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  • Nets Compare Louisiana Flood to Katrina But Ignore Obama Vacation

    08/18/2016 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS presented several reports on the “massive” and “historic” flooding devastating Louisiana, even comparing storm damage to that suffered during Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina. However, the one thing missing from the coverage was a single mention of the President of the United States, Barack Obama. On Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Now to the flooding disaster still impacting tens of thousands of people in the south. That massive tropical system that devastated Louisiana is now bringing new flash flood watches to Texas. This...
  • GOOD MORNING AMERICA! Wow!

    06/16/2016 6:51:16 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 90 replies
    Donald J. Trump Facebook ^ | June 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    GOOD MORNING AMERICA! Wow! A year ago, today, many of you joined me at Trump Tower in calling for real change in Washington, D.C. I am proud to say that with your support we are well on our way to Making America Great Again! Since the moment I rode down the escalator on June 16th, 2015, and decided to run for President, my campaign has been filled with nothing but excitement, dedication, and passion to change our country for the better – this is only the beginning of our movement. I am honored and proud to lead our fight to...
  • ABC On San Jose Violence: 'Pure Attacks' By Anti-Trump Protesters, 'Even The Elderly' Were In Danger

    06/04/2016 8:59:48 PM PDT · by catnipman · 67 replies
    ABC’s Good Morning America covered the violence that erupted outside of Donald Trump’s rally in San Jose, California Thursday as “pure attacks” where “even the elderly” walked into a dangerous environment. When Trump’s supporters attempted to leave the rally, they were greeted by large crowds of protesters
  • Stephanopoulos: Still An Open Ethical Wound

    04/06/2016 11:24:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Less than a year ago, ABC's George Stephanopoulos admitted that he had made $75,000 of undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation/campaign operation of his former employers, Bill and Hillary Clinton. He then personally pledged he wouldn't moderate a Republican primary debate this year. But ABC News later issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos, insisting it wouldn't take punitive action against him. It's bad enough that ABC never even considered removing this self-evident Clinton loyalist from his "objective" political coverage position. They even allow him to conduct softball interviews with Hillary Clinton, and won't even insist on reminding viewers of...
  • ‘Meternity’ author bails on ‘GMA’ at last minute after backlash

    05/01/2016 12:57:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 29, 2016
    She needed a little more “me time.” Meghann Foye — the author of “Meternity” — bailed on her Friday “Good Morning America” interview at the last minute, facing intense backlash from moms and childless women who say she’s deeply mistaken about maternity leave. “Meghann was supposed to join us right here live,” “GMA” host Amy Robach announced. “She has just pulled out of the interview. There has been so much backlash about her comments, viewers across the country weighing in on this all night long.”
  • Where’s Kelly Ripa? Co-host absent from her show a day after Michael Strahan’s exit announcement

    04/20/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/16 | Emily Yahr
    Well this doesn’t look good — a day after ABC announced Michael Strahan’s departure from “Live! With Kelly and Michael” to join “Good Morning America” full time, co-host Kelly Ripa was nowhere to be found. Instead, Strahan showed up with substitute host Ana Gasteyer, formerly of the network’s “Suburgatory” and a guest star on “The Goldbergs.” “Kelly’s off today,” Strahan said briskly, introducing Gasteyer to the screaming fans in the audience.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘I Have Zero Interest Whatsoever’ in Being Donald Trump’s VP Pick

    04/19/2016 5:30:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 186 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/19/16 | Michelle Moons
    A Donald Trump-Sen. Ted Cruz unity ticket seems less likely now that Cruz told the Good Morning America audience on Monday that he has “zero interest, whatsoever” in being Trump’s pick for vice-president. Bonnie Pointer, who was described as an undecided voter from Vacaville, California, asked Cruz via video, “Would you accept being Donald Trump’s Vice President?” Cruz thanked Bonnie for her question saying, “Let me just answer very simply, I have zero interest, whatsoever, in doing it.”
  • All Three Nets Now Covering Anti-Cruz Smear; ABC Scolds Both Cruz and Trump

