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  • Mika Skeptical of Stephanopoulos as Dem Debate Moderator

    04/04/2016 9:16:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    File this one under A Liberal Discovers Media Bias . . . Back in 2012, George Stephanopoulos somehow was permitted to moderate a Republican primary debate, and proceeded to harangue frontrunner Mitt Romney on the arcane matter of the right of states to prohibit contraceptive sales, thus abetting the Dems' "GOP War on Women" narrative. Republicans were rightly outraged. Now, in an ironic twist, it's the turn of some liberals to doubt Stephanopoulos' ability to serve as an impartial moderatot . . . of a Dem debate. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski repeatedly expressed skepticism at the notion of...
  • George Stephanopoulos asked Hillary Clinton to explain why Donald Trump is doing so well

    12/06/2015 10:48:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 6, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's strong standing in the Republican primary race can likely be boiled down to his time in the national spotlight. When asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday about Trump's status as the Republican front-runner, Clinton said Trump's appeal was rooted in his long stint as a reality-television star.
  • Scarborough: No Republican Has Hosted Network Sunday Show or Newscast in 50 Years

    11/02/2015 5:36:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the CNBC debate debacle, Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant on liberal media bias on today's Morning Joe. He summed things up this way, in challenging the panel: "you can't do it and nobody here can do it: name the single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years: you can not do it." Mark Halperin largely agreed, saying "there's huge liberal media bias." But Mike Barnicle actually claimed that having fair moderators would be a bad...
  • Scarborough Suggests NBC Wouldn't Punish Lauer If He Pulled a Stephanopoulos

    05/19/2015 6:31:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Joe Scarborough just suggest that the suits at his own network are craven cowards who put bucks over ethics? On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough predicted that if Matt Lauer had pulled a Stephanopoulos, NBC would hesitate to punish him [just as ABC hasn't disciplined Steph], because Lauer's morning Today show "is where they make the money." View the video here.
  • Mika Hits ABC's 'Lack of Judgment' In Hiring Stephanopoulos

    On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski criticized George Stephanopoulos for covering the story of the Clinton Foundation story without disclosing that he had donated to it. But Brzezinski's biggest blast was reserved for ABC, which had hired the hyper-partisan Clinton adviser in the first place. Brzezinski hit the "lack of judgment of the people who are hiring him to think that he can just erase [his close Clinton ties] from his brain." View the video here.
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change (video)

    03/29/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Stephanie Ebbs, Mike Pence, George Stephanopoulos
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said today during an exclusive interview on ABC's "This Week."
  • Trading Places: It's Time to Trim the Debate Moderators' Role

    11/02/2014 9:56:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    As this campaign season draws to an end, doubtless many will comment on what was right and what went wrong for each party. Let me beat the crowd by stating whatever the outcomes of the Congressional and state races the notion of Republicans continuing to allow Democratic operatives posing as newsmen and women to act as moderators in candidate debates is one of the most inexplicably stupid blunders of all. And yet each election it is repeated. Let this be the last time. Here are some names and incidents that should be engraved forever on the RNC steps and in...
  • Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader?’

    12/08/2013 3:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 8, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    There was a really delicious exchange on ABC’s This Week Sunday that conservatives across the fruited plain will greatly enjoy. After hate-spewing MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson bashed former Vice President Dick Cheney for once wanting Nelson Mandela put on a terrorist list, Matalin shot back, “When will you ever get tired of beating up on Darth Vader” (video follows with transcript and commentary): Mary Matalin Smacks Down MSNBC’s Dyson: ‘Will You Ever Get Tired of Beating Up On Darth Vader? MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: I'm the same generation as President Obama, and taking a stand against apartheid both...
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos Hits Back at Rand Paul for Suggesting He Colluded with Obama

