FLASHBACK: Today’s Impeachment Cheerleaders Hated It Back in ’98
December 17th, 2019 9:25 AM
In recent days, journalists have mocked Republicans who’ve switched from impeachment advocates in the 1990s to impeachment foes today. But the news media have undergone a similar metamorphosis. The difference is, Republicans (and Democrats) are understood to be political partisans, while the media are ostensibly supposed to be non-partisan. But the record on impeachment shows that…
A Tribute to My Mentors
September 24th, 2019 2:38 PM
They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy. My list of mentors is long. They were famous then, but most likely unknown to younger people today. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall,…
50 Years Later, ABC 'Uncovers' 'Little-Known Story of Kopechne'
May 8th, 2019 8:05 AM
Almost 10 years after the death of Democrat Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts, and 50 years after the death of Mary Jo Kopechne -- and two years after a major Hollywood film on the incident -- the media are starting to finally reveal the truth about what happened at Chappaquiddick.
Dowd: Freshmen Econ Students 'More Qualified' for Fed Than Cain
April 8th, 2019 3:38 PM
The panel on ABC’s This Week Sunday expressed their reservations about President Trump’s decision to nominate former Presidential candidate Herman Cain and former economic adviser to the Trump campaign Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board; with a particular focus on Cain. No one went further than ABC Political Analyst Matthew Dowd, who suggested that freshmen economics students…
Roberts: Will 'Break Biden's Heart' If He's Not Allowed to Be Himself!
April 8th, 2019 12:59 PM
Democrats at ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos were up in arms Sunday about the inappropriate conduct controversy surrounding their favorite, unannounced 2020 candidate, Joe Biden. Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts expressed her frustration that Biden was now being forced to keep his hands to himself, saying that was what was “most appealing about him,” and that…
ABC’s Dowd Demands the Country Not ‘Canonize’ George H.W. Bush
December 2nd, 2018 12:59 PM
When Democratic leaders pass away, the liberal media prefer to treat them like saints and pretend rougher points didn’t exist. But that standard doesn’t apply to Republicans ones as the largely liberal panel on ABC’s This Week demonstrated on Sunday, where faux Republican commentator Matthew Dowd decried people who wanted to “canonize” the late George H.W. Bush, who…
Roberts: ‘Very, Very Partisan’ Kavanaugh, ‘Bearing Weight' of #MeToo
October 5th, 2018 12:58 PM
Breaking in with live coverage Friday, before and after the Senate vote to proceed onto the confirmation vote Saturday of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ABC News’s Cokie Roberts, Jon Karl, Mary Bruce, David Muir and Terry Moran slammed the proceedings and the nominee as “very partisan” and an example of how sexual assault victims would be treated. Roberts saved her…
ABC: 'Aggressive Drunk' Kavanaugh 'Disintegrating,' 'Falling Apart'
September 28th, 2018 4:37 PM
During ABC’s coverage of the Kavanaugh hearings, correspondent Terry Moran described Kavanaugh as “a man struggling to keep himself from disintegrating, from falling apart on national TV.” He added that Kavanaugh “roared with anger, unjudicious raw anger, and wept, as Cokie pointed out.”
ABC's Moran: Hearing Will 'Sweep Away' Kavanaugh and 'Rewrite History'
September 27th, 2018 4:47 PM
After Christine Blasey Ford has finished testifying Thursday afternoon, ABC News broke in with their special panel to boast that Ford’s testimony would “rewrite history” and “sweep away” Judge Kavanaugh, regardless of his own innocence or testimony.
ABC Gushes 'Recognizable' 'Credible' Accuser, ‘Disaster’ for Kavanaugh
September 27th, 2018 12:32 PM
In the immediate aftermath of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning, ABC broke in at the first recess to offer a full fledged backing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser as not only absolutely credible, but one of the most relatable and personable women in the #MeToo era. The analysts also determined the hearing was already a…
ABC’s Roberts Wonders: Kavanaugh Accuser ‘Playing Footsie With Dems?'
September 20th, 2018 4:25 PM
Cracks have formed this week in the effort to derail the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As accuser Christine Blasey Ford has wavered over whether she would actually show up in Washington to discuss sex abuse claims, outlets like MSNBC have declared the judge will have a “big old blemish” either way. But veteran ABC journalist Cokie Roberts went in the…
Gov. Christie Scolds ABC’s ‘Disrespect’ of McCain With Focus on Trump
September 2nd, 2018 12:51 PM
While there were some overtly political statements targeting President Trump at the memorial service for Senator John McCain at the National Cathedral on Saturday, much more of the service was focused on McCain’s life. And since the liberal media is the liberal media, they wanted to opine ad nauseam about how President Trump wasn’t invited. But during Sunday’s This Week, former…
Biased Hackjob: The Worst Moments from CNN’s ‘2000s’ Smear of Bush
July 23rd, 2018 4:02 PM
For some reason, CNN decided that it would air the latest installment of its comprehensive and informative miniseries on recent decades in America history with the 2000s despite the fact that many of the same actors, elected officials, journalists, and TV shows remained relevant into this decade.
Grey’s Anatomy Flashback: Hillary Clinton, Cokie Roberts 'The Greats'
February 2nd, 2018 12:40 AM
In the February 1 episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. Miranda Bailey goes into a competing hospital, convinced she is having a heart attack. This episode is heavy with flashbacks as past memories are triggered by this experience.