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  • ABC’s Debate Moderator Grills Pence, ‘No Proof’ Clinton Campaign Used Birtherism in 2008

    09/18/2016 4:29:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 122 replies ^ | September 18, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Governor Mike Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where their Presidential Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz relentlessly grilled him about Donald Trump’s involvement in the “Birther movement.” Under pressure, Pence defended himself by reminding Raddatz that members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign leaned on questions of citizenship to take jabs at then Senator Barack Obama. But Raddatz wasn’t having any of it, “I want to talk about the facts. What's the proof of that?” At first, Pence tried to stick to the issues by noting that the American people don’t care about the birther issue and are not talking...
  • ABC’s Martha Raddatz Asks Trump Supporter If ‘KFC Hillary Special’ Goes ‘Too Far’ [VIDEO]

    07/03/2016 9:23:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | July 3, 2016 | Steve Guest
    Guest host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan “KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.”Earlier this week Raddatz was in Pennsylvania near the Ohio-West Virginia border following the Trump campaign where she said she found “Trump die-hards” who want “more jobs and the removal of regulations on the coal mines.”
  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Answer if Donald Trump is Qualified to be President

    06/26/2016 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a sad egotistical man… Republican leader Mitch McConnell refused to say whether or not he thinks Donald Trump is qualified to be president during his interview on ABC Sunday morning. “I’ll leave that to the American people to decide.” “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, a Hillary lackey, then pointed out 64% of Americans don’t think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clinton, a serial liar, is under investigation by the FBI and was instrumental in the calamity we see today in the Middle East – but McConnell thinks Trump is not qualified? Seriously?
  • ABC's Jon Karl Gets Senator Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

    06/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 19, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.” The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything...
  • Paul Manafort: Romney Is A Sore Loser and a ‘Coward’

    06/12/2016 4:40:42 PM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” the campaign chair for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Paul Manafort said former 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney was a “coward” for attacking Trump and the other Republican who ran for president because he chose to not run.
  • ABC Blames Orlando Terror on Election Rhetoric and Guns in America

    06/12/2016 4:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.” Dowd continued, “And now, maybe in the course of this, after what happened, the temperatures will go down...
  • Bill Kristol: I'm "Afraid" Trump Could Win

    06/12/2016 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    unday on ABC’s “This Week,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol commented on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chances in the general election and said that he was “afraid” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could win.
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State election of GOP delegates

    05/23/2016 7:14:08 AM PDT · by detective · 157 replies
    This Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • George Will: Trump Has Only Been Pro-life For About 15 Minutes

    04/03/2016 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 107 replies ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will questioned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s pro-life stance. Will said, “Well, there’s a policy dimension and a process dimension to running for president. On the policy side, on abortion, he was asked a question that every novice Republican candidate knows he’s going to be asked. And he didn’t have an answer. Now, that’s partly because he’s only been pro-life for about 15 minutes.
  • Nikki Haley: ‘None of Us’ Understand Why Christie’s Endorsing Trump

    02/29/2016 6:25:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 97 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 28th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Marco Rubio supporter and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley not only went after Donald Trump on ABC’s This Week but took a shot at Chris Christie over his endorsement of The Donald. She told George Stephanopoulos, “Donald Trump is everything we hear and teach our kids not to do in kindergarten.”
  • Donald Trump Ramps up Attacks on Ted Cruz, Says 'He's a Nasty Guy'

    01/17/2016 8:20:39 AM PST · by Isara · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 17, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI
    ..."I don't think Ted Cruz has a great chance, to be honest with you," Trump told ABCNews Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on "This Week" Sunday. "Look, the truth is, he's a nasty guy. He was so nice to me. I mean, I knew it. I was watching. I kept saying, 'Come on Ted. Let's go, okay.' But he's a nasty guy. Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He's a very -- he's got an edge that's not good. You can't make deals with people like...
  • [September 6, 2015] Matthew Dowd: 'Donald Trump, as of Today, is the Republican Nominee for Presiden

    09/06/2015 10:20:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2015 | This Week with George Stephanopoulos
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wouldn't Rule Out Re-Invasion of Iraq

