Networks Submerge Disastrous GDP Numbers Into Debt Ceiling Impact; ABC

July 31st, 2011 9:32 AM
The broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday night noted the very anemic second quarter GDP growth rate at 1.3 percent, but instead of stressing how it showed the weak economic state well before the debt ceiling showdown, they submerged it into warnings of how the delay in getting a deal is hurting the economy. On ABC’s World News, Bianna Golodryga, aka Mrs. Peter Orszag, the wife of…

NBC Sees ‘Conservative’ Toomey, But No Label for Sestak; Gearing U

October 31st, 2010 11:50 PM
 On Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, during a roundup of several reporters covering a number of high-profile Senate races, correspondent Ron Allen was upfront in labeling Pennsylvania Republican Senate nominee Pat Toomey as a "conservative," but an ideological label for liberal Democratic nominee Joe Sestak was absent: "Conservative Pat Toomey, a former Congressman and businessman, has been…

NBC Takes Up Kennedy vs. The Bishop, Implies Church is 'Crossing the L

November 24th, 2009 8:18 AM

On Today: Obamas Arrive in Martha's Vineyard and the Children Sing

August 24th, 2009 3:20 PM
NBC's Ron Allen, on Monday's "Today" show, highlighted how the residents on Martha's Vineyard are in a tizzy about the First Family vacationing there as he gushed: "On the small island off the coast of Massachusetts, there is Obama everything!" Allen then went on to feature locals celebrating the arrival of the Obamas including a woman excited about eateries naming dishes after the President like…

CBS And NBC Tout Continued Relevance of NAACP

July 17th, 2009 4:50 PM
Marking the 100th anniversary of the NAACP on CBS’s Sunday Morning, correspondent Bill Whitaker wondered: "A black president who addresses black issues unflinchingly...Attorney General Eric Holder dedicated to equal justice...some say begs the question, is the NAACP needed anymore? Is it even relevant? Is it time for the venerable organization to say ‘mission accomplished’?"Later in the segment,…

Networks Lead the Cheer for Obama’s Notre Dame Address

May 18th, 2009 5:02 PM
Since its announcement in March, the University of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Barack Obama to give this year's commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate in law has been a big story for American Catholics. Pro-life Catholics were outraged and  more than 366,000 people signed a petition urging Notre Dame to rescind the invitation. Somehow, though, the controversy didn't…

NBC: One Gunman ‘Loved Guns and Hated America,’ Other ‘Passionat

April 5th, 2009 5:03 PM
For both the Binghamton, New York, shooting spree, and the Pittsburgh case, Saturday's NBC Nightly News made a point of relaying word that the gunman either had a love of guns or was "passionate" about supporting gun rights. During a report on Jiverly Voong, who attacked the immigration center in Binghamton, correspondent Ron Allen referred to "some reports" that Voong "loved guns and hated…

NBC's Allen, CBS's Pitts Match ABC's Osunsami In Swooning Over Obama W

November 7th, 2008 7:36 AM
ABC's Steve Osunsami wasn't the only black reporter to get emotional and swoon over an Obama victory on Election Night. Ron Allen of NBC and Byron Pitts of CBS also let their pro-Obama feelings loose on election night.In the 11 pm hour on MSNBC, as anchor David Gregory proclaimed, "We want to keep soaking up the moment from Grant Park," he turned to Allen for his emotional reaction to the win. He…

NBC's Ron Allen to Hillary Clinton: Is GOP 'Inciting Violence

October 13th, 2008 11:44 AM
Interviewing Hillary Clinton on Monday's "Today" show, NBC's Ron Allen repeatedly asked the New York Senator about Barack Obama's ability to defend himself against GOP attacks, as he questioned: "Do you think they've crossed the line?" and claimed, "there's concerns about actually inciting violence." For her part Clinton said she thought McCain/Palin had gone negative but had calmed down, however…

Gingrich Slams MSNBC's Allen Concerning Palin's Qualifications

September 3rd, 2008 12:10 AM

Again This Morning, No (D) for Incarcerated Detroit Mayor

August 8th, 2008 2:43 PM
The Big Three networks continued to ignore the party affiliation of the now-incarcerated Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Friday morning, just as they had done in their evening news programs the previous night. The Early Show on CBS chose to ignore the story of Kilpatrick’s arrest on a bail violation entirely, while ABC’s Good Morning America devoted one 16-second news brief to the story near…

Giuliani Too 'Hawkish,' 'Hard Line' and 'Neocon' for NYT and NBC

October 26th, 2007 3:18 AM
“The people guiding” Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani “in his foreign policy message...are drawing some attention,” NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced Thursday evening in advancing the news agenda of a front page New York Times story which ominously warned Giuliani “is consulting with, among others, a particularly hawkish group of advisers and neoconservative thinkers…