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  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 33 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • New ABC series features Mormon character wearing nothing but temple garments (Quantico)

    06/24/2015 2:36:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 24, 2015 | Scott D. Pierce
    There's a Mormon character in one of ABC's new fall series. And viewers will learn this when they see him wearing nothing but his temple garments. That's just one of the reasons that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may not be particularly pleased with that character in the pilot of "Quantico," which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. The series is about a bunch of new recruits who arrive at the FBI training base in Quantico, Va., for training.
  • Exclusive: FBI in Midst of Broad Campaign to Disrupt ISIS, Sources Say

    06/19/2015 6:03:59 AM PDT · by Fay · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/17/2015 | AARON KATERSKY and PIERRE THOMAS
    The FBI is in the midst of a broad campaign to disrupt potential terrorists inspired by ISIS, with several arrests expected before July 4th, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The latest arrest that is part of this campaign came Saturday in New York, where a college student thought al Qaeda was getting soft and "making efforts to prepare an explosive device for detonation,” according to the FBI. Hundreds of investigations are underway in all 50 states. Many involve suspected ISIS supporters, authorities said. ISIS: Trail of Terror In the New York case, Munther Omar Saleh was accused of being...
  • VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warming

    06/12/2015 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warmingStuff like this never gets old, and it never stops being relevant because, remember, the global warmists tell us we must act now or else their dire predictions about the future will inevitably come true. So what do we find when we look back on some of their past predictions? The Media Research Center did just that the other day, dredging up a hilarious (although not intentionally) report by ABC titled “Earth 2015.” You have to see this. It’s just a 53-second clip...
  • Disney ABC Cancels Plans To Layoff Dozens Of Tech Workers

    06/12/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2015 | Photo of Rachel Stoltzfoos Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Disney ABC Television Group reversed a decision to lay off about 35 tech workers this week, following recent reports that Disney laid off hundreds of tech workers in January after forcing them to train their replacements. Two weeks ago, Disney ABC told a team of between 30 and 35 application developers they were being laid off, some at the end of July, and that their jobs were going to an IT contractor with large offshore operations, reported Computer World. But on Thursday, Disney ABC told the workers plans had changed and they would not be laid off. Some of the...
  • 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...
  • Earnest: Remember, We Can See Iran Increase Its Nuclear Stockpile Thanks to Our Monitoring Measures

    06/02/2015 7:45:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/2/15 | David Rutz
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest looks on the bright side. Pressed Tuesday by ABC’s Jonathan Karl about a New York Times report that Iran had increased its nuclear fuel stockpile 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, Earnest reminded reporters the monitoring measures put in place were what allowed the U.S. to see Iran’s brazen behavior in broad daylight. “But you don’t dispute their finding that they have a 20 percent increase in uranium fuel over what they had at the start of these negotiations?” Karl asked. “Uh, no,” Earnest said. “You’re not concerned about that, you don’t...
  • How Republicans saved Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 27, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Two weeks ago, conservatives were calling for George Stephanopoulos to recuse himself from all coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, on the grounds that the ABC News anchor had failed to inform viewers of his financial donations to the Clinton Foundation. Three days after that controversy broke, Stephanopoulos hosted an exclusive interview with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then, on Wednesday, he landed an even bigger exclusive: Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, would be announcing his bid for the presidency. Stephanopoulos also landed the first interview with Santorum, which will take place this afternoon. The McConnell...
  • 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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...
  • Brown: 'Some People Have a Right to More Water Than Others'

    04/05/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 5, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Jerry Brown, Democrat governor of drought-stricken California, appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week and defended his executive actions that placed mandatory water restrictions on citizens but not on the agriculture industry. "There are farmers who have senior water rights," Brown told guest-host Martha Raddatz. "Some people have a right to more water than others." Of his own actions, Brown stated: This executive order is done under emergency power and it has the force of law. Very unusual. And it's requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It...
  • There Is No Such Thing as Unbiased Journalism, So Let's Stop Pretending

    05/22/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If you're an intellectually curious person -- and if you're a journalist, let's assume that you are -- you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It's inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics. It's unrealistic to expect that even the most conscientious journalist can wholly divorce his or her professional work from his or her philosophical positions. And even if that person were to put forth the sincerest effort possible, biases are likely to...
  • Politico Touts ‘Frugal Habits’ of George Stephanopoulos’s Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the “frugal habits of his wife” actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that “as word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchor’s exorbitant take — following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation — certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.” Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • Liberal Billionaire Steyer, Univision Network Also In Bed With The Clinton Foundation

