Nets Outraged by 'Controversial' Pro-Flag Comments From NFL Player
June 4th, 2020 11:44 AM
NFL Quarterback for the New Orleans’ Saints Drew Brees came under immediate backlash from other athletes and the media yesterday after saying in an interview that players shouldn’t “disrespect” the American flag by protesting during the National Anthem. This statement was treated like heresy by the networks this morning, who hyped how “controversial” “tone-deaf” his comments were and hyped…
Nets Hype Democrat Hissy Fits After Alabama Passes Abortion Ban
May 15th, 2019 10:48 AM
Wednesday morning the big three networks fretted over another comprehensive pro-life bill that was passed in the Alabama Senate last night, that would punish doctors who perform abortions or related activities during any stage of pregnancy for any reason other than saving the life of the mother. The bill’s Republican sponsor hopes to force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade. Instead…
NBC Highlights Rand Paul Slamming Media Reports of Assault by Liberal
November 10th, 2017 9:54 PM
On Thursday afternoon, news broke that Republican Senator Rand Paul's office had disputed claims aired in the media that the Kentucky Senator had been in an ongoing dispute with his neighbor, Rene Boucher, before being tackled in his yard about a week ago, calling the accounts "fake news," and claiming that the two had not even spoken to each other in many years.
ABC, CBS Compare Ala. Judge Against Gay Marriage to George Wallace
February 9th, 2015 10:09 PM
On Monday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC each devoted a segment of their Monday evening newscasts to the news that Alabama State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and some local government officials chose not to carry out a federal ruling that calls for gay marriages to be permitted despite a voter-approved ban.
Naturally, the networks provided…
CBS and NBC Skip Police Investigating Comments By Brown's Stepfather
December 2nd, 2014 9:48 PM
Major broadcast networks CBS and NBC failed to cover the news that police in Missouri are looking into inflammatory comments made by Michael Brown’s stepfather in the aftermath of a grand jury’s announcement on November 24 that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in connection to Brown’s death.
Following the announcement of the decision, Louis…
Kiss Off: Networks Spike Coverage of Chick-fil-A Kiss-in After Poor Tu
August 7th, 2012 9:16 AM
The broadcast networks promoted gay activists’ protest of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, but when that protest fizzled, they did little to cover the failure.
ABC’s Steve Osunsami hyped the protests ahead of time, saying “nearly 100,000 friends and family have been invited online.” After the apparent lack of turnout at the kiss-in, however, the networks…
ABC's Osunsami: 'For Years,' Chick-Fil-A Has Dedicated Millions to 'Fi
August 3rd, 2012 3:10 PM
All three networks on Friday continued to highlight the controversy over Chick-fil-A, but Good Morning America's Steve Osunsami adopted the most confrontational tone, insisting that "for years," Chick-fil-A has "donated millions" to "fight against gay Americans." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Fill-in host Laura Spencer simplified the debate: "How the…
CBS Evening News Ignores Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
August 2nd, 2012 11:16 AM
On Aug. 1, CBS Evening News ignored the massive crowds that turned out that day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the nation in support of traditional marriage, free speech, or simply tasty fast food. ABC and NBC, by contrast, covered “Chick-Fil-AAppreciation Day” with full and surprisingly respectful reports on their evening newscasts.
The August 1 episode of CBS…
Networks Focus on Victims as They Paint ‘Severe’ Alabama Law as
September 30th, 2011 7:22 AM
Matching the pattern set in coverage of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, the broadcast network evening newscasts on Thursday night all framed their stories on Alabama’s “severe” new law around its victims, with ABC anchor Diane Sawyer and NBC anchor Brian Williams both describing it as “Arizona on steroids.” They didn’t mean it as a compliment.…
ABC's Osunsami Skips Key Facts on Georgia Execution, Plays Race Card
September 22nd, 2011 11:55 AM
Good Morning America's Steve Osunsami on Thursday skipped or spun key facts while reporting on the execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis in Georgia. The ABC reporter also played up the race angle, asserting that "supporters are asking difficult questions about the legal system, whether Davis' case would have gotten a greater re-examination if he were white and not black.…
ABC Touts Teachers Blaming Standardized Tests for Atlanta Cheating Sca
July 7th, 2011 2:10 AM
As the broadcast network evening newscasts filed reports this week on the teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia, ABC’s World News on its Wednesday show went furthest in seeming to sympathize with the teachers who cheated as correspondent Steve Osunami highlighted complaints about No Child Left Behind’s emphasis on standardized tests to judge teacher performance.
ABC Skips Life March, But Highlights Attacks on Chick-fil-A By Gay Gro
January 30th, 2011 11:17 PM
After ABC’s World News ignored the March for Life pro-life event last week, the January 30 World News Sunday did find time to run a report highlighting complaints by gay rights activists over Chick-fil-A -- a family-owned restaurant chain known for its Christian-based social advocacy -- supplying food to a socially conservative group in Pennsylvania that promoted a ban on same-sex…
ABC Describes Activist Court Ruling as ‘New Hope’ for Gay Adoption
September 26th, 2010 4:35 PM
On Wednesday’s World News on ABC, anchor Diane Sawyer briefly reported on a court ruling in Florida which struck down a state law banning the adoption of children by homosexual couples. Ignoring the issue of whether an activist court should make such a ruling, Sawyer seemed to frame the story from a sympathetic point of view for would-be same-sex parents in Florida as she referred to the ruling…
Some Media Tag Serial Stabber as ‘Israeli National,’ Others See
August 14th, 2010 11:14 PM
When reporting on the nationality of a criminal from another country who has already been arrested, it normally would be considered unnecessary or even uncalled for to take the extra step of explicitly identifying the suspect’s ethnicity or religious affiliation as well. But, given that Israelis, the vast majority of whom are Jewish, often face sharp criticism and negative press reaction over…