    03/26/2016 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 153 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 26, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    On Saturday, all three broadcast morning news shows talked about the National Enquirer allegations against GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, allegations for which there is still no on-the-record source or any other supporting evidence. CBS, which took the high road and skipped the tawdry allegations on Friday’s Evening News, this morning offered a 68-second item read by CBS This Morning: Saturday co-anchor Anthony Mason, which cast the matter as a “he said, he said,” between the two candidates. ABC’s Good Morning America offered a full report from weekend political correspondent Devin Dwyer, in which Dwyer unfortunately cast both Cruz and...
  • ABC Chided Rubio for Getting ‘Ugly,’ Now Thinks He’s Too Mild

    03/11/2016 1:32:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 11, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    It seems that Marco Rubio simply can’t win when it comes to ABC. Back in February, Good Morning America derided the “ugly” and “strange” attacks he employed against Donald Trump. On Friday, the morning show’s journalists worried he was too mild and didn’t “try” in the debate. GMA’s Stephanopoulos wondered if “you do anything to slow Donald Trump down?”  In a follow-up, the former operative to Bill Clinton wondered, “Anything you wish you would have said [in the debate]?” In a previous segment, reporter Jon Karl derided, “Last night may have been the last big chance to take him [Trump]...
  • Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’

    03/04/2016 11:40:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, the NBC, CBS, and ABC morning shows all blasted Thursday’s Republican presidential debate as “vulgar” “silly” and “childish.” The same networks that have routinely provided ample airtime to Donald Trump’s personal attacks on his rivals, lectured the GOP contenders on civility. Co-host Matt Lauer began NBC’s Today: “Vitriol and vulgarity. The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie lamented: “New nastiness, new lows in the Republican presidential race.”Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’In the report that followed, correspondent Peter...
  • Trump Lays Out Day One Presidential Priorities — Roll Back Obama Exec Orders, Knock Out ObamaCare

    02/24/2016 10:55:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/24/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told co-host George Stephanopoulos some of his first-day priorities should be elected president of the United States. Trump, coming off a win a night earlier in the Nevada Republican Caucus, said rolling back President Barack Obama executive orders, including one dealing with the border and immigration, repealing ObamaCare and taking care of the veterans would be his priorities. "Well, the first thing I'd do is knock out some of the executive orders signed by our president," Trump said. "Especially the one on the border where people are allowed to...
  • Megyn Kelly Decries "Language Like Bimbo" Says Hillary Correct To Call Internet A (Shortened)

    02/05/2016 10:46:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly was interview by show co-anchor George Stephanopoulos on a number of topics, including her dust-up with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • Woman 'Freaks Out' When She Meets Doppelganger For 1st Time In Ireland

    04/15/2015 9:11:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    Two women from Ireland, who are spitting images of each other, freaked out when they came face-to-face for the first time. Through the power of social media, Niamh Geaney, 26, found her doppelganger, Karen Branigan, 29.
  • Video: Flying Fish 'Attack' Rowing Team

    04/14/2015 12:38:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-12-15 | Benjamin Rosenbaum
    People have been injured .... ??
  • Brian Williams’ Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its “Today” franchise having ceded ground to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and its Sunday-morning mainstay “Meet the Press” struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor – in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose “NBC Nightly News” is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams’ admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • “The View” Is About To Get Cancelled For The Best Reason Ever, I Respect ABC

    01/16/2015 8:56:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    QPolitical ^ | 1/15/15
    ..I Respect ABC Looks like it’s the beginning of the end for Rosie & Whoopi. ABC is considering abandoning “The View” and extending Good Morning America as the yelling matches have been insufferable to audiences all across the country. Looks like the yelling matches and the blasphemous arguments that mock Jesus & the bible are over! It’s been reported that ratings have plunged due to Rosie & Whoopi’s back and forth bickering, and not only that, but viewers have been complaining that even when they aren’t bickering to each other, they hi-jack interviewers as well. The long-running show could end...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • Palin Family Brawl Witness Gets Fired for Talking to Good Morning America

    09/12/2014 6:04:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 12, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The lurid, stereotypical tale of Sarah Palin and her family entering into an alcohol-fueled melee at a snowmobile party is starting to pick up in the mainstream media, with Good Morning America devoting an entire segment to the story this morning. In doing so, they talked to Eric Thompson, an eyewitness who attended the party at the invitation of his boss. But Thompson, who also gave his account to Alaskan political blogger Amanda Coyne, was fired today for talking to the media.
  • To Celebrate Independence Day, Good Morning America Features 'Talk Dirty' Rapper Derulo

