President What’s-His-Face? Nets Allow Seconds to Biden Role in MESS

August 12th, 2021 2:00 PM

In the last 24 hours, the Taliban has swept through major parts of Afghanistan, taking their tenth major city. And while the networks all gave that substantial coverage on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, one person was mostly missing: Joe Biden. The evening newscasts and morning shows barely mentioned the President of the United States, just 28 seconds


Joe What’s-His-Face? ABC Devotes Show to Afghanistan, Seconds to Biden

May 14th, 2021 9:10 AM

In Joe Biden’s America, things just happen. No one is really running the country. That’s the attitude of much of the mainstream media. It’s especially true when it comes to Biden’s removal of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. ABC’s Nightline on Wednesday devoted the entire show – 16 minutes and 14 seconds to the impact of the U.S. withdrawal. Total…


‘Incredible’; ABC Spot, CNN Host Marvel at China’s Mass Surveillance

April 10th, 2020 12:21 AM

There was a disturbing trend that popped up on ABC’s World News Tonight and CNN’s coronavirus town hall (the latter hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Thursday). Both ABC and Cooper marveled in amazement at the mobilization communist China’s mass surveillance state to track their citizens and monitor for their coronavirus. Cooper seemed to go slack-jawed after hearing about a…


Nets Tougher on Pence Than Iranian Propagandist Zarif

January 9th, 2020 11:41 AM

During interviews with all three broadcast networks on Wednesday and Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence was confronted with hostile interrogations over the U.S. killing of Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani. In sharp contrast, NBC, ABC, and CBS have all treated Iran’s Foreign Minister and chief propagandist Mohammad Zarif to softball exchanges in which his anti-American pronouncements have…


ABC Argues U.S. Military Wrong to Believe Iran Wanted to Kill Troops

January 8th, 2020 8:43 PM

In 24-hours, ABC News went from touting Iran’s missile attack because they “kept [their] promise,” to insisting the U.S. military was wrong to say Iran was trying to kill U.S. troops. Seemingly working for the Ayatollah Broadcasting Company, World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s opening tease included a conspiracy theory that Iran was trying to be nice. “Iran launching missiles targeting two…


As Missiles Rain on U.S. Troops, ABC Touts Iran ‘Kept Its Promise’

January 7th, 2020 8:58 PM

As ABC’s evening newscast was coming on the air Tuesday, Americans were just getting word that Iran was firing ballistic missiles at U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. In an irreverent announcement about the attempt to kill Americans from World News Tonight anchor David Muir, the network touted that the murderous Iranian regime had “kept its promise” to attack U.S. troops again. It was a comment…


ABC Stands in Awe of Iranian Politicians Chanting ‘Death to America’

January 5th, 2020 3:52 PM

ABC News kicked off Sunday’s Good Morning America by marveling at the sea of mourners in the streets of Iran and hyping the Iranian politicians who gathered on the floor of their legislature to chant “death to America;” in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani on Thursday.


ABC Reporter Hypes Trump's 'Disastrous' Pullback in Syria

October 15th, 2019 12:33 PM

ABC News foreign correspondent Ian Pannell wasted little time dispensing with straight-forward reportage before resorting to a damning conclusion while appearing on This Week with George Stephanopoulos yesterday to discuss rapidly changing conditions in Syria. Pannell blamed President Trump for Turkey's invasion of northern Syria to take on the Kurds, claiming that Trump essentially gave…


Fake News? ABC Appears to Use Gun Range Footage for Syria Segment

October 14th, 2019 1:08 PM

In the news media’s frantic desire to hype every decision made by President Trump as the literal end of the world, their rush to judgement often overlooks accurate sourcing. The latest potential fake news story comes from ABC News, who may have used a video from a Kentucky gun range, and passed it off as Syrian gunfire, in two separate stories, Sunday and Monday.


Nets Mock Brexit-Supporting Johnson: ‘Buffoon,’ ‘Boris the Clown'

July 24th, 2019 5:00 PM

All three networks on Tuesday night offered up mocking, derisive reports on Brexit-supporting Boris Johnson winning his party's support and becoming the new British Prime Minister. ABC, CBS and NBC also highlighted comparisons of the conservative leader to Donald Trump. On World News Tonight, Ian Pannell derided, “To his opponents, he's an ambitious philanderer, unfaithful in marriage, accused…


ABC Giddy Over ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ Protesting Trump in London

June 4th, 2019 9:29 AM

All three networks spent their morning shows again hyping protests in London over President Trump’s visit with departing Prime Minister Theresa May and the royal family. ABC’s foreign correspondent Ian Pannell was clearly excited by the protesters, inflating their numbers while speaking on their behalf as if he were a protester himself, even admitting the only reason he was there was to cover…


Secretary of State Pompeo Rips ABC for Single-Source Khashoggi Claim

October 19th, 2018 1:10 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lit into ABC News on Friday for running a story with one anonymous"Turkish official"  claiming Pompeo heard an audio recording of an attack on missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In the Trump years, a single anonymous foreign source somehow is more credible than a Secretary of State (and the Turkish foreign minister) on the record. 


ABC/NBC Edit Out Euro Leader Scolding Europe for Low Defense Spending

July 10th, 2018 10:58 PM

President Trump touched down in Brussels, Belgium late Tuesday ahead of what many predicted to be a tense meeting with NATO allies. The President had been critical of the vast majority of those allies because they had refused to raise defense spending to what was required by the agreement, while America paid way more. Trump’s “America First” approach to foreign policy was detested by the…


ABC Condemns Jerusalem Embassy Move, ‘Killing Any Prospect of Peace’

May 13th, 2018 10:23 AM

It has been 70 years since the Jewish people were allowed to return to their homeland of Israel after World War II, and on Monday the United States will be moving its embassy to their capital city, Jerusalem. And during ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, they proclaimed the Trump administration was “killing any prospect of peace” in the region with the embassy move. Their naysaying came as…