'Countdown to U.S. Debt Default' Clock at ABCNews.com

It's one thing to report dishonestly. It's another to proudly display it.

The front page of the ABC "World News" website now contains a "Countdown to U.S. Debt Default' clock:

As NewsBusters reported Thursday, the Treasury is expecting to take in $172 billion in tax receipts in August.

As the total interest due on our nation's debt will likely not be greater than $35 billion, we will bring in almost five times as much in taxes which means there will not be a debt default.

To suggest otherwise is just a flat out lie.

For a leading American "news" organization to be publicly counting down to something that won't happen is really the height of dishonesty.

ABC should be ashamed of itself, as should Diane Sawyer.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.