    05/20/2015 11:15:42 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT | By Alatheia Larsen
    The Clinton Foundation scandal continues to spread ever since the news broke that it did not disclose millions of dollars of donations from foreign governments and businessmen. It’s already infected ABC, as anchor George Stephanopoulos was forced to apologize for personal undisclosed donations to the foundation. He has yet to acknowledge or apologize for some of the other connections that have surfaced. But the connections don’t stop there, they extend to other prominent lefties and to a Spanish-language media outlet. Through its Too Small to Fail initiative, The Clinton Foundation is tied to Tom Steyer and the American Spanish language...
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos ‘helped hatch’ 2009 Dem strategy (being coached as Repub debate host?)

    05/20/2015 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST - PAGE SIX ^ | 5/19/15 | Emily Smith and Bruce Golding
    ABC's Stephanopoulos never really left Clinton-land — and it didn’t bother his ABC News bosses....he had daily phone contact with high-powered Democrats at the same time he anchored ABC's “This Week,” soon to host “GMA.” Politico reports Stephanopoulos was in a “round-robin phone chat” w/ Democrat honchos in which political strategy was “quite likely....being hatched”.... Stephanpolous said he "learned a lot." Ex-Clinton staffer, now an ABC spox, Heather Riley, insisted it “wasn’t true then, and it isn’t true now” but acknowledged: “... he talks to his friends once in a while....”
  • Little Stephanopoulos (D-ABC) Is Too Big to Fail

    05/19/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is from the Washington Free Beacon that broke the Stephanopoulos story. Oh, there's more on that. Do you realize ABC just paid him $105 million on a re-up? Before all this broke, Stephanopoulos, his contract was due to expire soon, $50 million over five years or six, whatever it was. they bumped him up to $105 million, seven years, through 2021, which would be what? That would be through Hillary's reelection. That's how long his deal is. They have committed guaranteed $105 million to Stephanopoulos, not in a lump, he's gotta earn it every year, but they've guaranteed...
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons To Distrust & Despise The Media

    05/19/2015 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 19,2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.
  • CIRCA 2009: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOUS AND ABC-TV (a history of sucking-up)

    05/17/2015 5:40:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    FR THREAD Posted by STARWISE ^ | 2/5/09 | MEDIA BISTRO ORIGINAL STORY
    When Barack Obama took office in 2009....ABC-TV "Good Morning America" anchors and guests gushed at the (cough) 'sheer brilliance' of Obama's incoming cabinet, and referenced Obama's "team of economic gladiators"...which included "gladiator" Secy of the Treasuey Tim Geithner (who had a problem filing taxes). Predictably, ABC-TV journalist, George Stephanopoulos, (a onetime Clinton factotum) rhapsodized about the Obama picks: "We have not seen this kind of combination of star power and brain power and political muscle this early in a cabinet in our lifetimes," Steffie gushed. BACKSTORY Seems phone calls were being made between Obama's COS Rahm Emanuel and ABC-TV's George...
  • George Stephanopoulos’ future — and $105M contract — in danger

    05/19/2015 1:30:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — $105 million, to be exact.
  • ABC’s ‘secret’ $105M gamble on Stephanopoulos

    05/19/2015 5:40:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Page Six NY Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Emily Smith
    ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — 105?million, to be exact. The “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor renewed his contract last year for $105 million, TV industry sources told The Post Monday. The seven-year deal — which dwarfs the five-year, $50 million contract scored by since-suspended NBC rival Brian Williams — was supposed to keep Stephanopoulos in front of ABC’s cameras through 2021. But now his credibility, and future, have been called into question since he admitted Friday that he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation since 2011, just...
  • Mika Hits ABC's 'Lack of Judgment' In Hiring Stephanopoulos

    On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski criticized George Stephanopoulos for covering the story of the Clinton Foundation story without disclosing that he had donated to it. But Brzezinski's biggest blast was reserved for ABC, which had hired the hyper-partisan Clinton adviser in the first place. Brzezinski hit the "lack of judgment of the people who are hiring him to think that he can just erase [his close Clinton ties] from his brain." View the video here.
  • McConnell, Stephanopoulos Reach Across The Aisle To Help Push Hillary Clinton’s Obamatrade

