ABC, NBC Tout Women’s March, Downplay Hate and Bomb Threat

January 22nd, 2017 11:22 AM
The Sunday following the anti-President Donald Trump Women’s March on Washington, network news rushed to spin the event as an inclusive event about putting the president on notice. “[Trump will] be confronting images, however, like this,” hyped Paula Farris on Good Morning America, “Hundreds of thousands of women, and men, hitting the streets.” There was no talk of the obscene parts of Ashley…

ABC Spends 2x More Time on ‘Brangelina’ Than U.S. Economy

October 11th, 2016 10:53 AM
Comedians often knock celebrities for spending too little time in their marriages. In September 2016, ABC spent too much time on one celebrity’s marriage and too little on voters’ most important issue: the economy.

Nets Scold Dallas Police for ‘Questionable Tactic’ of Robot Bomb

July 11th, 2016 1:03 PM
On Monday, all three network morning shows were eager to second guess the Dallas Police Department’s decision to use a bomb delivered by robot to kill ambush sniper Micah Johnson and fretted over the militarization of police across the country. At the top of CBS This Morning, with the headline “Questionable Tactics” emblazoned across the screen, co-host Gayle King worried: “And questions about…

ABC Boosts 'Fast and Furious' Car Chase, Omits Gunrunning Scandal News

April 8th, 2016 11:00 PM

On Friday, the Big Three networks' evening newscasts gave a collective yawn at the latest development in the Obama administration's Fast and Furious scandal: the White House "turning over to lawmakers thousands of pages of records" related to the gunrunning debacle to a committee. ABC's World News Tonight actually used the "Fast and Furious" phrase at the top of the program, but not in…


ABC Predicts Anti-Muslim Violence After Trump's Comments

December 9th, 2015 12:01 PM

Good Morning America’s Matt Gutman on Wednesday feared that angry Americans will lash out with violence in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting and Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims. The segment also highlighted the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Just as with CBS on Monday, the group’s extremist views weren’t mentioned. 

‘20/20’: Convicted Child Molester a ‘Peppy Cheer-Leader, Choir G

October 7th, 2013 11:08 AM
Pity ABC correspondent Matt Gutman, trapped in the wrong career. Clearly, he’s a frustrated publicist, or maybe a producer for a sob-sister daytime talk show. That’s the only charitable way to explain his Oct. 4 “20/20” report on Kaitlyn Hunt. Hunt, of Indian River, Fla., was an 18-year-old woman when she had multiple sexual encounters in a high school restroom with a 14-year-old girl. She…

ABC Doubles Down on 'Airplane Apocalypse,' Connects Weather Delays to

April 23rd, 2013 11:48 AM
ABC won't let reality get in the way of good hype. Good Morning America on Tuesday doubled down on the "airline apocalypse" allegedly caused by sequester. Reporter Matt Guttman actually lumped in weather delays with a shortage of Federal Aviation Association (FAA) air traffic controllers. On Monday, George Stephanopoulos warned of an "airport armageddon." The next day, Gutman seemed to…

ABC Renews Push to Spread Sequester Fear: 'Airport Armageddon' to Stri

April 22nd, 2013 11:39 AM
The journalists at ABC News on Monday renewed their push to promote sequester fears. Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos hyped, "Breaking this morning: Airport armageddon. Almost seven thousand flights could be delayed, today and every day, up to three hours." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The ABC morning show featured only liberal Democrat Chuck Schumer and no Republican voices…

ABC Legal Analyst: George Zimmerman Has to 'Prove That Trayvon Martin

May 18th, 2012 8:41 AM
Since that awful Sunday in Sanford, Florida, back in February, the media have shown time and time again they don't understand how the American justice system works. Take ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams who on Thursday's Nightline said, "So even if Zimmerman was on his back, even if he was losing a fight, he still has a lot of explaining to do and is going to have to prove that Trayvon Martin was…

The Boobs at Nightline Investigate Breast Enlargement Epidemic in Vene

September 23rd, 2011 3:37 PM
In what can only be described as ABC's attempt to show endless shots of large breasts, Nightline on Wednesday investigated the growing number of women in Venezuela who are having surgery to become more well endowed. In fact, it was the outcry of the country's socialist leader who brought the story to their attention. Reporter Matt Gutman explained, "Five years ago yesterday, he called…

ABC Reporter Hassled While Covering Oil Spill From Gulf Coast Beach

June 11th, 2010 12:51 PM
In today's "Silence of the Cams" segment, an ABC reporter was hassled Thursday for trying to cover the Gulf Coast oil spill from an Alabama beach.According to an article published at, "Reporting is often about access, but journalists along the Gulf Coast covering the BP oil spill have had some trouble getting it."The piece continued, "As BP faces more pressure from the government and…