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  • 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • GMA Lets Huckabee Slide on Two-Man Race Claim

    02/06/2008 9:11:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 39+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Huckabee won five races last night. Mitt Romney won seven. Mike Huckabee has 190 delegates. Mitt Romney has 269 [see results here]. The only Deep South state left on the primary calendar is Mississippi. Romney has the message and money to compete across the USA. So when Huckabee claims it's now a two-man race between McCain and himself, a journalist would surely challenge him on it, no? No. Not Robin Roberts, at least. To the contrary, she bought into his logic to the extent of asking only about his strategy going forward. There were also some intriguing comments from...
  • ABC's Cuomo to Obama: 'America Inherently Racist'

    12/20/2007 8:39:04 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies · 213+ views ^ | 12/20/2007 | Justin McCarthy
    Does "Good Morning America" mean "good morning all you racists"? Co-host Chris Cuomo seemed to suggest that on December 20. (Hat tip: Howard Mortman) Upon interviewing presidential candidate Barack Obama Cuomo inquired about Obama’s biggest obstacles. "What do you think the bigger obstacle is for you in becoming president, the Clinton campaign machine or America's inherent racists, racism?" Obama, though conceding he does not think "race has played a significant role in this campaign," went on to add that many people may vote for or against him because of his race.Video (:56): Windows Media (1.76 MB) and MP3 audio (.4...
  • 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...
  • Luring Lamar: ABC Asks 'What Would It Take to Get You Behind Withdrawal?'

    07/14/2007 6:02:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 828+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is ABC's Bill Weir a TV journalist or a recruiter for Team Defeat? You had to wonder, watching his interview on today's "Good Morning America" of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tn.). Alexander has co-sponsored legislation that would make the Iraq Study Group recommendations the basis for future U.S. strategy in Iraq. GMA CO-HOST BILL WEIR: You have introduced an idea now that really centers around redeploying our troops over there. What would it take for you to get behind a timetable for withdrawal? This could be an MSM first: breaking out a variation on the old used-car salesman line: "what would...
  • VANITY- GMA is Deliberately Misleading America This Morning on Stem Cell Research

    04/11/2007 6:06:43 AM PDT · by georgiagirl_pam · 8 replies · 576+ views
    VANITY- ABC News "Good Morning America" is Deliberately Misleading America This Morning on Stem Cell Research
  • GMA Devotes Almost 30 Minutes to Hillary Clinton Town Hall Infomercial

    03/26/2007 2:33:43 PM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 12 replies · 559+ views ^ | March 26, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    Who says the long sound bite is dead? According to an MRC analysis, "Good Morning America" devoted over 26 minutes of its two hour time slot on Monday to a fawning town hall meeting with Senator Hillary Clinton. Even more incredible is the fact that GMA host and event moderator Robin Roberts allowed Clinton to talk uninterrupted or unchallenged for almost 18 of those 26 minutes. During some of these long soliquies, the former First Lady repeatedly plugged her campaign website. ABC promises that future town hall meetings will include other presidential candidates, including, one assumes, Republicans. Will Mitt Romney...
  • Good Morning America's Sympathy for the Devil: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

    03/15/2007 11:21:58 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 26 replies · 1,314+ views ^ | March 15, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday’s "Good Morning America," anchor Chris Cuomo and reporter Brian Ross discussed the recent report that terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad admitted to planning 9/11 and other major attacks. However, Cuomo and Ross spent much of the segment fretting over the interrogation techniques used by the U.S. And Mr. Ross chose to recount an oddly sympathetic quote by the terrorist, noting that Mr. Mohammad said, "he was sorry that 3000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, but, quote, ‘I don’t like to kill children and the kids.’" One would think that such an absurd comment would at least...
  • Officials Weigh Booing Ban at High School Games (state of Washington nanny alert)

    03/08/2007 5:50:56 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 25 replies · 816+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sunday March 4th, 2007 | Good Morning America
    Some High School Sporting Officials in Washington State Want to Throw Unsportsmanlike Behavior Off the Field March 4, 2007 — From brawls on professional basketball courts to out-of-control parents at Little League games, unsportsmanlike behavior can be a problem. Now, some high school sporting officials in Washington state are considering tough new rules — including a ban on booing. Those who support the ban say that too often, spectators are cruel. "It's the organized effort to try to intimidate or try to make fun of someone that becomes personal in nature that can escalate then into other concerns that we...
  • Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad (Good Morning America today, video)

    10/25/2006 12:07:38 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 75 replies · 3,357+ views
    *** Just outstanding guest appearance by Sean Hannity on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, our 'Great American'!!! *** Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad Radio Show Host Says Ad Won't Affect Midterm Elections' Outcome Video link - (opens ABC News video player) ABC Talk Radio host Sean Hannity spoke to Diane Sawyer about the recent controversey caused by Rush Limbaugh's comments about Michael J. Fox. Oct. 25, 2006 — Conservatives came to the defense of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh over his accusation that actor Michael J. Fox's appearance in a political ad about...
  • Speaker charged with child porn

