10:36 AM, Nov 20, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The bloom must surely be fading when, as Hadas Gold of Politico reports:
The White House is exasperated with the major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC -- for skipping out on President Barack Obama’s Thursday primetime address on his executive actions on immigration.
It has been a long six years and even when they try new material, the show seems stale, destined for low ratings and, then, cancellation and syndication.
Still, they will always have Facebook.
7:12 AM, Oct 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Obama touted the Obamacare hotline and recommended people call to sign up for Obamacare. "[T]he point is the call centers are available," Obama said, sounding as though he were in the middle of an infomercial. "You can talk to somebody directly and they can walk you through the application process."
10:51 AM, Nov 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
ABC's Denver affiliate is coming under fire for accidentally running a phony cover of Paula Broadwell's biography of General David Petraeus. The cover read, All Up In My Snatch. The real book title is All In.
12:16 PM, Aug 29, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
On a hot mic, reporter David Chalian of Yahoo News said that Ann and Mitt Romney are "happy to have a party with black people drowning." Here's audio:
The comments were made during an ABC/Yahoo livestream, when the reporters believed that microphones were off.
9:58 AM, Jul 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
This morning, on ABC, reporter Brian Ross suggested the Colorado movie theater shooter might be a Tea Party member:
George Stephanolpoulos: "I'm going to go to Brian Ross. You've been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant."
The former defense secretary pens an absorbing memoir—not that you’d know it from the mainstream media interviews.
Feb 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 22 • By FRED BARNES
11:44 AM, Dec 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A source on the Hill tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that ABC's Diane Sawyer is trying to line up freshmen Republican congressmen for a segment the night before the new Congress begins its new session. This is the email from ABC producers to the freshmen Republicans:
The internationalization of 'This Week.'1:05 PM, Aug 2, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
Somehow I missed yesterday's This Week on ABC, which marked the debut of the show's newest host, Christiane Amanpour. But Tom Shales caught it. And he didn't much like it. One of the problems, according to Shales, is that "[Amanpour is] miscast for the role, her highly touted global orientation coming across as inappropriate and contrived on a broadcast that for three decades has dealt primarily with domestic politics, policies and culture." It gets worse.
A muddled clarification.1:57 PM, Jul 15, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee explains that the Pennsylvania high-risk insurance pool--funded entirely by the federal government--will provide coverage for elective abortions:
"It was a promise that's been shattered."9:30 AM, Jan 5, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Yesterday, several outlets reported that the Democrats would "almost certainly" forgo the official conference process to get a health-care bill passed, opting instead to negotiate largely behind closed doors. Now, C-SPAN and other media outlets are criticizing the plan's lack of transparency.
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