GoodMorningAmerica http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1188/all en CBS, ABC Highlight Obama 'Flip-Flop' on Super PACs; NBC Punts http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-abc-highlight-obama-flip-flop-super-pacs-nbc-punts <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>CBS This Morning on Tuesday led its broadcast with the Obama re-election campaign's decision on Monday night to reverse its opposition to super PAC fundraising. Charlie Rose teased the report by noting how "<strong>the White House</strong>...<strong>flip-flops on controversial super PAC donations</strong>." ABC's Jake Tapper used the same term on Good Morning America. NBC's Today show completely ignored this breaking development.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-abc-highlight-obama-flip-flop-super-pacs-nbc-punts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert BillPlante cbs CBSThisMorning CharlieRose GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper JoshElliott liberalmediabias NBC superPAC Today Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:35:00 +0000 39021 at http://www.mrc.org After Pounding Romney on Taxes, ABC Gloats That 'More' People 'Don't Like' the Republican http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-pounding-romney-taxes-abc-gloats-more-people-dont-republican <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/2012-02-06-ABC-GMA-poll.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="174" /></div> <p>After pounding Mitt Romney on taxes and wealth for weeks, ABC touted a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-holds-edge-over-romney-in-general-election-matchup-poll-finds/2012/02/05/gIQA5JX0sQ_story.html">new poll </a>on Monday finding that the Republican is "struggling on this key issue of taxes," according to co-host George Stephanopoulos.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/after-pounding-romney-taxes-abc-gloats-more-people-dont-republican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper liberalmediabias MittRomney Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:48:00 +0000 39020 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Alters ESPN Reporter's Quote to Attack Faith of 'Astonishingly Polarizing' Tebow http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-alters-espn-reporters-quote-attack-faith-astonishingly-polarizing-tebow <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>The journalists at <em>Good Morning America</em> on Friday altered a quote from an ESPN reporter, turning a question about Tim Tebow into a declaration that the faith of the quarterback is why he's such an "astonishingly polarizing," "divisive figure."<br /> <br /> On ESPN 2's <em>First Take</em>, Skip Bayless wondered, "Do you believe your faith is the biggest reason you're such an astonishingly polarizing figure, a divisive figure in the country? Everybody has a strong opinion, love him or hate him, on Tebow."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-alters-espn-reporters-quote-attack-faith-astonishingly-polarizing-tebow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ESPN GoodMorningAmerica JoshElliott liberalmediabias SkipBayless timtebow Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:08:00 +0000 39009 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Anti-Romney Highlight Reel Recycles 'Poor' Comment Three Times in Three Minutes http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-anti-romney-highlight-reel-recycles-poor-comment-three-times-three-minutes <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> The journalists at <em>Good Morning America</em> on Thursday gave an assist to the Obama administration, helpfully creating an anti-Romney highlight reel. The David Muir segment repeated Romney's "poor" comment three times in less than three minutes.<br /> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-anti-romney-highlight-reel-recycles-poor-comment-three-times-three-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc BiasAlert DavidMuir GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MittRomney Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:50:00 +0000 39007 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Class Warfare: 'Just How Rich Is Mitt Romney and Is He Paying His Fair Share?" http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-class-warfare-just-how-rich-mitt-romney-and-he-paying-his-fair-share <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's George Stephanopoulos, who makes <a href="http://www.washingtonian.com/print/articles/6/0/17316.html">$8 million a year</a>, pounced on the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns, sneering on Tuesday, "<strong>So, just how rich is Mitt Romney and is he paying his fair share of taxes</strong>?" [MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-24-ABC-GMa-Berman.mp3">here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-class-warfare-just-how-rich-mitt-romney-and-he-paying-his-fair-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica JohnBerman liberalmediabias Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:03:00 +0000 38940 at http://www.mrc.org George Stephanopoulos: The DNC Just Sent Me This E-Mail; Let Me Repeat It http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-dnc-just-sent-me-e-mail-let-me-repeat-it <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>Former Democratic operative George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday recited an e-mail from the Democratic National Committee to an adviser for a Democratic president.<br /><br /> The host interviewed David Plouffe and began, "[I] got this e-mail from [the] Democratic National Committee...saying Mitt Romney's tax returns release raises more questions than it answers." [MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-24-ABC-GMA-steph.mp3">here</a>.]<br /><br /> <iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/109384" width="475" height="267" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/george-stephanopoulos-dnc-just-sent-me-e-mail-let-me-repeat-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 BiasAlert DavidPlouffe GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MittRomney Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:34:00 +0000 38944 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-Clinton Operative Stephanopoulos Questions Gingrich's 'Character and Temperament' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-clinton-operative-stephanopoulos-questions-gingrichs-character-and-temperament <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>Former Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos on Monday questioned Newt Gingrich's "character and temperament." The <em>Good Morning America</em> co-anchor interviewed the Republican presidential candidate and unselfconsciously scolded, "<strong>I know you've faced these kinds of questions before. Is there any way for you to put this issue of temperament to rest?"</strong> [MP3 audio<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-23-ABC-GMA-steph.mp3"> here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/ex-clinton-operative-stephanopoulos-questions-gingrichs-character-and-temperament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias NewtGingrich Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:43:00 +0000 38938 at http://www.mrc.org Embarrassing: ABC's Jake Tapper Skips Keystone Decision, Shills for Obama and Disney http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/embarrassing-abcs-jake-tapper-skips-keystone-decision-shills-obama-and-disney <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>Over the two hours of Thursday's <em>Good Morning America</em>, there was <em>not one mention</em> of the Obama administration's decision to reject the Keystone oil pipeline, costing at least 20,000 jobs. Yet, Jake Tapper and ABC found time to promote both the administration's plan to create a "small world full of tourists who want to spend their money" and Disney World, parent company of ABC.