Big Three Networks Out to Lunch on Benefits Cuts To Disabled Military

December 18th, 2013 1:20 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts, which hyped the sequester's "deep, across-the-board spending cuts" earlier in 2013, have largely been silent about the reductions in the annual cost of living increases for military veterans – part of the budget deal proposed by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray. But more egregiously,…

ABC Host Meets Pope Francis, Gushes Over His 'Person of the Year' Awar

December 18th, 2013 12:46 PM
  Gushing journalists Josh Elliott and Robin Roberts met Pope Francis on Wednesday and thrilled over the fact that a gay magazine has made him "person of the year." The Good Morning America anchors traveled to the Vatican for "Christmas With the Pope." According to Elliott, "[Pope Francis has] ushered in a kind of truce in the culture wars." He…

Big Three Hype Fast Food Workers' Protests; Censor SEIU's Involvement

December 5th, 2013 6:11 PM
On Thursday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts all spotlighted how "fast food workers across the country are holding strikes to demand higher wages", but failed to point out the involvement of left-leaning groups in organizing the protests. ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning featured spokesmen from the "Fast Food Forward" movement, but didn't…

Joe Biden's Gaffes Go International, But All Three Networks Skip

December 4th, 2013 12:43 PM
 Vice President Joe Biden unleashed another gaffe on Tuesday while talking to female employees at an internet company in Japan. According to the Examiner, Biden was "scheduled to address the company's female employees" and "discuss the economic impact of women in the corporate world." Instead, while talking to the women, he blurted, "Do your husbands like you…

NBC, CBS Fail to Cover AFL-CIO's 'Impassioned' Rejection of ObamaCare

September 12th, 2013 12:05 PM
 NBC and CBS on Wednesday night and Thursday morning failed to cover the "impassioned" demand by big labor unions to reject large portions of ObamaCare. Only ABC's Good Morning America, allowing just a 24-second news brief, covered the complaints that the law will spike the cost of health care. At a convention in Los Angeles, the AFL-CIO adopted an angry resolution in…

ABC, CBS Fail to Label Scandal-Tarred Jesse Jackson Jr. a Democrat

August 15th, 2013 11:45 AM
On Thursday morning, neither ABC nor CBS labeled former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. a Democrat as they reported on his 30 month jail sentence. NBC's Today did not report Jackson's sentence on Thursday, but on Wednesday they covered it without identifying him as a Democrat. "Jesse Jackson, Jr. will spend two and a half years in prison. The former Illinois congressman was…

Nets Minimize Filner Scandal Coverage, Won't ID Him As A Democrat

July 31st, 2013 6:10 PM
ABC and CBS both failed to point out San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic party affiliation on their Wednesday morning newscasts. Good Morning America devoted just one 17-second news brief to the ongoing Filner scandal. CBS This Morning didn't do much better, with two news briefs on the former congressman. NBC's Today didn't set aside any air time to the controversy. The…

News You Can Use: ABC Investigates Whether Sexting 'Really' 'Counts' a

July 25th, 2013 12:58 PM
  Now that former Democratic Congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has been caught, again, sending sexually explicit texts to women, the hosts of ABC's Good Morning America decided to ask the important question: What is cheating?  Regarding the extremely graphic messages Weiner sent, reporter Linsey Davis wondered, "Is texting really cheating?...Do…

ABC, CBS Punt on Democratic Party ID of Mayor Being Sued For Sexual Ha

July 23rd, 2013 12:10 PM
On Tuesday, neither ABC's Good Morning America nor CBS This Morning mentioned San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's Democratic affiliation, as they reported on the new sexual harassment lawsuit against the former congressman. The CBS morning show devoted a full report to the latest development in the sex scandal, while the ABC broadcast only devoted a news brief to the story. NBC's Today…

Big Three Hype Social Media Sending Pro-Abortion Filibuster Into 'Stra

June 28th, 2013 6:02 PM
Since Wednesday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have all played up the social media frenzy over Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' multi-hour filibuster on Tuesday against a pro-life bill. On Friday's Today, NBC's Tamron Hall claimed that the Davis story is "another example of how social media can turn a story into a whole other stratosphere. I think…

Big Three Acclaim 'Passionate' Pro-Abortion Texas Legislator's Filibus

June 26th, 2013 5:58 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts on Wednesday spotlighted Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's filibuster against pro-life legislation, hyping how she stood for hours in "comfortable pink sneakers" to stop a vote on the bill. The networks trumpeted how "the unfolding drama topped the list of worldwide Twitter trends", but ABC and NBC failed to include any tweets or…

ABC: Screw Objectivity, We're For Gay Marriage; GMA Hosts Celebrate On

June 26th, 2013 4:46 PM
The personalities hosting Good Morning America made little effort to hide their joy over the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Wednesday. During live coverage of the case on the west coast version of the program, news anchor George Stephanopoulos tossed the story to the openly gay Sam Champion, hyping his same-sex nuptials: "You and Rubem [Robierb] married in December. I can only…

ABC Hypes 'Stunning Revelation' That Drones Were Used Inside U.S., For

June 20th, 2013 12:41 PM
ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday deemed the admission by the FBI that they have used drones inside America to be a "stunning revelation." Yet, news reader Josh Elliott somehow managed to ignore the fact that his own program already talked about this fact back in February. Elliott breathlessly related, "And another stunning revelation as lawmakers look at the National…

NBC, CBS Skip Obama-Supporting IRS Agent, ABC Allows 22 Seconds

June 17th, 2013 12:50 PM
ABC on Monday allowed a scant 22 seconds to the latest revelation in the scandal engulfing the Internal Revenue Service. NBC and CBS have, thus far, ignored the newest detail. The Associated Press on Sunday night reported that an IRS "supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status.…