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  • The Culture Wars Continue: Bruce Jenner's a Christian Republican???

    04/27/2015 8:26:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 26 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-27-2015 | MOTUS
    I was going to discuss “The Clintons” today butt between Doug Ross (Will Hillary Get the Petraeus Treatment?) and Clarice (The Clintons' Little Tin Box) they’ve pretty much covered all the bases we know about so far.  Except for the New York Post’s contention that the Clinton Foundation functions essentially as a slush fund. H/T Doug Ross Charity Navigator, which rates nonprofits, put the foundation on its “watch list,” which warns potential donors about investing in problematic charities. The 23 charities on the list include the Rev. Al Sharpton’s troubled National Action Network, which is cited for failing to pay...
  • Bruce Jenner Interview: Diane Sawyer Two-Hour Special Set For April 24

    04/06/2015 6:26:46 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 85 replies
    Dead line | Hollywood ^ | April 6, 2015 10:05am | Lisa de Moraes
    ABC News made it official this morning: Diane Sawyer will interview Bruce Jenner about his transition on April 24. “Bruce Jenner’s far-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer airs Friday, April 24, on a special edition of 20/20. The two-hour special, Bruce Jenner – The Interview, airs on the ABC Television Network at 9 PM ET,” the network announced. The May sweep begins this year on April 23. The interview with Sawyer will be the first discussion of Jenner’s transition by a major news outfit.
  • Diane Sawyer to Step Down from ABC's 'World News,' David Muir to Take Over

    06/25/2014 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:03 AM PDT 6/25/2014 | by Marisa Guthrie
    UPDATED: Muir will take over Sept. 2, while George Stephanopoulos becomes chief anchor at ABC News. After five years in the World News anchor chair, Diane Sawyer will step down at the end of the summer, clearing the way for David Muir, who anchors the program's weekend edition, to assume her role on Sept. 2. Sawyer, 68, an ABC News star who previously anchored Good Morning America and newsmagazine Primetime and who has conducted some of the news division's most-watched interviews, will head her own unit and continue to produce and anchor specials. Additionally, George Stephanopoulos, once thought to be...
  • ABC Uses Children in 'Young Guns' Experiment to Demonize Firearms

    02/02/2014 5:49:24 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/1/2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Tonight is not whether people should or should not own guns,” Sawyer insisted. Right. ABC’s Diane Sawyer and David Muir joined forces Friday night for their 20/20 special, Young Guns, traveling to neighborhoods in which guns are a presence in the home in their effort to characterize guns as threats to children, rather than tools of self-defense. As you’ll see, the producers’ anti-gun agenda was apparent from the start. First, the journalists conducted a little experiment to discover the obvious: kids like playing with guns.
  • Glenn Beck Goes Off: ‘I Was Diane Sawyer’s Little Bitch,’ ‘She Became A Bigot’

    08/01/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | , July 31st, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show this morning, Glenn Beck not-so-fondly recalls the time he was employed by ABC News and became Diane Sawyer‘s “little bitch” before their working relationship soured and “she became the biggest bigot I’ve ever seen.” According to Beck, during his brief stint as an ABC contributor, Sawyer was fond of him and would call him up frequently to discuss what sorts of ideas she had for improving television. “I was Diane Sawyer’s little bitch,” he told his co-hosts today, recalling how she’d call and e-mail him so frequently his wife became concerned. However, he alleged, Sawyer stopped...
  • Losing Patience With the New Pope

    03/20/2013 2:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Many millions of Catholics around the world were joyous with the naming of a new pope -- a holy man from the Third World no less. Even in choosing his name, Pope Francis is emphasizing a devotion to the poor, and humility in his clothing and manners. The liberal media should be lapping this up. There was an accurate recounting of the global rejoicing, especially in Argentina. There were hopeful words about his pastoral modesty. But as the day came for the pope to be installed, the natural secular liberal nastiness toward the oldest Christian faith bubbled up in demands...
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” according to The State newspaper, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s World News didn’t mention it. Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan...
  • Epidemic of Gang Violence Across The Globe Destroying Black Boys

    12/29/2012 8:38:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 31 October 2012 | Nick Chiles
    From Chicago to Rio, from Jamaica to Nigeria, gang violence is leaving an indelible mark on communities across the globe, leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures. Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment. In Chicago, among 400 murders that have occurred in 2012, an estimated 80 percent of them have been gang-related. The killing in...
  • Elect Romney To Reverse Bush's Failed Third Term

