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  • Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell brawl backstage at 'The View,' leave Rosie Perez in tears: sources

    11/23/2014 9:38:43 AM PST · by RightGeek · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Don Kaplan
    They might as well change its name from “The View” to “The Feud.” A shrill, backstage brawl at “The View” Wednesday left co-host Rosie Perez in tears while panelists Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell battled over how to cover the latest allegations against Bill Cosby and the racially charged upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., sources said. O’Donnell believed the show — now overseen by ABC News — needed to delve deeper into both controversial subjects, while Goldberg wanted to steer clear of the topics altogether.
  • ABC, NBC Nightly Newscasts Now 10 Days into Ignoring Gruber Scandal

    11/20/2014 8:27:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/20/2014 | Joe Concha
    America loves streaks. For our parents and grandparents, it was witnessing (via radio or the morning paper) Joe DiMaggio‘s 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a record that will likely never be broken. For later generations, it was Cal Ripken playing in 2,632 consecutive games — another record that won’t be touched. There are streaks in broadcasting as well. The most notable being broken two years ago after ABC’s Good Morning America finally beat NBC’s Today Show after an astounding 852 consecutive weeks at the top, a streak spanning over 16 years. But then there are dubious streaks as well, like...
  • Obama Immigration Speech: CBS, Fox, NBC & ABC Not Airing

    11/19/2014 3:55:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | Dominic Patten
    President Barack Obama will finally be making public tomorrow night what his plan is to overhaul immigration. However, while his primetime speech will postpone part of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, it will not be covered by most of the Big 4 – if any of them. The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Grey’s Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As...
  • “Palestinian” Terrorists Killed More Americans in 2014 Than ISIS

    11/19/2014 8:57:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should also be pointed out that the large scale airplane hijackings used by Al Qaeda on September 11 were pioneered by the PLO, though Al Qaeda received direct training in the techniques from the Iranian-backed Al Qaeda.As ABC’s Jake Tapper and a number of others have pointed out, this year Arab Muslim terrorists who operate under the “Palestinian” brand name have killed more Americans than ISIS. (via David Gerstman)While ISIS beheaded three American hostages, seven Americans have been killed ranging in age from 3-month old Chaya Zissel Braun who was a victim of Car Jihad, hurled out of...
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isn’t Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/19/2014 5:24:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC haven’t covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] “It’s a political story,” said Todd on Gruber’s comments. “Network news, in general, hasn’t be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately."
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Election Night Ratings: Fox News Annihilates Everyone, Including Broadcast Nets

    11/06/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Fox News obliterated its cable news competition during Tuesday night's election coverage, and did so by humiliating margins. However, co-hosts Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier not only vanquished CNN and MSNBC into oblivion, the dynamic duo also beat their broadcast network competition -- in both total viewers and the all-important 25-54 age demo: According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News Channel beat CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC's coverage in both total viewers and in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. Co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, the channel's election coverage averaged 6.3 million viewers during prime time. CNN was the second...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • ABC News Takes Over ‘The View’ As Ratings Dwindle

    10/30/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    Variety via Yahoo ^ | October30, 2014 | Ramin Setoodeh
    For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing oversight of the show, Variety has learned. Starting today, “The View” will be part of the non-fiction branch of programming within ABC News, which produces the documentary series “NY Med.” The talk show will now be in the growing portfolio of ABC News president James Goldston, Sherwood’s right-hand man who helped revamp “Good Morning America.” “Moving ‘The View’ to our non-fiction programming...
  • USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama administration most ‘dangerous’ to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administration’s record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, “It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, “I think Obama hates the press”; and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer, who said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.” USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • ABC News: President Obama Has Been to Zero Campaign Events This Cycle

    10/13/2014 10:18:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/14 | Breitbart News
    Editor's Note: ABC News published an astonishing admission today, revealing that President Barack Obama has not attended a single public campaign event for a Democratic candidate as the party heads into a white-hot election season. Just three weeks to go until the midterm elections and with control of the Senate hanging in the balance, candidates are scrambling toward the finish line. One key figure, however, has been largely absent: President Obama. President Obama has appeared at zero public campaign events this cycle, opting instead to tap into his fundraising prowess to boost Democratic candidates behind closed-doors. Obama’s absence on the...
  • U.S. President in ABC Prime Time: ‘Right to Bear Arms’ in Constitution and ‘So Was Slavery’

