'The View:' Widow of Navy SEAL Was 'Exploited,' 'Political Prop'

March 1st, 2017 2:18 PM
Wednesday on ABC’s The View the panel blasted Trump for honoring the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL at last night’s address before Congress. Host Sunny Hostin had the harshest take, calling the move “exploitative,” even blaming Trump for the veteran’s death.

ABC Hypes Shooter As 'Ultra-Conservative, Anti-Tax Crusader'

July 24th, 2015 9:40 PM
On Friday's World News Tonight, ABC's Ryan Owens played up how Lafayette, Louisiana mass shooter John "Rusty" Houser was "politically active – even running for office as an ultra-conservative, anti-tax crusader in Georgia." Owens also spotlighted how "investigators are scouring Houser's postings on known anti-government websites – hoping, perhaps, to find some answers there."

NBC Skips 'Islamic Extremists' or 'Terrorists' Labels for TX Shooters

May 5th, 2015 1:20 AM

In covering the failed terrorist attack at a Prophet Mohammad cartoon event in Texas, NBC neglected to describe the two gunmen on Monday evening as “Islamic extremists” or “terrorists,” while ABC, CBS, and NBC prominently touted the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) description of AFDI as an “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Islamic” “hate group.”

ABC to Phil Robertson: 'Would You Consider Yourself a Homophobe

September 2nd, 2014 12:13 PM
Although Phil Robertson appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning America to promote his new book, reporter Ryan Owens couldn't resist portraying the reality show personality as an anti-gay bigot. Owens reminded viewers of the Duck Dynasty star's interview with GQ where he called homosexuality a sin. Owens pressed, "Would you consider yourself a homophobe?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] …

GMA Hypocrisy: Wants Apology from Balloon Boy Family; Doesn’t Apolog

October 19th, 2009 12:14 PM
Hell hath no fury like an infotainment show duped. On Oct. 19, ABC's "Good Morning America" started the week by picking up where it left off the previous Friday. On Monday, GMA wasted over 14 minutes whining about the bogus balloon boy story and his family's lack of "remorse." On Oct 16, GMA spent 25 minutes hyping balloon boy, covering every angle by talking to the family, the sheriff, and a…

Again This Morning, No (D) for Incarcerated Detroit Mayor

August 8th, 2008 2:43 PM
The Big Three networks continued to ignore the party affiliation of the now-incarcerated Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Friday morning, just as they had done in their evening news programs the previous night. The Early Show on CBS chose to ignore the story of Kilpatrick’s arrest on a bail violation entirely, while ABC’s Good Morning America devoted one 16-second news brief to the story near…

The Biz Flog – Blaming Oil Speculators for High Gas Prices

July 9th, 2008 4:01 PM
Forget the basics of supply and demand, just find someone to blame. As Congress takes new aim at speculators for the high price of gasoline, some media reports seem to be following suit. But as The Biz Flog explains this week, there is considerable debate over whether speculators should be blamed for the high cost of oil. June 23, the same day Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce…

GMA: Daughter of 'Pregnant Man' Will Have Normal Life

July 7th, 2008 4:55 PM
Mixed in with stories on cooking for the Fourth of July and how soldiers deployed in Iraq were spending their Independence Day, the July 4 "Good Morning America" managed to give nearly two full minutes to a story on Thomas Beatie, more commonly known as the "pregnant man," and "his" newly born daughter on Friday. Unsurprisingly, the segment featured only a positive take on the situation…

ABC Promotes Pregnant 'Man' Four Times in Two and a Half Months

June 9th, 2008 3:58 PM
On Monday's "Good Morning America," for the fourth time in just two and a half months, the ABC program featured a segment on the so-called pregnant man, Thomas Beatie. Since first reporting the story on March 26, GMA has been fascinated with the case of the woman who had surgery to become a man, but kept her reproductive organs and is now having a child. On Monday's show, reporter Ryan Owens…

Media Can't Decide If 2.4 Percent Is Dramatic or Ho-Hum

December 26th, 2007 3:59 PM
The media are always trying to find a way to report the bad side of economic news, so it's shouldn't come as a terrible surprise to anyone that they managed to make positive holiday sales growth a bad thing.According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, retail sales were up 3.6 percent during the holiday season - 2.4 percent excluding gas prices. But because it's not as big an increase as recent years…

'World News' Shows How to Fight Global Warming One Dumpster Dive at a

December 17th, 2007 4:48 PM

CBS Uses Fires to Remind Viewers Bush 'Never Stopped' to See Katrina V

October 29th, 2007 4:32 AM