Good Morning America http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17894/all en Networks Continue to Show No Interest in Covering Senate’s Passage of Keystone Pipeline http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The nation’s major broadcast networks continued their blackout on Friday morning of not covering the U.S. Senate’s&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/29/senate-approves-building-keystone-pipeline/">passage</a>&nbsp;of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with zero mentions on their morning newscasts.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-continue-show-no-interest-covering-senates-passage-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Alisyn Camerota Bias by Omission cbs CBS This Morning CNN congress Conservatives and Republicans Fox and Friends Fox News Channel Good Morning America Howard Dean John Heilemann Katty Kay keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats Morning Joe MSNBC NBC News New Day Senate Today Show Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:49:26 +0000 curtis.houck 48131 at http://mrc.org YouTube or ABC? Internet Star's Question Is the Same as Barbara Walters http://mrc.org/biasalerts/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters <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>All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama's "interesting," "unconventional" interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. &nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>journalist Amy Robach cheered the President for reaching&nbsp;"people who might not otherwise have heard what he had to say."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/youtube-or-abc-internet-stars-question-same-barbara-walters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama Bethany Mota GloZell Good Morning America YouTube Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:24:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 48082 at http://mrc.org ABC and NBC Morning Shows Boost Obama’s ‘Aggressive’ SOTU Speech http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-morning-shows-boost-obamas-aggressive-sotu-speech <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday night, President Obama gave his sixth State of the Union address, and on Wednesday morning, ABC and CBS did their best to boost his speech and tout his liberal agenda to their audiences.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-morning-shows-boost-obamas-aggressive-sotu-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America Jonathan Karl NBC Peter Alexander State of the Union Today Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:34:53 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48060 at http://mrc.org ABC’s Jim Avila Promotes Obama’s New Cuba Policy Ahead of SOTU http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-jim-avila-promotes-obamas-new-cuba-policy-ahead-sotu <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;previewed President Obama’s 7th State of the Union address and the network did its best to play up President Obama’s recent unilateral actions aimed at normalizing American relations with Cuba.&nbsp;</p><p>During a brief report that sounded more like a White House press release,&nbsp;<strong>ABC’s Jim Avila insisted that “tonight at the State of the Union President Obama will tell Congress that he has done all he can do to normalize relations with Cuba.”&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-jim-avila-promotes-obamas-new-cuba-policy-ahead-sotu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts abc Barack Obama Cuba Good Morning America Jim Avila Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:01:38 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48049 at http://mrc.org ABC's George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over 'Heroic' Jimmy Carter: Still 'Going Strong' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-fawns-over-heroic-jimmy-carter-still-going-strong <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 turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Friday fawned over Jimmy Carter. Though much of the interview with the "heroic" ex-President focused on his humanitarian work, Stephanopoulos also prompted Carter to push his liberal agenda.&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-george-stephanopoulos-fawns-over-heroic-jimmy-carter-still-going-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Jimmy Carter Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:57:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 48031 at http://mrc.org Only ABC Covers Latest Release of Gitmo Prisoners, Allows 16 Seconds http://mrc.org/biasalerts/only-abc-covers-latest-release-gitmo-prisoners-allows-16-seconds <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>Of the three networks, only ABC on Thursday reported that Barack Obama's administration has transferred five more detainees out of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/13/top-gop-senators-look-to-restrict-obama-on-guantanamo/">Guantanamo Bay</a>. The network allowed a scant 16 seconds to the news, but CBS and NBC totally skipped it.&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>'s&nbsp;Amy Robach briefly summarized "The men were accused of fighting for Al Qaeda. The release sparking protests in Congress."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/only-abc-covers-latest-release-gitmo-prisoners-allows-16-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach CBS This Morning Good Morning America Guantanamo Bay Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:00:49 +0000 scott.whitlock 48019 at http://mrc.org ABC and CBS Morning Shows Help Boost Obama’s ‘Paid Sick Leave’ Mandate http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-morning-shows-help-boost-obamas-paid-sick-leave-mandate <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;eagerly promoted President Obama’s latest proposal that would require all private companies provide their employees with “at least seven days of paid sick leave.” NBC’s&nbsp;<em>Today&nbsp;</em>did not cover President Obama’s initiative on their Thursday morning broadcast. &nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-cbs-morning-shows-help-boost-obamas-paid-sick-leave-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CBS This Morning Good Morning America Jonathan Karl Norah O'Donnell Robin Roberts Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:29:59 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 48015 at http://mrc.org ABC Hypes IRS Delaying Tax Refunds, More Identity Theft Due to Lacking of Funding from Congress http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-irs-delaying-tax-refunds-more-identity-theft-due-lacking-funding-congress <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Wednesday, ABC’s&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America&nbsp;</em>had a segment that promoted how, due to budget cuts, the IRS will be forced to&nbsp;<strong>“delay those refund checks,”&nbsp;“increase the risk of identity theft,”&nbsp;</strong>conduct&nbsp;<strong><strong>“46,000 fewer audits,”&nbsp;</strong></strong>and maintain an&nbsp;<strong>“IRS help line”&nbsp;</strong>that<strong>&nbsp;“is going to become much less helpful.