    10/12/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    After reading transcripts of Obama's recent campaign stump speeches and watching his interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, I am even more convinced he is every bit as clueless as he appeared in that fateful debate but also very deceitful. The money quote in Obama's interview with Sawyer, who asked him what happened in the debate, was: "It's not the first time I've had a bad night. But I think what's important is that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. You know, Gov. Romney went to a lot of trouble to try to hide what his...
  • Hey, Media, a $75K Mechanic Pays a Lower Tax Rate Than Romney

    09/27/2012 4:01:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Larry Elder
    If "journalism malpractice" were a crime, Nancy Grace would not be able to keep track of all the trials. ABC news reporter Jonathan Karl recently said: "Mitt Romney ... made $13.7 million last year and paid nearly $2 million in taxes. His effective tax rate -- 14.1 percent. That's a lower rate than an auto mechanic who made $75,000 in pay." Not again. Back in January, anchor Diane Sawyer teased "Mitt's millions" on ABC's "World News": "What Mitt Romney's taxes really show about wealth, taxes and fairness." Then correspondent David Muir informed viewers: "(Romney's) tax rate? In 2010, about 13.9...
  • The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna

    08/12/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 12, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    An interesting glimpse at Paul Ryan’s wife, from the Washington Post: Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.Ryan, 43, like many of her 40-something peers, is a stay-at-home mother with an impressive resume. She prefers her husband’s hometown, Janesville, Wis., to Washington and remains out of the political limelight.But Janna Christine Little Ryan hails from Oklahoma, a state known for its Will Rogers’s common-sense ideals mixed with a smidgen of Wild West attitude.She grew up Madill, Okla., in the southern part of...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Diane Sawyer Versus 'Too Rich' Romney

    04/18/2012 4:16:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Republican strategists should generally be wary of campaign advice from liberals -- and when it's from the media, generally becomes definitely. Washington Post political writer Chris Cillizza recently suggested Mitt Romney's general-election strategy should start with getting a "positive first introduction" to voters through the liberal media because "only the national media can provide that megaphone and serve as a sort of validator for him." How hard did he laugh after he wrote that? No Republican should think he could end-run the liberal media establishment entirely and not suffer damage. Ask Dick Cheney. On the other hand, no Republican can...
  • Time To Run a 'Tebow' Media Option Play

    01/12/2012 9:52:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Even fair-minded liberals, of which there must be a few, should acknowledge that the Saturday-Sunday "blitz" of the Republican presidential candidates by ABC and NBC correspondents looked like a play designed by the left wing of the Democratic Party. Clearly the questions by ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer about contraception and same-sex marriage were asked to trap the GOP candidates into delivering sound bites that the Obama re-election campaign could use against the eventual nominee and the party at large. These were the types of accusatory questions that would never be asked of a Democratic president. One would not...
  • ABC's Sawyer Says Palin "Targeted" Gabby Giffords In Special On Congresswoman

    11/16/2011 11:11:13 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 89 replies
    In an hour-long special on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) and her miraculous recovery, ABC's Diane Sawyer ruined it in a segment about the Congresswoman's political future. Sawyer praised the Congresswoman as being "upbeat" during the "unsettling" 2010 campaign season in which she received "vitriol" from her constituents. Sawyer then linked these events to someone shooting her office door while including a sound of a gun being shot. Continuing, Sawyer says Giffords was "targeted" by Sarah Palin. Cue video of Palin speaking and the ad which had a cross-hair on Giffords' district. Transcript below: DIANE SAWYER: "So does Gabby Giffords really...
  • 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: #Occupy Protests In ‘More Than 1,000 Countries’

    10/11/2011 7:55:21 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    bigjournalism ^ | 10-11-11
    Watch the video from this nitwit. Yep, Diane, the protests have spread to more than 1,000 countries. That means that more than 800 of those protests are on other planets. She has just proven we are not alone.
  • 'Wall of Silence': Watergate Sleuth Woodward Unable to 'Crack the Code' Protecting Michelle Obama

    09/27/2010 7:38:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 70 replies
    Monday, September 27, 2010 | Kristinn
    In an interview broadcast on Monday's ABC News' World News Tonight With Diane Sawyer, Bob Woodward, author of the new book, Obama's War, told Sawyer he was unable to 'crack the code' of silence surrounding First Lady Michelle Obama.It was a startling admission from the man who made himself famous with Watergate and later claimed to have sneaked past CIA guards to obtain a deathbed confession from Reagan CIA Director William Casey.It is also a testament to the fear of Michelle Obama that while classified documents are routinely passed to Woodward, no one dared say a word, kind or unkind,...
  • ABC's Diane Sawyer Gets Cozy with Left-Wing Huffington Post … Again