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

    08/08/2013 12:10:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/08/2013 | Noel Shepphard
    Last year NewsBusters repeatedly made the case that members of the press – in particular ABC’s George Stephanopoulos – aided and abetted President Obama’s claim that the Republicans were engaging in a so-called War on Women. In a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera Wednesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said this might have been the case (video follows with transcript and commentary): GERALDO RIVERA: Reince Priebus, the RNC chair was on the Republican, top politician on the Republican side, just saying that if CNN and NBC don’t cancel their planned films about Hillary Clinton, that he’s not going to allow any...
  • Congressman Rogers on NSA Phone Surveillance: ‘Greenwald Doesn’t Have a Clue How This Thing Works’

    06/09/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | June 9, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday had harsh words for the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald revealing last week that the National Security Agency is looking at phone records of virtually all Americans. Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Rogers said, “I know your reporter that you interviewed, Greenwald, says that he’s got it all and now is an expert on the program. He doesn't have a clue how this thing works” (video follows with transcript): Congressman Rogers on NSA Phone Surveillance: ‘Greenwald Doesn’t Have a Clue How This Thing Works’ GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Finally, we're just about...
  • Mika 'Angry' Stephanopoulos Invited Rodman On 'This Week'

    03/04/2013 4:58:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ping-pong diplomacy worked with China, so why not b-ball diplomacy with North Korea? Mika Brzezinski is clearly not buying that line of logic. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski confessed to being "angry" with George Stephanopoulos for having the extraterrestrial otherwise known as Dennis Rodman on This Week to discuss his recent trip to North Korea, which included meeting with its new leader, Kim Jong Un. Mika didn't spare her fellow MJ panelists, calling them "idiots" when they persisted in discussing Rodman's trip and TW appearance. View the video here.
  • ABC’s Terry Moran Caught Laughing As Obama Surrogate Trashes Mitt Romney

    07/08/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/8/12 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC’s Terry Moran was caught on-screen Sunday laughing as Barack Obama surrogate Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) bashed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. When the Nightline host filling in for This Week’s vacationing George Stephanopoulos realized he was on camera, he tempered his glee and put on a more serious face (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Barney Frank Loses It on Sunday Show (WATCH)

    05/14/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 51 replies ^ | May 13 | Staff
    On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” outgoing Democratic Rep. Barney Frank locked horns with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who wanted to focus on economic issues instead of gay marriage. Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, claimed that Blackburn was relying too heavily on talking points. Blackburn objected to Frank’s assertion, but then Frank lashed out at Blackburn and host George Stephanopoulos.
  • [Lib.] D. Brazile: Over 60% of Republicans like Rick Santorum

    02/12/2012 8:33:18 AM PST · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Issues: * Santorum Vs Romney. * Birth control. * Nuclear Iran. -- [Lib.] D. Brazil: Over 60% of Republicans like Rick Santorum On ABC 'This Week' with George Stephanopoulos. The same Dianne Brazil who says she's "catholic" defended the Pres. Whereas George Will said: This is what liberalism [and progressives] looks like, to break the [religious] institutions. WashingtonPost's 'Anti War' journalist David Ignatius had to inject his opinions too trying to scare and insist on "negotiations..." Even though he knows that Syria is Islamic-fascist Iran's door to the Arab world, and he knows that Iran is a GENOCIDE threat. George...
  • Stephanopoulos: Contraception debate question 'a bet' with Diane Sawyer (Video)

    01/12/2012 8:37:10 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    After last Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate, “Good Morning America” co-anchor and “This Week” moderator George Stephanopoulos took criticism for his handling of a debate question about contraception and his persistence on the issue with GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. On Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on Wednesday, Stephanopoulos gave his side. The question “was about the right to privacy,” Stephanopoulos said. “One of the candidates said he believes the states have the right to ban contraception. I was asking Mitt Romney the same question.” ...more (w/video)...
  • ABCs Stephanopoulos has undisclosed ties to Obama activists who promoted president’s career