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/embarrassing-abcs-jake-tapper-skips-keystone-decision-shills-obama-and-disney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BarackObama BiasAlert disney GoodMorningAmerica JakeTapper keystone liberalmediabias Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:41:00 +0000 38922 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Jon Karl Demands to Know How Romney 'Got Away With Paying So Little' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-jon-karl-demands-know-how-romney-got-away-paying-so-little <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><em>Good Morning America's</em> Jon Karl on Wednesday parroted DNC and White House talking points about Mitt Romney. Karl demanded to know just how Romney "<strong>get[s] away with paying so little</strong>" capital gains taxes. The segment was punctuated by dollar sign and coin audio clips. [MP3 audio<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-18-ABC-GMA-Karl.mp3"> here</a>.]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-jon-karl-demands-know-how-romney-got-away-paying-so-little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert GoodMorningAmerica JonKarl liberalmediabias Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:55:00 +0000 38910 at http://www.mrc.org ABC, CBS Pound Romney on Business Background; CNN Downplays New Hampshire Win http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-pound-romney-business-background-cnn-downplays-new-hampshire-win <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>Mitt Romney appeared on all six network and cable morning shows on Wednesday and endured repeated liberal attacks about whether he'll be able to "defend" his business background, and even an assertion that a 16 point New Hampshire win was "not a victory." <strong>[MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-11-CNN-SP-Obrien.mp3">here</a>.]</strong><br /> <br /> The Republican presidential candidate showed up on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and MSNBC. However, it was CNN's Soledad O'Brien who offered the most transparently partisan attack.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-cbs-pound-romney-business-background-cnn-downplays-new-hampshire-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 abc Bain BainCapital BiasAlert cbs GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MittRomney MSNBC NBC SoledadO'Brien Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:03:00 +0000 38879 at http://www.mrc.org Stephanopoulos' Spin: Romney's 'Reassuring' of Conservatives Will 'Turn Off' Moderates? http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-spin-romneys-reassuring-conservatives-will-turn-moderates <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>Former top Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday wondered if Mitt Romney's attempt to "reassure" conservative voters would end up "turning off" moderates and independent voters in a general election. <strong>[MP3 audio <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-01-04-ABC-GMA-Steph.mp3">here</a>.]</strong><br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/stephanopoulos-spin-romneys-reassuring-conservatives-will-turn-moderates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias MittRomney Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:55:00 +0000 38841 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Staff Laugh at Maher's Anti-Religious Mockery of Tim Tebow http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-staff-laugh-mahers-anti-religious-mockery-tim-tebow <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-28-ABC-GMA-Harris1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>On Wednesday's<em> Good Morning America</em>, ABC staff could be heard laughing in the background when substitute news reader Dan Harris read the less vulgar part of HBO comedian Bill Maher's infamous tweet mocking Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's religious beliefs.<br /><br />After informing viewers that there were calls for a boycott against Maher's HBO show over the "controversial tweet," Harris continued:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-staff-laugh-mahers-anti-religious-mockery-tim-tebow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert BillMaher Christianity DanHarris GoodMorningAmerica HBO liberalmediabias RealTime Religion timtebow Twitter Sun, 01 Jan 2012 02:15:00 +0000 38697 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Tapper Slap: Many GOP Candidates 'Self-Immolating and Careening Off the Highway' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-tapper-slap-many-gop-candidates-self-immolating-and-careening-highway <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/BiasAlert/uploads/2011-12-29-ABC-Tapper-GOP dos.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="178" /></div> <p>ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper apparently thinks the race is just about over for many campaigns before the Iowa caucus has even begun. On Thursday's Good Morning America, Tapper credited Mitt Romney's recent success in the polls with other campaigns "exploding" on the campaign trail.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-tapper-slap-many-gop-candidates-self-immolating-and-careening-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012Elections abc BiasAlert GoodMorningAmerica GOP JakeTapper liberalmediabias Republicans Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:06:00 +0000 38692 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Vargas Asks if Gingrich is 'Fit to Be President' http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-vargas-asks-if-gingrich-fit-be-president <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-27-ABC-GMA-Vargas1.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="179" /></div> <p>On Tuesday's Good Morning America on ABC, during an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, substitute host Elizabeth Vargas singled out GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as she asked if the former House Speaker is "fit to be President." Vargas:<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/abcs-vargas-asks-if-gingrich-fit-be-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert Campaign2012 ElizabethVargas GoodMorningAmerica liberalmediabias NewtGingrich ReincePriebus Republicans Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:09:00 +0000 38582 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Team Laughs at House GOP 'Cave,' ABC Plays Up Republican Defeat http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-team-laughs-house-gop-cave-abc-plays-republican-defeat <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/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-12-23-CBS-TES-Axelrod1.jpg" border="0" /></div> <p>As the broadcast network morning newscasts on Friday all reported on House Republicans backing down on a temporary extension of the payroll tax cut without extracting additional concessions from Democrats, the CBS team on <em>The Early Show</em> saw humor in the House Republican move as substitute co-anchor Jim Axelrod quipped that "the word of the day in Washington will be 'cave,'" evoking laughter.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-team-laughs-house-gop-cave-abc-plays-republican-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc AnnCurry BarackObama BiasAlert cbs congress GeorgeStephanopoulos GoodMorningAmerica JimAxelrod JohnBoehner JonathanKarl KellyO'Donnell liberalmediabias NBC RebeccaJarvis Republican SharylAttkisson taxes TheEarlyShow Today Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:55:00 +0000 38568 at http://www.mrc.org