[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks on Sunday and Monday blasted biased reporting and conflict of interest at PBS. However, the subject matter wasn't the taxpayer-supported outlet's liberal tilt. It was related to Ben Affleck and his appearance on Finding Your Roots. Apparently, PBS colluded with the movie star to cover up the fact that Affleck's ancestor owned slaves.
As of the morning of 20 April 2015, ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts haven't aired any reports or news briefs on the recent arrest in Palermo, Italy of 15 Muslim migrants from Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, who allegedly murdered 12 fellow migrants by throwing them into the Mediterranean Sea – simply because they recited Christian prayers. On 17 April 2015, CBS This Morning devoted seven seconds of air time to a news brief on the possible mass murder.
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While both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Monday discussed the ongoing scandal of the Clinton Foundation accepting millions of dollars in foreign donations, NBC's Today not only ignored the story but actually portrayed Hillary Clinton as a victim of Republican attacks.
[See NewsBusters for more.] George Stephanopoulos and the crew of Good Morning America on Monday hailed the "political statement" of a "daring," "passionate" pilot who landed his gyrocopter on the grounds of the Capitol last week in order to lobby for campaign finance reform.
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. During an appearance on CBS This Morning to promote her annual Women in the World summit, former Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown did her best to sidestep a question about the Clinton Foundation’s practice of taking money from foreign countries with abysmal women’s rights records.
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. On ABC's This Week, several members of the show's political panel repeatedly took shots at the future of the GOP with CNN contributor LZ Granderson calling the potential 2016 GOP candidates an "intolerant field."
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. On Sunday's Meet the Press, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker blasted Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign rollout and told her to "let this inner Ayotolllah get out of her head."
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. On Sunday's Inside Politics, New York TImes reporter Jonathan Martin used controversial remarks made by NRA president Wayne LaPierre do insist that part of the GOP is driven by "white resentment politics."
VIdeo cross-posted here at NewsBusters. During an appearance on MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt on Saturday, Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi blasted a Kansas law that would restrict what welfare recepients could use their benefits on calling the law "mean spirited" and falsely called the benefits "their own money."
An early Hollywood endorsement for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. For Thursday’s With All Due Respect on Bloomberg TV, a staffer quizzed celebrities at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City about their opinion of the hospital sign-like Hillary campaign logo and prompted actor Harvey Keitel’s endorsement.
He trumpeted: “She deserves the job if she wants it. And let’s help her.”
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On the 17 April 2015 edition of NBC Nightly News, Peter Alexander hinted that the Republican Party's internal battles over conservative principles caused its losses in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. Alexander asked former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, "How are you going to help the party overcome the ideological problems that, sort of, torpedoed it in 2008 and 2012?"