    09/24/2010 5:07:09 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    You have to wonder what Diane Sawyer and her team at ABC’s “World News” are thinking. Is the Huffington Post the best they could do when it comes to reaching out to Americans for their ideas on the economy? In a Sept. 23 post on the Huffington Post, “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer explains to readers that she and her team in search of “innovative ideas that are helping turn the economy around.” “And so next week a team at World News is heading out to search for innovative ideas that are helping turn the economy around,” Sawyer wrote. “Real...
  • 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
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Obama Would 'Rather Be Really Good One-Term President'

    01/25/2010 3:14:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 1,892+ views
    Exclusive: Obama Would 'Rather Be Really Good One-Term President' Obama Tells Diane Sawyer That Health Care Bill Had Political Cost By MARK MOONEY Jan. 25, 2010 — President Obama, buffeted by criticism of his massive health care reform bill and election setbacks, said today he remained determined to tackle health care and other big problems despite the political dangers to his presidency. "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president," he told ABC's "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview today. Obama sat down with Sawyer two days before he will deliver a...
  • Obama Tells Diane Sawyer I Am Not Moderating. Sawyer Keeps Letting POTUS OFF Hook(Full Transcript)

    01/25/2010 4:53:52 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 396+ views
    The Lid/ABC News ^ | 1/25/10 | The Lid
    In an interview with Diane Sawyer to be broadcast tonight and tomorrow morning, President Obama threw down the gauntlet to those who think that the Scott Brown victory will lead to the same type of moderation that Bill Clinton did after the 1994 midterm election. Obama's line to Sawyer? "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. In actuality Obama is heading for option three, a really lousy one-term term president. Well there, he is being successful the POTUS is by no means nurturing his own popularity. The full transcript of the Interview is below...
  • Breaking: Charlie Gibson To Step Down from ABC 'World News', Diane Sawyer to Anchor Broadcast

    09/02/2009 8:24:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies · 2,228+ views
    TV Newser ^ | September 2, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    TVNewser has learned ABC News will announce today that Charlie Gibson will leave "World News" in January and that Diane Sawyer will be named the new anchor of the network's evening newscast. Gibson has been the anchor of "World News" since May 2006, after the pairing of Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff was broken up when Woodruff was seriously wounded in an IED attack in Iraq. Woodruff and Vargas were named co-anchors of the program in Dec. 2005 after the death of longtime anchor Peter Jennings. DEVELOPING > More: ABC News tells us Gibson is announcing his retirement from ABC...
  • 'Thanks So Much For Going Up Next To The Fish And Getting The Interview'

    07/07/2009 6:03:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,506+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How brave of Kate Snow. Not only making the trek to Flyover Country North, but even getting close to some yucky fish. That seemed to be Diane Sawyer's attitude in congratulating Snow for snagging an interview with Sarah Palin. The soon-to-be-former Governor of Alaska invited Snow out for some salmon fishing. At one point the intrepid ABC reporter observes to Palin: "you have some fish guts on you." Back in the studio, Sawyer saluted Snow's guts. View video here.
  • ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

    06/22/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 77 replies · 2,507+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 22, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also seriously touted the objectivity of the network, cheering, "I know that our network has worked very, very hard to be completely-completely responsible and fair and serious about big issues."
  • It’s So Simple! Just Ask Diane Sawyer

    06/06/2009 3:38:11 AM PDT · by TWP guy · 18 replies · 801+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 06/06/09 | Blaine Fallis
    Another pseudo-brilliant idea floating around these days is the concept of a gas tax, and Thomas flat-earth Friedman is just the guy to spread it. And Diane Sawyer is just the person to lap it up. Right-wingers can't be expected to be this brilliant, and people like Sawyer and Friedman have to explain it to us... But sometimes even left wingers resist the idea of a gas tax, as is evidenced by Sawyer's conversation with Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. Sawyer asked six different times in various ways whether the administration will implement a...
  • Tiller: ABC Cites Anonymous Tweets, Sawyer Gets Choked Up

