ABCNews http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1747/all en ABC Ignores Its Own Poll Showing Bleak Numbers for Obama on the Economy http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-ignores-its-own-poll-showing-bleak-numbers-obama-economy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC on Monday and Tuesday ignored its own poll's finding that <strong>37 percent of Americans now blame Barack Obama's policies for hurting the economy</strong>. No mention was made of the results on Monday's World News or Nightline.<br /> <br /> On Tuesday, Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott vaguely explained, "And a new ABC News poll finds Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future. 68 percent who suffered a layoff in their household say jobs remain very hard to find in their area."</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-ignores-its-own-poll-showing-bleak-numbers-obama-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BarackObama BiasAlert liberalmediabias Poll Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:03:00 +0000 37959 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News Frets Over PBS Cuts: 'Big Bird on the Chopping Block?' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-frets-over-pbs-cuts-big-bird-chopping-block <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/Bigbirdreg.jpg" /></div><p>The <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/wn">ABCNews.com</a> website on Tuesday used the Sesame Street character Big Bird to worry about potential Republican cuts to PBS. Next to a picture of the forlorn puppet and some concerned children, a graphic alerted, "<strong>Big Bird on the Chopping Block?</strong>"<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-frets-over-pbs-cuts-big-bird-chopping-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BiasAlert BigBird liberalmediabias PBS SesameStreet Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:15:00 +0000 37342 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News Publishes, Quickly Removes Lefty Mother Jones Article on GOP 'Redefining Rape' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-publishes-quickly-removes-lefty-mother-jones-article-gop-redefining-rape <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/ABCNews3.jpg" width="240" height="180" /></div>ABCNews.com on Monday republished, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-gops-plan-redefine-rape/story?id=12793004">then removed</a> an article from <a href="http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/01/republican-plan-redefine-rape-abortion">Mother Jones</a> magazine on Republicans "redefining rape." The piece briefly appeared on the network's website with no explanation that it was by the associate editor of the liberal magazine.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-publishes-quickly-removes-lefty-mother-jones-article-gop-redefining-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BiasAlert liberalmediabias MotherJones Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:40:00 +0000 37285 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Promote Kimmel Masturbation Jokes as 'News' http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-promote-kimmel-masturbation-jokes-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >ABC News has changed the headline of an online video to “Christine O'Donnell's Masturbation Argument” from the more inappropriately suggestive “Christine O'Donnell's Masturbation Stance,” but that doesn't mean the network has grown up about the sex-related beliefs of conservative candidates.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-promote-kimmel-masturbation-jokes-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc ABCNews BristolPalin ChristineO'Donnell SarahPalin Fri, 17 Sep 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28883 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News's Deputy Political Director Jumps to Left-Wing Union, the 15th Obama Activist Through the Media's Revolving Door (Updated) http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-newss-deputy-political-director-jumps-left-wing-union-15th-obama-activist-through-me <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/TeddyDavis-ABCcom.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p><b><i>Full list of 17 below, updated 8/10/2010</i>. <i>NEW UPDATE 9/14/2010 with new revolvers who don't have direct Obama ties (list at bottom of page).</i></b><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-newss-deputy-political-director-jumps-left-wing-union-15th-obama-activist-through-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BiasAlert liberalmediabias RevolvingDoor Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:30:00 +0000 36196 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News Reporter to Marry Obama's Top Budget Aide http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-reporter-marry-obamas-top-budget-aide <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="177" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-12-29-ABC-Golodryga.JPG" /></div><p>ABC News economics and business reporter Bianna Golodryga (pictured at right), a regular contributor to Good Morning America, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/bianna-golodryga-announces-engagement-peter-orszag-gma/story?id=9436757">will marry</a> Obama budget chief Peter Orszag next fall.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-news-reporter-marry-obamas-top-budget-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BarackObama BiannaGolodryga BiasAlert GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias PeterOrszag Tue, 29 Dec 2009 22:37:00 +0000 35479 at http://www.mrc.org Desperate for Guests? 'World News' Goes to Rolling Stone's Taibbi for Health Care Segment http://www.mrc.org/articles/desperate-guests-world-news-goes-rolling-stones-taibbi-health-care-segment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC’s “World News” is supposed to be above the fray, right? According to “World News” executive Jon Banner, his program didn’t jump into covering the recent ACORN scandal because it is <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2009/09/16/abc-world-news-boss-ignoring-acorn-were-not-business-noise"></a>“not in the business of noise.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/desperate-guests-world-news-goes-rolling-stones-taibbi-health-care-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health ABCNews healthcare MattTaibbi Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:44:40 +0000 admin 26585 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Editor Bill Keller Denies Pro-Obama Bias on ABC http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-editor-bill-keller-denies-pro-obama-bias-abc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The paper&#039;s executive editor insisted, against all evidence, that the president is &quot;getting examined pretty microscopically.