    06/07/2015 9:24:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jordyn Phelps
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he wouldn’t rule out a full-blown re-invasion of Iraq if he were to become the next commander-in-chief. The likely Republican presidential candidate and early frontrunner in several polls said he would consider a re-invasion if it were deemed necessary to protect American national security at home and abroad. "It would not be limited to anything out there," Walker told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview with for “This Week.” "Once we start saying how far we're willing to go or how many troops we're willing to invest, we send a horrible message, particularly to...
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, “GMA” and “This Week” -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group “Clinton Admin Alumni.” Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. “I was just forwarded your email about George. I’m going to send you something,” Riley emailed TFB...
  • How the Illiberal Left Uses Silencing Tactics

    05/11/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Kirsten Powers
    In March 2014, pioneering Internet company Mozilla announced the appointment of co-founder Brendan Eich as CEO. That same day, a Twitter mob exploded with criticism of Eich. Gay rights supporters were angry about a 6-year-old donation of $1,000 to the “Yes on 8” campaign, which sought to ban same-sex marriage in California in 2008. It’s OK to be angry about Eich’s donation. Screaming for Eich’s head on a pike for his failure to conform to Mozilla’s majority view on same-sex marriage is not. Liberals are supposed to believe in protecting minority views, even when they disapprove of those views. Instead...
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change (video)

    03/29/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Stephanie Ebbs, Mike Pence, George Stephanopoulos
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said today during an exclusive interview on ABC's "This Week."
  • Jihadi John apologist: sparks new outrage after refusing to condemn stoning of women

    03/07/2015 6:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2015 | Tom McTague
    The leader of the Muslim group who defended ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi has sparked further outrage after he refused to condemn the stoning women. Asim Qureshi, the director of Cage, was last night quizzed about extremist positions advocated by Muslim scholars - including female genital mutilation, domestic violence and stoning as a punishment for adultery. But Mr Qureshi, appearing on the BBC's This Week programme, failed to speak out against the practices - while also defending the right of Muslims to wage jihad. It comes after he defended the London-raised fanatic Emwazi - unmasked as the infamous fanatic 'Jihadi John'...
  • Summing Up the Year: ABC Praises Pope Francis for Something He Didn’t Say

    12/28/2014 3:13:21 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | December 28, 2014 | Patrick Brennan
    ABC’s Sunday show, This Week, used its last edition of the year to review 2014’s key stories, and given the media coverage of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis this year, it’s fitting that one of This Week’s contributors, radio host Michael Smerconish, labeled a few things Pope Francis didn’t say as one of the key stories. Smerconish dubbed Pope Francis a “game changer” of the year “because on issues from the treatment of women to the treatment of gays to even whether our pets are going to make it through the pearly gates, he put a soft, overdue face...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 July 2014

    07/06/2014 4:35:51 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 163 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 6 July 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 6th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Bob Casey, D-Pa.; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Roman Catholic Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, TexasSTATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta,...
  • The death of the Sunday shows (partisan hacks chatting up sycophants or interrogating conservatives)

    04/21/2014 7:25:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 4/21/14 | Dylan Byers
    The Sunday morning shows once occupied a sacred space in American politics. Today, many influential Washington players can’t even remember the last time they watched. The public affairs shows — “Meet The Press,” “Face The Nation,” and “This Week” — used to set the agenda for the nation’s capital with their news-making interviews and immensely influential audience. Now the buzz around the shows is more likely to center on gossipy criticism about the hosts, notably Meet The Press’s David Gregory, whose fate has become an incessant subject of conversation, most recently in a Washington Post story on Monday. Meanwhile, fans...
  • Donald Trump 'This Week' Interview

    08/11/2013 1:41:01 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    You Tube via ABC ^ | 8/11/2013 | ABC News
    Donald Trump 'This Week' Interview
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: ...

    11/18/2012 1:59:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 18, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For approaching two weeks, liberal media members have been contorting themselves to make the case the President's victory on Election Day represented a mandate for his agenda. When CNN contributor Donna Brazile tried this on ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will marvelously responded, "Almost every member of John Boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than Mr. Obama won his renewed term" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: Almost Every House Republican Won By Much Bigger Margin Than Obama MARTHA RADDATZ, SUBSTITUTE HOST: Simple math? And is there a mandate?...
  • Was "Real Conservative" Michael May on ABC's This Week a FAKE?

