ABC's Diane Sawyer Promotes 'Change Agent' Arianna Huffington and Her 'Innovative Solutions'
Published: 9/7/2010 11:52 PM ET
ABC's Diane Sawyer gave Arianna Huffington a rare gift on Tuesday night: An entire World News segment devoted to promoting the left-winger's new book, Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream, and her Huffington Post site. Though a matching ABCNews.com posting described Huffington as a "liberal commentator," no iteration of liberal passed Sawyer's lips.
As if Huffington's book does any such thing, Sawyer wondered: "What if we pulled together in one place all the innovative ideas for creating jobs?" The generous on-screen heading beneath Huffington's picture: "Change Agent." After highlighting Huffington's wish to absolve troubled mortgage-holders of much of their responsibility, Sawyer trumpeted:
Arianna Huffington's new book is called Third World America, and on her Web site, she's been gathering innovative solutions to keep that Third World from happening.The articles posted on the Huffington Post page with "innovative solutions," a page the ABC segment displayed, sound more like the usual liberal carping: "Work Until You're Dead? That May Be the Only Option for Many Americans," "Thousands Crowd Atlanta Area Housing Authority for Section 8 WAITING LIST, Fights Break Out," "The 10 Highest-Paid CEOs Who Laid Off the Most Workers: Institute for Policy Studies" and "Income Inequality: 'The Most Profound Change In American Society In Your Lifetime.'"