    05/17/2015 1:02:57 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/15 | Matthew Boyle
    An embattled Republican, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined an embattled Democrat, ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos, in a rare showing of bipartisan support for the Hillary Clinton-backed Obamatrade deal on Sunday morning. With Stephanopoulos on the ropes over his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation — a fact he didn’t bother to disclose before interviewing Breitbart News senior editor Peter Schweizer about his book Clinton Cash — there are serious questions being raised about McConnell’s decision to attempt to help the former Bill Clinton staffer. “McConnell is now taking his ‘non-partisan’ governing agenda to the media,”...
  • U.S. Republicans claim enough votes to pass fast-track trade bill

    05/17/2015 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17th, 2015 | By Doina Chiacu
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. "Yes, we’ll pass it. We'll pass it later this week," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC. Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he was confident the measure would also pass the House of Representatives. "We will have the votes," said Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. "We're...
  • Oops. More things that Generous George Stephanopoulos forgot to mention

    05/17/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So the dust has mostly settled now and George Stephanopoulos has apologized for making however many donations it was to the Clintons for however much money he gave them. (I’m sure his accountant will sort it all out eventually, and perhaps some younger members of his family can help him monitor his finances in the future.) And with that, we’re good, right? Nothing more to see here, so you all may as well move along.Or… not so fast. Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, who received a rather brutal interrogation from Stephanopoulos on his show, took to the op-ed pages...
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • UNDISCLOSED Stephanopoulous-Clinton Foundation 2010-2011 (exclusive "by invitation only" club)

    05/16/2015 5:26:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/15 | JOHN SEXTON
    Clinton Global Initiative archives lists ABC's Stephanopoulos as a “notable member” 2010-11. Breitbart News contacted The Clinton Foundation about Stephanopoulos’ membership, but the organization did not offer a response in time to be included in this story. A FAQ explaining CGI membership states: “Participation is by invitation only, limited to a select and diverse group of heads of state, CEOs, media voices, philanthropists and foundation heads, religious leaders, original thinkers, and those who run highly effective non-profit organizations.” Membership usually costs $20,000 per year; however, the FAQ indicates that some complimentary memberships are available. ABC News told Breitbart Stephanopoulos did...
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for Just a $200 Political Donation Back in ‘85

    05/15/2015 1:35:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 5-15-2015 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Apparently ABC News standards have dropped since Geraldo Rivera used to work for them. Unlike George Stephanopolous -- who is currently still employed even after his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation -- Rivera was axed when he made a mere $200 political contribution back in 1985. Appearing on Friday’s edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends, Rivera told the cast “I was fired by ABC News in 1985...the official reason given for my being fired in 1985 was a $200 donation I made to a non-partisan mayoral campaign.” Rivera did add that he was in “a very contentious relationship” with...
  • Geraldo: ABC Fired Me for $200 Donation, Why Not the Same for Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-15-2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Geraldo Rivera sees a double standard at work in ABC News’ decision to stand by George Stephanopoulos after the network’s chief anchor apologized for failing to publicly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation over the last three years. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Rivera claimed he was fired by ABC News in 1985 for making a $200 political donation and wondered why Stephanopoulos isn’t getting the same treatment. “In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News,” Rivera wrote. “The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend...
  • ABC’S NEW AGGRESSIVELY ANTI-CATHOLIC (AND UNFUNNY) PRIME-TIME SITCOM

    05/15/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    The Saints Pub ^ | March 13, 2015
    For years the film industry has loved to use the richness of Catholicism to enhance story lines in movies and television shows. They love using our church architecture, confessionals, Rosaries, cassocks, habits, schools, prayers, and traditions because they offer so much visual recognition, drama, and beauty. These are the same reasons Catholics are so ripe for slapstick, which I admit can be funny. However, as America rapidly moves into an era of declining Christianity, we increasingly see our pop culture presence reduced nearly exclusively to cheap laughs and even cruel bigotry.ABC has decided to double-down on this anti-Christian narrative by working with the often vulgar...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC: Oops, it was $75K, not $50K donation to Clinton Foundation