    10/09/2014 12:49:58 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10-9-2014 | Brent Baker
    ABC’s Scandal, which has a fresh episode tonight, last week featured “President Fitzgerald Grant,” supposedly a Republican, channeling Piers Morgan as he used the State of the Union address to plead for more gun control: “How many other people’s children are we going to let die before we put a stop to this?” “Grant,” played by Tony Goldwyn, recalled how his teen son died of a “fluke” infection (not true, that’s one of many of Scandal’s wild conspiracies), but “there were thousands of people last year who lost their lives in a completely avoidable way.” He then compared gun rights...
  • Is Incoming “ABC World News” Anchor David Muir Gay?

    09/30/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.newnownext.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | by Dan Avery
    Ever since David Muir was tapped to replace Diane Sawyer when she leaves ABC World News in September, gossip about his sexual orientation has gone into overdrive. Kenneth in the 212 reports Muir is allegedly “openly gay in his day-to-day life.” Another juicy rumor claims that he and field reporter Gio Benitez are an item. Neither of these men are openly gay, but have been linked together after a series of coincidental appearances on ABC World News. Eagle-eyed viewers claim that Gio usually files his reports to Diane Sawyer from the field. But when Muir fills in as anchor, Benitez...
  • Tim Tebow Joins 'Good Morning America' as Contributor

    09/11/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12:37 PM PDT 9/11/2014 | Philiana Ng
    Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. In his new role, Tebow is expected to appear in the GMA studio and in cities across the U.S. as he launches GMA's "Motivate Me Monday" series, which spotlights individuals and their stories of triumph.
  • Poll: Majority See Obama As Divisive Failure

    09/09/2014 7:21:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9,2014 | John Nolte
    A new ABC News poll has nothing but heartache for Democrats and President Obama. By a wide margin of 52-42%, voters see President Obama as a failed president. Americans also see Obama as more of a divider than uniter. Only 38% believe President Obama is uniting the country. A majority of 55% believe he's dividing the country.
  • Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back ‘at Least a Year’

    09/03/2014 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday night, the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization “for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer.” ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon. Over on the Fox News Channel (FNC), Special Report with Bret Baier aired three segments on the story, including a...
  • Streaming use drives Disney’s exit from broadcast radio (selling off 23 of 24 stations)

    08/18/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Radio and Internet News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Brad Hill
    In what Bloomberg calls a “digital push,” Disney announced that it is closing 23 of its 24 terrestrial stations, laying off nearly 200 people in sales and operations. (See the intra-company memo from GM Phil Guerini below.) Disney is shifting its efforts and resources from terrestrial to the broadly-termed “digital” realm, which in this case means program distribution on SiriusXM and online streaming platforms. The company maintains a Radio Disney mobile app. The strategy shift represents what Disney calls “the habits of the consumers we serve.” Inside Radio reports that only 18% of Disney’s radio audience tune in via AM.FM...
  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon disturbed by 'over-militarization' of police in Ferguson

    08/17/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Alex Greg for MailOnline
    "Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he was 'thunderstruck' by images he saw of police forces responding to protests in Ferguson after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown as the midnight to 5am curfew enters its second night. Nixon, speaking to ABC News' Martha Raddatz on This Week on Sunday, said the sight of police in riot gear with armored tanks led to his decision to replace the local police force with highway patrol. The measure had a calming effect at first, but last night saw one man shot and seven arrested after resisting the curfew order. A picture has emerged...
  • ABC Interrupted Kate Upton On ‘Live With Kelly And Michael’