    12/06/2005 11:20:42 PM PST · by Fido969 · 27 replies · 1,250+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 07, 2005 | Jim McKinnon
    A nationally known speaker from Pittsburgh faces child pornography charges in Arkansas after technicians there working on his malfunctioning laptop computer discovered sexually explicit images of children.... Mr. Fortino is considered an expert in the management and balance of time, stress and lifestyles. Mr. Fortino has appeared on various national news programs and "Good Morning America." His most recent assignment has been as host of the PBS special "The Leadership Series."
  • ’30 Days’ of Supersized Guilt

    06/16/2005 3:40:29 PM PDT · by CorbyCard · 467+ views
    Free Market Project ^ | 6/16/2005 | Dan Gainor
    Morgan Spurlock shows how difficult it is to pretend to be Dan Gainor June 16, 2005 The new Morgan Spurlock documentary ’30 Days’ highlighted the fantasy of “reality” TV as Spurlock and his fiancé pretended to live life on minimum wage surrounded by cameras. Instead of teaching important lessons about saving, personal responsibility and the value of education, Spurlock relied on emotion to try to convince viewers the minimum was too low. The June 15, 2005, program tried to duplicate the success of Spurlock’s Oscar-nominated attack on McDonald’s “Super Size Me,” where he stopped exercising and ate 5,000 calories...
  • Good Morning America' Threatens 'Today'

    04/18/2005 5:49:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies · 1,501+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-18-2005 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - For 487 weeks, viewers have made NBC's "Today" show team of Katie Couric and Matt Lauer their favorites in the morning. The steady rise of ABC's "Good Morning America" is threatening that dominance. So far this season, the "Today" ratings lead has averaged 662,000 viewers, down from almost 1.3 million last year at the same time, according to Nielsen Media Research. Five years ago, "Today" regularly won by nearly 2 million. There have even been a few days - the Monday after Pope John Paul II died and last Tuesday's Mariah Carey concert - when the...
  • Police Restrain 'Good Morning America' [Staff Member] During 'Today' Interview

    03/14/2005 4:14:56 PM PST · by Coastal · 23 replies · 1,778+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | March 14, 2005
    Atlanta police handcuffed Good Morning America booker Mike Nagel this morning after complaints about his disorderly conduct, TVNewser has learned. Nagel was trying to interrupt NBC's interview with Atlanta hostage Ashley Smith this morning. (And some of it happened on-air: does anyone have screen grabs from 'Today?') Here's how the incident unfolded, according to sources at both networks: ABC, really, really wanted an exclusive interview with Smith. And they thought they had it: They were under the impression that they were the only network morning show with the Smith interview. But Smith's attorney had arranged for NBC's 'Today' show to...
  • Wead on GMA - "Public, Private Conversations Remarkably Alike;" Ghoulish Katie Beats Tharp Drum

    02/21/2005 4:39:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies · 1,622+ views
    The Today Show | governsleast governsbest
    <p>The best evidence that the Wead tapes put W in a good light? The fact that Today downplayed them in favor of . . . running another segment on Jason Tharp, the Marine recruit who drowned during basic training.</p> <p>GMA picked up the Bush-Wead tape ball with an interview with Wead himself. It was one of those ironic/hypocritical moments in journalism. On the one hand, Diane Sawyer rapped Wead on the knuckles for promulgating the tapes, but on the other, there he was as the show's featured guest, presumably pumping up both GMA's and Wead's ratings.</p>
  • The Daily Blowhard (Ann Coulter on ABC Good Morning America: 'how to snooker millionairesses...')

    10/06/2004 1:03:35 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 18 replies · 2,123+ views
    Wash Post Gossip Column ^ | 10/6/04 | Richard Leiby
    "I mean, it is simply a fact that he has married two heiresses, his specialty in life. I mean, if he has an economic plan, I think the one I'd like to hear about is how to snooker millionairesses into marrying me and living off them." -- Ann Coulter, yesterday on "Good Morning America," referring to John Kerry.

    09/30/2004 12:00:20 PM PDT · by Mia T · 21 replies · 5,377+ views
    Good Morning America (ABC) | 9.30.04 | Mia T
    Diane Sawyer Nails Kerry PerilPREEMPTION + KERRY'S EX POST FACTO REASONINGWHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA by Mia T, 9.30.04 Kerry is UNFIT #24THUMBSUCKER SERIESDiane Sawyer Nails Kerry PerilPREEMPTION + KERRY'S EX POST FACTO REASONING (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) JOHN KERRY: "We should not have gone to war, knowing the information we know today.... DIANE SAWYER: "So, it was not worth it." JOHN KERRY: "You should not--eh--it depends on the outcome, ultimately, and that depends on the leadership. And we need better leadership to get the job done successfully. I would not have gone to...
  • Honesty Problems with Kerry and Gorelick: Pin the Truth on the Donkey

    04/29/2004 10:37:40 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,133+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 1 May, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    John Kerry, apparent Democrat nominee for President, is the more important person with the less important problem. Jamie Gorelick, member of the 9/11 Commission, is the reverse. So in explaining why each is unfit for the position he seeks and the one she holds, we begin with Kerry. We’ll use a version of a game we all played at an early age, “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” to deal with Kerry and Gorelick. This week ABC came up with a videotape of Senator Kerry saying the opposite then of what he’s saying now about his “medals thrown over the...