CBS, ABC Go 'Gaga' For 'Trusted Left-Of Center Conscience' Stewart

January 25th, 2024 12:38 PM

The casts of the Thursday editions of CBS Mornings and ABC’s Good Morning America could hardly contain their excitement that Jon Stewart will be returning to host Comedy Central’s The Daily Show every Monday for the rest of the year beginning February 12. CBS was admittedly “Gaga” while ABC hailed him a “trusted left-of-center conscience” for his “devoted fans.”


CBS Demands ‘Dangerous’ Rogan Be Censored, But Claims to Love ‘Speech’

January 31st, 2022 2:37 PM

All three major broadcast networks continued on Monday morning to do their part in the push to remove Joe Rogan from the public square over his top-rated Spotify podcast under the guise of COVID-19 falsehoods. In the case of ABC, CBS, and NBC, they ratcheted up the rhetoric from when they first covered it last week, calling his show and views “dangerous” “misinformation” with one implicitly…


Not Woke Enough: ABC, CBS Sneer at ‘Problematic' Green Book

February 25th, 2019 4:58 PM
ABC and CBS on Monday offered sneering shots at Green Book, the Oscar winner for best picture, as not being sufficiently enlightened enough. Deriding the movie as “problematic” and “inauthentic,” Good Morning America and CBS This Morning chided it as a film that “glosses over” Jim Crow-era horrors. 

ABC: Colin Kaepernick Is the Modern Day Jackie Robinson

September 26th, 2017 5:27 PM
According to ABC’s Nightline, Colin Kaepernick is the modern day Jackie Robinson. The man who started the kneeling trend in the NFL is the same as the man who broke baseball’s color barrier. As video of Robinson played, Nightline anchor Dan Harris on Monday night hyped, “This current NFL kneeler movement may have kicked off with Colin Kaepernick, but when it comes to athletes using their…

ABC: Even the GOP Candidates are More Diverse Than the Oscars

January 15th, 2016 11:33 AM
The journalists at Good Morning America on Friday joked about just how white the Academy Award nominations are. According to Chris Connelly, they are less diverse than the Republican presidential field. A sarcastic Connelly quipped, “Just saying, the seven-person lineup for last night's A-list Republican candidates debate was more diverse than the Academy Award 20 acting nominations. None of…

Liberal Nets Mourn Loss of Jon Stewart: 'Trusted,' 'Profound' 'Beacon'

August 6th, 2015 11:57 AM

The three liberal networks on Thursday mourned the loss of Jon Stewart's Daily Show, hyping the comedian as a "trusted," "profound" "beacon" who became a "true 21st century anchor." Never directly identifying Stewart's left-wing slant, Good Morning America's Chris Connelly offered the most effusive praise: "Along the way, for many millennials and for the media elite, Stewart came to be…

Networks Gush Over 'Rock Star' Bill Clinton's Birthday Bash With Lady

October 17th, 2011 12:35 PM
The network newscasts over the weekend proved that no occasion is too small to fawn over "rock star" Bill Clinton. Over the course of three days, the morning shows and evening newscasts donated six segments to hyping Clinton's birthday celebration and the "sultry" serenade he received from Lady Gaga. On Sunday's Today, reporter Richard Liu could barely restrain himself, lauding, "It was Bill…

How the Media Legitimized Perez Hilton, Cyber-Bully Extraordinaire

September 22nd, 2009 11:05 AM
Perez Hilton has proved that demonstrable talent or skill is no longer a prerequisite for fame. These days, all that's needed is a proclivity for peddling the sleaziest material imaginable. Hilton created a career for himself out of enhancing paparazzi shots of celebrities with crude white drawings of genitalia and bodily fluids and posting them on his blog, He regularly…

Reporter to ‘Idol’s’ Lambert: ‘Are You Bi-Curious

June 16th, 2009 10:25 AM
Adam Lambert of American Idol gave his first interview to ABC's 20/20 last Friday night. The main subject of the interview was Lambert's homosexuality. Lambert explained that, "It's surprising because I don't think twice about, for example, my sexuality. I've been living this way the whole time I've been here in L.A. for the past eight years. It's a funny reminder that not everybody is as…

ABC Reporter: Did Friends Mock 'Jesus Freak' Anne Rice

March 6th, 2008 4:18 PM
"Good Morning America" correspondent Chris Connelly talked with horror novelist, turned religious fiction writer, Anne Rice on Thursday about how friends reacted to her becoming a "Jesus freak." Though the interview was a friendly one, Connelly did ask, in a jovial tone, what it was like when friends said, "'Oh, my gosh. She's out of her mind. Oh, no. Look, she's become a 'Jesus freak.'"Now, he…

Essay: The Jurassic Press Finally Acknowledge Bias

March 5th, 2008 4:04 PM
Unfortunately, it is not what you thinkSorely DispleasedIt seems it all depends on who is doing the asking. ABC News spent a good portion of last week's morning programming in deep prostration and self-analysis in response to criticism that their journalistic presentation suffered from partiality.Could it be? Had we at the Media Research Center (MRC) -- after twenty-one years of protracted press…