    08/08/2014 10:35:14 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 32 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 8/8/14 | A. Isaac
    Kelly Ripa is on vacation this week so Live With Kelly and Michael scrambled to find women capable of making moms (and bloggers at home) laugh at crappy jokes. Today’s guest host was Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton. You may have heard of her. During the show’s opening monologue, while Michael told a riveting story about Kate Upton in a robe, ABC cutaway to breaking news. The U.S. had just launched airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militant group, ISIS. Important news no doubt, and certainly worthy of interrupting Michael Strahan’s boring story about a half-naked Kate Upton and wait,...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

    07/25/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported that: “Today's report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month,...
  • ABC Apologizes for Mistaking Palestinians as Israelis During Newscast

    07/10/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Don Kaplan
    The error came during Wednesday night’s edition of ‘World News,’ in which anchor Diane Sawyer described the people in an Associated Press photo as Israelis who had been attacked by Palestinian missiles. Later, a pro-Palestinian reporter, Rania Khalek, identified the people as Palestinians who had been attacked by Israeli air strikes. The network posted an apology on the show’s Facebook page.Red-faced ABC News officials apologized early Thursday morning for misidentifying shell-shocked Palestinians as Israeli victims of a Hamas missile attack. The gaffe came during an "ABC World News" report on Tuesday about the rapidly escalating crisis between Israel and the...
  • Diane Sawyer to Step Down from ABC's 'World News,' David Muir to Take Over

    06/25/2014 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 6:03 AM PDT 6/25/2014 | by Marisa Guthrie
    UPDATED: Muir will take over Sept. 2, while George Stephanopoulos becomes chief anchor at ABC News. After five years in the World News anchor chair, Diane Sawyer will step down at the end of the summer, clearing the way for David Muir, who anchors the program's weekend edition, to assume her role on Sept. 2. Sawyer, 68, an ABC News star who previously anchored Good Morning America and newsmagazine Primetime and who has conducted some of the news division's most-watched interviews, will head her own unit and continue to produce and anchor specials. Additionally, George Stephanopoulos, once thought to be...
  • TV Hosts Ignore Claire Shipman’s Marriage to Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney 75% of the Time

    05/30/2014 2:10:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Since Monday, April 14, ABC's Claire Shipman has been touring the network and cable news networks to promote her new book that she co-wrote with Katty Kay entitled "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance-What Women Should Know." Despite the eight television appearances Shipman has made since last Monday, only two interviews openly acknowledged her marriage to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
  • Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space

    05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Left-wing extremism has a home at PBS – and that home, to be specific, is the set of Moyers & Company. Host Bill Moyers kicked off Sunday’s episode with a flashback to the previous week’s broadcast, in which scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki had announced that he believes society should literally punish politicians who don’t believe in global warming. [Video below. MP3 audio here.] This is what Suzuki told Moyers:(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness. If we are in a position of being able to act, and we see something going on and...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • Carney: Obamacare ‘Absolutely Worth It’ if Dems Lose the Senate

    01/26/2014 8:30:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    January 26, 2014 10:28 AM Carney: Obamacare 'Absolutely Worth It' if Dems Lose the Senate By Andrew Johnson Even if Obamacare proves to be electoral Kryptonite for Democrats in this year’s midterms, the White House still believes the health-care law was worth the political hit. “The answer is it is absolutely worth it, no matter what happens politically,” press secretary Jay Carney told ABC’s Jon Karl. In fact, Carney didn’t expect running against Obamacare to even be a winning message for Republicans “because they’ve got to explain what repeal [of the law] means.”
  • VIDEO: ABC’s Jon Karl shreds Carney over Benghazi lies

    05/01/2014 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Caintv.com ^ | 5/1/2014 | Robert Laurie
    These emails were not about Benghazi.... Wow. So, we now have the official story. The formerly redacted emails released yesterday were not about Benghazi. They were never intended to shed light on the consulate attack. They were simply about "the broader situation in the middle east." We learned this yesterday, when ABC News' Jon Karl went to war with Press Secretary Jay Carney. Keep in mind, that's an ABC News reporter. Like Ron Fournier before him, leftist progs can't label him a right wing hack, and they can't start yapping about FOX News. Every network news outlet was lied to,...
  • CBS Gives 30 Seconds to Kerry 'Apartheid' Comments, NBC and ABC Still Ignore (Video)