    07/04/2014 6:30:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So how did Good Morning America open its Fourth of July show today? Fighter-jet flyover? Small-town Independence Day parade? Inspiring video of America's beauty from sea to shining sea? Guess again. GMA featured rapper Jason Derulo [I never heard of him either], jet skiing past the Statue of Liberty. And which song did GMA place at the top of the list when it displayed a smartphone with Derulo's hits? Why, "Talk Dirty" [mistakenly entitled "Talking Dirty" by GMA]. A song so foul and misogynistic we couldn't possibly display the lyrics, but you can read them here [link] if you like....
  • George Stephanopoulos renews with ABC

    04/24/2014 1:06:04 PM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/14 | Dylan Byers
    George Stephanopoulos, the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and principal host of "This Week," has renewed his contract with ABC News, a network spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. The contract, which network sources described as long term, will see Stephanopoulos remaining at the helm of both programs, even as he dials back his hosting duties on the Sunday program. The news was first reported by TVNewser. "We expect him to remain with us for many, many years," Heather Riley, an ABC News spokesperson, told POLITICO. "This represents what he wanted – he is commited to GMA and This Week and understands...
  • What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle

    04/17/2014 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rich Noyes
    The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters in Nevada is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment media. Between last Thursday and Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC gave the story a total of nearly 16 minutes of coverage on their morning and evening newscasts. Network journalists have consistently framed the case as one of a rancher failing to pay the requested fees for his use of government land. But they have failed to use the case to tell the larger story of how...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Madonna (Really): 'Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People'

    06/22/2013 9:31:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Madonna (Really): 'Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People' By Tom Blumer Created 06/22/2013 - 12:15pm There's no word on whether Elizabeth Vargas had to receive smelling salts during her interview of Madonna which appeared on "Good Morning America." But it wouldn't be a surprise if she did. When the ABC reporter, whose interview was relayed by the network's Sabrina Parise and posted at Yahoo.com, questioned the diva's use of gun choreography in her current tour's stage show, she certainly expected a robust defense. But she probably didn't expect a trip into the land of the Second Amendment. Nonetheless, that's...
  • 'Good Morning America' Giddy Over Possible Hillary Presidential Run

    02/16/2013 6:41:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Good Morning America's giddiness over the prospect that Hillary Clinton might run for president is any indication of how the MSM will treat the story, it's gonna be a long-g-g-g four years. The excited GMA crew was looking for any harbinger—from falling meteorites to the number of baskets scored by an ABC reporter in a charity game—that Hillary might throw her pantsuit into the ring. A correspondent even joked—at least we hope she was joking—that GMA might have to run a segment every week with the latest is-Hillary-running news. View the video here.
  • 'Good Morning America' Fails To Reveal Indicted Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin A Democrat

    01/19/2013 4:58:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When in 2008 Senator Ted Stevens was indicted on corruption-related charges, the very first word in ABC News's headline was "Republican." And the R-word was mentioned four more times in the story. But when ABC's Good Morning America ran a segment this morning on the indictment on charges of corruption of Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans, it never revealed—either by spoken word or screen graphic—that Nagin is a Democrat. Note that this was not some short news blip: GMA took a full minute-and-a-half to tell the story, but couldn't find a few seconds to mention Nagin's party affiliation....
  • Christiane Amanpour says Filmmaker could be charged

    09/12/2012 4:36:27 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 100 replies
    Good Morning America | 09/12/2012 | Vanity
    Christiane Amanpour claims the filmmaker should be charged as screaming fire in a crowded Theater. I can't even say how upset I am after hearing her say that he is Responsible in Egypt and Libya.
  • 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...
  • Good Morning America Making Fat Cracks About Christie?

    09/25/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was it just coincidence that of all the ways "Good Morning America" could have reported that Republicans are urging Chris Christie to get into the presidential race, the ABC show today spoke--twice--of Christie being "heavily" urged to run? Throw in GMA describing Christie supporters opining that the other candidates are "too small" for the job. Oh, and the show's decision to roll extended, less-than-flattering footage of Christie walking across an airport tarmac to greet President Obama. Makes you wonder whether this was the opening salvo of an ABC attack on Christie's avoirdupois. Of course, such cheap shots have a history...
  • Reporter’s bizarre on-air episode raises questions