    06/01/2009 5:00:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 3,228+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has ABC established a new journalistic standard: henceforth, is it OK to cite anonymous internet posts to demonstrate public opinion on an issue? During its segment on the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller, ABC News reporter cited two inflammatory–and anonymous–Tweets. Later, at the conclusion of her interview of two associates of the late Dr. Tiller, Diane Sawyer seemed to choke up. ABC News reporter Jeffrey Kofman was on the scene in Wichita, Kansas. View video here.
  • Interviewing Napolitano, Sawyer Doesn’t Raise ‘Right-Wing Radicals’ Report

    04/16/2009 6:04:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 728+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you’re a network news anchor interviewing Janet Napolitano today. What would be the #1 issue you’d want to ask her about? Of course it would be the report Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security recently put out suggesting that “right-wing” groups pose a potential terrorist threat, and singling out returning military veterans as posing a particular danger. But you’re not Diane Sawyer [well, unless you are Diane, in which case I'd love to hear from you on this]. In the course of her extensive interview of Napolitano aired on Good Morning America today, Sawyer never found time to raise a...
  • If I Only Had A Gun misfires for 20/20 when they cannot stay on topic.

    04/13/2009 7:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2,666+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 11 April, 2009 | John LongeneckerGo to John's Home Page
    How do you hit the broad side of a barn in a news report when you can't see the core issues? How did we know the report would be misleading and terribly lacking? As you know, I write for non-gun owners. I furnish analysis and facts more on the issue of liberty and citizen authority than guns themselves. Guns, liberty, and our sovereign authority over officials in this country are inextricable, and I have shown why over the years. The armed citizen is not an opinion concept, it is and always has been a safeguard of our way of life....
  • Diane Sawyer Edits Two Different Statements to Make Rush Limbaugh Look Racist

    02/02/2009 1:04:26 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 30 replies · 1,618+ views
    CNSNEWS/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/2/09 | Yidwithlid
    ABC Morning host Diane Sawyer, must have been trying for a good grade in a Creative writing class. Today on her poorly rated early morning show she weighed in on the Rush Limbaugh "I hope he fails" controversy with creative editing . While interviewing Senator John McCain she "cut together" two different statements to make Rush Limbaugh look racist: SAWYER: Another big issue in the news and out there on the internet, of course, is Rush Limbaugh who basically says that Republicans have got to take sides and here was the question that he posed. Here is the challenge he...
  • Sawyer Tries To Provoke McCain Into Ripping Rush

    02/02/2009 5:27:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 2,479+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Diane Sawyer went to the zoo as a kid, did she used to take a stick and poke the old lion between the bars? I ask because the GMA co-anchor did the political equivalent this morning, repeatedly trying to provoke John McCain into taking a rhetorical swing at Rush Limbaugh. It was Sawyer’s first interview of McCain since the election. One attempt to get McCain to criticize Rush over his much-misinterpreted “I want Pres. Obama to fail” line? OK. Two attempts? Pushing it. Three tries? This ceases to be journalism and enters into Jerry Springer territory of trying to...
  • Sawyer: Obama Still Working When W Would Be In Bed

    01/29/2009 10:20:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 94 replies · 3,178+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And he’s hard-working, too, unlike that previous guy! Sharing with America President Obama’s daily schedule, Diane Sawyer managed to work in a little shot at President Bush’s early-to-bed habits. [H/t FReeper library user] DIANE SAWYER: For the first time, we have details this morning on the new night-owl presidency. We have the president’s schedule: compare it to yours. He hits the gym at 6:45 AM, does weights and cardio. He reads several paper, eats breakfast with the family, sees his daughter off to school, both daughters off to school. Then makes the 30-second commute to work, landing him in the...
  • Blago: I Thought About Oprah For Senate Seat

    01/26/2009 5:38:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies · 772+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of Oprah’s most famous moves was giving away a car to every member of the studio audience. With the Obama administration planning to dole out several thousand dollars in largesse for every American family, why not Winfrey for senator from Illinois? Whatever his motivation, Rod Blagojevich let it be known on GMA today that he had indeed considered Oprah for appointment to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. Diane Sawyer interviewed the Illinois governor, and to her credit held his feet fairly firmly to the fire. In contrast with Amy Robach’s relatively soft treatment in her NBC interview, Sawyer repeatedly...
  • Was Diane Sawyer Drunk On Air? Some Say Yes. Some Say No. ABC Denies. You Watch Video And Decide

