Glenn Beck Pounds ABC and Amanpour for Shrugging Off Death Threat to T

January 17th, 2011 7:28 PM
As NewsBusters reported over the weekend, ABC News did a deplorable job of informing viewers about a death threat made by a Tucson shooting survivor to a Tea Partier at the taping of a town hall event aired on Sunday's "This Week." On Monday, Glenn Beck and his radio crew savaged Christiane Amanpour for her involvement in this fiasco while concluding, "That lack of truth is why places like…

Only Partial Improvement: AP Finally Notes Fuller's 'Democracy Now' Ap

January 16th, 2011 11:43 PM
Yesterday (covered here at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), in his report on the arrest of Eric Fuller at an ABC "This Week" taping in Tucson, Arizona, the Associated Press's Bob Christie either failed to perform a basic web search that would have revealed Fuller's Friday "Democracy Now!" rant, or failed to report what he found. This evening's AP report from Christie and Amanda Lee Myers at least…

Christiane Amanpour Omits Fuller Saying 'You're Dead' to Tea Partier a

January 16th, 2011 1:11 PM
NewsBusters asked Saturday if ABC's "This Week" would fully report a Tucson shooting survivor issuing a death threat to a Tea Party leader at a special town hall meeting taped earlier that day. Although host Christiane Amanpour, in a brief, 30 second after-thought at the close of Sunday's program, told viewers J. Eric Fuller's threat was directed at a Tea Party member, she omitted Fuller…

New York Times Profile Still Trying to Link Loughner to Right-Wing Ext

January 16th, 2011 11:21 AM
The New York Times simply can’t help themselves.  They simply cannot leave their opinions out of supposedly objective pieces of journalism.  Which begs the question, if the bulk of the articles contain this type of reporting, why does the Times even bother having a separate opinion section? In a profile piece on Tucson gunman Jared Loughner titled, Looking Behind the Mug-Shot Grin of an…

Keith Olbermann Praised Fuller Day Before His Death Threat to Tea Part

January 16th, 2011 10:44 AM
The Greek playwright Euripides said you can judge a man by the company he keeps. On Friday, roughly 24 hours before J. Eric Fuller was going to be arrested for publicly threatening the life of a Tea Party leader at an ABC News town hall meeting, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann praised him via Twitter:

AP Early Report on Fuller Arrest Ignores His 'Democracy Now' Fulminati

January 15th, 2011 10:58 PM
Let's see if this lasts. I'm guessing it will. Here's the opening paragraph of the Associated Press's 8:16 p.m. ET report on the arrest of Eric Fuller: One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead." The rest of Bob…

John Hayward at Human Events on Friday: 'You Might Be Seeing a Lot of

January 15th, 2011 8:12 PM
Noel Sheppard posted the news about J. Eric Fuller's arrest at NewsBusters earlier this evening: According to the website of ABC-TV affiliate KGUN, J. Eric Fuller was arrested and charged with threats, intimidation, and disorderly conduct. Demonstrating impressive prescience, John Hayward at Human Events predicted on Friday that Fuller would attempt to capitalize on his being among the…

Tucson Shooting Survivor Arrested for Issuing Death Threat to Tea Part

January 15th, 2011 6:37 PM
In the middle of a taping for a town hall meeting to be aired on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, a survivor of last week's Tucson shootings issued a death threat to a Tea Party member in attendance. According to the website of ABC-TV affiliate KGUN, J. Eric Fuller was arrested and charged with threats, intimidation, and disorderly conduct: