The NewsBusters Weekly Recap: April 14 to 20
ABC’s weatherman, Sam Champion, continued his crusade to get every American to adopt liberal environmental polices. While standing in front of a massive bank of televisions, he lectured viewers on their contribution to global warming: "If you think you have nothing to do with global warming, think again. From the car you drive, to the house you live in, it all contributes to the problem."
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman appeared on the "Today" show to announce that America’s best shot at winning the war on terrorism is by going green. NBC, of course, promoted the segment as "save energy, save the world."
Each week, "The View’s" Rosie O’Donnell seems to come up with new and more outrageous comments. On Thursday’s show, while discussing the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the partial birth abortion ban, O’Donnell fretted about the large number of Catholics on the Court. Yes, really. Earlier in the week, "View" guest Bill Maher asserted that all those church-going old ladies are enabling religious violence. Aren’t tolerant liberals wonderful?
In light of Monday’s tragedy at Virginia Tech, the media predictably played up the need for more gun control. On the "Early Show," CBS anchor Maggie Rodriguez grilled the gun rights expert and offered softballs, such as "What do you think about that?" to the gun control advocate.