    02/15/2011 1:14:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    One of the most memorable performances from Sunday night's Grammy broadcast was also one of the most terrifying: Serene Branson, an Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter began speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast. However, after initial fears that Branson may have suffered a stroke on-air, she is reportedly doing OK. "She was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized," the CBS affiliate that employs Branson said in a statement posted late Monday on its website. "As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home. And while Serene...
  • Obama budget big's fiancee named weekend GMA co-host (Bianna Golodryga)

    05/08/2010 6:58:28 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 469+ views
    NYPost ^ | 05/08/10 | Staff
    The planets are aligned just right for Bianna Golodryga lately. The ABC News correspondent, one of the best at covering the economy, got engaged in December to Barak Obama's budget director, Peter Orszag, who hid a 5-carat, cushion-cut diamond ring under her menu over lunch at Sarabeth's on Central Park South. Now she's been promoted to co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Good Morning America," joining Bill Weir.
  • B'day bombshell (ABC financial reporter dating White House OMB Director)

    12/20/2009 7:26:10 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 48 replies · 8,346+ views
    The NY Post ^ | 12/20/09 | Staff
    <p>"He's a great guy, a sweet guy," gorgeous ABC correspondent Bianna Golodryga says of President Obama's Office of Management and Budget director, Peter Orszag.</p>
  • Get serious: Pacific Coast News By George, "GMA" getting less "kooky"

    12/14/2009 3:17:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 440+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    ABC is admitting that "Good Morning America" is going to change to accommodate the wonky Washington insider George Stephanopoulos -- and not the other way around. Stephanopoulos starts today as co-host of the morning TV show replacing Diane Sawyer and his arrival is going to mean that "GMA" will buck the last 20 years of happy-talk, wake-up TV and become a more serious program, officials now say. "We have been talking for months about how light and kooky morning news has become at a time when people are struggling with a million different things, from the economy to two wars...
  • Global Warmist Champion: 'Think Twice About Retiring To Florida'

    06/17/2009 6:18:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 842+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    ABC Intern: Um, Mr. Champion, it's the head of the Florida Chamber of Commerce on the line for you, and he, uh, doesn't sound too happy. Sam Champion: Tell him to go soak his head. That apocryphal bit of dialogue might not be too far off the mark. On today's GMA Champion warned Americans that "if you're thinking about retiring to Florida, think twice." The ABC meteorologist made his dire suggestion in the course of announcing the Obama administration's issuance of a report on the impact of climate change on the United States, which seems to cast matters in worst-case...
  • ABC Praises 'Obama's Latina Powerhouse,' Even Touts Her 'Mean' Guacamole

    05/27/2009 1:50:43 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies · 1,152+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 05/27/2009 | Matthew Balan
    ABC’s “Good Morning America” program on Wednesday led their 7 am Eastern hour with three positive reports about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, highlighting her judicial background and personal story. Anchor Diane Sawyer began the program with a promo of this coverage: “The battle begins: How will President Obama’s Latina powerhouse handle the opposition?...And we also go home to bring you personal details about the girl from the housing projects, nominated for the Supreme Court.” Correspondent Claire Shipman went so far as to play up trivial details from the nominee’s personal life: “She’s also an avid Yankees fan, a mean guacamole maker,...
  • Ban on Feet-Nibbling Fish Leaves Nail Salons on the Hook

    03/23/2009 2:06:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 1,127+ views
    online.wsj ^ | MARCH 23, 2009 | PHILIP SHISHKIN
    There's more than one way to skin a foot. In his beauty salon wedged between a pizza parlor and a taco shop in a strip mall here, John Ho is letting small fish eat dead skin off his customers' feet. "Feels like a bunch of ants running across your feet," said Bill Piatt, a Marine gunnery sergeant from nearby Fort Belvoir, after dipping his feet in a Plexiglas tank for 15 minutes of a fish-assisted pedicure. His wife, Leah, reclining on an adjacent chair, said the nibbling tickled -- "a very odd feeling."
  • Michelle Obama on Military Families' Struggle: 'It's Not Right'

    03/13/2009 2:48:12 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 86 replies · 4,239+ views
    etonline ^ | March 13, 2009 | E.T.
    "It hurts. It hurts," the first lady said in regard to military families having to live off food stamps. "These are people who are willing to send their loved ones off to, perhaps, give their lives -- the ultimate sacrifice. But yet, they're living back at home on food stamps. It's not right, and it's not where we should be as a nation."
  • GMA Touts Housing Non-Profit Which Lends ‘Regardless of Credit Score’

    02/10/2009 5:48:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 442+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Isn’t this how we got into the mess in the first place, making mortgage loans to people who couldn’t afford them? But in its segment this morning on the stimulus, Good Morning America hailed the work of the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America. GMA portrayed the group simply as mortgage counselors, helping distressed homeowners work out tenable terms. But a trip to NACA’s website reveals that they are also multi-billion dollar lenders themselves, who brag of this very curious lending policy: "Everyone gets the same incredible terms, including the below-market interest rate, regardless of their credit score or other factors."...
  • Free-Market Mole At Weekend GMA?