    01/09/2012 5:40:20 PM PST · by tutstar · 29 replies
    Klein Online ^ | 1 8 2012 | Aaron Klein
    ABC News commentator George Stephanopoulos has a previously undisclosed connection to President Obama – the two were part of a small group at Harvard University that met for a period of three years purportedly to promote involvement with U.S. community institutions. Participants at the research project, which took place between 1997 and 2000, included scores of individuals with ties to Obama, including several activists who were later appointed to positions in the Obama administration. Other participants were instrumental in promoting Obama’s political career. Just yesterday, Stephanopoulos was the subject of conservative criticism for pointed questions he asked Republican presidential candidates...
  • Karl Rove: Romney’s Attacks ‘Flailing,’Long GOP Primary Hurts Obama (Tokyo Rove abandoning Romney?)

    12/10/2011 3:16:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/11 | George Stephanopoulos
    Karl Rove thinks Mitt Romney probably should have begun attacks on Newt Gingrich much earlier in the presidential campaign, he told me on Good Morning America. But Rove is not convinced that a drawn out primary will hurt Republicans and he said a fight for their nomination could create a better nominee to face President Obama. Rove said he is not very impressed with the attacks that Romney has launched so far. Today he described them as “flailing” so far.
  • Stephanopoulos Gloats: Will My Interview With New Accuser 'Spell the End' for Cain?

    12/01/2011 7:49:52 AM PST · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    MRC ^ | November 30, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    George Stephanopoulos, who as a Democratic operative in the '90s coordinated with ABC to save Bill Clinton from scandal, on Wednesday teased an exclusive with Herman Cain's accuser, openly gloating, "Will our interview spell the end of the one-time front-runner's presidential bid?" [MP3 audio here. ]
  • The Left is Petrified of Rick Perry (and Sarah Palin)

    08/31/2011 5:09:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 111 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 8-31-2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    August 31, 2011 The Left is Petrified of Rick Perry BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: Powell, Wyoming. Mike, thank you for calling, sir. Great to have you on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello. CALLER: Hey, black-and-gold dittos, Rush! RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I just wondered where George Stephanopoulos' sudden love of Mitt Romney last night on his program portrayed Perry as evil, and he loves Mitt Romney now; and you were saying with Rick Perry's first, you know, being on the panel for the debates, I just wonder, you know: Is this all coordinated, or are they laughing, or is it true...
  • Reid Shill Stephanopoulos Stresses 'Negro Dialect' Supposed To Be 'Private'

    01/10/2010 6:26:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies · 2,385+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was the thinnest of reeds, but that didn't stop George Stephanopoulos from clinging to it—twice—in doing his best for Harry Reid . . . Appearing on GMA today, Steph stressed that Reid's remarks about then-candidate Obama being "light-skinned" and having no "negro dialect" were supposed to be "private." Stephanopoulos tried to put the best face on things during a conversation with weekend co-host Kate Snow. View video here.
  • ABC: Reshape 'GMA' for Stephanopoulos

    11/17/2009 5:30:20 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 20 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Post via I Want Media ^ | 11/16/09 | Howard Kurtz
    George Stephanopoulos, the leading candidate for co-host of "Good Morning America," has let it be known that he is not willing to join the program unless it is significantly changed to suit him. Recognizing that his strengths are in politics and hard news, Stephanopoulos has communicated to ABC that he would not want to spend considerable time doing fluffy features, network sources say. If the show cannot be reshaped to suit his interviewing talents, Stephanopoulos has argued, the move would be risky and he would prefer to remain as host of "This Week."
  • Pinkerton Suggests Hillary Sent Stephanopoulos Tough Question For Obama

    09/26/2009 12:53:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 2,480+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Pres. Obama did the Fox-less Full Ginsburg last week, his toughest moment came when George Stephanopoulos cited Merriam Webster to suggest that PBO's proposal to force people to buy health insurance amounts to a "tax." Some were surprised that Stephanopoulos would put a Dem president on the spot that way. But appearing on today's Fox News Watch, Jim Pinkerton posited an intriguing provenance for the tough question—none other than . . . Hillary Clinton. View video here.
  • Obama Defies Dictionary Definition of Taxation

