ABCS PINING FOR SPEAKER PELOSI BUT TRASHING OF SPEAKER GINGRICH IS A CLEAR DOUBLE STANDARD
Media Research President Brent Bozell blasted ABC for running a
largely sentimental, softball interview of House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi - a piece capped on Thursdays World News by reporter
Claire Shipman who, doe-eyed, pondered whether the congresswoman
daydreams about being Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. This is
in stark contrast to the hardball, antagonistic, and blistering
coverage the network had given potential House Speaker Newt Gingrich
ABCs pining over the liberal Nancy Pelosi as the possible next Speaker of the House is a clear double standard and one more example of how the liberal media are tilting their coverage to help liberal Democrats win on Election Day, November 7, said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center.
ABC shredded Newt Gingrich in 1994, when he stood to become House Speaker, with reporter Jim Wooten tarring him as the national poster boy for the politics of resentment and rage. But in 2006, everything is coming up roses for Nancy Pelosi at ABC. The liberal media are doing everything they can to tilt the election in Democrats favor.
To view ABCs contrasting coverage of Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, see www.MRC.org.
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