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  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz’s Response about Gov’t Shutdown ‘Mistake’ Annoys Interviewer — But Senator Seems to Relish

    01/06/2014 8:05:38 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 29, 2013 11:25pm | Dave Urbanski
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave an interview to ABC’s Jonathan Karl for “This Week” on Sunday. One of the more memorable exchanges came after Karl offered that now that he’s had some time to think about it, was Cruz prepared to finally admit that perhaps October’s government shutdown was a “mistake.” Sen. Ted Cruz (Image source: ABC News via YouTube) Cruz’s response likely will cause liberals to scream in anger and conservatives to smile in delight:“I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.An incredulous Karl jumped back into...
  • ABC, NBC mum on why gay wedding on Rose Bowl float wasn't part of TV coverage

    01/04/2014 8:19:50 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The two television networks – ABC and NBC – that covered the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float was not part of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world. When CNSNews.com asked whether the wedding was covered and, if not, why not, ABC’s press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond to the questions. ABC ran a news article about the gay wedding...
  • Jews Missing from ABC Greatest Women in Music List

    01/04/2014 2:11:29 PM PST · by kathsua · 49 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | January 4, 2014 | reasonmclucus
    Why are there no Jews on ABC's list of the 30 greatest women in music during the last 50 years? This question might not be important if it weren't for the fact that two women more deserving of being on the list than at least 80% of those listed by ABC are both Jewish. Barbra Streisand and Carole King both should be near the top of any list of the greatest women in music. They aren't the only great women missing from the list, but they are the only two whose omission cannot be justified. Incidentally, I'm a Baptist. The...
  • Controversial Float Spurs Call to Boycott 'Tournament of Roses' Parade (Video)

    12/30/2013 7:55:49 AM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-30-2013 | TRN
    The same Disney that suspended 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson from its A&E network for expressing his religious views about homosexuality (until being forced to reverse it after a massive viewer revolt), clearly has no problem pushing the homosexual agenda in the faces of millions of Americans who watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its ABC network on New Year's Day. That's right. Two Los Angeles men plan to celebrate their "gay marriage" on a float in this year's parade in Pasadena, California. The move has understandably sparked controversy and even a boycott. Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42,...
  • GMA host Robin Roberts reveals she's gay in thank you letter to fans and 'long time girlfriend'

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

    12/19/2013 6:19:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/13 | DON KAPLAN
    The sun is setting on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show. The newswoman and ABC have pulled the plug on her daily talk show, “Katie,” which will not return for a third season next year. “While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” reps for Couric and the show’s distributor ABC Domestic Television said in a joint statement.
  • Reporter to Carney: Will Americans Sign Up for Obamacare Because ‘Barack Obreezy’ Says So

    12/19/2013 2:17:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 18, 2013 | Becket Adams
    ".......“What do you make of some of these efforts by Obamacare supporters to reach out?” [ABC News’ Jon] Karl asked, adding “I mean, some of them — the upside-down keg stands and whatnot. I mean, is anybody going to buy health care because Barack Obreezy tells them to buy it because it’s hot?” “I think that, having not designed advertising campaigns myself, I’m not an expert,” Carney said, “but I think that people — there are efforts underway to reach potential consumers where they live, if you will, and to get them to be aware of the options available to...
  • Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)

    11/22/2013 6:08:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11-22-13 | Marisa Guthrie
    Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News, Katie Couric is negotiating an exit package, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes as Couric is close to finalizing an extensive deal with Internet giant Yahoo, according to multiple sources. Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC. She will complete the season and sources at Disney-ABC insist that a decision about the future of Katie will not be made until sometime in December after executives...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • ABC's Jonathan Karl to Cruz: 'How Much Do Your Colleagues Just Despise You?'

