ABC Links Teen Bullying to 'Wedge Issues' Like Gay Marriage

October 7th, 2010 5:26 PM
According to ABC's Juju Chang, "wedge issues" like gay marriage can be linked to the bullying of homosexual teens. On Thursday's Good Morning America, the news anchor connected the subject in a piece on why a "seemingly accepting society" would allow harassment. The reporter complained, "But despite the progress, gay issues are wedge issues in this country. 29 states…

ABC's Crystal Ball: Defeat of 'Mainstream' Castle 'Eliminates' GOP Cha

September 15th, 2010 10:49 AM
Good Morning America's Juju Chang switched into prognostication mode on Wednesday and proclaimed that, along with other Tea Party wins, Christine O'Donnell's upset victory in Delaware "pretty much eliminat[es] the Republicans' chances of taking back the Senate." [MP3 audio here.] She trumpeted, "We begin with an upset victory for the Tea Party and maybe for Democrats." The…

ABC Continues Attack on New Arizona Law: 'Target: Immigrants

July 28th, 2010 11:50 AM
ABC on Wednesday continued to attack Arizona's tough new immigration law. Good Morning America devoted three segments to the subject, even misstating what the legislation does. News anchor Juju Chang incorrectly asserted, "The law would allow police to question anyone suspected of being in the country illegally." In fact, the law would allow police to check immigration status only if an…

Morning Shows Spare a Scant Two and a Half Minutes for 'Landmark' Gun

June 29th, 2010 12:16 PM
Despite referring to it as "landmark" and "huge," the network morning shows on Tuesday mostly ignored Monday's Supreme Court ruling, which declared the Second Amendment a fundamental right that cannot be violated by state governments. Good Morning America, The Early Show and Today devoted just two minutes and 34 seconds to discussing the important decision. ABC's GMA offered…

NBC and ABC Barely Touch Kagan Hearings, CBS Promotes Her As 'Very Agi

June 29th, 2010 12:01 PM
While ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today spent little time on the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday, the CBS Early Show featured a report from legal correspondent Jan Crawford, who cheered Kagan finally being able respond to Republican "attacks" in a "very agile" way. Good Morning America devoted only a single news brief early in…

Wherever 14 Leftists Gather to Get Arrested, It's National News

May 14th, 2010 7:48 AM
Pardon my harping, but it's perpetually amazing to me that tens of thousands of people can assemble every January in the nation's capital for the March for Life, and draw not a second of network TV attention. But 14 illegal-alien advocates blocked traffic in Los Angeles, and both ABC and NBC acknowledged them on the morning of May 7: JUJU CHANG, ABC: Well, police in Los Angeles have arrested more…

GMA Reports Laura Bush's Criticism of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

April 28th, 2010 3:18 PM
Former first Lady Laura Bush has some harsh words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in her upcoming memoir "Spoken From The Heart."On Tuesday, ABC's "Good Morning America" logged a report featuring excerpts from the book recently published by the New York Times.Astonishingly, these included Mrs. Bush criticizing Pelosi and…

CBS 'Early Show' Ignores Astronaut Criticism of Obama's Space Program

April 14th, 2010 12:11 PM
On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, fill-in news reader Betty Nguyen reported on President Obama's new plan to cut back America's space program, but failed to mention sharp criticism by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Eugene Cernan in a signed letter sent to the White House.Nguyen noted: "President Obama unveils a revamped plan for America's manned space program....reviving part of a…

'Immigration Reform' Rally Gets Major Diss from TV Networks

March 26th, 2010 4:39 PM
Left-wing protests for "immigration reform" (amnesty) used to be a huge TV-news story. MRC's 2006 special report Election in the Streets counted 309 stories in little more than two months. So it's a little surprising that Sunday's "pro-immigrant" protest received just a few seconds of attention. It's better measured with a word count than a story count. ABC, CBS, and NBC…

Only ABC Highlights Biden's Gaffe About 'Dead' Mother of Irish PM, Ste

March 18th, 2010 10:50 AM
Only Good Morning America on Thursday played the cringe-inducing clip of Joe Biden incorrectly asserting that the mother of Ireland's Prime Minister is dead. Speaking at a St. Patrick's Day event, Wednesday, the Vice President ad-libbed, "His mom lived in Long Island for ten years or so. God rest her soul. And- although, she's- wait- your mom's still- your mom's still alive. Your dad passed…

NBC's Brian Williams Ignores Rangel Corruption Charges

February 26th, 2010 11:43 AM
After the Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Nancy Pelosi promised NBC's Brian Williams that she would "drain the swamp" and "turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history." So when news broke that a House Ethics committee found that long time New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel accepted corporate money for trips to the Carribean…

ABC Gushes Over the 'Genuine Love and Respect' of 'True Valentines' Jo

February 12th, 2010 12:11 PM
Two years after fawning over the romance of John and Elizabeth Edwards, Good Morning America found another Democratic couple to tout. As the song Everlasting Love played in the background, news anchor Juju Chang profiled Joe and Jill Biden and their "famous Washington love story." [Audio available here.]An ABC graphic touted the Vice President and his wife as "true Valentines…

An Emotional George Stephanopoulos Coos: Murtha Made Congress ‘Work

February 9th, 2010 10:52 AM
Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday became emotional over the passing of John Murtha, named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as one of Congress’ most corrupt politicians. He lauded the Democrat as "one of those guys who make the [House of Representatives] work." [Audio available here.]Neither Stephanopoulos, nor Juju Chang, who filed a news…

GMA Criticizes Heidi Montag’s 10 Plastic Surgeries, Calls Her ‘Sad

January 20th, 2010 11:00 AM
If you haven't heard much about Heidi Montag before, that's probably going to change. MTV's pseudo reality star has become a cautionary tale, and is facing a firestorm of critics after going under the knife for a staggering 10 different cosmetic procedures in a single sitting. The list ranged from a mini brow lift to a chin reduction to pinning her ears back to the predictable breast augmentation…