Nightline http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/1638/all en ABC Dismisses Conservative Joni Ernst's Ad as 'Downright Bizarre' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-dismisses-conservative-joni-ernsts-ad-downright-bizarre <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>Covering the midterms on election night,&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;anchor Dan Harris huffed that Senator-elect Joni Ernst's 2014 campaign commercial was "downright bizarre." As the returns rolled in and it became clear that Democrats had suffered massive losses, Harris recapped the year's political commercials and the money behind them: "Most of it spent on a barrage of political ads that ranged from terrifying...to downright bizarre." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://mrc.org//sites/default/files/uploads/2014-11-04-ABC-NL-Harris.mp3">here</a>.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-dismisses-conservative-joni-ernsts-ad-downright-bizarre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 2014 midterms abc Joni Ernst Nightline Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:50:02 +0000 scott.whitlock 47562 at http://www.mrc.org Blackout: 300 Days Since ABC's 'Nightline' Covered ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-300-days-abcs-nightline-covered-obamacare <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>As of September 10, 2014, it's been 300 days since ABC's&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;covered ObamaCare. In the 43 weeks since November 14, 2013, the show has avoided problems with the health care law and instead focused on extremely superficial topics, such as nude reality shows and the royal baby.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-300-days-abcs-nightline-covered-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Nightline obamacare Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:32:05 +0000 scott.whitlock 47095 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the 'Woman Who Says She Can See Russia from Her House' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-harris-falsely-hits-sarah-palin-woman-who-says-she-can-see-russia-her-house <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>Nightline</em>&nbsp;co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as "the woman who says she can see Russia from her house."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-07-28-ABC-NL-Palin1.mp3">here</a>.]</strong>&nbsp;No, she didn't. It was<em> Saturday Night Live'</em>s Tina Fey in 2008&nbsp;who uttered this line.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-harris-falsely-hits-sarah-palin-woman-who-says-she-can-see-russia-her-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Dan Harris Nightline Sarah Palin Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:45:11 +0000 scott.whitlock 46810 at http://www.mrc.org Blackout: 400 Days Since ABC's 'Nightline' Covered IRS Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-400-days-abcs-nightline-covered-irs-scandal <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>As of June 19, 2014,&nbsp;<strong>it's been 400 days since&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>, the once-serious news program, has covered the growing scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party organizations</strong>. This includes the new revelation that the IRS has "lost" former director Lois Lerner's e-mails and the hard drives have been destroyed. In fact, Lerner's name has never been uttered on&nbsp;<em>Nightline.</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-400-days-abcs-nightline-covered-irs-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Nightline Tea Party IRS Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:43:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 46506 at http://www.mrc.org Blackout: 140 Days Since ABC's 'Nightline' Has Covered ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-140-days-abcs-nightline-has-covered-obamacare <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>As of April 3, 2014, it's been 140 days since the once-vaunted&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;covered ObamaCare or any of the problems associated with it. Instead, the ABC News program has mostly avoided hard news, focusing on tabloid-heavy topics such as a city in Brazil that has become known as the "model factory." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-04-ABC-NL-Teases.mp3">here</a>.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blackout-140-days-abcs-nightline-has-covered-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Nightline obamacare Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:55:56 +0000 scott.whitlock 45937 at http://www.mrc.org Hillary Fan Cynthia McFadden Is Leaving ABC for NBC: See Her Top 5 Clinton-Loving Quotes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hillary-fan-cynthia-mcfadden-leaving-abc-nbc-see-her-top-5-clinton-loving-quotes <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>After 20 years of activist journalism at ABC, it was announced on Thursday that Cynthia McFadden is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cynthia-mcfadden-jumps-from-abc-to-nbc_b219224">leaving the network for NBC</a>. The&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;co-anchor fawned over many Democratic politicians, but shows a particular affinity for Hillary Clinton.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hillary-fan-cynthia-mcfadden-leaving-abc-nbc-see-her-top-5-clinton-loving-quotes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Cynthia McFadden Hillary Clinton Nightline Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:25 +0000 scott.whitlock 45900 at http://www.mrc.org 'Nightline' Turns to Democrats to Slam Christie as a 'Bully' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nightline-turns-democrats-slam-christie-bully <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> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-28-ABC-NL-Christie.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />To accompany ABC's tough interview of New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Friday's <em>Nightline</em> quoted New Jersey Democrats slamming him as a vengeful "bully."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nightline-turns-democrats-slam-christie-bully" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chris Christie Democrats Diane Sawyer Nightline Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:11:08 +0000 matt.hadro 45881 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's 'Nightline' Skipped ObamaCare for 123 Days, Gossips Over 'Bootleg Butt Injections' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-nightline-skipped-obamacare-123-days-gossips-over-bootleg-butt-injections <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>How do the journalists at&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;define news? On Monday night, co-host Dan Harris and reporter Mariana van Zeller spent an astonishing nine minutes and 33 seconds on the salacious, gossipy phenomenon of "bootleg butt injections."&nbsp;<strong>Yet, it's been 123 days, 17 and a half weeks, since the show's hosts have focused on ObamaCare and the problems with the law's implementation.