    10/14/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Self | October 14, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Was supposed "real conservative" Michael May of Brea, CA whose video appeared on ABC's This Week a fake? Why do I ask? Besides the absurdity of a supposed Republican claiming to vote for a Democrat president (Obama) for the first time there was the terminology he used---"neoconservative." That is the type of terminology that DUmmies at the Democrat Underground use. Here is a transcript: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) (UNKNOWN): Like a lot of Republicans who are real conservatives, not the neoconservatives that we see today, I'm concerned about where the GOP is going. Debates did nothing to change my opinion of...
  • Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’

    10/07/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the roundtable discussion on This Week, Peggy Noonan’s analysis of last week’s debate lead to a heated exchange between Paul Krugman and Mary Matalin. “We will look back on it as a historic moment in this election,” Noonan said of the debate. “It upended things. This is what it it upended: Barack Obama was supposed to be the sort of moderate, centrist fellow who looked at Mitt Romney, this extreme strange fellow. By the time that debate was over, Mitt Romney seemed a completely moderate, centrist figure who showed up as mitt Romney the governor, not as Mitt Romney...
  • Cokie Roberts: 'This Democratic Convention Was Really Over the Top in Terms of Abortion'

    09/09/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    "I think this Democratic Convention was really over the top in terms of abortion. Every single speaker talked about abortion. And you know at some point you start to alienate people." So astonishingly said ABC's Cokie Roberts on Sunday's This Week (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • ABC’s Terry Moran Caught Laughing As Obama Surrogate Trashes Mitt Romney

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

    11/05/2011 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
  • ABC Wages Holy War: 'We Believe the Flag of Islam will Fly Over the White House'(Video)

    10/03/2010 8:29:09 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 3, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    You have to wonder what on earth ABC’s “This Week” host Christiane Amanpour is thinking by holding a so-called town hall meeting this close to a pivotal midterm election. On the Oct. 3 broadcast of “This Week,” the brainiacs at ABC determined it would be appropriate to pitch Christian leaders again moderate and extremist Muslims. This choice of programming comes at a time when many conservatives have chastised for being outspoken over the placement of Islamic worship center near the Sept. 11 Ground Zero site. However, perhaps the most alarming statement on Amanpour’s program came from Anjem Choudary, a former...
  • Tom Shales reviews Christiane Amanpour's lackluster debut on ABC's 'This Week'

    08/02/2010 11:20:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 7+ views
    WaPo ^ | 08/02/2010 | Tom Shales
    With pomp and panoply befitting a visit from a foreign dignitary, ABC raised the curtain on its newly revamped "This Week" program and introduced in a big way the superstar who's taken it over in a big, big way: Christiane Amanpour, veteran CNN foreign correspondent now uneasily relocated to a desk job. -snip- Perhaps in keeping with the newly globalized program, the commendable "In Memoriam" segment ended with a tribute not to American men and women who died in combat during the preceding week but rather, said Amanpour in her narration, in remembrance of "all of those who died in...
  • Nancy Pelosi On ‘This Week’ Says She Is ‘Not Nervous At All’ About November (Video)

    08/01/2010 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 2+ views
    FL/ABC ^ | August 01, 2010 | Michael
    (Video) Nancy Pelosi sits down with ‘This Week’s’ Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview. At about 7:00 into the video, Amanpour asked Pelosi about Robert Gibbs’ comments expressing concern that the Democrats could possibly lose the House in November. Pelosi responded, “With all due respect, I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about what the president’s employees say about one thing or another.” She also emphasized that she is “not nervous at all” about the election, and said that she is “very confident” about their position, “whether that’s well known to that gentleman (Gibbs) or not.”
  • Christiane Amanpour’s biased reporting causes..backlash to..selection as host of ABC’s This Week

