ABC's Stephanopoulos Highlights Two Conservative News Agenda Items, Briefly

ABC News producers on Thursday night managed to sneak, into the script read by World News fill-in anchor George Stephanopoulos – ever so briefly – two news items from a conservative news agenda which were skipped by CBS and NBC:

♦ A study from the Pew Hispanic Center found that, in 2008, one out of every twelve babies born here had parents in the country illegally.

♦ We have some reassurance tonight for all of you who believe that faith and love are linked. A new study from the Journal of Marriage and Family found that couples who pray together do, indeed, stay together. And they have happier marriages than those who don't. African-American couples are most likely to be on the same page when it comes to religion.

Pew's report, “Unauthorized Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children,” also determined “nearly four-in-five (79%) of the 5.1 million children (younger than age 18) of unauthorized immigrants were born in this country and therefore are U.S. citizens.”

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center