&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-nightline-skipped-obamacare-123-days-gossips-over-bootleg-butt-injections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Dan Harris Nightline obamacare Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:00:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 45790 at http://www.mrc.org Cheap Shot: ABC Invokes Sarah Palin in Story on Violent Little League Coaches http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cheap-shot-abc-invokes-sarah-palin-story-violent-little-league-coaches <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 David Wright is obsessed with Sarah Palin. The&nbsp;<em>Nightline&nbsp;</em>correspondent on Wednesday gratuitously attacked the former vice presidential candidate in a segment that has nothing to do with politics. Wright investigated angry, violent coaches of youth sports.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cheap-shot-abc-invokes-sarah-palin-story-violent-little-league-coaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Wright Nightline Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:48:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 45493 at http://www.mrc.org After the State of the Union Address, ABC Lauds Obama as a 'Go-It-Alone Terminator' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-state-union-address-abc-lauds-obama-go-it-alone-terminator <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 ABC News have refrained from questioning Barack Obama's unilateral tone at the State of the Union address. Reporter Jim Avila on Tuesday's&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;went so far as to compare the President to an iconic movie character. Regarding Obama's threats to use executive actions to accomplish his goals, Avila enthused, "<b>This was President Obama, the go-it-alone Terminator, mindful he has only three years left.</b>" [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-28-ABC-NL-Avila.mp3">here</a>.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/after-state-union-address-abc-lauds-obama-go-it-alone-terminator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Jim Avila Nightline State of the Union Terminator Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:49:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 45435 at http://www.mrc.org ABC’s Warming Alarmism Grows Cold http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-warming-alarmism-grows-cold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Nightline’ surprises with story on global cooling. </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In a surprising turn, ABC’s “Nightline” consulted a scientist who thinks the world is in a period of global cooling.</p><p dir="ltr">“Nightline” strayed from the networks’ fixation on global warming on Jan. 29, instead running a story with one scientist’s warning of a new ice age. It was the first network program to mention “global cooling” in at least four years.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC interviewed Piers Corbyn, an astrophysicist and man-made climate change skeptic, &nbsp;who predicted a new ice age. Corbyn said “We are now at the early stages of a mini ice age.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abcs-warming-alarmism-grows-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media abc climate alarmism Climate Change gavin schmidt global cooling Global Warming ice age Nasa Nightline piers corbyn Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:21:07 +0000 julia.seymour 45431 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Preaches the 'Gospel of Polyamory' and the Saving Power of Threesomes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-preaches-gospel-polyamory-and-saving-power-threesomes <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>Moving past gay marriage, ABC News on Monday pushed the "gospel" of&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/open-marriages-husband-wife-lovers-date-people/story?id=21009114">polyamory</a>, having multiple romantic and sexual partners in an open relationship. Co-anchor Dan Harris hyped,&nbsp;<strong>"More couples opting to become triples or fourples. Live-in lovers spicing up the marital bed, even helping raise the children." [MP3 audio<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2013-11-25-ABC-NL-Harris-Watt.mp3">here.</a>]</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-preaches-gospel-polyamory-and-saving-power-threesomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Dan Harris Nick Watt Nightline Polyamory Threesomes Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:36:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 45046 at http://www.mrc.org Counting Down New 'Nightline' Anchor Dan Harris's Top 5 Most Obnoxiously Biased Quotes http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/counting-down-new-nightline-anchor-dan-harriss-top-5-most-obnoxiously-biased-quotes <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 News on Friday&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/10/dan-harris-named-co-anchor-of-nightline/">announced</a>&nbsp;that weekend&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;host Dan Harris will replace Bill Weir as &nbsp;co-anchor of&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>. Harris has a long history of offering harsh attacks on conservatives and providing liberal spin.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/counting-down-new-nightline-anchor-dan-harriss-top-5-most-obnoxiously-biased-quotes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc bias Dan Harris Liberal Media Nightline Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:40:28 +0000 scott.whitlock 44707 at http://www.mrc.org Tabloid Nightline Devotes More Time to Sexy Songs, Jogging and 'Amish Mafia' Than Syria http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tabloid-nightline-devotes-more-time-sexy-songs-jogging-and-amish-mafia-syria <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><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/amish%20law.JPG" width="300" /></p><p><em>Nightline</em>, the show born out of a crisis in the Middle East, has devolved into a superficial, tabloid-heavy program that has hardly bothered with the growing crisis in Syria and Barack Obama's handling of it. Since August 21, the program has allowed a mere four segments (18 minutes and eight seconds).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/tabloid-nightline-devotes-more-time-sexy-songs-jogging-and-amish-mafia-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill Weir Nightline Syria Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:57:05 +0000 scott.whitlock 44430 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Cynthia McFadden Lectures Pro-Life Protester: You Don't Sound Very 'Loving' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-cynthia-mcfadden-lectures-pro-life-protester-you-dont-sound-very-loving <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>Nightline</em>&nbsp;co-anchor Cynthia McFadden on Wednesday spent the entire show investigating the possible closing of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. For a series that's devolved into a celebrity-obsessed tabloid, it was a surprising return to the&nbsp;<em>Nightline</em>&nbsp;of old. However, McFadden still tilted towards the pro-abortion side.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-cynthia-mcfadden-lectures-pro-life-protester-you-dont-sound-very-loving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion Cynthia McFadden Nightline Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:03:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 44184 at http://www.mrc.org