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  • Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become a 'Rightwing' Survivalist?

    11/03/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel iswearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies. Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall...
  • White House Preparing For Catastrophic Solar Flares

    10/31/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Michael Harthorne
    If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Taylor Swift singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies. But it wouldn't be all good news. The Washington Postreports the elecromagnetic pulse—or EMP—created by such an event could wipe out electricity for months on end, creating a global catastrophe. That's why the White House released its National Space Weather Strategy on Thursday. According to the Houston Chronicle, the multiagency plan details how the US will prepare for—and deal with—a massive EMP from space. The six-step plan requires government...
  • Bryant Gumbel: I 'Hate' the NRA, They're 'Pigs' That 'Don't Care About Human Life,'..

    01/21/2015 11:43:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/15 | Tim Graham
    ...A 'Curse' on America In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement. There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record. That said, I'm willing to separate that this story had nothing to do with that. It's not a gun...
  • Koppel, Woodward on Obama-Clinton Foreign Policy: World in Meltdown; U.S. in Most Dangerous Period

    01/27/2013 5:22:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 | Kristinn
    Last week on Meet the Press, it was NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel slamming the Obama administration's "diminished",foreign policy influence around the globe.Today on Meet the Press, two veteran Washington newsmen, The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and former ABC, now NBC News correspondent Ted Koppel, matter of factly described the present foreign policy environment as being in "meltdown" and entering "one of the most dangerous" periods in U.S. history. Their remarks were made without directly blaming President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but they were made in response to a question pointing out Obama's...
  • The Re-writing of Reagan Continued: Koppel Breaks the Reality Barrier

    01/30/2011 12:35:53 PM PST · by Wanderer659 · 13 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 1-28-11 | Matt
    Ive discussed previously that part of the lefts disinfo/propaganda campaign has been to rehabilitate the utterly failed presidency of Jimmy Carter, and, whenever possible, distort and minimize the accomplishments of Ronald Reagan. That effort continues, as Gateway Pundit discussed this nonsense from Ted Koppel from a few days ago.
  • Olbermann to Strike Back at Koppel for Saying He Represents 'The Death of Real News'

    11/14/2010 7:49:23 PM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-14-10 | Noel Sheppard
    Ted Koppel on Sunday published an op-ed at the Washington Post wherein he claimed that opinionated television personalities like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann represent the death of real news. The "Countdown" host apparently isn't taking this lying down for he tweeted the following Sunday evening: FYI Special Comment tomorrow night: Koppel, False Equivalence, and his part in the real "death of news" [sic] Here's what's caught Olbermann's ire this time: To witness Keith Olbermann - the most opinionated among MSNBC's left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts - suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a...
  • Koppel son dies after a bender

    06/01/2010 5:01:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 62 replies · 1,716+ views
    NY Post ^ | 06/01/2010 | JOHN DOYLE, REBECCA ROSENBERG and LUKAS I. ALPERT Read more:
    <p>The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel was found dead in a Washington Heights apartment under mysterious circumstances yesterday morning after a daylong drinking binge with a man he had just met in a Midtown bar, law-enforcement sources said.</p>
  • Ted Koppel's Son Dead After Night of Drinking

    06/01/2010 4:42:27 AM PDT · by Puppage · 87 replies · 3,101+ views ^ | 06/01/2010 | Puppage
    The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel died early Monday after a night of drinking that ended in the seedy Manhattan apartment of a pub crawl acquaintance. Andrew Koppel, a 40-year-old attorney with the New York City Housing Authority with a history of alcohol problems, was declared dead around 1:30 a.m., according to the New York Post. Police sources told the newspaper Koppel had stumbled two and a half hours earlier into the Washington Heights apartment of Russell Wimberly, a waiter he had met 12 hours earlier in a Hell's Kitchen bar. A roommate of Wimberly, Belinda Caban, told...
  • Ted Koppel Says U.S. "Overreaction" to Attempted Terror Attack a "Victory for Al-Qaeda" - Video

