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  • ABC's Nightline Blasts 'Controversial' Nominee Before He’s Even Announced!

    07/09/2018 9:48:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org/ ^ | 7/9/18 | Scott Whitlock
    The new Supreme Court pick is very “controversial,” whoever he or she turned out to be. That was the consensus of ABC’s Nightline. About 90 minutes before Donald Trump announced the name of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Nightline’s Twitter page blasted: Again, they didn’t have a name (or any news outlet for that matter), but this mysterious person was “controversial.” Later in the evening, the Nightline account weeted out a “correction” to explain what the network journalists meant to say: As the MRC’s Rich Noyes noted on Monday, networks routinely label “conservative” judges and skimp on “liberal” labels for Democratic nominees.
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Mara Siegler
    <p>ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned.</p> <p>ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”</p>
  • Star correspondent out following suspension for bogus Gen. Flynn report

    07/02/2018 12:21:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Brian Flood
    Beleaguered chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross is leaving ABC News seven months after he botched an “exclusive” report on Donald Trump and Russia that sent the stock market tumbling .News President James Goldston announced to staffers on Monday that Ross, and his longtime producer Rhonda Schwartz, have “decided to leave the company” in a memo that was obtained by Fox News. "In their long careers here, Brian, Rhonda and their team have been recognized with nearly every prestigious award in our business – an impressive tally of four George Polk awards, four Peabody awards, four duPonts, five Murrows, 17 News...
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 11:33:22 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 72 replies
    Page 6 ^ | 2 JUN 18 | By Mara Siegler
    ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned. ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”
  • Disney selling ABC News’ longtime headquarters as trouble looms for embattled TV stars, journalists

    06/13/2018 1:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Brian Flood
    Disney is selling the longtime headquarters of ABC News, which occupies a prestigious piece of New York City real estate. ... The sale is raising new questions about the future of Disney’s troubled news operation. Once-vaunted ABC News has struggled for identity in recent years, as the TV news spotlight has shifted to cable and the internet. And ABC News' notable shift away from hard news coverage, perhaps in search of viewers, has reduced its relevance in the news ecosystem ... as Disney executives voice increasing frustration with the high costs and low returns of the news operation. ... ABC...
  • Breaking:Trump finally comments on the Rosanne Barr situation

    05/30/2018 8:42:29 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 198 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/30/2018 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 5m5 minutes ago Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Special counsel probing donations with foreign connections to Trump inauguration

    05/11/2018 10:29:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    ABC News.com ^ | 11 May 18 | John Santucci, Matthew Mosk, Katherine Faulders and Soo Rin Kim
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned several witnesses about millions of dollars in donations to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee last year, including questions about donors with connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, sources with direct knowledge told ABC News. Those interviewed included longtime Trump friend and confidant Thomas Barrack, who oversaw the fundraising effort, as well as individuals familiar with the massive inaugural fund, according to sources with direct knowledge.
  • Vanity - ABC TV Network, & James Comey did not have a good night TV viewer audience.

    04/16/2018 8:57:27 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    The ABC "Comey" interview was not the blockbuster advertised. Out of 330,000,000 million American a scrawny, 9,800,000 viewers tuned in. That adds up to about five percent of the American population Shucks, the old, has-been porno star "Stormy Daniels" boring as she was, garnered 21,000,000 viewers on CBS, Sixty Minutes. And, of course the Country Music Awards wiped James Comey off the face of the earth, last evening. But, folks, do not despair......the Obamabot low life have begun to attack each other with Comey, McCabe and Lynch, ripping each other apart as to who told lies or did not tell...
  • ABC News Calls Police On Pro-Trump Female College Student Who Posed With Handgun

    04/10/2018 5:12:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Blunt Force Truth ^ | 04/10/18 | Originally posted to The Gateway Pundit by Jim Hoft
    ABC News called Chattanooga police about a pro-Trump college woman who posted a photo of herself with a handgun.The woman, 22 years-old Brenna Spencer, a senior at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, is shown in the photo with her pink Women for Trump shirt lifted to reveal a handgun tucked in the waistband of her white jeans. Spencer captioned the photo, “I don’t take normal college graduation photos…”
  • Legal defense fund for Trump aides under scrutiny by congressional Democrats

    04/02/2018 9:24:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | April 2, 2018 | By KATHERINE FAULDERS
    Democrats on a congressional oversight committee are raising new concerns about a fund set up to help past and present Trump aides pay any legal expenses related to investigations into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, ABC News has learned. Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to the chief ethics agency in the executive branch suggesting that the Patriot Legal Expense Fund may be set up in a way that it could keep the identities of donors secret and could allow the Trump campaign to control who gets disbursements from the fund and...
  • Tim Tebow reflects on breaking ground as a homeschool student: [trunc]

    03/21/2018 11:53:13 AM PDT · by logician2u · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | Katie Kindelan
    Football and baseball star Tim Tebow did not attend a single day in public school until his first day at the University of Florida, a school with nearly 50,000 students. Tebow, 30, instead spent his early education years working on his family’s farm and attending classes taught by his parents together with his siblings. "They wanted us to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but it wasn't No. 1. It wasn't the most important thing," Tebow said. "They wanted to instill love in our hearts, love for God, love for one another. They wanted us to be able to learn a...
  • Ex-FBI boss James Comey finds safe space with ABC News’ Clinton crony George Stephanopoulos