    02/07/2009 6:35:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 491+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has a free-market mole infiltrated the weekend edition of Good Morning America? While the liberal cats of the weekday version are away, are market-oriented mice being allowed to play? I ask because for two weeks running, the weekend edition of the ABC show has given a fair shake to those opposing the porkulus. Last Saturday, as I reported here, Dan Mitchell of the libertarian Cato institute was given surprisingly respectful treatment as he made the case that big government spending doesn’t work. Today, it was George Will’s turn. In the course of a segment on the stimulus bill, the conservative...
  • GMA Manages Not To Mention Why Richardson Went

    01/05/2009 5:51:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,792+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In its opening half-hour, Good Morning America told us--twice--that Pres.-elect Obama choked up with emotion as he was packing up his old house. But somehow ABC couldn't find time to mention that a possible pay-to-play scheme was behind Bill Richardson's bye-bye as Commerce Secretary nominee. After the show-opening roll in which the president elect was shown heading to DC, Robin Roberts literally bounced in her co-anchor's chair: "so excited, so excited, so excited . . . It's a new day, new year, new everything going on." Added Diane Sawyer helpfully: "And a president-elect." "Yes," concurred Robin, as if it wasn't...
  • GMA Guest: Obama Best Represented Teachings of Jesus

    01/04/2009 10:18:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 898+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine a liberal who had never voted for a Republican. He spends a year trying to live like Jesus Christ, after which he decides to vote for McCain, feeling that McCain best represents the teachings of Christ. What are the odds Good Morning America would have him on to discuss his experiences and political change of heart? But when an evangelical Christian who had never voted for a Democrat spends a year trying to live like Jesus, then decides to vote for Obama, well, GMA devotes a segment to his story. Rev. Ed Dobson is the evangelical in question, and...
  • GMA Suggests Independence From US More Important To Cubans Than Freedom

    01/02/2009 5:40:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 550+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fidel will someday disappear, but MSM nostalgia for the Cuban revolution is forever. Good Morning America devoted a segment today to celebrations in Havana marking the 50th anniversary of Castro's dictatorship. The thrust of Jim Avila's report was that, yeah, there are those who "complain" about that oppression stuff, but the key is that Cuba is free from los Yanquis! JIM AVILA: It is Raul Castro who now runs the country, with Fidel incapacitated. He brought the celebration back to where in 1959, he, Fidel and Che Guevara came out of the Sierra Maestra mountains to overthrow the American-backed dictator,...
  • GMA Hails Obama's 'Green Dream Team'

    12/14/2008 6:32:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 485+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An environmentalist's dream might be a businessman's nightmare. But when it came to describing the the environmental team Pres.-elect Obama has assembled, it was sugar plum fairies for GMA this morning. Rachel Martin, who came to ABC from NPR, narrated the segment. RACHEL MARTIN: They are calling it the "Green Dream Team." Which invites the obvious question: who's "they," kimosabe? Running down the team line-up, Martin viewed things from an environmentalist perspective. View video here.
  • It's Safe for Ayers to Surface Now (will be cuddled on Good Morning, America this morning!)