    01/08/2010 6:32:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 457+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former Nightline Anchor Ted Koppel telling the BBC that the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day has been an "absolute triumph for Al-Qaeda." Koppel believes there has been a terrible "over-reaction" to the attempt, which is exactly what Al-Qaeda wants. Koppel said Obama's initial reaction to low-key it following the attack "was the right one." But Koppel said Obama was pushed into a stronger reaction by media and public expectations. Koppel's comments are clearly his way of trying to defend Obama's initial reaction to the attempted attack and help him to fend off criticism. Somehow I...
  • Koppel 'Hurts' for Rather 'Travesty'

    09/25/2007 5:07:08 PM PDT · by · 35 replies · 278+ views ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    From the birds-of-a-feather department comes news that former ABC "Nightline" host Ted Koppel is "hurting" for former CBS anchor Dan Rather. The latter's ouster was a "travesty," Koppel said, on account of the fact that Rather's infamous National Guard story was "much more correct than incorrect." More: Dan Rather was squeezed out with such little class from CBS News, Mr. Koppel said today at a forum at Fordham University in New York City that was put on by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The academy tonight presents its annual News and Documentary Emmys. During this evenings ceremony,...
  • Ted Koppel Does Understand the Threat to America

    03/11/2007 8:02:59 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 232+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/11/07 | Purple Mountains
    The western world has had to deal with violent jihad by Muslims for more than a thousand years. After the defeats of Muslim armies in Spain centuries earlier, and of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, the west largely relaxed regarding that particular threat. The combination of billions of petrodollars with the acquisition and near acquisition of weapons of mass destruction (including nuclear weapons) together with the atrocity of September 11 completely changed the equation and the rules. It is a fact of life that grownups have to deal with the potential of these threats and also deal...
  • Criminal Class? Koppel Says 'A Liberal Is a Conservative Who Just Got Arrested'

    09/08/2006 5:11:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 1,680+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 8, 2006 - 07:58 We're all familiar with this definition of a conservative: "a liberal who's just been mugged." This morning, Ted Koppel devised a variation on the theme that could be taken as an insult to his fellow lefties: "a liberal is a conservative who just got arrested." Koppel's line came in the course of a Today show interview with Matt Lauer to discuss a special that Koppel is about to air in his role as Managing Editor of the Discovery Channel [so that's where he went after leaving ABC!]. As Lauer described it, the...
  • Ted Koppel in 'NYT': Iraq for U.S. Is 'About the Oil'

    02/24/2006 5:35:01 AM PST · by GeneD · 50 replies · 1,140+ views
    In a surprisingly strong Op Ed on Friday, Ted Koppel, the former "Nightline" host who is now an occasional columnist for The New York Times, argues that when it comes right down to it, the U.S. adventure in Iraq is, as some charge, "about the oil." He likened the situation to H.L. Mencken's statement that when someone says something is "not about the money" it is indeed "about the money." The same is true in this case relating to oil. While it's wrong to say that we invaded the country to take over its oil supply, Koppel writes in the...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerica

    01/20/2006 9:13:55 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 273+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 01-20-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See this thread. When Ted Koppel left ABC,Al Jazeera asked him to be their anchor; he said, "I'm no Muslim! Instead-- I'm a liberal! PBS for me!"
  • U.S. journalist Ted Koppel was wooed by Al Jazeera

    01/13/2006 8:03:02 PM PST · by High Cotton · 21 replies · 905+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 1/14/2006 | By Reuters
    Ted Koppel, an icon of U.S. broadcast journalism, said on Friday Arabic television news channel Al Jazeera was one of many news outlets that sought to hire him when he left ABC News in November, but he never seriously considered working there. Koppel, who recently joined cable television's Discovery Channel, said he and longtime producing partner Tom Bettag had lunch with an Al Jazeera executive, but it "didn't take long for us to decide that that's not what we were going to do."
  • Koppel brought prestige to a news story

