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  • GMA: Men Arrested in Philly Starbucks not “Thinking About” a Lawsuit

    04/19/2018 6:30:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wanna bet? On Good Morning America today, Robin Robert said that when she asked the lawyer for the two men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks whether they were planning to sue Starbucks or the City of Philadelphia, he replied: “That’s not what they’re thinking about at this time. That they want to be a part of the process. Remember Kevin Johnson, the CEO, said that they wanted those gentlemen to be part of the process. They say they’re still working that out.” But here was the real tell: “They’re going to allow us, GMA, to follow along and follow up...
  • Hillary: Iowa 'Obviously Exhausting, it Takes a Lot of Concentration'

    02/01/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration." Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said, "I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are...
  • Robin Roberts Stalker Arrested for Threatening Punch To The Face

    08/01/2014 10:44:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Thirty Mile Zone ^ | 7/31/2014 6:11 AM PDT | TMZ Staff
    Robin Roberts was the target of a man who threatened to punch her in the face for not paying a debt, and now he’s behind bars. 43-year-old Troy Warren was arrested Monday after showing up at the GMA studio eight times between June 10 and June 24. A security officer told NYPD Warren threatened to punch Robin in the face because she owed him money. …
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend'

    12/29/2013 11:49:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2013
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media Bistro, is Amber Laign, a message therapists who helps patients recuperate from injuries. Roberts' sexuality has been known to her family, friends and co-workers for...
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans....

    12/29/2013 6:45:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 70 replies
    Original title: GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend' for supporting her through cancer -------------------- Good Morning America host Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged that she is gay on Sunday for the first time. The 53-year-old cancer survivor thanked her girlfriend of ten years as part of a heartfelt end-of-year thank you addressed to fans and loved ones posted to her Facebook. 'I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,' Roberts wrote. Amber, reports Media...
  • ABC's Robin Roberts On Interviewing Obama: "I'm Getting Chills Again" (HURL ALERT)

    05/10/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | 5-10-12 | RCP
    "Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama. "When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there. You never know what he's going to say until you ask him," she added.
  • Why ABC's Robin Roberts Got the Exclusive (ABC producer: Obama chose her because she's black)

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

    12/15/2010 2:51:00 AM PST · by onyx · 76 replies
    ABC - Good Morning America ^ | December 15, 2010<blockquote | ABC - Good Morning America
    ABC News “Good Morning America” Co-Anchor Robin Roberts travels to Alaska for an interview with Sarah Palin to air on Friday, December 17 on “Good Morning America.” Roberts will spend a day-in-the-life with the former governor and mother of five at her home in Wasilla. In a wide-ranging interview, Roberts will talk to Palin about her new book “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag,” plus all the major political news of the day, from taxes to health care to foreign policy. The interview will air on ABC News "Good Morning America" Friday, December 17th. The program...
  • Robin Roberts, Led Phillies’ Whiz Kids, Dies at 83

    05/06/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies · 203+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 6, 2010 | Richard Goldstein
    Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame right-hander who won 286 games and pitched the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1950 Whiz Kids team to the National League pennant, died Thursday at his home in Temple Terrace, Fla. He was 83.
  • Dem Cummings: ‘Even’ Congressmen Need To Make Sacrifices

    02/27/2009 5:47:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 457+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things must really be getting tough. A congressman has acknowledged that “even” the lords of Capitol Hill need to tighten their belts. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) made the revealing statement on GMA today. Robin Roberts had invited him to comment on Brian Ross’ investigative report that the head of Bank of America had flown to NYC on a fancy private jet to meet with officials from the NY Attorney General’s office, which is investigating the billions in bonuses Merrill Lynch doled out just before being acquired by BofA. Cummings gave a predictable reply: corporate bosses are “on another planet.” They...
  • 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."...
  • Robin Roberts Faults Chief Justice For Oath Flub