    04/29/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 29 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Video at Link On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose provided viewers with a mere 30-second news brief on Secretary of State John Kerry sparking a "storm of criticism" by claiming that Israel would become an "apartheid state" if it did not accept a two-state solution with Palestine: "Secretary of State John Kerry's backtracking after controversial comments about Israel....Kerry released a statement last night saying, quote, 'If I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word.' Kerry says he's been a staunch supporter of Israel for years.'" [Listen to the audio] That quick mention of the...
  • 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...
  • Issa Demands Answers from Holder on DOJ's Role in IRS Scandal, Networks Do Nothing

    04/24/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 24, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday Darrell Issa demanded Attorney General Eric Holder answer new questions about the Justice Department’s role in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. In a letter sent to Holder, Issa sought answers about a newly released email between former IRS official Lois Lerner and DOJ official Richard Pilger in which Pilger asks Lerner “When you have a moment, will you call me? I’ve been asked to run something by you” and requests who at the IRS “DOJ folks could talk to” about ways to target politically involved non-profit groups. So far none of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)...
  • What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle

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

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters – From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Wrap ^ | 03/29/2014 | By Tony Maglio
    You will be shocked at what some Americans actually believe. For example, close to 90 percent of us believe that we are eating a healthy diet, and yet more than third of the population is officially obese. 65 percent of all Americans say that they are dissatisfied with the government, and yet nearly a third of us would be willing to submit to a "TSA body cavity search" in order to get on an airplane. As you will see below, Americans are angrier and more frustrated with government and with their lives than ever before, but we also exhibit almost...
  • Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story

    03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres
    Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. **SNIP** Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a...
  • Alice in Arabia and the Foul Idiocy of Censorship: ABC cancels show about Women in Saudi Arabia

    03/26/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2014 | Tom Rogan
    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” — Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Cry insult and let loose the enemies of freedom. Late last week, following days of media clamor, ABC Family canceled a pilot for Alice in Arabia. The show was to have centered upon a young American woman as she attempted to escape from family kidnappers in Saudi Arabia. To be sure, ABC’s critics were vociferous, both in volume and in number. But they should never have been able...
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • ABC's 'Nightline' Skipped ObamaCare for 123 Days, Gossips Over 'Bootleg Butt Injections'

    03/20/2014 12:37:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/19/14 | Scott Whitlock
    How do the journalists at Nightline define news? On Monday night, co-host Dan Harris and reporter Mariana van Zeller spent an astonishing nine minutes and 33 seconds on the salacious, gossipy phenomenon of "bootleg butt injections." Yet, it's been 123 days, 17 and a half weeks, since the show's hosts have focused on ObamaCare and the problems with the law's implementation. Harris educated his audience: "In the iconic rap song, Baby Got Back, Sir-Mix-A-Lot professes his love for women with large rear ends." He continued, "Since that song came out in 1992, the world's obsession with plus-size backsides has only...
  • TV critic can't fathom success of 'Scandal,' but he's reaching out for help

    03/18/2014 3:36:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 18, 2014 | Michael Hewitt and Elizabeth Held
    Warning: This article contains significant spoilers concerning Season 3 of "Scandal." ... ABC's prime-time soap opera is one of the most popular shows going. It's ABC's top-rated drama, the No. 1 show among African Americans and in the top five for women under 50. But more than that, it is one of the most talked-about series on television, consistently in the 10 most Tweeted shows and probably ranking behind only "The Walking Dead" in terms of watercooler importance. But for me, every time I had watched an episode of "Scandal," I wanted to smash my set and then use the...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..

