ABC News gave up any illusion that they were going to objectively cover the Parkland school shooting on Sunday when fill-in host Martha Raddatz relinquished control of This Week to radical anti-gun activists. Between students claiming the GOP had blood on their hands and claims the NRA was sponsoring the shootings, and letting a Democratic Congressman control the debate and grill a Republican, it was clear ABC stood against gun rights.
ABC and NBC couldn’t find time on their February 11 Sunday political shows to mention conservative criticism of a budget deal that adds roughly $300 billion to the deficit, bringing the deficit total to over a trillion dollars. Conservative lawmakers have expressed concern that this deal goes against a fiscally conservative platform that the President and many in Congress campaigned on.
Criticism and speculation swirled over the weekend that Chief of Staff John Kelly was on his way out after it was discovered that the White House had hired, not one, but two alleged domestic abusers. But it all got out of hand during ABC’s This Week on Sunday when former Bloomberg News editor Megan Murphy decried the administration’s hiring practices by berating everyone who wanted to work in the Trump White House as the new chief of staff, regardless of who they were.
The knives came out on ABC during their Sunday morning programming as they made President Trump and the GOP the target of their hyperbolic smear campaign following the release of the House Intelligence Committee memo detailing alleged misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department. And at one point during This Week, host George Stephanopoulos and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz suggested that the “discord” and “mistrust” sowed by Republicans was ultimately helping Russian President Vladimir Putin.
After beginning the morning by dismissing President Trump’s first official State of the Union address as an event that would be quickly forgotten, the stacked liberal panel on ABC’s This Week was overjoyed that the Democrats had selected Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) to give the party’s response. They were excited about his good looks and his “moral voice,” because if the Kennedys are known for anything it’s a “moral voice.”
Back in 2013, with Democrats controlling the Senate and White House, a study by the Media Research Center determined that the broadcast networks mostly blamed Republicans for that year's government shutdown. In the midst of the shutdown, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (now the Democratic Senate leader) actually went on ABC's This Week on October 6, 2013 to assure host George Stephanopoulos that Democrats would never shut the government down over an issue such as immigration.
During their appearance on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Mary Bruce and Cecilia Vega, the network’s Congressional and White House correspondents respectively, built narratives using Democratic talking points designed to place the blame for a failed immigration deal and possible government shutdown solely on the Republicans.
ABC Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos stepped up the liberal media’s condemnation of President Trump during Sunday’s This Week by heinously exploiting the heroic death of a U.S. soldier to take a snide shot at the President for his recent immigration comments.
The liberal media were experiencing nirvana on Sunday as they continued their nearly non-stop love-fest for the anti-Trump gossip book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff. It was the same on ABC’s This Week were Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos led a largely liberal panel in fawning over the book even as he speculated that only ‘50 percent’ of the book was actually true.
ABC on Sunday spent the final day of 2017 whining about the term “fake news” and insisting that Donald Trump is a threat to the First Amendment. With no mention of the network’s demonstrably fake reporting, This Week guest host Martha Raddatz complained, “There was an attack on the media, on the First Amendment that we have not seen before, really, in this country... and the profound effect that can have. This is a President, as you know well, who likes attention from the media. On the other hand, he calls us fake news.”
After ABC began their Sunday morning programming by ignoring the Iranian regime’s brutal murder of two anti-government protesters overnight, the network’s make-believe Republican Matthew Dowd took to This Week and declared that the United States had no moral authority to call them out on their human rights abuses.
On Sunday's This Week show on ABC, host Jonathan Karl and Bloomberg News's Margaret Talev displayed stunning historical naivete in characterizing the tax cuts for individuals in the tax law signed several days ago by President Trump as "temporary."