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-irs-delaying-tax-refunds-more-identity-theft-due-lacking-funding-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc David Muir federalfunding funding George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America internal revenue service John Koskinen Jonathan Karl World News Tonight Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:12:24 +0000 curtis.houck 48013 at http://mrc.org NBC & ABC Censor Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As 'Declaration of Defiance' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-abc-censor-charlie-hebdo-cover-tout-it-declaration-defiance <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Reporting on the release of <em>Charlie Hebdo's</em> first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC's <em>Today</em> and ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical magazine that depicted a cartoon image of Mohamed. Despite such censorship, both networks touted the publication as "a triumph for free speech" and "a kind of declaration of defiance against terror."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-abc-censor-charlie-hebdo-cover-tout-it-declaration-defiance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc CBS This Morning Charlie Hebdo Good Morning America Mohammad NBC Today Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:05:00 +0000 kyle.drennen 48010 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC Eagerly Promote Governor Christie’s ‘Football Controversy’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-eagerly-promote-governor-christies-football-controversy <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Sunday, Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) will attend the Green Bay Packers/Dallas Cowboys playoff game with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Christie’s decision has drawn the ire of many football fans in New Jersey for not supporting&nbsp;either the Philadelphia Eagles or New York Giants, both of which have large fan bases in New Jersey.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-eagerly-promote-governor-christies-football-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Chris Christie Dan Harris Good Morning America Kristen Welker Lester Holt NBC Today Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:24:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47986 at http://mrc.org Vacuous ABC Skips GOP Congress, Covers 'New Way to Fight Frizzy Hair' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/vacuous-abc-skips-gop-congress-covers-new-way-fight-frizzy-hair <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&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;has endured&nbsp;an increasing amount of&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2015/01/05/fox-news-slams-empty-headed-abc-worst-local-news">criticism</a>&nbsp;for ignoring real news in favor of vacuous, irrelevant stories. That trend continued on Wednesday as the two-hour-long program offered no time to the convening of the new Republican Senate and House or of the&nbsp;GOP agenda. Instead,&nbsp;<em>GMA</em>&nbsp;reporters featured a full report on the "new way to fight frizzy hair."&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://mrc.org/biasalerts/vacuous-abc-skips-gop-congress-covers-new-way-fight-frizzy-hair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc congress Good Morning America Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:01:19 +0000 scott.whitlock 47964 at http://mrc.org As GOP Takes Over Congress, Nets Hype Party Problems & Division http://mrc.org/biasalerts/gop-takes-over-congress-nets-hype-party-problems-division <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While Republicans officially took control of both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, NBC, ABC, and CBS all touted GOP setbacks. NBC's <em>Today</em> led the way, with correspondent Peter Alexander <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2015/01/05/washpost-mcconnell-pledges-avoid-scary-excesses-and-strident-stands-far" target="_blank">seizing on comments</a> from the top Senate Republican: <strong>"Among incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's main goals for his party: don't be scary."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/gop-takes-over-congress-nets-hype-party-problems-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc congress Good Morning America NBC Republicans Today Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:42:26 +0000 kyle.drennen 47951 at http://mrc.org Fox News Guest Slams Empty-Headed ABC: 'Like the Worst Local News' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-guest-slams-empty-headed-abc-worst-local-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Good Morning America's</em>&nbsp;keys to success: Replace hard news with tabloid stories&nbsp;and viral videos, that according to&nbsp;<em>Baltimore Sun</em>&nbsp;critic David Zurawik. The columnist appeared on Fox News, Sunday, and derided ABC's&nbsp;obsession with superficial topics: "This is what it looks like on a daily basis when video is driving what you do. And it's astonishing." &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://mrc.org/biasalerts/fox-news-guest-slams-empty-headed-abc-worst-local-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Fox News George Stephanopoulos Good Morning America Howard Kurtz Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:37:29 +0000 scott.whitlock 47940 at http://mrc.org ABC & NBC Seize on Palin 'Sparking New Controversy' in 'Feud' With PETA http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-seize-palin-sparking-new-controversy-feud-peta <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday, both ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> and NBC's <em>Today</em> hyped a supposed "controversy" between Sarah Palin and radical animal rights group PETA, after Palin shared a touching photo of her Down Syndrome son using his service dog as a step stool to reach the kitchen sink.</p> <p>During a news brief on <em>GMA</em>, anchor Amy Robach announced: <strong>"Sarah Palin sparking new controversy, this time among animal lovers. Reaction has erupted on social media</strong> when Palin posted this photo of her 6-year-old son standing on top of their dog."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-seize-palin-sparking-new-controversy-feud-peta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Good Morning America NBC PETA Sarah Palin Today Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:25:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 47937 at http://mrc.org Networks Skip Gruber, ObamaCare, Bad Obama Poll Numbers, Hong Kong in Year in Review Roundups http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-gruber-obamacare-bad-obama-poll-numbers-hong-kong-year-review-roundups <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/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><img style="float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-31-CBS-TM-YearInReview_0.JPG?itok=_smxeypb" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/2014-12-31-CBS-TM-YearInReview_0.JPG?itok=_smxeypb" width="280" /><span></span>Each of the network morning shows devoted some time on Wednesday to looking back at the biggest news stories of year and, while they certainly could not have included every story in the allotted time, they all failed to spend even a few secon</span></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-skip-gruber-obamacare-bad-obama-poll-numbers-hong-kong-year-review-roundups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional 2014 midterms abc Barack Obama Bias by Omission bridgegate cbs CBS This Morning Chris Christie Conservatives and Republicans Good Morning America Hong Kong IRS Targets Tea Party Jonathan Gruber Liberals & Democrats NBC News Polls President Barack Obama President Obama Today Show VA Scandal Veterans Administration Veterans Affairs Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:31:48 +0000 curtis.houck 47927 at http://mrc.org