    11/22/2005 7:38:23 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 17 replies · 541+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 11/22/2005 | ALAN PERGAMENT
    It is fitting in more ways than one that Ted Koppel devotes the final program in his 26-year reign on ABC's "Nightline" to the charming sociology professor who died from Lou Gehrig's disease and inspired Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie." The three 1995 "Nightline" shows in which Koppel talked with Morrie Schwartz about living life and coping with death were among the most memorable of his 6,500 programs. Additionally, his last show, which airs at 11:35 tonight on Channel 7, will show "Nightline" fans what they will be missing with Koppel's departure: The time to devote to one captivating story...
  • Buh-Bye, Ted Koppel...And Good Riddance! (Debbie Schlussel celebrates Koppel's end)

    11/22/2005 9:44:16 AM PST · by blitzgig · 26 replies · 1,553+ views ^ | 11/22/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Tonight is a time for celebration. Why? Ted Koppel is leaving ABC News and "Nightline" forever. Koppel (whose real name is Ed, not Ted) made his career off the backs of America's hostages in Iran, who spent well over 400 days in captivity. And Koppel's nightly broadcasts about them--which morphed into "Nightline"--didn't help their plight. No, Koppel's constant nights of attention to the Islamic hostage-takers in Iran helped Islamic terrorists, not just those under yesterday's Ayatollah Khomeini, but today's Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and Osama Bin Laden. They knew--with the advent of constant attention to their evil acts, whether hostage taking...
  • "New Anchor's Record of Liberal Advocacy:..." [ ABC's Ted Koppel signs off after 25 years]

    11/21/2005 5:11:37 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 26 replies · 949+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday November 21, 2005 | BrentBaker RichNoyes
    "As ABC's White House Correspondent, New Nightline Anchor Terry Moran Pushed a Liberal Agenda" Below is the text of a Media Reality Check, put together by the MRC's Rich Noyes, which was distributed by fax this afternoon. Moran: We're Now World's Bad Guys "Mr. President, recently Amnesty International said you have established, quote, ‘a new gulag of prisons around the world beyond the reach of the law and decency.' I'd like your reaction to that, and also your assessment of how it came to this, that that is a view not just held by extremists and anti-Americans, but by groups...
  • Koppel to anchor last 'Nightline' in Nov. (Bub-bye Teddy)

    10/07/2005 7:58:47 AM PDT · by add925 · 15 replies · 528+ views
    AP | 10/7/05 | add925
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Ted Koppel will anchor his last edition of "Nightline" on Nov. 22, with the first post-Koppel edition of the ABC newscast airing Nov. 28, the network said Thursday. Koppel, 65, has anchored the show since its official launch in March 1980. The show grew out of a series of special reports about the Iranian hostage crisis that began the previous November. Koppel and his "Nightline" executive producer, Tom Bettag, are expected to keep working together on news programs after leaving ABC News. How the late-night news show will evolve following Koppel's departure remains a mystery less...
  • Koppel to step down as Nightline Anchor - Nov 22nd is Last Day!

    10/06/2005 5:07:33 PM PDT · by drt1 · 69 replies · 1,778+ views
    Fox News | 10/06/2005 | Self
    Goody! Fox News reporting.
  • ABC News Transcript: Hugo Chavez Interview

    09/16/2005 7:13:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 899+ views
    ABC News Nightline ^ | September 16, 2005 | Ted Koppel
    Excerpt - [snip] KOPPEL: Let me stop you. CHAVEZ (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): there would be no oil. KOPPEL: Are you saying you have discovered evidence of an invasion plan against Venezuela or are you saying "if" you discovered a plan? CHAVEZ (THROUGH TRANSLATOR):I'm telling you that I have evidence that there are plans to invade Venezuela. Furthermore, we have documentation: how many bombers to overfly Venezuela on the day of the invasion, how many trans-Atlantic carriers, how many aircraft carriers need to be sent to (inaudible) even during (inaudible). Recently, an aircraft carrier went to Curacao (inaudible) the fact that the...
  • Evacuees surprise ABC with Bush praise

    09/16/2005 3:23:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies · 4,566+ views
    WND ^ | September 16, 2005
    Reporter apparently sought critical remarks after speechAn ABC News reporter who apparently expected hurricane evacuees to criticize the president after his speech last night, instead heard words of praise for Bush and blame for local officials. Dean Reynolds, in the parking lot of Houston's Astrodome, spoke with black evacuees from New Orleans, but "not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush despite Reynolds' best efforts," said the Media Research Center in a report on the segment. "You talk about a major big media backfire, folks, this is it," commented radio talk host...
  • To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