    07/31/2010 10:27:13 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 38+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-30-10 | Benjamin Kerstein
    Title: Christiane Amanpour’s biased reporting causes a backlash to her selection as host of ABC’s This Week ### This Sunday, former CNN war correspondent and television host Christiane Amanpour will take over as host of ABC’s venerable public affairs show “This Week.” Her selection for the post, however, has caused a surprisingly potent backlash. Putting aside issues such as the suitability of a foreign affairs reporter for a show on domestic politics and reports of behind-the scenes opposition to her appointment, most of the criticism has concentrated on Amanpour’s political views and her allegedly biased reporting. In one form or...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 July 2010

    07/25/2010 5:30:15 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 240 replies · 7+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 July 2010 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, July 25th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga; Howard Dean, former national Democratic Party chairman; the Rev. Jesse Jackson.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner FACE THE NATION (CBS): Abigail Thernstrom, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University; Cornel West, a professor of African-American studies and religion at Princeton University.THIS WEEK (ABC): Geithner, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley; author...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 June 2010

    06/27/2010 5:10:20 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 238 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 June 2010 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 27th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Carl Levin, D-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): CIA Director Leon Panetta.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.
  • Rush Limbaugh’s criticism ‘doesn’t make any sense,’ Bill Clinton tells ABC’s ‘This Week’

    04/17/2010 4:06:58 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 92 replies · 2,211+ views ^ | 04/17/10 | halboedeker
    Bill Clinton has marked the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by saying in a speech: “The words we use really do matter, because there’s this vast echo chamber, and they go across space and they fall on the serious and the delirious alike.
  • ABC hires Amanpour for 'This Week' (GAG -spit-)

    03/18/2010 1:02:05 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 59 replies · 977+ views
    Politico ^ | 03/18/10 | Michael Calderone
    It's official: Christiane Amanpour has been named the next host of ABC's "This Week." CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton notified staff today that ABC will " announce today that she is joining that organization to headline one of its programs. " Walton noted that despite the "media speculation," the network where she's worked for 27 years has not yet commented. Walton praised Amanpour's reporting over the years, and said that her "work burnished our news brand and gave it authority." "In turn, the CNN imprimatur opened doors for her around the world and provided a global platform for the intelligent,...
  • George Will Hits The Nail on the Head, Robert Reich's Head

    03/07/2010 5:13:15 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 41 replies · 242+ views
    The Lid/ABC News/Newsbusters ^ | 3/7/2010 | The Lid
    For the second week in a row George Will made mincemeat out of a liberal apologist for Obamacare. Last week it was Paul Krugman, this week, Robert Reich former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, co-founder of American Prospect Magazine and advocate of health care rationing. In a September 2007 speech to an audience at the UC Berkeley, Reich was quoted saying, "We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another...
  • Christiane Amanpour for 'This Week'? (ABC Sunday Morning)

    03/05/2010 3:19:44 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 16 replies · 456+ views ^ | 03/05/10 | MICHAEL CALDERONE
    Still searching for a permanent host for “This Week,” ABC News is in talks with Christiane Amanpour, the CNN foreign correspondent known more for globe-trotting reporting than talking politics within the Beltway. Amanpour, through a CNN spokesperson, declined to comment, but sources with knowledge of the hiring process say she’s now in the mix of internal and external candidates ABC is considering to replace George Stephanopoulos, who left for “Good Morning America” in December. Since Stephanopoulos’s departure, the network has kept the Sunday show seat warm with a steady stream of ABC correspondents: Jake Tapper, Terry Moran, Barbara Walters, Jonathan...
  • Cheney: If Obama Wants Credit for Iraq He Owes "A Healthy Dose of Thank You, George Bush" - Video

    02/14/2010 9:27:49 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 475+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 14, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Dick Cheney on "This Week" responding to Joe Biden saying that Iraq "may ultimately prove to be one of the greatest achievements of the Obama administration." (Video)Cheney said, "I'm glad he now believes Iraq is a success" after "campaigning from one end of the country to the other for two years criticizing our Iraq policy, they opposed the surge...for them to try to take credit for whats happened in Iraq strikes me as a little strange. I think if they had had their way...Saddam Hussein would still be in power in Baghdad today." Cheney said, "If...
  • Liz Cheney: The Indecision on Afghanistan Is "Completely Inexcusable" - Video

