ABC became the first Big Three network to cover the felony conviction of the Democratic attorney general of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, on the early Wednesday edition of Nightline. Byron Pitts spotlighted the downfall of the "rising star in Pennsylvania's Democratic Party," who went from being endorsed by Bill Clinton to being a "convicted criminal." ABC's morning and evening newscasts still haven't covered the Kane story, nor have their competitors at CBS and NBC.
There was no holding back on ABC’s Nightline, Tuesday. Host Juju Chang celebrated Hillary Clinton’s “epic” “milestone” and oddly suggested that the nomination of the liberal Democrat is a victory for “setting politics aside.” Chang opened the show by cheering, “Making history. It's official.... The epic moment, a milestone for women.”
As we select a Quote of the Day for the Democratic convention, it will be useful to compare the two conventions. On our Monday contest last week, Tom Brokaw spoke for many liberal journalists by declaring “as you look at the message, even with Mrs. Trump saying what she said, it's a pretty divisive message. There was no attempt to really pull the country together.”
On this Monday night, Tom Brokaw celebrated the president as “remarkable” and the Obama family as “exceptional.” Michelle was “pitch perfect.”
ABC’s Nightline on Monday night pretended to investigate Hillary Clinton’s long-history of scandal, but David Wright concluded that, “objectively,” she’s even more qualified than her husband, Bill. Though the segment mentioned incidents such as Mrs. Clinton erroneously recounting being under sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996, Wright allowed just 18 seconds on Benghazi and the politician’s unsecured e-mail server.
ABC’s Nightline was an absolute Hillary Clinton lovefest early Wednesday morning, following her massive victory and her becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. “When we come back, did you hear it? It's the sound of that glass ceiling breaking,” Juju Chang teased before the segment. And it only got worse from there. David Wright threw praise towards Clinton, “She's been waiting years for this moment. The night she finally got to be the one making history.”
Nightline reporter David Wright on Tuesday was mistaken for a Hillary Clinton supporter by an angry “Bernie bro.” Talking to New Yorkers in Washington Square Park, he was interrupted. Wright related, “We were chatting with one Sanders supporter... then a Bernie bro barreled up, assuming I'm the enemy because I'm wearing a tie.”
Nightline reporters on Wednesday offered a gushing look at Bernie Sanders, hailing the “political revolution” by the socialist senator and praising his presidential campaign as “on fire.” The almost-seven minute segment was devoid of questioning the presidential candidate’s ideology. Instead, journalist David Wright informed viewers, “Integrity and authenticity are words his supporters use.”
The late-night news magazine Nightline on ABC devoted its show Monday night to the Iowa caucuses. ABC News political analyst and former Bush administration official Matthew Dowd denounced caucus winner Ted Cruz’s chances for winning the nomination since he still “doesn’t have a clear path” to the top. Dowd was set up by host Dan Harris pointing out to him that “we've seen in the past conservative candidates win in Iowa and then go on to fizzle” so he wondered: “[D]oes Ted Cruz have a clear path to the nomination at this point?”
By virtue of its late-night time slot, ABC’s Nightline received the first crack among the major broadcast networks at reacting to Thursday’s Republican presidential debate and, as per the liberal media’s pattern, made all candidates not named Donald Trump an afterthought as three minutes and 34 seconds out of the six-minute-and-58-second segment were devoted to Trump and his boycott of the debate.
The journalists at ABC’s Nightline, Thursday, chided Republicans as uncivilized, bemoaning “insults” and the fact that “manners took a back seat” at the Republican debate. Correspondent David Wright used some bizarre entertainment comparisons for the evolving GOP race, saying, “Like the lead-up to a rose ceremony on The Bachelor....Now it's more like The Hunger Games.”
ABC’s Terry Moran has not lost his love for Barack Obama. The Nightline correspondent, who once compared the President to George Washington, on Tuesday got nostalgic for the early days of Obama, reminiscing, “I first met the then-Senator Obama in Cleveland all of the way back in 2006. Back then, they were naming babies after him in Iowa.”
Amid the deluge of post-State of the Union coverage Tuesday night, there was a similar litany of praise for President Obama’s final such speech with notable highlights coming from ABC as contributor Donna Brazile touted it as “a good exclamation point” for his presidency and correspondent David Wright spinning it as the President “pleading for unity” instead of “rub[bing] salt in the Republican wounds.”