    03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST · by ken5050 · 355 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one. The Texas primary is today..several interesting races, but the BIG ONE involves Cornyn. When you vote...let us know what you heard/saw? What's the weather like down there?
  • Jimmy Fallon’s second night as ‘Tonight Show’ host draws more viewers than rivals combined

    02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/19/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder. The new "Tonight Show" host — oops, star — drew 7.4 million viewers for his second night, more than the combined total for his rivals, David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC's popular Olympics coverage.
  • ABC Is Shocked That Anti-ObamaCare Ad Uses Actors (Pajama Boy not mentioned)

    02/15/2014 2:16:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/14/14 | Scott Whitlock
    Is it really shocking for commercials to use actors? According to ABC News, yes. A headline for the ABCNews.com article trumpeted, "Koch Brothers Ad Attacking [Democratic Senator] Mary Landrieu Uses Paid Actors." Rather than investigate the continued failings of ObamaCare, writer Jordyn Phelps hyped the fact that the commercials sponsored by the Koch brothers feature stand-ins, writing, "But the people in the emotion-evoking ad are not Louisianans at all; they are paid actors." Phelps continued, "The ad shows a number of people, who appear to be Louisianans, opening their mail to find a letter stating that their health care policy...
  • Cheap Shot: ABC Invokes Sarah Palin in Story on Violent Little League Coaches

    02/06/2014 4:41:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC's David Wright is obsessed with Sarah Palin. The Nightline correspondent on Wednesday gratuitously attacked the former vice presidential candidate in a segment that has nothing to do with politics. Wright investigated angry, violent coaches of youth sports. After featuring clips of men encouraging third grade football players to hit each other in the head, Wright made an abrupt left turn into liberal bias: "That full-throated passion, part of the culture of sports in this country. Lampooned in movies like Kicking and Screaming and celebrated by the original hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, in 2008." [See video below. MP3 audio...
  • ABC Uses Children in 'Young Guns' Experiment to Demonize Firearms

    02/02/2014 5:49:24 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/1/2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    “Tonight is not whether people should or should not own guns,” Sawyer insisted. Right. ABC’s Diane Sawyer and David Muir joined forces Friday night for their 20/20 special, Young Guns, traveling to neighborhoods in which guns are a presence in the home in their effort to characterize guns as threats to children, rather than tools of self-defense. As you’ll see, the producers’ anti-gun agenda was apparent from the start. First, the journalists conducted a little experiment to discover the obvious: kids like playing with guns.
  • Bozell Column: Obama, The Media's Favorite Autocrat

    01/29/2014 5:40:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Everyone proposes drinking games for the State of the Union speech. But it’s not just the president that can drive you to drink. It’s the opportunistic media elites deciding which branches of government have too much power, depending on which branches the Democrats presently control. After a lot of stalemate in 2013, the partisan media think it’s high time for the executive branch to go completely around the legislative branch. They think that now that Congress has proven itself unwilling to provide Barack Obama with the historical greatness he deserves, they should and must be driven around like roadkill. They’ll...
  • ABC News Attacks Tom Perkins for "A Progressive Kristallnacht" Opinion

    01/26/2014 3:55:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ABC "news" | 1/26/14
    I just accidently hit upon the ABC Evening news this Sunday...just in time to see a HIT PIECE on Tom Perkins' thoughtful letter to the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304549504579316913982034286 Then a quick Google search showed the leftist morons have joined ABC in attacking the parallels between the hatefilled Nazis and the hatefilled fascists of the left in the 21st century.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support It

    01/19/2014 4:07:53 PM PST · by Maceman · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 20214 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has been reporting for months, late night comics have been tearing the atrocious rollout of ObamaCare apart. Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them (video follows with transcript and commentary): Click for video
  • ABC's 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Says Gays Shouldn't Be on the Reality TV Show

    01/18/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by skimbell · 95 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2014 | THR Staff
    ABC's latest Bachelor says he doesn't think that there should be a gay or bisexual on the broadcast reality television show and described gays as "more pervert in a sense" in a new interview.
  • ABC's 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Says Gays Shouldn't Be on the Show

    01/18/2014 1:05:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    "They're more pervert in a sense. To me, the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV," said the reality star. ABC's latest Bachelor says he doesn't think that there should be a gay or bisexual person on the broadcast reality television show and described gays as "more pervert in a sense" in a new interview. Juan Pablo Galavis, the 32-year-old star of The Bachelor who also appeared on the most recent season of The Bachelorette, made the remarks in an interview with The TV Page's Sean Daly, who posted audio of the comments. The writer asked...