    01/22/2009 6:53:38 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 94 replies · 5,665+ views
    Body Copy Reads: Diane Sawyer Still Obviously Intoxicated The Inaugural Balls went on all night and it looks like Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer enjoyed the open bars. Thanks, ABC, for not pulling her off the air despite all this slurred nonsense. Thanks to hero intern Bette Bentley for compiling this wonderful video of America's Drunkest Former Nixon Staffer Journalist mumbling things about children and boots. CORRECTION, JESUS: Diane Sawyer did not attend a single ball! She was up all night reporting. So they just had her on GMA after a full 24 hours of being on television despite the...
  • GMA Celebrates Britney's Crotch-Kicking Return

    12/02/2008 6:24:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 2,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Britney Spears wants to launch her grand return with a trite and tacky rough-sex pantomine, I suppose that's her business. She's not known as a pop tart for nothing. What I do find noteworthy is the way GMA celebrated that bit of rough stuff, featuring it in its opening minutes. Even there, it's not ABC's descent into schlock that jumps out so much as the double standard. Can you imagine the dutifully feminist ABC applauding such junk if the gender tables had been turned? Me neither. Diane Sawyer, uh, teased things during the show opening. View video here.
  • Spitzer Call Girl Says She's No Prostitute

    11/22/2008 1:58:36 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 3,342+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2008
    In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Ashley Dupre insists on ABC News' "20/20" that she's not a prostitute, saying that being an escort involves much more than just sex.
  • No, Really, I Want to Vote For Joe the Plumber (Joe Destroys Diane Sawyer on GMA this morning)

    10/16/2008 9:12:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 75 replies · 4,255+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 10/16/2008 | Jim Geraghty
    Leave it to an Ohio plumber named Joe Wertzelbacher to make the case on taxes on small businesses clearer, more succinctly, and better than John McCain has: ABC's "Good Morning America" October 16, 2008 ABC's Diane Sawyer: "Well I just want to ask you now about the issue that was raised because it's been a little confusing to me as I tried to sort it out here. To get straight here, you're not taking home $250,000 now, am I right?" Joe Wurzelbacher: "No. No. Not even close." Sawyer: "And you were you asking — about the prospect, the hope that...
  • Diane Sawyer Just Got B***** by Joe the Plumber (Vanity)

    10/16/2008 4:33:15 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 203 replies · 9,708+ views
    <p>I just watched him get interviewed and Diane tried to do what she tries to do (talk down to you so sweetly). But Joe was not having it, he politely articulated that Obama wants to spread the wealth, which is socialism. Good Job Joe!</p>
  • Sawyer Suggests Hillary Should Reject Race-Based Votes. And Obama?

    05/15/2008 5:22:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 62+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton won among white voters in West Virginia by a 67-26% margin. Pretty lopsided. Then again, that's nearly an even split compared to the 90+ percent of black votes Barack Obama's been racking up in state after state. So who does Diane Sawyer suggest should reject race-based votes? Senator 90+? Nope. James Carville was Sawyer's guest during the GMA's opening half-hour today. DIANE SAWYER: I want to talk about the fact that 20% of the voters coming out of the West Virginia race said race was in fact a factor in their vote, and of those Senator Clinton won...
  • As Steph Says It's 'Over,' Sawyer Proclaims 'It Was a Great Night'

    05/07/2008 5:03:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What kind of night is one on which Hillary Clinton, in the eyes of many, lost her shot at the nomination? "A great night"—according to Diane Sawyer. Sawyer made her remark at the opening of today's GMA. She started with some shtick with co-anchor Robin Roberts, displaying a series of cards explaining she was losing her voice, then managed to get out these words: DIANE SAWYER: It was a great night last night. What a night, huh? Any ambiguity as to what made last night "great" was resolved when the duo immediately moved to a discussion of last night's primary...
  • Sawyer Supposes Mortars Fired From Inside Green Zone

    03/27/2008 5:18:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 852+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone get Diane Sawyer a crash course in indirect fire. Discussing this morning the recent flurry of rocket and mortar attacks landing inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, Sawyer supposed that the insurgents had somehow breached the perimeter themselves and fired from inside the US embassy compound! Sawyer spoke with Jonathan Karl during the opening minutes of today’s Good Morning America. DIANE SAWYER: But let’s begin with this breaking news from Iraq, reports that mortars have landed inside the US Embassy compound in Baghdad. ABC national security correspondent Jonathan Karl has been working this story. Jonathan, good morning to you....
  • ABC's Sawyer Hails 'Dashing' 'Rock Star' Fidel Castro