    11/14/2008 1:07:05 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies · 1,753+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11/13/08 | Charles Johnson
    Now that Barack Obama is safely elected, people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers no longer have to remain silent, and the media are suddenly interested in them. Former Weather Underground terrorist Ayers will appear tomorrow [FRIDAY, 11/14/08] on Good Morning America.
  • Run 'em Out of Town on a Rail? [Small town GOP mayor rips Good Morning America a new one]

    09/18/2008 6:24:01 AM PDT · by MatD · 56 replies · 677+ views
    Rome Daily Sentinel ^ | 9/17/2008 | MatD
    Furious over the portrayal of Rome in Tuesday’s national broadcast of "Good Morning America," Mayor James F. Brown said he’ll never watch ABC — the television show’s network — again. Cast and crew of the news program were at the Rome railroad station on Monday afternoon as part of a 50-state Whistle Stop ‘08 tour. More than 500 people turned out to meet the train and greet television personalities Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer and Cris Cuomo. Though the show’s under 2-minute segment on Rome began with praise of the city’s enthusiastic welcome, it went on to call Rome the "snow...
  • Good Morning America ad, "Michelle Obama will only talk to Robin Roberts"

    08/03/2008 8:09:58 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies · 809+ views
    ABC television network | 8/3/08
    While watching ABC This Week, ABC ran a Good Morning America television commercial with the tagline of Michelle Obamab will only talk to Robin Roberts, who happens to be a fellow African-American woman.
  • 'Super Size Me' Rebuttal: Man Loses 86 Pounds on All-McDonald's Diet

    06/19/2008 3:23:46 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies · 176+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 19, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It’s not likely dieticians will be endorsing his regimen, but a Virginia man demonstrated it is possible to regularly dine at a fast-food restaurant without being criticized for signing your own death certificate. Despite media attacks on fast-food for being unhealthy, ABC’s “Good Morning America” showed that healthier options are available without heavy-handed involvement from government in its June 19 broadcast. “Meet Chris Coleson – for years the Virginia man said he was eating too much and, of course, no diet seemed to work,” co-host Diane Sawyer said. “Then last December, he tipped the scales at 278 pounds and made...
  • ABC Anchors Bike to Work, Man Sings Protest Song about Gas Prices

    05/16/2008 1:26:06 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 26 replies · 94+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | May 16, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    If gas prices are getting you down, just hop on your bike or grab a guitar like the May 16 “Good Morning America.” ABC News financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga, described as the “new TV money honey” by U.S. News and World Report’s Paul Bedard, reported yet another angle on high gas prices. “Cities across the country, like Portland, Louisville and Washington, D.C., are trading in gas-guzzlers for bike paths,” Golodrya reported. “All three cities are reporting spikes in bike use. We tracked one Washington state resident who says by riding his bike to work just once a week, he’s saving...
  • GMA Mocks 'Scool' Spelling, Then Makes Two Math Errors of Its Own

    05/10/2008 9:27:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 28+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dispatch from the Department of Glass Houses . . . The Good Morning America crew had a bunch of yucks today at the expense of the Sparks, NV streets department employee who spelled "scool" on the asphalt. But within minutes, two ABCers made math mistakes of their own, one of a political sort, the other climate-related. RON CLAIBORNE: In Sparks, Nevada, someone in the streets department could use a spelling lesson. A sign painted on the street announces a nearby facility is a "s-c-o-o-l" [sound of Claiborne chuckle]. The city plans to fix the sign as soon as possible. That's...
  • 'Variable Rate' Too Much for ABC, Borrower to Understand?

    04/21/2008 5:54:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 61+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "What is mysterious, what is mysterious about the phrase 'variable rate'?" --George Will, This Week, March 30, 2008 Mystery is in the eyes of the borrower--and the MSM. The term "variable rate" in a mortgage might seem straightforward enough to George Will and our erudite NB readers, but to a college-educated homeowner--and ABC's Kate Snow--it's apparently a real brain twister. Snow hosted a segment on this morning's GMA dedicated to determining how the various presidential candidates' proposals would address the problems of sub-prime borrowers. As is the MSM's wont, ABC focused on a single sympathetic case, that of the Cruz-Rivera...
  • GMA (Good Morning America) Spotlights Woman Who Is Husband and Dad (Promoting Transgenderism)

    03/06/2008 2:31:27 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 309+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/6/2008 | Kristen Fyfe
    A couple at the "cross roads" of a "complicated" love story.  That's how Diane Sawyer set up the feature on a transgendered Microsoft executive, his/her wife, and their son in the 8:00 half-hour on "Good Morning America." The socially progressive bent of GMA was evident in the lack of context or perspective given to the family's story.  No consideration was given to the glaring social issues raised. It was reported as just another human-interest story.Video (2:00): Windows (7.31 MB), plus MP3 audio (917 kB)The five-minute feature, reported by Neal Karlinsky, explained the conflict Michael Wallent had with his identification as a male, his...