    09/16/2005 5:20:34 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 58 replies · 2,919+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Stember 16, 2005 | BrentBaker
    ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in." She pointed out: "They...
  • Ted Koppel Wades in to Rescue

    09/07/2005 10:34:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 876+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/7/05 | NewsMax
    Newsman Ted Koppel became a player in the story he was covering when he jumped into filthy waist-deep water to help rescue a woman stranded in flooded New Orleans. Two officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, who joined with natural resources officers from other states to help in the rescue efforts, found three people trapped in their home in the stricken citys 8th Ward on Tuesday. Clarence Branch Jr., 73, his wife Rosa Lee, 72, and their 50-year-old daughter Viola Hill had refused to leave their home when Katrina struck. Since Rosa is confined to a...
  • Take My Privacy, Please!

    06/13/2005 12:48:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 3,711+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 13, 2005 | TED KOPPEL
    THE Patriot Act - brilliant! Its critics would have preferred a less stirring title, perhaps something along the lines of the Enhanced Snooping, Library and Hospital Database Seizure Act. But then who, even right after 9/11, would have voted for that? Precisely. He who names it and frames it, claims it. The Patriot Act, however, may turn out to be among the lesser threats to our individual and collective privacy. There is no end to what we will endure, support, pay for and promote if only it makes our lives easier, promises to save us money, appears to enhance our...
  • A Matter Of Trust-- Who Should Read Names Of Fallen American Soldiers?

    05/29/2005 12:10:12 PM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 326+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | May 29, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    When Ted Koppel, host of ABC's "Nightline" program, announced last year he'd recite the names of 721 fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, a firestorm of controversy erupted. Conservative groups protested, a major television station owner boycotted the show and a fierce debate raged for days about Koppel's motives. Sinclair Broadcasting of Baltimore yanked the program that evening from all of its ABC stations, saying it was a partisan attempt to boost John Kerry's sagging poll numbers, by highlighting the toll of Bush's decision to invade Iraq. It's a whole different ballgame this year,
  • Treasonatrix Barbie: Meet the Real Marla Ruzicka - (the Jane Fonda of our war on terror)

    04/22/2005 11:57:14 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 141 replies · 7,481+ views
    When The New York Times, Nightline, and CNN nominate a young blonde for sainthood ahead of the Pope, its time for a reality check. Especially when that blonde, Marla Ruzickas sole purpose is to legitimize our enemies, cause problems for U.S. troops already in harms way, and morally equivocate dead terrorists with victims of 9/11. Jane Fonda litebut unfortunately without having been spat upon by right-thinking veterans. The recent death of Ruzicka, an American activist in Iraq, elicited an orgy of gusheverywhere from Time Magazine to The Guardian of London to Al-Jazeera. A 28-year-old San Franciscan, Ruzicka was in Iraq...
  • Ted Koppel to CBS?

    04/05/2005 1:13:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 594+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/5/05 | Carl Limbacher
    As NewsMax first reported in early March, ABC News' Ted Koppel has become the next anchor to follow Dan Rather into the sunset. Last Thursday morning, ABC News president David Westin told employees that Ted, 65, would leave ABC in December, after 42 years at the network. Westin also stated that Koppel had refused other possible assignments within ABC and "felt now was the time to leave." Word within the network had it that Ted was poised to replace George Stephanopoulos as host of the Sunday morning news show "This Week." "This Week" has had chronic ratings problems and has...
  • ABC's Koppel Leaving 'Nightline'

    03/31/2005 8:28:46 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 35 replies · 971+ views
    NEW YORK - Ted Koppel, who has anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since its inception a quarter-century ago, said Thursday he will leave the network when contract expires at the end of the year.
  • Signs That 'Nightline's' Days May Be Numbered