    01/21/2009 8:19:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies · 2,003+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is there no solidarity among the Roberts of the world? Granted the first interview with the new president during one of the inaugural balls last night, Robin Roberts devoted a chunk of her precious time to laying the blame for the flubbing of the oath of office at the feet of Chief Justice John Roberts. Pres. Obama responded graciously, acknowledging that both he and the Chief Justice made their mistakes. And indeed, NBC’s Pete Williams, analyzing things at First Read this morning, points out that it was Obama who goofed first, “jump[ing] in before the ‘do solemnly swear’ phrase,” which...
  • GMA Celebrates Britney's Crotch-Kicking Return

    12/02/2008 6:24:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 2,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Britney Spears wants to launch her grand return with a trite and tacky rough-sex pantomine, I suppose that's her business. She's not known as a pop tart for nothing. What I do find noteworthy is the way GMA celebrated that bit of rough stuff, featuring it in its opening minutes. Even there, it's not ABC's descent into schlock that jumps out so much as the double standard. Can you imagine the dutifully feminist ABC applauding such junk if the gender tables had been turned? Me neither. Diane Sawyer, uh, teased things during the show opening. View video here.
  • 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.
  • Batting for Barack, Robin Clips Clinton on 'Negative Attack Ads'

    03/05/2008 5:57:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 107+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama had a rough night in Texas and Ohio, and some are even taking a contentious press conference he recently endured as a sign the MSM might be turning on him. But the junior senator from Illinois can still count on one MSMer in his corner: Robin Roberts. A few weeks ago, as I noted here, the GMA co-anchor conducted a softball session for the ages with Obama. Today, Hillary Clinton made the rounds of all the morning network news shows. The toughest questioning by far came from Roberts, in this exchange. ROBIN ROBERTS: What do you think the...
  • Myers: Hillary 'Hasn't Always Succeeded' in Not Being a B----

    02/26/2008 5:29:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 96+ views
    NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    The worm has certainly turned when Bill Clinton's former press secretary goes on a local TV show and in so many words calls Hillary a b---- . . . and a national news show then chooses to air the footage. It happened on today's Good Morning America in the course of a conversation that co-anchor Robin Roberts conducted with Cokie Roberts and Matt Dowd. ROBIN ROBERTS: Many are wondering how far she can go in attacking Barack Obama. Even President Clinton's former press secretary Dee Dee Myers made a comment about it being harder for a woman to walk that...
  • 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:
  • ABC: America 'Completely Agrees' With Dems on Iraq

    03/26/2007 6:42:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,596+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Town hall or pep rally? Hard to tell, judging from the first half-hour of Hillary's appearance on Good Morning America today. Host Robin Roberts lavished praise on Hillary, suggested there's unanimous support for the Dem Iraq policy, and fielded only one audience question -- which came from someone who worked on Hillarycare in 1993 and beseeched Clinton to try it again as president. GMA today kicked off its series of Town Hall meetings with the presidential candidates. This one, featuring Hillary, was located in Des Moines, Iowa. During the opening schmooze, Hillary, speaking of Iraq, stated: "I'm very proud...
  • GMA Kudos For Carter: Book Accusing Israel of Apartheid Part of Working For 'Peace'

    11/27/2006 8:32:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 725+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I actually have a soft spot for Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, finding her among the most even-keeled of the morning news show hosts. But again this morning she evinced a tendency to get star-struck in the presence of a big name, and wound up lavishing praise on Jimmy Carter and his book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, which depicts Israel as a second-rate South Africa from the bad old days.Roberts actually began with what amounted to a DNC disclaimer:"Now to your book, which many people find surprising, that you come down a little hard on Israel and that there have...
  • Roberts Lets Rahm Run Wild

    10/31/2006 6:35:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 867+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Rahm Emanuel missed his calling in life. Rather than heading the Dem's congressional campaign committee, he should have become a professional in the sport of freediving - holding your breath and diving without any breathing apparatus. Judging by his performance on this today's Good Morning America, there's no doubt Rahm would have been a world champion.In the closely-controlled world of the first half-hour [really 22 minutes] of the morning news shows, hosts keep a notoriously tight rein on their guests. Even notorious gabbers like Joe Biden are lucky to get in 15 seconds in before being cut short. Katie Couric,...