ABC Leads Pack Attacking Pope, Church

February 12th, 2013 12:23 PM
As if more proof were needed that the broadcast networks don’t get religion, and really don’t get Catholicism, analysis of the evening news programs from Feb. 11 showed a how inadequate the assumptions of liberal secular journalists were in explaining the Church, its mission and its role in the lives of the faithful. On the day of the surprise resignation of 85-yr-old Pope…

After Spiking Catholic Lawsuit Against Obama, Networks Unleash Avalanc

May 31st, 2012 11:43 AM
While the networks largely ignored 43 Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over the ObamaCare contraception mandate, since news broke on May 25 of the Pope's butler leaking classified Vatican documents, those same networks saw fit to provide 13 stories in 5 days proclaiming "another black eye for the Vatican" and supposed "corruption at some of the highest…

ABC Recounts Accusations of Pope Covering Up Evidence in Missing Child

May 28th, 2012 2:30 PM
On Monday's Good Morning America, as ABC's Jeffrey Kofman recounted the news that Pope Benedict XVI's butler has been arrested, implicated in leaking Vatican documents to the media, the ABC correspondent asserted that the Pope's "seven-year papacy has been consumed by very public scandals," and then recounted a group of demonstrators who recently accused the Pope of…

Networks Blame British Riots on Poverty, Ignore Moral, Economic Failur

August 17th, 2011 4:37 PM
Arson, destruction, thievery, beatings and even murder – they’re the inevitable reaction to increased college tuition fees? To hear the broadcast news networks spin the violence and looting convulsing English cities in August, the riots were clashes between the “haves and the have-nots” (a term used by NBC reporter Martin Fletcher) in British society. According to the…

ABC's Kofman: Rupert Murdoch ‘Infamous for his Ruthlessness and His

July 20th, 2011 12:26 AM
 On Tuesday’s World News on ABC, correspondent Jeffrey Kofman asserted that News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch was a "man infamous for his ruthlessness and his arrogance" as he filed a report on Murdoch’s testimony in front of the British parliament. Kofman also seemed to mock the News Corp founder as he remarked that "he's the boss, but the buck does…

Rupert Murdoch Reminds ABC’s Kofman of Ebenezer Scrooge Instead of S

July 16th, 2011 2:37 PM
  On Saturday’s Good Morning America on ABC, after anchor Dan Harris recounted that News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch met and apologized to the family of the 13-year-old murder victim whose phone messages were hacked by a News of the World reporter, correspondent Jeffrey Kofman commented that Murdoch reminded him of Ebenezer Scrooge  approaching Tiny Tim in A…

Networks Sympathetic to Violent UK Protests Against 'Skyrocketing' Col

December 10th, 2010 4:05 PM
On Friday, all three network morning shows expressed sympathy for protestors in London rioting against college tuition increases, despite a Thursday attack on the royal family. While CBS's Early Show, ABC's Good Morning America, and NBC's Today all reported on security concerns over Prince Charles and wife Camilla, each broadcast also lamented Britain's "drastic new budget…

ABC's Sawyer Asks Sheriff if He’s 'Concerned' People Have 'Guns Righ

July 6th, 2009 4:32 PM
ABC’s Diane Sawyer acted more concerned than the reporter on the scene on Monday’s Good Morning America over a small town in South Carolina arming itself against a serial killer. She asked the local sheriff, “The community has apparently been arming up and we’re reading that ammunition is selling out at some of the stores. How concerned are you that people are standing at their doorways with guns…

Media: Tiller a Martyr, Abortion Not Killing and Pro-Lifers are Crazy

June 2nd, 2009 9:55 AM
George Tiller, the Kansas doctor notorious for his commitment to performing late-term abortions, was killed May 31 while attending a Sunday morning church service. By his count, Tiller performed 60,000 abortions. His clinic, Women's Health Care Services in Wichita, was one of only three clinics in the United States that offered abortions after the 21st week of pregnancy. Loss of human…

ABC's Take on Tiller Murder: 'The Abortion Debate Turns Deadly

June 1st, 2009 12:24 PM
"Good Morning America's" coverage on Monday of the May 31 murder of abortionist George Tiller featured no examples of pro-life organizations condemning the killing. Additionally, co-anchor Diane Sawyer opened the program with an oddly worded tease. "The abortion debate turns deadly. A doctor known for performing late-term abortions gunned down at church." The abortion debate…

'World News' Plays Eco Card Against Smithfield Foods in Wake of Swine

April 29th, 2009 11:56 AM
Once again, in its quest for a scapegoat for a crisis facing society, the media has set its sights on a large corporation. A segment on the April 28 "World News with Charles Gibson" by ABC correspondent Jeffrey Kofman, reporting from La Gloria, Mexico, went after Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) for operating a pig farm near the city where the swine flu pandemic is believed to have…

Only 'Dwindling Number' of the 'Very Hard Line' Oppose Changing Cuba P

April 13th, 2009 8:56 PM
It may well be that a growing share of the American public favor expanding interaction with Cuba, but in reporting President Barack Obama's decision to allow Cuban-Americans unlimited travel and money transfers to the island, ABC's Jeffrey Kofman and NBC's Andrea Mitchell characterized opponents in a belittling manner -- while Mitchell also advanced complaints Obama did no go far enough. “With…

'World News' on Raul Castro: 'Economic Reforms' or Drug Running

February 20th, 2008 10:02 AM
With the symbolic passing of the torch - from Fidel Castro to Raul Castro - comes hope of changes in Cuba, well at least among some in the media. Even though no one is predicting Cuba to usher in a new wave of Adam Smith-style capitalism, there might be some changes according to ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson." "[H]e's talking about significant reforms - liberalizing…

ABC's Sawyer Hails 'Dashing' 'Rock Star' Fidel Castro

February 19th, 2008 12:40 PM
While covering the breaking story on Tuesday of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's decision to step down from power, various "Good Morning America" anchors and reporters soft peddled the communist leader's crimes. In a profile piece that narrated a brief history of his life, co-host Diane sawyer enthused, "Castro knew life is a stage and played the part of the dashing revolutionary…