    02/06/2005 9:45:37 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 24 replies · 874+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 6, 2005 | Scott Collins
    8:58 PM PST, February 6, 2005Signs That 'Nightline's' Days May Be NumberedBy Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer Three years after narrowly surviving the ax, ABC's long-running "Nightline" is in jeopardy again. Network parent Walt Disney Co. is serious enough about replacing the late-night news show hosted by Ted Koppel since 1980 to have ordered executives to start devising alternatives, according to sources familiar with the plans. ABC News last week shot a pilot for one possible "Nightline" replacement, a freewheeling show hosted by Washington reporter Jake Tapper and Bill Weir, the co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Good...
  • ABC's "Nightline," "This Week" hit ratings lows in 2004

    01/10/2005 10:01:10 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 30 replies · 1,247+ views
    USA Today via Poynter ^ | Jan 10 05 | Poynter/USA Today
    Read down to item linked to USA Today: Peter Johnson reports "Nightline" just notched its lowest number of average viewers ever, from a high in 1993 of 6.2 million to a low last year of 3.7 million. The same is true for Sunday public affairs show "This Week," with a high of 4.9 million in 1993 compared with 2.5 million last year, behind No. 1 NBC's "Meet the Press" (4.3 million) and CBS' "Face the Nation" (3.8 million).
  • ABC's 'Nightline' Future Is in More Jeopardy With Producer's Exit (goodbye to Koppel finally?)

    11/18/2004 11:46:24 AM PST · by Cableguy · 24 replies · 849+ views
    A longtime producer of ABC's "Nightline" is leaving the show, signaling a larger shake-up at the money-losing late-night newsmagazine. Co-Executive Producer Leroy Sievers, who has been with "Nightline" since the early 1990s, is negotiating an exit package after Walt Disney Co.'s ABC indicated it would not renew his contract, according to people familiar with the situation. Mr. Sievers, a hard-news guardian of the traditional identity of the show, has run it on a daily basis since Tom Bettag, the show's other executive producer, started devoting his time to ABC's Sunday morning program "This Week" about a year ago. The departure...
  • Americas Second Revolution

    11/04/2004 8:55:57 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 10 replies · 1,266+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2004 | Kerry Marsala
    A few hundred years ago, several groups of people who desired something better for themselves and their families- packed their meager belongings and looked for a land of freedom. They no longer felt an allegiance to their government or their established laws. These people longed for freedom and they looked to a new land where the shackles of oppression could be broken and they could choose where they wanted to worship, work, live and raise their families. These pioneers, who were the spirit of freedom, didnt want the elitist kings, rulers and intelligentsia to dictate to them any longer. With...

    10/28/2004 3:53:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 60 replies · 4,124+ views
    This Presidential Race Has Never Been Neck and Neck By Debbie Daniel October 27, 2004 How about defining it as being cut off at the knees . . . and then told to run? How about hands tied behind the back . . . and then expected to lead the nation? Now I know why George Bush calls on the name of Jesus. George Bush has been brought to his knees since Al Gore called him back on election night 2000 to say, "I've changed my mind, I'm not conceding the race." And from that point on . . ....
  • Statement from John O'Neil about ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel Oct 14 [read last paragraph]

    10/15/2004 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 227 replies · 8,696+ views ^ | Oct 15, 2004 | John O'Neil
    The following statement from John O'Neil, member of Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth, concerns a news segment that aired on October 14th on ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel. "While I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ted Koppel and ABC News I was appalled to learn that ABC News would go to the lengths of traveling to Vietnam to interview three Viet Cong communists in yet a third attempt by ABC to corroborate John Kerry's version of the events that took place on February 28th, 1969. "I would only ask the American people: 'Who do you...
  • Cover Me, Boss Tells Ted (Bruce Springsteen: "Dude, Where's My Career?")