    09/21/2009 7:24:50 PM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 12 replies · 426+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-09-21 | LukeAmerica2020
    President Obama and ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos had a minor debate Sunday (September 20th) over whether the president’s health care plan includes a tax increase, leading the host to look up the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of taxes. (video below) In the interview, Stephanopoulos pressed the president on his plan to require people to purchase health insurance. “Under this mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you don’t. How is that not a tax?” asked the host. VIDEO: Obama Defies Dictionary Definition of Taxation
  • Stephanopoulos: Possible Souter Replacement Sotomayor ‘Strong Centrist’

    05/01/2009 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 4,073+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It never fails. Let someone’s name be put forward as a possible Dem presidential candidate or judicial nominee, and the MSM will find a way to characterize him as a “centrist.” We didn’t have to wait long for the tradition to be honored regarding Sonia Sotomayor, who conventional wisdom pegs as the frontrunner to replace David Souter. On today’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos declared Sotomayor not just a centrist, but a . . . “strong centrist.” View video here.
  • Pinkerton: Gibbs The Agnew Of The Obama Administration

    03/07/2009 4:56:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 1,247+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somewhere, William Safire is smiling. The nattering nabobs of negativism ride again! On this evening’s Fox News Watch, panelist Jim Pinkerton cast White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as the Spiro Agnew of the Obama administration. It was Nixon VP Agnew who famously used speechwriter Safire’s archetype of alliteration to condemn media critics. Now it’s Gibbs striking out at Obama critics, from Rush Limbaugh to Rick Santelli to Jim Cramer. JIM PINKERTON: Robert Gibbs, the press secretary, takes a shot at somebody in the media all the time now. Spiro Agnew did it for the right 40 years ago, and...
  • Husband of Obama UN Ambassador Is Stephanopoulos ‘This Week’ Producer

    03/05/2009 7:32:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 1,079+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yogi Berra once famously remarked “you can observe a lot just by watching.” To which we might add: and by reading, too . . . Jennifer Rubin has a fascinating item over at Contentions today. Perusing a Time story on Susan Rice, Pres. Obama’s pick as UN Ambassador, Rubin noted this revelation: "Rice is married to Canadian journalist Ian Cameron, executive producer of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Observes Rubin: “Wait. The EP of a top Sunday show is married to a top Obama official? Shouldn’t this be disclosed on air, at least when they are discussing foreign policy?”
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Girly Man

    02/22/2009 10:48:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 920+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The man who says he left Austria because he couldn’t stand socialism has no problem with it here. The man who preached self-reliance doesn’t worry about responsible homeowners being forced to bail out others. The man who rode to the California governor’s mansion by bashing Gray Davis over the car tax and promising to repeal it . . . just pushed through a budget nearly doubling the tax. Schwarzenegger’s weakness and hypocrisy was evident today on This Week. George Stephanopoulos opened the interview by playing a clip of a photo-op Schwarzenegger staged when first running for governor, having a huge...
  • Steph: Stimulus ‘Great Success’ For Obama; Only Mistake Was Being Too Bi-Partisan

    02/08/2009 6:10:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,392+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like George Stephanopolous is single-handedly trying to balance out the criticism of the Obama stimulus plan, noted here and here, that the weekend edition of Good Morning America has recently aired. Appearing this morning, Stephanopoulos proclaimed that Pres. Obama has achieved a “great success” with the plan. His only error? Being too bi-partisan. Co-anchor Bill Weir seconded Steph’s emotion, lamenting that the president’s achievement has been lost in all the rancor. BILL WEIR: What could President Obama have done differently in these first 20 days to fulfill those promises on non-partisan nirvana in Washington? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I think part...
  • Stephanopoulos Paves Way For Obama To Use ‘Clenched Fist’ On Congress

