

    10/24/2010 11:19:03 AM PDT · by wizkid
    NY Observer Media Mob ^ | 05/11/2010 | WizKid
    For an eye opening article on how network news business operates, click on the link and read the comments section to the article: How to Get ‘In’ with Mimi [A Guide for Future Students] 1. Mimi and her clique of chosen ones at ABC News were dubbed the “Mean Girls.” To be a part of the group you had to be at least 3 of the following: white/good-looking/rich/pedigree/Ivy(or fancy boarding school) or date/marry/be associated with people who fit that bill 2. If female, wear expensive jewelry and shoes. Talk about the size of your boyfriend’s p****, how good/bad the sex...
  • Finally: George Will vs. Meghan McCain on the tea-party movement

    10/17/2010 2:23:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 16, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    People will goof on Amanpour for booking this, but purely as spectacle, it’s a stroke of genius. Be honest: You’re dying to see how this meeting of the minds played out. Two key moments. The first comes at around 2:45, when MegMac lays into Christine O’Donnell. For thoughts on that, see MKH’s wry tweet from this morning. The other starts at around 7:35 and runs through 9:30, when Will replies to her point that the tea party is “intolerant” and losing younger voters rapidly. In fact, it’s The One who’s lost 16 points among college students since last year; tea...
  • ABC News Promotes Revolution Muslim as America's First Line of Defense Against Terrorism

    10/10/2010 3:00:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Answering ^ | October 9, 2010, 2:05 am | Posted by David Wood
    "ABC News Promotes Revolution Muslim as America's First Line of Defense against Terrorism" SNIPPET: "ABC News recently did a 20/20 special titled "Islam: Questions and Answers," with Diane Sawyer, Bill Weir, and Lama Hasan. The program drew attention to moderate Muslims who will serve as America's "first line of defense" against terrorism. Unfortunately, one of the moderate Muslims presented by ABC isn't so moderate."
  • Christiane Amanpour’s ‘Mission’

    09/25/2010 1:25:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 30 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 25, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    ABC News “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour gets interviewed by the Columbia Journalism Review. Among other topics, she discusses her passion for international reporting, and whether the American audience, particularly the traditional Sunday morning audience, is interested in watching that. The bottom line is this: I have a mission and my mission has been to bring, through all my work, a broader understanding of the world to U.S. viewers—first with my job at CNN and now at ABC with This Week… I’m not going to put the cart before the horse. I’m just going to say that I’m pleased with...
  • D.C. ABC Reporter Doug McKelway Fired for Argument Over Anti-Obama, Anti-Greenpeace Bias

    09/19/2010 8:48:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Media Research Center. ^ | 09/17/2010 | Tim Graham
    WJLA-TV, the local D.C. area affiliate of ABC, has fired longtime anchorman Doug McKelway for "insubordination and misconduct" after (or during?) an April report on left-wing oil spill protesters . In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters "largely representing far-left environmental groups." [He cited Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.] He went on to say the protest "may be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama..." McKelway added that the Senate was unlikely to...
  • WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct

    09/17/2010 9:04:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/17/10 | Paul Farhi
    WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station's news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama. McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7's news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct.
  • Michael Eisner: 'ABC Makes Money on News'

    09/15/2010 5:49:21 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 15, 2010 | Alex Weprin
    Disney CEO Michael Eisner was a guest on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" this afternoon on Fox News. Eisner, who left Disney in 2005, spoke to Cavuto about the departure of ABC News chief David Westin, whether the network should keep its news division and even "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric. Cavuto: I was thinking of ABC because David Westin, the ABC news chief is stepping down, and some say that ABC might disband the news division, what do you think? Eisner: I don't think that is true frankly, and David leaving is not a result of changes in...
  • Can anything save ABC News from extinction? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/10/2010 6:58:44 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 10, 2010 | Jon Friedman
    Forget, for a moment, that ABC News is in disarray. Forget, too, that the network news business is regarded as a dinosaur. Forget, finally, that ABC News's chief rival, NBC, has a lead over CBS and ABC that brings to mind Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes. Now, I have the audacity to ask: Can anything save ABC News from extinction? Right now -- and for the foreseeable future -- the smart answer would be a curt "no." The question took on deeper resonance Monday night when David Westin announced his plans to step down after running ABC News for nearly...
  • How David Westin Ruined ABC News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/09/2010 10:29:42 AM PDT · by Scythian · 17 replies
    The slogan of ABC News was once, “More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source.” Now, not a single ABC News show leads its time slot. What happened? ABC News President David Westin spent the past 13 years running the network news division into the ground. Westin announced Tuesday that he was resigning (the PC term for getting fired) at the end of the year. His internal resignation email was a lame effort to leave his legacy on the network. “Over the last nine months, we’ve put in place new anchors on all of our...
  • The next president of ABC News will face big challenges (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/08/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Septembe 7, 2010 | Joe Flint
    One of the top priorities for the next president of ABC News won't be figuring out who should eventually succeed Diane Sawyer as anchor of the network's "World News Tonight." It will be deciding whether there will be an audience worth pursuing for "World News Tonight" when Sawyer walks away. With ratings and revenues declining and their core audience growing old, the news divisions of the broadcast networks -- like the newspaper and radio industries -- are struggling to reinvent themselves for the digital age. The playing field between traditional media and new media has been leveled, but the aftershocks...
  • Who Pushed ABC News' Chief? [Stephy and Sawyer Performances Provide No Gain in ABC Ranking.

    09/07/2010 7:32:08 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tue Sep 7, 3:08 am ET | Peter Lauria
    NEW YORK – David Westin may have had friction with Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney, but things had been tense with Disney CEO Bob Iger for years. Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove go inside his resignation. David Westin’s departure from the helm of ABC News after 13 years...
  • ABC News Reprimands Audio Operator Who Covered Mosque Protest

    08/26/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | August 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here." On Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism, Lafferty writes: He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man's answers about Shariah and pushed the point: "Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can't you answer...
  • Report from the Front Lines: Apparent ABC Employee in Confrontation with Ground Zero Mosque

    08/25/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    big journalism ^ | 8/25/10 | Andrea S. Lafferty
    On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero. I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened?...
  • Breaking News: President Obama Says "I'm Having a Great Time" On Vacation

    08/25/2010 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 25, 2010 |
    Last night President Obama and First Lady Obama dined at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Their dinner companions were family friends Dr. Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and lawyer and business executive Vernon Jordan and wife Ann Dibble Jordan. As they departed the restaurant at 9:55 pm ET, reporters asked the president if he was enjoying his vacation even with the rain. "I'm having a great time,” the president said. “Doing a lot of reading" Among the president’s reading materials is Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” which is not yet on shelves. During a weekend...