    08/04/2004 2:16:09 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 63 replies · 1,796+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/4/04 | Richard Huff
    The normally press-shy Bruce Springsteen is going public tonight with a one-on-one interview with ABC's Ted Koppel. Springsteen is appearing on "Nightline" to talk about the intersection of pop culture and politics, as well as a long-rumored concert tour starring him and a lineup of other politically outspoken acts such as REM and Pearl Jam. The Los Angeles Times reported last month that the tour would hit swing states around the country this fall, with the goal of unifying fans to vote against President Bush in November. Springsteen rarely does interviews, print or television, so nabbing him for tonight's "Nightline"...
  • Hillary, Top Dems Still Would Have Voted for War

    07/12/2004 6:40:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/13/04 | Dave Eberhart
    Last week Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said, We in Congress would not have authorized that war -- we would not have authorized that war with 75 votes if we knew what we know now. ABCs Ted Koppel, host of Nightline, decided to put the words of the senior Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee to the test. Koppels findings, which aired on ABC Radio late Friday night, directly counters Rockefellers suggestion that the Senate would not have strongly endorsed the war against Iraq. Koppel reported: We wanted to see whether the conclusions reached by the Intelligence Committee would have...
  • Press calls prisoner coverage 'balanced'

    05/12/2004 10:03:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 34 replies · 412+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/13/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Nonstop news coverage of Iraqi prisoner abuse has yet to become sensational, some insist. But they agree it ultimately could exact a toll on the U.S. military.</p> <p>"Yes, it must sadden our troops to see these accounts, it must make them angry. Maybe it does expose them to greater danger," said ABC's Ted Koppel.</p>
  • Wallace: 'Nightline' tribute had an agenda

    05/06/2004 10:22:34 AM PDT · by outfield · 17 replies · 186+ views
    USA Today ^ | 5/6/2004 | Peter Johnson
    Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace is taking on his former colleague at ABC News, Ted Koppel, saying Koppel's reading of the names of 720 soldiers killed in Iraq on a Nightline special Friday smacked of a ratings stunt and a political statement. "If you want to pay tribute to the troops, talk about what they fought and died for not just that they died. It should be more than just a telephone directory," says Wallace, who plans a segment to list U.S. accomplishments in Iraq Sunday on his show. Wallace left ABC last year. Preliminary ratings show Friday's Nightline...
  • Give ABC Hell For Airing a Nightline Special on War Dead

    04/30/2004 8:41:51 AM PDT · by CT · 165 replies · 848+ views ^ | 4-30-04 | CT
    Tell ABC what you think of their idea to politicize their Iraq coverage by calling out the name of our fallen heros.

    04/30/2004 12:49:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 379+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/30/04
    <p>April 30, 2004 -- Tonight, ABC's "Nightline" will do something unique: It will use its entire program to show the name and face of each U.S. service member killed in Iraq, including those who died in accidents and other non-combat situations. There's nothing inherently wrong with this. Done right, it could serve as a moving tribute to those young Americans who have died in the War on Terror.</p>
  • Nightline Hatchet Job on Vice President Cheney (Real Target Bush) on Now (4/29/04)

    04/29/2004 8:45:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 187+ views
    Thursday, April 29, 2004 | Kristinn
    Ted Koppel and Nightline are using the co-appearance of President Bush and Vice President Cheney in front of the 9-11 Commission today to spend a half-hour painting Dick Cheney as the puppetmaster of George W. Bush.Three-plus years into his presidency, the mainstream press still misunderestimates President Bush.
  • MRC's Noyes on CNBC Tonight About Nightline Controversy(Will Koppel Use Dead US Soldiers As Props?)

    04/29/2004 3:27:14 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies · 183+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday April 29, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Rich Noyes, the MRC's Director of Research, will appear tonight on CNBC's Capital Report which airs from 7 to 8pm EDT. Topic: The controversy over Nightline's plan to devote the entirety of Friday's program to reading the names, of all those killed in combat in Iraq, as pictures of them are displayed on screen. Today, the MRC distributed this message to radio talk show hosts: Honoring the Dead, or Exploiting Them? Will ABC News use dead American soldiers as props in a one-sided anti-war program? On Friday's Nightline, Ted Koppel is slated to read the names of more than 500...
  • Koppel Biased? Let Me Count the Ways

    04/29/2004 2:31:23 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 5 replies · 141+ views
    MRC ^ | March 13, 1997 | L. Brent Bozell III
    No doubt feeling like a pair of Daniels in the lion's den, ABC's Ted Koppel and NBC's Tim Russert bravely trod into the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7 to defend their industry against the charge of liberal bias. While Russert was solicitous, Koppel would have none of it. "It's nobody's business whether I'm a liberal or a conservative," he snapped, then added: "I make a challenge to any one of you here...if any one of you wants to point to a particular broadcast that I have done, and by pointing to that broadcast to seek to infer from...
  • Sinclair Stations Won't Run "Nightline" Tribute (Ha Ha! BITE It, Koppel -- !)