    02/06/2009 6:12:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies · 1,975+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Those Republicans are so mean-spirited, the Messiah might just be forced to use the clenched fist on them. Won’t be his fault, of course. The GOP will have brought this on itself. That was George Stephanopoulos’ not-so-subtle warning on GMA this morning, as he discussed with Chris Cuomo the fate of the pork stimulus bill, which in a withering column Charles Krauthammer has called “a legislative abomination.” CHRIS CUOMO: Can President Obama go to the people? Can he use that as his trump card here? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I think it might be what he has to do, Chris. And we’re...
  • Time for ABC to Send George Stephanopoulos Packing

    01/28/2009 5:17:47 PM PST · by Sudetenland · 27 replies · 1,076+ views
    houston conservative ^ | 1/28/2009 | Will Malven
    One of the most critical aspects of a journalist's credibility is his ability to at least appear to be objective. So what happens when one of the biggest names in network journalism George Stephanopoulos host of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" is revealed to be in constant contact with other former Clinton Administration advisors using their collective knowledge and political acumen to aid President Obama's Chief of Staff in performing his job? The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism; dedicated or contemptuous.
  • Outrageous!... ABC Host Stephanopoulos Asks Obama About Prosecuting "Gravest" Bush Crimes (Video)

    01/11/2009 4:06:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,098+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 11, 2009 | Gateway Pundit
    When was President Bush indicted? When were the top officials of his administration indicted?... And, for what? What were their crimes?... Keeping America safe for 8 years?... Liberating 50,000,000 people in Iraq and Afghanistan?... Spreading democracy?... Fighting Islamic radicals when Democrats voted to surrender? This exchange on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos was outrageous and Barack Obama's response was equally disgusting.
  • Bill And Hillary Harrased Gennifer Flowers And Lewinsky Using Sleazy Investigator Pellicano

    05/16/2008 8:32:53 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 3 replies · 577+ views
    NewsMax Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/21/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    Anthony Pellicano found guiltyConvicted of racketeering, conspiracyBy Leslie SimmonsMay 15, 2008, Hollywood ReporterAnthony Pellicano, the former celebrity private eye who set up shop on the Sunset Strip and boasted clients who were some of Hollywood's rich and powerful, was found guilty Thursday of racketeering, wiretapping and running a criminal enterprise. [Below Reprinted From Newsmax - 2003]From the StaffWednesday, Nov.12, 2003 10:58 a.m. ESTPellicano Tapes Could Spell Trouble for Bill and Hillary Hollywood is buzzing over "investigator to the stars" private eye Anthony Pellicano, who copped a plea earlier this year after the FBI caught him with a drawer full...
  • Blago: Morning Shows Dance Around D-Word

    12/10/2008 5:53:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 1,642+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Rod Blagojevich were a Republican, what's the over-under on the number of times the network morning shows would have mentioned that fact in their coverage today? But Blago is a Democrat. So how often did Today, Good Morning America and the Early Show flatly identify him as such during their opening half-hours today? Not once. The closest any came were references at Today and Early Show today to "Democratic politics." As far as I could tell, GMA was entirely D-free. And it was there that George Stephanopoulos put in the most embarrassingly sycophantish performance of the morning.
  • Rift Cracks 'Demoralized' McCain Campaign

    10/27/2008 8:50:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 115 replies · 3,248+ views
    The McCain campaign is definitely demoralized right now. The blame game has begun. There is no question that there is a rift between Sarah Palin's camp and that of John McCain inside the Republican campaign, sources tell ABC News. Watch George Stephanopoulos on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC And you are seeing people within the McCain campaign starting to look to the future. Not only Palin, but many of the McCain staffers, as well, are circulating their resumes and pointing the finger. Whenever people in the campaign are starting to worry more about their own reputations rather...
  • 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...
  • Stumped: Hillary Can't Name One Economist Who Supports Her Gas-Tax Holiday

