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ABC Ambushes Trump With a Debate at Q&A, POTUS Brings the Heat (Pt.1)

September 16th, 2020 12:58 AM

What was pitched to viewers as a “20/20 Special Event” Tuesday, a town hall with President Trump, turned out to be the first 2020 presidential debate. But instead of Democratic nominee Joe Biden as Trump’s opponent, the President squared off against ABC’s chief anchor and Clinton lackey, George Stephanopoulos, who took every opportunity to battle his guest.

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Disappointing: ABC Presses But Lets Biden-Harris Lies Go Unchallenged

August 24th, 2020 12:27 AM

Watching ABC’s interviews with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Sunday night was like experiencing whiplash. World News Tonight anchor David Muir pivoted between fawning softballs and surprisingly critical questions (for ABC) on their policies and controversial statements. However, these more contentious exchanges turned into disappointment as ABC let Biden and Harris spin, deflect and…

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ABC’s COVID Blame Special: Lack of Task Force Diversity Killed People

July 29th, 2020 12:26 AM

Proving that they put more emphasis on the color of someone’s skin rather than the content of their character, ABC’s Tuesday COVID blame special, American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? argued that an alleged lack of diversity on the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force was responsible for the disproportionate deaths of racial minorities to the virus.

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ABC Fawns Over Michelle Obama in Sanctimonious 20/20 Tribute

November 12th, 2018 11:20 AM
ABC’s 20/20 special on Michelle Obama Sunday night was about what you’d expect from the same network who hailed the “transcendent, communal joy” and “dancing in the streets” after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008. While just a few weeks ago, ABC’s 20/20 on Melania Trump spent nearly every minute on controversies and strife in the White House and…
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ABC Grills Melania on Her Marriage: ‘Do You Love Your Husband?'

October 13th, 2018 11:27 AM
ABC’s primetime special of First Lady Melania Trump Friday evening was more about President Trump and everything the media saw wrong with him than the actual First Lady. Badgering her to condemn Trump on his immigration policies, border policy, Twitter “bullying” and more, ABC’s Tom Llamas also spent a great deal of the show speculating about Trump’s marriage,…
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Stephanopoulos Asks Comey if Trump Should Be Impeached

April 11th, 2018 10:14 AM
In a salacious promo for the network’s exclusive Sunday night interview with former FBI Director James Comey, during Wednesday’s Good Morning America, ABC featured clips of anchor George Stephanopoulos touting Comey’s comparison of President Trump to a “mob boss” and asking the fired Bureau chief if the President should be impeached.
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What a Year: Check Out 2017's Top Ten Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs

December 28th, 2017 12:50 PM
2017 was a year of incredible change and tension in the world of the liberal media. Whether it was the departure of their beloved Barack Obama, the contentious White House press briefings, media failures, or journalists fired over sexual misconduct allegations, the liberal media are almost definitely looking forward to 2018. Just as I did with 2016, check out the top ten most-read…

Jenner to GOP on ABC: ‘Mess With My Community, I’m Coming After You’

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April 21st, 2017 1:57 PM
Caitlyn Jenner might be a Republican, but the transgender icon is certainly moving leftward on the political spectrum. In clips from a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer that will air tonight, the former Olympian dished about a new memoir, shifting views on gay marriage and a golf invite from Donald Trump. Although still identifying with the Republican Party, Jenner articulated some…
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Nets Fret Over Weiner Sexting Going From ‘Personal’ to Political

August 30th, 2016 1:00 PM
All three networks on Tuesday fretted over the sordid details of Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, worrying that the “personal” is now becoming political. A CBS This Morning analyst dismissed Donald Trump’s contention that the wife of the unrestrained Weiner may be a security risk. 
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ABC Spotlights Obama's Broken Promise to ISIS Hostage's Parents

August 26th, 2016 11:07 PM
ABC's World News Tonight on Friday led its broadcast with a preview of a special 20/20 report that detailed how the parents of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller tried to free her before she was killed in captivity. Carl and Marsha Mueller disclosed that President Obama "made a promise to help the foundation they set up in her name, and then broke it." Mueller's parents also revealed…
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Nets Gush Over Obama’s ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘Full Court Prez’ on NBA Team

June 23rd, 2016 12:28 PM
All three networks on Thursday gushed over the possibility that Barack Obama might have an ownership stake in a basketball team after leaving the White House. NBC opened the Today show with naked excitement. A graphic cheered, “Full court Prez!” Co-host Savannah Guthrie enthused, “Does President Obama have his sights set on owning a team in the NBA after he leaves office? What…
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In One Day, ABC Obsesses Over Cecil the Lion for Another 46 Minutes

August 17th, 2015 4:35 PM
Going into overdrive on Friday, ABC obsessed over the killing of Cecil the lion for an additional 46 minutes across three programs. This is same network that has virtually ignored the Planned Parenthood scandal. ABC's 20/20 devoted the entire hour to discussing the "uproar" over Cecil. After commercials, 20/20 added 37 minutes and 18 seconds on the lion killing. …
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FLASHBACK: In 2000, ABC Aired Undercover Report on Fetal Organ Trade

August 6th, 2015 2:21 PM
Planned Parenthood and its defenders have played up that the recent undercover videos were "highly-edited," and that producers are "not journalists," but "violent extremists." However, ABC aired their own segment on biomedical firms possibly breaking the law to obtain organs from unborn babies. In 2000, Chris Wallace, then with ABC, revealed on 20/20 that a "…
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CBS, NBC Minimize Coverage of New Mexico Church Bombings

August 3rd, 2015 3:48 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning and NBC's Today both devoted a minimal amount of coverage to the Sunday bombings of two churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The two Big Three morning newscasts devoted 58 seconds to news briefs on the explosions at a Baptist church and a Catholic parish. By contrast, the programs set aide 12 minutes and 22 seconds of air time to segments related to the outcry…