    02/19/2008 1:08:26 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 31 replies · 569+ views
    While covering the breaking story on Tuesday of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's decision to step down from power, various "Good Morning America" anchors and reporters soft peddled the communist leader's crimes. In a profile piece that narrated a brief history of his life, co-host Diane sawyer enthused, "Castro knew life is a stage and played the part of the dashing revolutionary coming to New York, getting rock star treatment." Now, she did add that many people overlooked the "ferocity of his communism, even as he bankrupted his country and history passed him by." But over the course of five segments,...
  • Sawyer Utterly Misrepresents Rush on Helping Hillary

    02/08/2008 5:36:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 55+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm not talking about endorsing Hillary. I'm talking about raising money for her because apparently the Republican strategery is relying on fear and loathing of Hillary to unite everybody. -- Rush Limbaugh, Feb. 7, 2008 There's nothing the MSM loves more than Republican in-fighting. And of late, conservatives have concededly given the liberal media plenty to gloat about in that regard. Well-founded concerns about John McCain's unconservative positions on a host of issues have famously led to much heartburn in conservative circles. And yes, Rush Limbaugh has been leading the charge in raising the red flag about McCain. But that...
  • ABC Honors Bill Clinton with Interview on 'His Work to Save a Continent'

    07/20/2007 11:55:14 AM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies · 781+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 20, 2007 | Tim Graham
    ABC Honors Bill Clinton with Interview on 'His Work to Save a Continent' By Tim Graham | July 20, 2007 - 12:19 ETABC’s Good Morning America interviewed Bill Clinton on Thursday morning, and while he made the news for saying Iraq is hopeless ("There is no military victory here"), the interview was also notable as another opportunity for ABC to honor Clinton as a global statesman and ask him softball questions for almost nine minutes. Co-host Diane Sawyer reported he was in Africa to see Nelson Mandela and do his AIDS work: "And President Bill Clinton weighs in, speaking...
  • ABC Devotes 64 Minutes to Dem White House Contenders; Zero For GOP

    07/16/2007 3:55:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies · 1,361+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 16, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC Devotes 64 Minutes to Dem White House Contenders; Zero For GOP Posted by Scott Whitlock on July 16, 2007 - 13:57. On Monday’s "Good Morning America," ABC devoted 38 minutes of air time to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in a town hall special. This is in addition to the over 26 minutes they provided fellow ‘08 contender Hillary Clinton back in March. That’s a grand total of 64 minutes of publicity for Democratic candidates and zero for Republicans. Now, to be fair to "Good Morning America," GMA host Diane Sawyer did ask tougher, harsher questions than her colleague...
  • Courtroom Explodes in Laughter After ABC’s Sawyer Touts Fairness of Journalists

    07/12/2007 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 77 replies · 5,917+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/12/2007 | Scott Whitlock
    Thursday’s edition of "Good Morning America" featured a Diane Sawyer anecdote that unintentionally revealed the low opinion Americans have of journalists. After wrapping up a July 12 segment on a Massachusetts man who is in trouble for attempting to avoid jury duty, the ABC co-host recounted the "hurtful" experience she had in a courtroom:Video (0:55): Real (1.51) or Windows (1.71 MB), plus MP3 Audio (607kB)  7:34am[Wrap up of segment on getting out of jury duty.]Diane Sawyer: "You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once and I was taken off the jury. And the judge said to me, 'Can,...
  • Diane Doesn't Like The Market (Pass It On)

    05/22/2007 4:19:38 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 905+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 22 May 2007 | Staff
    Media: Hearing what passes for market analysis these days, we don't know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh, because so many are scared into keeping their powder dry, or cry because they're missing out on so much. We don't know how else to put it: The media are not only biased in how they cover the stock market and economy, they're oblivious to the relationship between the two. This occurred to us the other day as we listened to a midmorning business report on network radio. Much of it focused on a rise in mortgage foreclosures, and this, of course,...
  • After Highlighting the Controversial, Sawyer Says Falwell Will 'Answer to His Maker'

    05/16/2007 5:56:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies · 1,471+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it's a basic Judeo-Christian tenet that we will be accountable to God for our actions on earth. But if a reverend from the religious left had died yesterday, do you think Diane Sawyer, immediately after reviewing controversial statements he had made in the course of his career, would conclude by archly observing that the reverend has "gone to answer to his Maker"? Neither do I. But that is just what the Good Morning America co-host Diane Sawyer did today on the occasion of the death of Jerry Falwell. After a brief biographical review, Sawyer stated "as the years...