    11/22/2009 4:02:06 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 553+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 22, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Liz Cheney on "This Week" saying that the lack of a decision on Afghanistan is "completely inexcusable." Liz Cheney said "I think it's just completely inexcusable that we've now had month after month of photo-op out of the White House and no decision." She said "the President is very fond of saying, "before I commit troops I'm going to think very carefully about it," somebody in the White House needs to remind him he's already committed troops. We've got American men and women in Afghanistan today." (Video)
  • NYT Columnist David Brooks calls Sarah Palin a “joke”

    11/15/2009 4:34:32 PM PST · by Publius772000 · 41 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 11/15/09 | Michael Naragon
    McCain standard bearer and “conservative” columnist David Brooks launched his own salvo at actual conservative Sarah Palin on ABC’s This Week, joining other bitter RINOs who have attacked the former Alaska governor in recent days. If I may channel Chandler Bing for a moment: “Can he be any more elitist?” Perhaps Brooks hasn’t seen the Amazon sales lists, the thousands attending her book signings, or, for that matter, the book sales list published by his own worthless rag. Remember, folks, this is the same guy who talked about how great John McCain was as a candidate and the very same...
  • David Brooks Calls Sarah Palin a "Joke" and "Potential Talk Show Host" - Video

    11/15/2009 3:31:08 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 79 replies · 2,317+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 15, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of David Brooks on ABC's "This Week" saying Sarah Palin is a "joke" and calling her a "potential talk show host." Brooks said "I just can't take her seriously" and said "the idea that this potential talk show host is considered seriously for the Republican nomination, believe me it will never happen." (Video)
  • "This Week" Discuss WH War With Fox; Ingraham says WH More "Impassioned" About Fox Than Jihadists

    10/25/2009 12:33:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 523+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 25, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of ABC's "This Week" discussing the White House's war with Fox News Channel. Laura Ingraham pointed out that the White House seems more "impassioned" about Fox News than they are about terrorists....(Video)
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 October 2009

    10/11/2009 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 353 replies · 10,983+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 October 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, October 11th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Govs. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., and Mitch Daniels, R-Ind; Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C.; retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey; retired Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Jack Reed, D-R.I. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass.; retired Army Gen. Jack Keane. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens....
  • White Lies, Black Lies, and Damn Lies

    09/23/2009 12:36:08 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 2 replies · 248+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | September 23, 2009 | DC Lee
    If one is looking for the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help you God, then the political arena is not the prime location to find it. Politicians rank somewhere below used car salesmen and just a fraction above the French on the universal scale of truthfulness.   While many say Presidents rise above crass politics, they have lied. George H. Bush's "Read my lips" came back to bite him and bite him hard. Even some of the greatest statesmen ever have lied. Winston Churchill once mused that the truth was so important that it should always...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 12 July 2009

    07/12/2009 4:11:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 208 replies · 7,480+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 12 July 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, July 12th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Kent Conrad, D-N.D.; Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 July 2009

    07/05/2009 5:14:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 392 replies · 10,529+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 July 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, July 5th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and John Boehner, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of Wimbledon tennis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Adm.Mullen; Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y. THIS WEEK (ABC): Vice President Joe Biden. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Adm.Mullen; Queen Noor of Jordan..
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 June 2009

    06/28/2009 4:08:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 219 replies · 7,831+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 June 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 28th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): David Axelrod, White House senior adviser; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss. THIS WEEK (ABC): Axelrod; Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Odierno; Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.; T. Boone Pickens, chairman and...
  • George Will Tells Dirty Little Secrets of Universal Healthcare

    06/15/2009 6:02:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 2,719+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 14, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    As President Obama tours the country advancing his universal healthcare initiative, there are some dirty little secrets that he and his minions in the media don't want Americans to know. On Sunday, George Will during the panel discussion on ABC's "This Week," exposed some inconvenient truths about this controverial subject that would likely change much of the public's view if they were regularly made aware of them. After host George Stephanopoulos opened the roundtable segment, Will marvelously cut to the chase: GEORGE WILL, ABC NEWS ANALYST: [T] this is now a single issue argument about whether or not we’re on...