Behar Dismisses ‘So-Called Threat' Soleimani: What About Impeachment?

January 6th, 2020 4:07 PM

The bitter media began the new year being outraged over President Trump ordering a drone strike to kill a terrorist, and the bizarre complaining continued on Monday’s The View. The hosts invited ABC News’ political director Rick Klein on the show to parrot Democrat fear mongering about how killing Soleimani was going to start a war with Iran. Co-host Joy Behar refused to give Trump any credit…


Truth Matters? ABC Panel Defends Joe Biden Telling False War Story

September 1st, 2019 12:37 PM
Apparently, the truth and the accuracy of details meant little to the so-called “powerhouse roundtable” on ABC’s This Week. During the latter half of the Sunday show, the panel defended former Vice President Joe Biden after The Washington Post exposed that a war story Biden had been telling for years was actually a tall tale.

ABC's Klein Pushes Hard for Green Deal, Scolds, 'Don't Misconstrue It'

February 14th, 2019 3:01 PM
ABC News's political director Rick Klein appeared briefly on The View Thursday to talk about the controversies surrounding freshman Democrats and to tout the Green New Deal proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While co-host Abby Huntsman expressed concern that Democrats were veering too far left, Klein and fellow co-host Joy Behar shut her down, claiming that most Americans supported Democrats’…

Excited ABC Journalists: ‘Almost Inevitable’ That Texas Turns Blue

October 23rd, 2018 4:33 PM
Journalists just cannot contain their excitement over Beto O'Rourke and the possibility of turning Texas into a Democratic stronghold. Despite the fact that O'Rourke has NEVER LED in a single poll, reporters have decided this is the year. Appearing on Nightline, Monday, ABC News political reporter Rick Klein enthused, “The idea that Texas is ripe for the picking, it's powered by the growing…

Dyson: We Have a 'Moral Obligation' to Protest Trump at GOP Convention

June 20th, 2016 8:09 PM
With all this year's preliminary political events concluded and the Republican National Convention set for July 18-21 in Cleveland, Georgetown University professor and former MSNBC analyst and guest host Michael Eric Dyson declared last Wednesday that Americans have a “moral obligation” to protest presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump as a “racist demagogue for president.” The tumult began when…

Secret Hillary Campaign Emails: ‘F U Republicans,'; Will Media Cover?

November 14th, 2014 2:34 PM
Early Friday morning, published an exclusive article that unearthed a secret email listserv maintained by two of Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential campaign advisers that, among other things, allowed them to express their desires to “smite Republicans mafia-style” and “punish those voters.” With these emails now public, the question will be: Will any of ABC’s newscasts or…

Limbaugh, Palin Defend Drudge's Payment of ObamaCare 'Liberty Tax

March 26th, 2014 3:19 PM
Ever since Friday afternoon, when Matt Drudge tweeted that he had just paid the “ObamaCare penalty for not getting covered” and called it a “Liberty Tax,” that post by the editor of the Drudge Report website has been slammed as a “flat lie” and “bad press” for the approaching March 31 enrollment deadline of the Affordable Care Act. However, during Monday's edition of Rush Limbaugh's weekday…

Diligent Drudge Includes Obamacare Penalty in First Federal Tax Estima

March 25th, 2014 12:56 AM
On Friday afternoon, Matt Drudge announced in a tweet that "(I) Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX!" A White House spokesman and the "progressive" press proceeded to thoroughly embarrass itself in its rebuttal attempts. How do I know? Because, four days later, despite the substantial and widely-known uproar, the Associated Press, aka the…

ABC’s Jon Karl and Rick Klein Try, Fail to Get Bobby Jindal to Criti

October 11th, 2013 5:58 PM
Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein of ABC News teamed up recently for an online interview with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Posted to the ABC News/Yahoo! News “Power Players” blog, the interview consisted mostly of Karl and Klein trying to get Jindal to criticize his fellow Republicans, particularly those in Congress. Karl got right down to the GOP-infighting business with his first question: […

ABC's Klein: GOP 'Taking the Bait' After Reid's 'Wildly Unsubstantiate

August 7th, 2012 12:44 AM
On Sunday's World News, ABC's senior Washington editor, Rick Klein, found it to be a "wildly unsubstantiated" and "irresponsible" claim for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to accuse Mitt Romney of not paying taxes for 10 years. He also asserted that Republicans are "taking the bait" by responding, suggesting that there is a "big risk" for the GOP in doing so.

Obama TV: ABC Touts Romney Critics, Features Nine Attacks in Just Over

July 17th, 2012 11:50 AM
ABC on Sunday aggressively pushed liberal talking points, hyping Barack Obama's call for Mitt Romney to release more tax documents. Over a span of just three minutes and 32 seconds, the anchor and reporters of World News played nine clips of people lobbying Mitt Romney to "show the American people" what's going on. Only one person, the candidate, appeared in a snippet to argue for the other…

ABC Hypes Obama's Bain Attacks: Romney 'Can't Escape' Ads that Are 'Br

July 3rd, 2012 4:35 PM
ABC's World News on Sunday hyped Barack Obama's attack ads against Mitt Romney's past work for Bain Capital. Anchor David Muir even played a clip of one of the President's ads.  Washington editor Rick Klein trumpeted, "Democrats are definitely breaking through by calling into question what Romney wants to be his biggest strength." Muir hyped, "If you live in those battlegrounds, you can't…

ABC’s Klein Adopts Euphemism ‘Investments’ to Refer to Obama Spe

January 23rd, 2011 11:30 PM
  On the January 23 World News Sunday, ABC News Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein used President Obama’s euphemism for spending as "investments" as he and anchor Dan Harris discussed how Republicans will likely respond to Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. Although the setup piece by correspondent David Kerley did allude to Obama’s word choice to call his plan "cut and invest" as having…

ABC Knocks Obama for 'Caving' and 'Moving Right' on 'Tax Cuts for the

December 6th, 2010 3:37 PM
World News anchors and reporters on Sunday chided Barack Obama from the left, complaining that he was "caving" and "breaking one of his biggest campaign promises" by preventing tax rates from increasing in January. ABC's Washington editor Rick Klein worried, "President Obama has been clear this was a critical position and he is caving on it, in, in allowing all the tax cuts to be extended."…