    05/04/2008 10:23:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 141+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My two cents say George Stephanopoulos gave Hillary a harder time than Tim Russert did Obama during their respective appearances on This Week and Meet the Press today. Russert never pinned Obama down on exactly what he knew of Rev. Wright's most controversial assertions and when he knew it. Over on ABC, Stephanopoulos twice challenged Hillary to name a single economist who supported her proposal for a gas-tax holiday, and threw in her face the fact that even her big admirer in economist ranks, Paul Krugman of the NY Times, has criticized her over it. In exposing her inability to...
  • Will Against The Liberal World on 'This Week'

    03/30/2008 12:15:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies · 1,022+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have a look at the screencap from today's This Week, then please answer this serious question: has ABC no shame? How does the network justify a round-table consisting of four liberals against one conservative? Let's review the batting order: * Frank Reich: Clinton's former Labor Secretary comes from the leftward reaches of the Dem party. He's a co-founder of the liberal American Prospect magazine. * Paul Krugman: Like Reich, a very liberal professor of economics, and a NYT columnist. * Donna Brazile: Dem activist, Gore 2000 campaign manager. * George Stephanopoulos: The show host was a senior political adviser to...
  • Russians Suspected in Shooting of Kremlin Critic Near D.C., et al.

    02/24/2008 3:47:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 333+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2008 | Newsmax
    <p>1. Russians Suspected in Shooting of Kremlin Critic Near D.C.</p> <p>One year ago, Kremlin critic Paul Joyal was gunned down in the driveway of his suburban Maryland home. The case remains unsolved — but some see the hand of Russia in the shooting.</p>
  • 'The Strained Scurrying of the Also-Ran'

    02/24/2008 6:03:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 59+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If that sound isn't the fat lady clearing her throat, it might be the MSM humming Hillary's dirge. Consider, for example, ABC national political correspondent Jake Tapper's Good Morning America segment today on the differences in tone between the Obama and Clinton campaigns. After playing footage of an angry Hillary waving allegedly misleading Obama campaign literature and then of a relaxed Obama laughing it off, Tapper had this to say. JAKE TAPPER: There's a difference between a winner's confident stride and the strained scurrying of the also-ran. View video here.
  • Stephanopoulos: Will NYT Article Rally Rush, Ingraham to McCain?

    02/21/2008 5:12:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies · 98+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    File under Law of Unintended Consequences . . . There has been significant speculation in the MSM that an upshot of the NYT's McCain piece could be to rally support for McCain from conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who heretofore have been, shall we say, less than enthusiastic about the Arizona senator. Typical was this exchange from today's Good Morning America, which followed an appearance by McCain campaign advisor Charlie Black. View video here.
  • Exposing Hillary's Illegalities In Los Angeles Court To Begin Feb. 21! (status conference)

    01/31/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by OPS4 · 85 replies · 17,848+ views
    Peter Paul Project ! ^ | january 2008 | Intermeddler
    The Hillary Clinton Accountability Project will shortly launch its fundraising drive to raise $500,000 to support the most important citizen’s legal initiative of 2008. The landmark civil fraud suit of Paul v Clinton et al which the California Supreme Court ordered to proceed against the Clintons, Grammys Producer Gary Smith and Clinton agent Jim Levin, will be set for trial and a discovery schedule at a special conference to be held in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 21, 2008. The first law suit in American history to bring a President and a Senator to court for defrauding the Senator’s...
  • GMA: Bill’s Fib Leaves Steph Shaking His Head

    01/21/2008 6:57:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies · 100+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama might be up against the ropes after some battering by Bill Clinton, but he can evidently count on having Good Morning America in his corner to apply a refreshing sponge and send him back into the ring. Check out Robin Roberts's softballs to the Illinois senator this morning, followed by even more surprising comment -- and body language -- from George Stephanopoulos. View video here. The focus was the way Bill Clinton has been going after Obama. Questions from Robin Roberts:
  • Silky Won't Pony Up on Populist Flip-Flop

    01/06/2008 10:05:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 63+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Move over, Bill Clinton. There's a new king when it comes to looking into the camera and not telling the truth to the American people . . . and his name is John Edwards. To his credit, George Stephanopoulos caught Edwards out on a central tenet of Silky's candidacy . . . but then let things slide. Edwards was a guest today on This Week, and it didn't take him long to don his scourge-of-greedy-corporations mantle. Central to Edwards' pitch is the claim that you don't sit down with corporate interests, you fight them. View video here.
  • Hillary Clinton Net Worth $34.9 MILLION

    12/15/2007 6:13:01 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 81 replies · 2,863+ views
    San Francisco Sentinel ^ | 15 December 2007
    WHAT SHE’S GOT Cash and Bonds: $30.1 million Life Insurance: $140,000 Retirement Funds: $33,000 Alternative Investments: $248,000 Houses: $5.9 million Mortgages: $1.5 million WORTH: $39.9 MILLION 2006 Income: $12.1 million WHERE SHE GOT IT When Bill Clinton first ran for President in 1992, Hillary provided most of the couple’s income working for the Rose law firm in Little Rock; he earned only $35,000 a year as governor of Arkansas. Although she takes in $165,200 a year as a senator, these days Bill is breadwinner-in-chief. His presidential pension is $201,000 a year, and he grabbed a $12 million advance for his...
  • Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum

    12/01/2007 5:50:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 443+ views ^ | December 01, 2007 |
    Clinton Booed at Heartland Forum December 01, 2007 6:04 PM ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: A day after dealing with a hostage crisis, Sen. Hillary Clinton faced a tough crowd in Iowa. Clinton did not receive the warmest of welcomes at the Heartland Form in Des Moines, IA, and although the hostage scare was mentioned, the announcer brushed it off quickly in order to get to questions. Clinton, who was forced to call in to speak to the crowd of thousands because of weather difficulties, took questions on topics from healthcare to illegal immigration. The senator was asked if she...
  • New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans

    11/26/2007 10:01:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 148 replies · 773+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/07 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. Clinton's top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed. Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five...
  • Caption Hillary courting the UAW in Dubuque

    11/14/2007 4:28:12 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 27 replies · 418+ views
    "Democratic Presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., gestures during an interview with The Associated Press, following a campaign stop at a United Auto Workers regional conference at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 12, 2007."
  • Judicial Watch Appeals Flowers Lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, Carville, and Stephanopoulos

    11/20/2005 12:29:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 1,015+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/16/05 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that fights government corruption, announced today that on December 6, 2005, Judicial Watch will take its lawsuit on behalf of Gennifer Flowers to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The lawsuit alleges Ms. Flowers was subjected to a vicious smear campaign orchestrated by Hillary Clinton and carried out by former Clinton administration aides James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. Ms. Flowers was targeted after she publicly confessed to having a long-term affair with former President Clinton. According to Judicial Watch’s original complaint filed with the U.S. District Court...
  • Stephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election

    05/14/2003 11:24:38 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 63 replies · 471+ views
    Don Imus, Quoted in NewsMax ^ | 5/14/03 | Carl Limbacher   Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:07 p.m. EDTStephanopoulos: Candidate Not Wrong to Say Bush Stole Election In a radio interview Wednesday morning, ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos defended a claim by one of the Democratic Party presidential candidates that President Bush stole the 2000 election, saying it was "a reasonable inference" based on the evidence. Stephanopoulos was asked to respond to a comment by former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who told Sen. Joe Lieberman during the party's May 3 presidential debate: "We need to pursue opportunities for individuals to vote, instead of making it a high hurdle...