Good Morning America

By Mark Finkelstein | October 18, 2014 | 8:07 AM EDT

It's clear that the liberal media will latch on to any argument, even the most patently nonsensical, to oppose a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. Take today's Good Morning America where co-anchors Paula Faris and Dan Harris accused Americans of "hysteria" over Ebola and concoted an anti-travel ban argument flying right into the face of the facts.  

Speaking of flying, the oblivious duo asserted that a flight ban makes no sense since Ebola can only be passed via contact with bodily fluids. But surely Faris and Harris know that Thomas Eric Duncan had no such symptoms when he boarded a plane to the US, where he proceeded to infect at least two people before dying.  Thus the only way to ensure that infected people don't get into the US is to impose a general travel ban: hello?

By Matthew Balan | October 16, 2014 | 3:45 PM EDT

As of Thursday morning, NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the New York Times's front-page article on Wednesday about Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpiles in Iraq, which were discovered by U.S. forces after the Iraq War. NBC was quick to cast doubt on the existence of these WMD's during the immediate aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM EDT

On Thursday morning, all three network morning shows hyped Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to appear on stage for a scheduled debate with his Democratic opponent, former Governor Charlie Crist, due to the appearance of an unapproved fan. Despite the “big three” enthusiastically covering the Republican governor’s “Fangate” episode, the networks have repeatedly refused to cover political controversies from Democrats running for office this year.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 15, 2014 | 11:12 AM EDT

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is out and it has some sobering news for Democrats with less than three weeks to go until the midterm election. The poll found that President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to a new low of just 40 percent and the Democratic Party’s popularity is at its weakest point in the last 30 years. Despite ABC News declaring that their own poll “has Democrats sweating,” ABC’s Good Morning America gave the story a mere 17 seconds on its Wednesday morning broadcast and buried it among a flurry of news briefs

By Curtis Houck | October 14, 2014 | 5:46 PM EDT

On Friday afternoon, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and her campaign released a new ad that took aim at her Republican opponent Greg Abbott as a “hypocrite” for supposedly not caring about the disabled after becoming a paraplegic in 1984.

Since the despicable ad aired, only one story has been offered on the morning or evening newscasts of the major broadcast networks through Monday night. That single story came on Tuesday morning during the 7:30 a.m. half-hour of NBC’s Today by NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander and lasted just over two minutes.

By Matthew Balan | October 14, 2014 | 5:33 PM EDT

On Tuesday, the Big Three networks' morning newscasts carried water for the left-wing Human Rights Campaign by adopting their "seismic shift" label about the midterm report from the Catholic bishops' Extraordinary Synod on the Family. On Good Morning America, ABC's Amy Robach trumpeted that "the Catholic Church appears to be making a seismic shift towards gays and divorcees." Norah O'Donnell also used the "seismic" term on CBS This Morning.

By Matthew Balan | October 10, 2014 | 3:22 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and NBC punted on covering the poignant "bucket list" created by Jenna and Dan Haley for their son, Shane, who developed in his mother's womb with a major genetic defect. Shane Haley was born on Thursday morning, and died just a few hours later. The Big Three networks ignored the story on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts, despite the couple gaining hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook, who followed the Haleys checking off the items on their list.

By Curtis Houck | October 10, 2014 | 11:27 AM EDT

On Friday morning, ABC’s Good Morning America aired a news brief that described state voter identification laws struck down in Texas and Wisconsin as “restrictive” and passed on the opinion of the judge who put Texas’s law on hold as being “a poll tax designed to keep minorities from voting.”

During the 7:00 a.m. hour, newsreader Amy Robach offered the following news brief: "Back in this country, restrictive new voter ID laws are on hold in Wisconsin and Texas this morning, just weeks before Election Day. A federal judge overturned it the Texas Law, comparing it to a poll tax designed to keep minorities from voting and overnight, the Supreme Court delayed implementation of Wisconsin’s voter I.D. law."

By Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2014 | 12:22 PM EDT

ABC trashed Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, but with an odd bit of historical amnesia, the journalists at Good Morning America on Tuesday knocked Bill O'Reilly's book and upcoming movie Killing Jesus as not religious enough. Co-host Robin Roberts warned that "not everyone is happy with his version of history." Reporter Tom Llamas intoned, "I's Bill O'Reilly's latest book, turned TV movie, that's getting some riled up."

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 7, 2014 | 9:43 AM EDT

The Secret Service just can’t seem to catch a break these days. Following a disastrous couple of weeks in which the agency let a fence jumper enter the White House as well as revelations that the Secret Service failed to adequately protect the president, another stain for the agency has emerged. On Tuesday, CBS This Morning was the only network morning show to cover a Washington Examiner report that claimed “an agent who protects President Obama had a semi-automatic handgun stolen from his car five years ago. The agent was never disciplined.” ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today were nowhere to be found on the latest embarrassment for the agency tasked with protecting the president. 

By Scott Whitlock | October 7, 2014 | 9:40 AM EDT

Despite it's superficial tone and disinterest in serious news, Good Morning America on Tuesday profiled liberal congressional candidate Clay Aiken for the third time this year. News reader Amy Robach enthused over the "pop star entering politics" and hyped, "Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, took the stage for his first debate in the run for Congress in North Carolina." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 1, 2014 | 11:09 AM EDT

Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi has been jailed in a Mexican prison for the past nine months for accidentally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with several firearms. Since his arrest, the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks have barely covered his story on their morning or evening newscasts despite the numerous efforts by the public to get him freed. On Wednesday, Sergeant Tahmooressi’s mother appeared before a House committee asking Congress to support a resolution calling for her son’s safe return to the United State and unsurprisingly all three network morning newscasts ignored her upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill.