During ABC News special report coverage following President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, anchor George Stephanopoulos seemed to be in a state of shock over the commander-in-chief’s hostility to the liberal media: “What a remarkable window into the state of mind of the President of the United States right there....lashed out at the press, made it very clear he thinks the press is dishonest....never seen anything like that.”
Thursday on Good Morning America, ABC journalists bitterly complained about Wednesday’s press conference with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where President Trump only called on Israeli outlets and conservative outlets. Despite getting hard-hitting and relevant questions, ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega whined that these weren’t “mainstream” outlets and that they didn’t ask “tough questions.” Analyst Matthew Dowd went even further with the hysteria, calling Trump’s behavior a “full frontal assault on the First Amendment.”
The journalists at ABC on Wednesday erupted in “open hostility” to Donald Trump, accusing the President of “shutting down part of the First Amendment” by not calling on network reporters at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jon Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matt Dowd repeatedly whined about the “conservative” questioners who did ask questions, lamenting that the preferred narrative of the liberal media wasn’t highlighted.
It seems like the line between journalists and politicians is always growing finer. According to the Texas Tribune, ABC News’ Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd is ”thinking” about running for Texas Senate as an Independent challenger to Ted Cruz. He told the Tribune that he has been approached by both Republicans and Democrats to run.
While journalists obsess over Russia’s involvement in the leaked DNC and John Podesta e-mails, most have been demanding answers exclusively from Donald Trump and his team, instead of the current administration. Underneath it all is the obvious objective to question the legitimacy of Trump’s election win, though the media continually skirt around that admission. On Twitter Thursday and on Good Morning America Friday, ABC’s Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd continued the trend with a series of ridiculous questions on Russia’s involvement in the election.
The latest media person to fail to think and count to ten before hitting the "Tweet" button is Matthew Dowd. Once a Democrat, Dowd came over to the Republican Party in 1999, and was George W. Bush's chief campaign strategist during the 2004 campaign. He became an independent in 2008 and is currently a Chief Political Analyst at ABC News. He also claims to be Catholic, but clearly has a politically twisted understanding of the first Christmas.
Looks like openly left-leaning outlets like Slate aren’t the only ones in the media questioning if Trump’s election was legitimate. Tuesday on Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos and analyst Matthew Dowd raised the same question during a discussion on Rex Tillerson, Russia and the DNC hacking.
On Thursday, all three network morning shows recited the same liberal, class-warfare attack lines in response to President-elect Donald Trump nominating billionaire Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary and Wall Street executive Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, fretting that the picks would create the “wealthiest cabinet in history.”
Aside from the barrage of coverage following Wednesday’s final presidential debate concerning Donald Trump’s non-commitment to accept November’s election results, there were a few instances where that wasn’t discussed and ABC used their precious airtime to inform us Latinos “were crying” over Trump’s “hombres line” and assured viewers that “Hillary clearly won” the face-off.
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC analyst Matthew Dowd blamed “conservative talk radio” for Hillary’s lead in the polls. After anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Dowd if Trump would continue bringing up Bill Clinton’s accusers in this “scorched earth approach,” Dowd answered that Trump was getting his cues from talk radio and that was hurting him in the polls.“He’s running the campaign they want to run and what it’s doing,” Dowd stated, is giving him “a double-digit deficit.”
An MRC analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows from Friday evening, October 7 through Sunday evening, October 9, found a whopping 103 minutes of airtime devoted to audio recordings of Donald Trump talking about his attempted sexual conquests, but less than eight minutes spent on speech excerpts showing Hillary Clinton boasting in her speeches to big Wall Street banks that she had to present one set of policy views to the public, while keeping her private views to herself.
In the moments following Tuesday’s lone 2016 vice presidential debate, ABC and NBC did their best to offer an overarching spin that while Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) constantly and in many cases rudely interrupted Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.) and moderator Elaine Quijano, the debate won’t matter much to final result and Kaine actually won despite his lack of decorum.