ABC's Cynthia McFadden Lectures Pro-Life Protester: You Don't Sound Ve

August 2nd, 2013 3:43 PM
Nightline co-anchor Cynthia McFadden on Wednesday spent the entire show investigating the possible closing of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. For a series that's devolved into a celebrity-obsessed tabloid, it was a surprising return to the Nightline of old. However, McFadden still tilted towards the pro-abortion side. After being bluntly told by a pro-life protester…

ABC's 'Nightline' Spins Polygamy as 'Normal

June 6th, 2013 4:41 PM
In Tuesday night's episode of ABC's Nightline, host Cynthia McFadden introduced a story about a "normal" community of polygamist families that live in Centennial Park, Arizona. She also went on to plug for the new National Geographic show Polygamy, USA:  To some, having more than one wife might sound like heaven on earth. But just imagine the communication…

Cynthia McFadden Lectures Clinton on Running for President: Don't You

January 30th, 2013 4:05 PM
As if comparing Hillary Clinton to Thomas Jefferson wasn't hyperbolic enough, ABC's Cynthia McFadden on Wednesday practically begged the Secretary of State to run for president. The Nightline co-anchor lobbied Clinton, lecturing her about the "obligation" she has to "break through that glass ceiling." Yet, the reporter could only manage the most gentle probing into…

ABC's Cynthia McFadden Compares Hillary Clinton to Thomas Jefferson

January 30th, 2013 12:54 PM
Over three programs and two days, ABC devoted 15 minutes to a fawning profile of Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday's Nightline, Cynthia McFadden even compared the outgoing Secretary of State to Thomas Jefferson, hinting that Clinton could follow his footsteps to the White House. McFadden lauded, "There was a time not so very long ago when Hillary Clinton was seen as one of the most…

Cynthia McFadden Enthuses Over Michelle Obama's Skill at 'Cutting' and

October 11th, 2012 12:33 PM
In the fourth and final part of ABC's 20 minute-long interview with Michelle Obama, Nightline co-anchor Cynthia McFadden on Wednesday praised the First Lady's skill at "the art of the cut that doesn't draw blood." After playing a clip of Mrs. Obama at the Democratic National Convention, McFadden cued, "Do you think Mitt Romney is the kind of guy that slams the door…

Softballs: ABC's Cynthia McFadden Again Skips Tough Questions for Mich

October 10th, 2012 1:07 PM
Tuesday's Nightline featured the second part of an exhaustive, three part interview with Michelle Obama. Once again, co-anchor Cynthia McFadden failed to ask any tough questions to the First Lady, instead offering only softballs and repeating White House spin. McFadden followed Mrs. Obama as she did events promoting higher employment for returning veterans. Co-anchor Bill Weir teased the…

ABC's McFadden Gushes to Michelle Obama: Do You Face 'Extra Pressures

October 9th, 2012 1:10 PM
Nightline co-anchor Cynthia McFadden continued her fawning, multi-part profile of Michelle Obama on Monday night, worrying about the "extra responsibilities" that Mrs. Obama faces as an African American First Lady. She then offered this softball: "Is it different to be a black child growing up in America today than it was four years ago?" [See video below. MP3 audio here…

ABC Fawns Over Michelle Obama; 'Mom-In-Chief,' 'Big Hugger

October 8th, 2012 1:06 PM
ABC's Cynthia McFadden was dripping with sugary admiration on Monday for President Obama's "not-so-secret weapon," First Lady Michelle Obama. She touted Obama as a big hugger" and "very warm in person." Obama made statements like this that went unchallenged by McFadden: "I rarely step foot in the West Wing. In fact, people are shocked when they see me…

Cynthia McFadden Cajoles Secretary of Defense: Hillary Could Do Your J

November 9th, 2010 11:28 AM
Well known Hillary Clinton fan Cynthia McFadden on Tuesday pushed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to agree that the former First Lady could do his job. Talking to both Clinton and Gates for Good Morning America, McFadden noted that the Defense Secretary has pledged to leave within a year. Motioning her head to Clinton, sitting to the left of Gates, the ABC News anchor prompted, "…

ABC: Adultery is Bad but Christian Arguments Against it are 'Intolera

September 25th, 2009 4:45 PM
Adultery did not fare well during a September 24  "Nightline" broadcast about the issue, but that didn't keep ABC's Cynthia McFadden from asking an evangelical pastor if he felt "a little intolerant" for his conservative views on the subject. McFadden moderated a debate that tried to answer the question, "Are we born to cheat?" but appeared to mock Pastor Ed…

ABC Glamorizes the ‘Financial Terrorist’ on a ‘Crusade’ to

September 8th, 2009 1:09 PM

Candice Bergen Doesn't Like John Edwards, and Hates the Other Woman

May 16th, 2009 12:26 PM

Cynthia McFadden: Reporters Saw Obama as 'Bright Hope in the Distance

January 27th, 2009 5:09 PM
According to "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden, during the 2008 presidential campaign "many in the media" saw Barack Obama as a "bright hope in the distance." The ABC journalist made that admission during a "Morning Media Menu" podcast interview with TV Newser editor Steve Krakauer on Tuesday. In a justifying tone, she quickly added, "It's also…

Pulpit Culprits: Mainstream Media Compare Inauguration to 'Spiritual

January 21st, 2009 2:20 PM
The inauguration of the first African-American president is an historic affair, one that should be properly celebrated by all. But when the so-called "objective" network anchors begin comparing a routine political ceremony to a spiritual awakening, have they gone too far? "Sacred." "Majesty." "Sacrament."  "Pilgrimage." These are words loaded with…