    05/15/2015 5:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    So, not the median annual income of Americans, 1.5 times the median annual income of Americans. But totally not a conflict of interest or worth disclosing. An “honest mistake.” Two honest mistakes just hours apart, it seems. A couple hours after Stephanopoulos and ABC ran to Dylan Byers at Politico in the face of inquiries from the Free Beacon‘s Andrew Stiles about Steph’s undisclosed hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation, they ran to Byers again to adjust the amount Steph had donated. From morning to midday, it was $50,000. By afternoon, the number had changed to $75,000. Byers had...
  • Politico: Washington Free Beacon Broke Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Story

    05/14/2015 5:50:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    So how did Politico break the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation donations story? Actually they didn't break it at all. The story was shopped to Politico after the Washington Free Beacon made inquiries to ABC News about Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Apparently ABC News thought Politico would offer more favorable coverage so they leaked the story to Politico. However, to his great credit, Politico writer Jack Shafer not only acknowledged the critical role of the Free Beacon but was also highly critical of ABC News for this tactic. First let us look at this morning's  Free Beacon announcement of  who really broke this...
  • Republicans Revolt Over Stephanopoulos’s Conflict of Interest At ABC

    05/14/2015 2:50:49 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/14/2015 | Debre Heine
    Amidst revelations that ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos was an undisclosed contributor to the Clinton Foundation slush fund at the same time he was defending it on the air, some GOPers are finally putting their foot down. Conn Carroll, formally the White House correspondent for Townhall and currently communications director for Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) had this to say on Twitter: "I'm not letting my boss go on ABC until GStephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 coverage." And Rand Paul is the First Republican presidential candidate to say George Stephanopoulos shouldn’t moderate the 2016 debates. “It’s impossible to divorce yourself from...
  • Flashback 1996: Why ABC shouldn't hire Stephanopoulos

    05/14/2015 7:07:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/15 | Byron York
    George Stephanopoulos was one of the most partisan of partisan warriors ever — just look at "The War Room," the documentary from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. So it was something of a surprise in 1996 when ABC News hired Stephanopoulos, fresh out of the Clinton White House. And there was some confusion about what the deeply partisan Stephanopoulos' role would be: Analyst? Pundit? Straight news reporter? At the time, I asked ABC about it and was assured Stephanopoulos would be a pundit — like William Kristol, who was then with ABC News — and would not do any news...
  • Flashback: To Protect Clintons, ABC Censored and Buried ‘Path to 9/11′ Miniseries

    05/14/2015 4:27:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The length to which ABC, its news division, and its parent company (Disney) have gone to protect and curry favor with the Clintons is almost impossible to grasp. To begin with, in 1996, ABC News hired George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton campaign and White House official. Within a few years he would become the ABC new division’s chief anchor and political reporter. Then, just today, we learn that ABC News and Stephanopoulos are involved in a massive conflict of interest — a $50,000 donation Stephanopoulos made to the Clinton Foundation. That’s right, the symbol of ABC News has an ongoing...
  • ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Andrew Stiles
    ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show. The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its controversial relationship with foreign donors. Stephanopoulos, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, confirmed the donation to POLITICO’s Dylan Byers after the Free Beacon contacted ABC News for comment. The host, who acknowledged making two donations of $25,000 between 2013 and 2014, issued a statement of apology for failing to disclose his contributions. Stephanopoulos’s...
  • 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...
  • ABC, CBS Censor Study Showing Babies Viable at 22 Weeks

    05/10/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2015 | 2:31 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    Broadcast networks have taken their cues from The New York Times, except when it publishes stories about babies that they don’t like. A study released Wednesday by The New England Journal of Medicine documented thousands of premature births to discover a small number of babies born at 22 weeks, with medical treatment available to them, survived with few health implications. The findings that could “affect the abortion debate” landed on the front page of the May 7 New York Times and garnered attention from NBC’s Today. Other media, like ABC and CBS, stayed silent during their morning and evening news...
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Caught: ABC Whitewashes Baltimore Riots, Change Headline from "Violent Protests" to "Mourning"

    04/26/2015 11:29:33 AM PDT · by rightistight · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/26/15 | Aurelius
    ABC changed the headlines of one of their articles today to give the riots in Baltimore a more sympathetic tone. The headline now reads, "Family, Friends in Baltimore Mourn Death of Arrested Man." The article, with the exact same url, had this headline earlier today: "Violent Protests in Baltimore for Man Injured in Custody." And despite the fact that the headline now reads, "Family, Friends in Baltimore Mourn Death of Arrested Man," the url still clearly shows the article's original, more accurate headline, as it contains part of the previous headline in it: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/freddie-grey-protests-turn-violent-baltimore-30590887. The wording of the article drastically...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • Woman 'Freaks Out' When She Meets Doppelganger For 1st Time In Ireland