    04/29/2004 8:49:02 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 85 replies · 395+ views
    PoynterOnline ^ | 4/29/04 | Staff is reporting [no free link] that Sinclair Broadcast Group has ordered its ABC-affiliated stations not to carry tomorrow's "Nightline," which will air the names and photos of soldiers who have been killed in combat in Iraq. Sinclair General Counsel Barry Faber tells the site: "We find it to be contrary to the public interest." The boycott will affect eight ABC-affiliated Sinclair stations.
  • ABC Narrows the Field(Did ABC cut coverage of Kucinich/Sharpton/Braun Because they attacked Koppel?)

    12/11/2003 4:35:44 PM PST · by Timesink · 32 replies · 268+ views
    FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting 112 W. 27th Street New York, NY 10001ACTION ALERT:ABC Narrows the Field: Did Kucinich's criticism of Koppel influence decision? December 11, 2003 A day after ABC's Ted Koppel moderated a debate between the Democratic presidential contenders, the network decided to withdraw three off-air producers from the campaigns of Dennis Kucinich, Carol Moseley Braun and Rev. Al Sharpton. ABC's decision was attributed to the fact that these candidates are perceived to have a slim chance of winning the Democratic nomination. An ABC spokesperson explained (Boston Globe, 12/11/03) that "as we prepare for...
  • Dem. Primary Candidates turn on ABC Nightline's Ted Koppel

    12/10/2003 11:23:51 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 14 replies · 159+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2003 | Howard Kurtz
    <p>DURHAM, N.H., Dec. 9 -- In a third-floor conference room in Washington last Thursday afternoon, Ted Koppel decided it was time to talk about the pink elephant in the room.</p> <p>Ten ABC News staffers had gathered to prepare questions for yet another presidential debate, and a consensus emerged that more queries about health care or Iraq would simply produce the same scripted sound bites that had bored viewers to tears in the previous debates. The solution, they decided, lay not in the black-bindered, color-coded briefing book they had produced but in the lopsided nature of the contest itself.</p>
  • Winners and Losers in the Terri Schindler Affair

    10/22/2003 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 644+ views
    Theodore R. | 10-22-03 | Theodore R.
    Assuming that Terri pulls out of the dehydration, and Ted Koppel seemed unsure Tuesday night that she would, here is my long list of "Winners" and "Losers" in this fight for life and death: WINNERS: 1. The Almighty God -- Without Him we could do nothing. He came through when all doors had seemingly been shut and even locked. "To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done." 2. Governor Bush -- Though he seemed very slow-acting, it was his relentless efforts primarily that brought about another chance for Terri to survive and hopefully gain needed therapy 3. Terri...

    08/19/2003 12:12:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 174+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/03 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>August 19, 2003 -- ANOTHER major crisis - another attack of media hoaxers. The blackout that threw most of the Northeast into darknesss last Thursday also claimed its latest TV news victim, "Nightline" anchorman Ted Koppel.</p> <p>Koppel was tricked last week by a caller posing as a Transit Authority spokesman who told viewers about a Web site where they could receive information about how to deal with the blackout.</p>
  • Hillary: I Lost Power - Not

    08/18/2003 10:21:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 78 replies · 488+ views ^ | 8/18/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton told ABC's "World News Tonight" last Thursday that the lights at her Chappaqua, NY mansion went out along with everyone else's when the big blackout hit. But moments later during the same interview, Clinton contradicted herself and admitted that she was "one of the fortunate ones" who still had power, thanks to a Secret Service generator on her property. "No, the lights aren't on," Clinton initially told ABC's Ted Koppel, who asked during their telephone chat if she still had power "up there." After listening to the top Democrat expound for a few minutes...