    10/20/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/20/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl went after Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his strategy during the government shutdown, complaining: “People hated this shutdown, they hated this impasse and this was seen as the Ted Cruz shutdown. You more than any single individual were seen as the one that triggered this crisis to begin with.” When Cruz began to answer, Karl interrupted, “We're talking about public opinion nationally.” When Cruz began to answer again, Karl jumped in again: “But there never would have been a shutdown if you hadn't gone with the strategy of saying we're not even going to fund...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably — have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott

    10/07/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/2013 | David Freedlander
    A new group bent on unmasking ‘leftists in the media’ has its first target—MSNBC’s ‘racial extortionist,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton. David Freedlander talks with the leader of the right’s answer to Media Matters. A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists. On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in...
  • ABC’s Jonathan Karl: ‘Chances of a Government Shutdown at 99.9%’ (99% Propaganda)

    09/29/2013 11:08:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    MRC ^ | September 29, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC is reporting that it is now almost certain Congress and the White House will not reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown. On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl said, “I would now put the chances of a government shutdown at 99.9 percent” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • 'Good Morning America' On Shutdown: World To End, Minorities Hardest Hit

    09/29/2013 6:20:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a classic example of the MSM's use of sympathetic individual anecdotes to manipulate public opinion in favor of more and bigger government. Today's Good Morning America segment on the looming government shutdown, narrated by former New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny, offered the stories of just two people, both African-Americans, who could be hurt by a government shutdown. And check out the screen graphic: not to dramatize things or nuthin', but ABC plaintively wonders how federal workers would "survive." ABC could have balanced its report with stories of younger people who will see their health insurance premiums double or...
  • Dem Judge in W.Va. Attempted to Frame Rival with Drug, Theft Charges;

    08/16/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's another name to add to the "name that party" file: Michael Thornsbury. The Mingo County, West Virginia circuit court judge was the subject of a federal indictment on Wednesday "after federal authorities allege he targeted his ex-lover's husband and used his position on the bench to manipulate criminal charges against the man," Kate White of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette reported yesterday. The Mountain State has partisan judicial elections and Thornsbury is a Democrat. Both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today covered the bizarre story on their August 16 programs, but both neglected to mention Thornsbury's party affiliation.For his...
  • ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back (Mainstream news Editor)

    08/06/2013 6:28:52 AM PDT · by equalator · 88 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8-6-2013
    ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.Fortunately, my memories of the last 14 years have since returned. But what did not return was my identity as Dawn,” said Ennis, who had been wearing lipstick, skirts and heels. “I am writing to let you know I’m...
  • What scandals? The media ignores or covers up bad news about Obama

    07/29/2013 7:22:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 27, 2013 | L. BRENT BOZELL III and TIM GRAHAM
    In-mid May, new Obama scandals piled up at the White House. A portrait emerged of a president whose Internal Revenue Service was harassing his enemies, a State Department that lied to the world about the fatal debacle in Benghazi and a Justice Department spying on reporters who might leak anti-Obama information. But several national journalists announced that Obama had been scandal-free for the first four years-and-change of his administration. On NPR’s “Morning Edition,” anchorman Steve Inskeep asserted to Cokie Roberts that “this administration has been described — I don’t even know how many times — as remarkably scandal-free.” On ABC’s...
  • ABC/WaPo poll: 40% think Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was not justified, 26% think it was

    07/23/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    The two Rasmussen polls I featured last week didn’t ask specifically whether the shooting was justified, only whether the verdict was. Rasmussen found a near-majority in agreement with the jury (48/34). ABC/WaPo: A 41/41 dead heat, with the question of whether the shooting was justified splitting 26/40 against. How could the public be divided on the verdict but much less divided on the shooting itself? Because, I assume, one question deals more with moral culpability and the other deals with legal culpability. There’s some subset of people here who probably believe (a) either Zimmerman’s at fault for getting out of...
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View To Co-Host Fox & Friends

    07/09/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9,2013 | Josh Feldman
    View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is making the jump from network to cable, with the announcement today that she will be leaving ABC’s The View to co-host Fox & Friends. In Fox’s press release, Hasselbeck says, “I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the FOX News Channel my new television home.” The press release also includes Ailes welcoming Hasselbeck and praising her for her “warm and engaging personality,” and a statement from Barbara Walters saying, “We will miss her and wish...