    03/06/2018 8:49:14 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2018 | Brian Flood
    James Comey has found a safe space at Disney’s ABC News -- Clinton crony Stephanopoulos is expected to use his booking of Comey .. to justify his eight-figure salary... the ABC star already is facing criticism that his background as a liberal political operative would make it hard for him to be objective. The interview will be a tall order for Stephanopoulos, and not just because he’s more than a foot shorter than Comey. The ABC star.. a liberal political operative ... “It'd be laughable to expect a former Clinton administration official to be fair ... The interview will be...
  • ABC receives 25,000 complaints after calling Mike Pence’s Christian faith ‘mental illness’

    02/22/2018 2:46:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 02/22/2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    The View's Joy Behar is on the defensive after ABC News was inundated with thousands of complaints when her show mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christianity. Tuesday, February 13, Joy Behar mocked the Vice President’s faith on national television, calling it “mental illness” to listen to the Lord. The next day a somber Pence responded that such an attack on Christian prayer “was just wrong.” A fervor ensued. The 75-year-old Behar is now back-peddling on her comment, calling it a “joke.” “I’m going to put the question to you,” Whoopi Goldberg forewarned Behar on Thursday’s episode of The View. “Do...
  • Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor

    01/30/2018 7:49:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | Updated 8:16 AM; Posted Jan 29, 5:44 PM | Matt Arco and Susan K. Livio
    Former Gov. Chris Christie has landed a TV gig, NJ Advance Media has learned. Christie has been hired as an occasional contributor to ABC News, according to sources familiar with the discussions. The hiring is scheduled to be announced Tuesday on “Good Morning America” during the 7 a.m. hour, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss it publicly.Christie will return in the evening to comment on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The former governor is a longtime Trump friend and fellow Republican. …
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos under pressure with Lauer, Rose gone (George aided Hillary's Bimbo Team)

    01/07/2018 9:52:27 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/5/18 | BRIAN FLOOD, FOX NEwS
    The onetime top aide to the Clintons earns some $15 million dollars annually........but the icy anchor’s cachet has diminished significantly with Hillary’s loss and his cadre of Democratic friends on the outs in Trump's Washington. “He doesn’t bring much to the table anymore,” said an ABC insider. It’s not clear why he’s sitting there." ABC is under fire for paying Clinton activist singer Katy Perry $25 million to be a judge on just one season of a revamped “American Idol.” Stephanopoulos was initially valuable; with unprecedented access to the Clintons and to the Obama WH....he'd phone Rahm Emanuel -- a...
  • ABC demotes Brian Ross after bungled report on Trump, Russia

    01/05/2018 10:07:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2018 | Brian Flood
    ABC News has demoted its embattled chief investigative correspondent, Brian Ross, after he botched an “exclusive” report on Donald Trump and Russia. News President James Goldston announced to staffers on Friday that Ross would be reassigned to ABC News’ outside production house, Lincoln Square Productions. Ross, who had been scheduled to return from a four-week, unpaid suspension on Thursday, will not be resuming his former, longtime role. He is believed to be retaining his title of “chief investigative correspondent” though he is not expected to be seen on ABC with live reports, so it’s unclear how he will perform those...
  • Where's Brian Ross? The Reporter Who Botched The Flynn-Russia Story That Tanked The Markets

    01/04/2018 3:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, where’s veteran ABC News reporter Brian Ross? The embattled reporter who went off half-cocked in December over a Trump-Russia story has not returned to work. Earlier last month, Ross reported that Michael Flynn, who later became Donald Trumps’ short-lived national security adviser, was instructed to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. It was actually after Trump won the election and was part of your typical laying of a diplomatic groundwork game that’s part of every transition for an incoming administration. The news tanked the markets by 350 points on December 1 as a result. It was...
  • Elizabeth Vargas Leaving ABC News

    12/22/2017 12:48:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Ad Week ^ | December 22, 2017 | Chris Ariens
    Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News. Vargas, who has spent the last 21 years at ABC, will depart in the spring, at the conclusion of the 40th season of 20/20. Vargas has co-hosted the prime time newsmagazine for the last 14 years.
  • Here Are The Three Trump-Russia Stories The Media Totally Botched In The Last Week

    12/10/2017 3:38:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    On Friday, CNN peddled an incorrect report about Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks. They allege that the then-presidential candidate, his son, and other folks within their inner circle received an email that contained a decryption key to a trove of documents from Wikileaks. The problem was this email was already made public—and the date was wrong. Here’s the correction: Correction: This story has been corrected to say the date of the email was September 14, 2016, not September 4, 2016. The story also changed the headline and removed a tweet from Donald Trump Jr., who posted a...
  • ABC reporter who had major error in Trump report will no longer cover stories on president: Report

    12/05/2017 11:26:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    CNN reported Monday that Ross, who has been suspended without pay for four weeks, will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to the president. ABC News president James Goldston told staffers, in audio of a call obtained by CNN, that the network’s and Ross’ credibility have been damaged over the mistake. "I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday," Goldston said.