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC's This Week roundtable took up the media's favoritism toward President Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-editor-bill-keller-denies-pro-obama-bias-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ABCNews BarackObama BillKeller FoxNews GeorgeStephanopoulos MediaBias NewYorkTimes NYTimes TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:09:00 +0000 admin 6909 at http://www.mrc.org Koppel: 'Enhanced Interrogation' Like 'Rape Is Enhanced Seduction' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/koppel-enhanced-interrogation-rape-enhanced-seduction <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2009-05-11-BBCA-Koppel11.jpg" height="180" width="240" /></div><p> Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel took to BBC's World News America newscast on Monday night to denounce former Vice President Dick Cheney as Koppel declared U.S.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/koppel-enhanced-interrogation-rape-enhanced-seduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ABCNews BBC TedKoppel Tue, 12 May 2009 11:44:53 +0000 34632 at http://www.mrc.org New Seth Rogen Film Forces the Question: Is Date Rape Funny? http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-seth-rogen-film-forces-question-date-rape-funny <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>American culture is truly in a sorry state when a news organization feels the need to explore the question of whether a date rape scene in a movie is funny or offensive. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>ABC News did just that in an April 14 <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Movies/story?id=7327855&amp;page=1"></a>article about “Observe and Report,” the latest movie starring Seth Rogen, an actor best known for his roles in Judd Apatow movies such as “Knocked Up.” Writer Luchina Fisher's Headline asked, “'Observe and Report's' Date Rape Scene: Funny or Offensive?” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-seth-rogen-film-forces-question-date-rape-funny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Media "ObserveandReport" ABCNews AnnaFaris daterape LuchinaFisher NewYorkTimes RichardCorliss SethRogan Time Thu, 16 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28712 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News Spends Friday Night with Prostitutes http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-spends-friday-night-prostitutes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Eliot Spitzer's call girl<b > </b>and the bad economy's impact on “orgy rooms” topped ABC's news programming on Friday night.</p> <br /> <p >One report was a sensible interview with a high-profile prostitute. The other exploited the tanking economy to take viewers into a brothel.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-spends-friday-night-prostitutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family ABCNews AshelyDupre dianesawyer EliotSpitzer MustangRanch NealKarlinsky Prostitution Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27986 at http://www.mrc.org Obama Tries to Flush Rush http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-tries-flush-rush <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For two decades, going back to the Willie Horton ads of 1999, we've heard liberals accuse Republicans of race-baiting. Throughout this campaign, there have been endless whispers, suggestions, and outright accusations that the GOP could/would play the race card because Obama is half-black. Now Barack Obama has found his bizarre version of Willie Horton, and it's…Rush Limbaugh. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obama-tries-flush-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ABCNews BarackObama Conservatives immigration JakeTapper JohnMcCain RushLimbaugh talkradio TerryMoran TheWashingtonPost TomBrokaw Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28069 at http://www.mrc.org Edwards Affair Rules the News Cycle for Three Days http://www.mrc.org/articles/edwards-affair-rules-news-cycle-three-days <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >John Edwards probably hoped his broadcast mea culpa – the public apology for his extramarital affair on ABC's August 8th <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Nightline</i> – would get buried in the hype of the opening ceremonies of the 29<sup>th</sup> Olympiad.  But that's not the way the Internet-dominated news cycle works.  </p> <br /> <p >As soon as ABC News announced that Edwards had confessed to infidelity, the story was headline fodder, leading the Drudge Report and no doubt wreaking havoc in news rooms around the country.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/edwards-affair-rules-news-cycle-three-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education ABCNews BobWoodruff cbs CNN DemocraticParty DrudgeReport Fox JohnEdwards McClatchyNewsService MSNBC NationalEnquirer NBC RielleHunter Mon, 11 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28121 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Anchors Bike to Work, Man Sings Protest Song about Gas Prices http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-anchors-bike-work-man-sings-protest-song-about-gas-prices <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;If gas prices are getting you down, just hop on your bike or grab a guitar like the May 16 “Good Morning America.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ABC News financial correspondent Bianna Golodryga, described as the “new TV money honey” <a href="http://www.usnews.com/blogs/washington-whispers/2008/5/8/the-new-tv-money-honey.html"></a>by U.S. News and World Report’s Paul Bedard, reported yet another angle on high gas prices. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-anchors-bike-work-man-sings-protest-song-about-gas-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Life ABCNews bicycle bike cost DavidMuir dianesawyer fuel GasPrices GoodMorningAmerica protest save work Fri, 16 May 2008 20:12:21 +0000 admin 26174 at http://www.mrc.org ABC News: Weight Discrimination is 'Spiraling Upward' http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-weight-discrimination-spiraling-upward <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Discrimination is a problem this country has faced throughout its history. People have been singled out for various characteristics they could not change – ethnicity or origin, color, race or sex.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As discrimination due to those traits is becoming less common in American society, ABC News tackled a new discrimination – weight discrimination – and blamed the food industry and government for the problem. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-news-weight-discrimination-spiraling-upward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health Life ABCNews dietindustry discrimination fat foodindustry LeeDye obesity personalresponsibility Racism RebeccaPuhl Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:37:54 +0000 admin 26269 at http://www.mrc.org