Good Morning America
All three networks on Tuesday touted LeBron James attacking Donald Trump in a new interview. But ABC hinted that the NBA star should repeat his 2016 performance when he endorsed Hillary Clinton. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols talked to James on Good Morning America. She pressed: “Can we expect you to be active going up to the next election like you were in the last one?”
On Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos couldn’t hide his desire that President Trump would be implicated in the new Paul Manafort trial. Even though the charges against Manafort are completely unrelated to the Russia collusion investigation, Stephanopoulos kept suggesting that Trump could be impacted negatively by the trial.
If you were watching one of the Friday morning cable or broadcast networks, chances were you didn’t hear about news late Thursday into Friday that the North Koreans handed over what purported to be remains of U.S. soldiers who went Missing In Action (MIA) during the Korean War. A NewsBusters analysis found that 16 times more coverage was dedicated to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s unverified allegation that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the infamous June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
As reported yesterday, the White House is facing backlash after banning CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from a presser in the Rose Garden yesterday, after she had yelled questions to the President during a pool spray about the leaked Michael Cohen tape. Thursday morning the journalists on ABC’s Good Morning America melted down over the news complaining that this was a “shocking” and “unprecedented” attack against the First Amendment.
As NewsBusters reported yesterday, ABC was in full panic mode after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Trump was seeking to revoke security clearances of top former Obama officials. Instead of noting that distinction, however, ABC instead decided to call the handful of former Obama officials “some of Trump’s fiercest critics on his approach to Russia.”
On Monday morning, NBC’s Today show was aghast that President Trump would call out Iran for threatening the United States with war, labeling it his “latest international incident” and fearing the “escalating war of words.” ABC and CBS also covered the story, but at least acknowledged Iran stoking the tensions.
At a time when feminist media place utmost importance on careers, Paula Faris is making a revolutionary move: She’s changing roles at ABC to focus on a faith project – and to spend more time with her family. On Wednesday, Faris announced her departure from The View and the weekend edition of Good Morning America for a new position at ABC.
As ABC’s Good Morning America continued spinning outrage over President Trump’s summit yesterday with Vladimir Putin, anchor George Stephanopoulos turned to anti-Trump Republican Jeff Flake for solutions on how to stop Trump.
Monday morning, ABC’s Good Morning America bashed President Trump for daring to keep his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday, for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Touting the Democrats’ argument, ABC anchors and reporters slammed Trump for continuing to go ahead with the “dangerous” pre-planned summit that started today in Helsinki, Finland, and complained that the meeting was a failure already.
On Friday, the network morning shows devoted much of their coverage of President Trump’s visit to Britain on protesters “denouncing and mocking” him. Hosts and correspondents seemed to delight in the president receiving a “not-so-royal welcome” and being taunted by a giant balloon flying over the British capital “depicting Mr. Trump as an angry baby.”
An American president lecturing Britain on internal domestic matters is highly objectionable. Except when it isn’t. Good Morning America journalist Terry Moran on Friday derided Donald Trump for “barging into British domestic politics, slamming Prime Minister [Theresa] May for her plan for Brexit.” But the same Moran in 2016 had no objections to Barack Obama injecting himself into Britain’s highly contested decision on whether to leave the European Union, just weeks before the decisive vote.
All three networks came to the Democrats’ defense Friday morning after the heated Congressional hearing Thursday where lawmakers questioned anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok about his biased role involved in the Clinton and Russia investigations. ABC, NBC and CBS didn’t hide their contempt for Republicans questioning Strzok, while they touted Democrats, ironically, as the ones were trying to uphold justice. Not only that, while they highlighted one Republican’s over-the-top line of questioning, they flatly ignored Democrats who also went over the line, calling for Strzok to get a “purple heart.”