    04/15/2015 9:11:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    Two women from Ireland, who are spitting images of each other, freaked out when they came face-to-face for the first time. Through the power of social media, Niamh Geaney, 26, found her doppelganger, Karen Branigan, 29.
  • Glenn Beck Goes Off: ‘I Was Diane Sawyer’s Little Bitch,’ ‘She Became A Bigot’

    08/01/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | , July 31st, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show this morning, Glenn Beck not-so-fondly recalls the time he was employed by ABC News and became Diane Sawyer‘s “little bitch” before their working relationship soured and “she became the biggest bigot I’ve ever seen.” According to Beck, during his brief stint as an ABC contributor, Sawyer was fond of him and would call him up frequently to discuss what sorts of ideas she had for improving television. “I was Diane Sawyer’s little bitch,” he told his co-hosts today, recalling how she’d call and e-mail him so frequently his wife became concerned. However, he alleged, Sawyer stopped...
  • Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau, Vili Fualaau Detail Their Path From Teacher-Student Sex Scandal to...

    04/10/2015 12:56:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 92 replies
    ABC News -- 20-20 ^ | 4-10-15 | JENNIFER JOSEPH, BROOKE STANGELAND, LAUREN PUTRINO and LAUREN EFFRON
    When Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau was forced to go public in 1997 with an affair she was having with her former sixth grade student, Vili Fualaau, after she became pregnant with his child, it was the teacher-student sex scandal heard around the world. At the time, Mary was a 34-year-old, married teacher in Seattle, who already had four children of her own. Vili was just 13 years old. Mary was arrested and served seven and a half years in prison. Today, Mary is 53 and Vili is 31. The couple is still together and are about to celebrate their 10th...
  • Bruce Jenner Interview: Diane Sawyer Two-Hour Special Set For April 24

    04/06/2015 6:26:46 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 85 replies
    Dead line | Hollywood ^ | April 6, 2015 10:05am | Lisa de Moraes
    ABC News made it official this morning: Diane Sawyer will interview Bruce Jenner about his transition on April 24. “Bruce Jenner’s far-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer airs Friday, April 24, on a special edition of 20/20. The two-hour special, Bruce Jenner – The Interview, airs on the ABC Television Network at 9 PM ET,” the network announced. The May sweep begins this year on April 23. The interview with Sawyer will be the first discussion of Jenner’s transition by a major news outfit.
  • 'Muppets' Revived at ABC With 'Big Bang Theory' Co-Creator

    04/03/2015 5:09:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 3, 2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    It may be time to light the lights. ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series. Bob Kushell (Anger Management, 3rd Rock From the Sun) will also co-write and is attached to serve as showrunner, with Wilfred's Randall Einhorn attached to exec produce and direct the...
  • 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."
  • Jon Karl ‘Astounded’ White House Still Believes Yemen a ‘Model for Counter-Terrorism’

    03/25/2015 11:39:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 03/25/2015 | van McMurry
    ABC News White House Correspondent Jon Karl was “astounded” at today’s White House briefing, when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the Obama administration still considered Yemen a model of counterterrorism strategy, even as the country imploded against warring rebel factions.“The White House does continue to believe that a successful counterterrorism strategy is one that will build up the capacity of the central government to have local fighters on the ground to have local fighters take the fight to extremists in their own country,” Earnest said. “That is a template that has succeeded in mitigating the threat in...
  • When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV

    03/05/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It has been called “The History-Making Gay Kiss,” as “The Fosters” TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the “Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.” Yes, on a so-called “family friendly” network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment. GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, “ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss.” (For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.) Gabe Bergado, writing for the...
  • Transgender actress Laverne Cox cast in CBS legal drama

    02/11/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by mykroar · 57 replies
    EW online ^ | 2/11/15 | James Hibbard
    It what could be another milestone role in broadcast TV diversity, CBS has cast transgender actress Laverne Cox in its legal procedural pilot Doubt. The Orange is the New Black actress will play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.” The Doubt role was always conceived as a transgender character, and it’s tough to imagine a better catch for the part – Cox made the cover of Time magazine last year in a story...