David Kerley http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19698/all en ABC Hypes IRS's Help Line Wait Times, Smaller Budget; Yawns at Criminal Referral for Lerner http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-irss-help-line-wait-times-smaller-budget-yawns-criminal-referral-lerner <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><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-11-ABC-WN-IRS_Calls_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 133px; float: right;" />On Friday's <em>World News</em>, ABC's David Kerley pressed I.R.S. Commissioner John Koskinen about taxpayers who are unable to "<strong>get an answer as to how much they're supposed to pay</strong>," due to long wait times on the agency' help line.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-irss-help-line-wait-times-smaller-budget-yawns-criminal-referral-lerner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs CBS Evening News congress David Kerley Diane Sawyer IRS John Koskinen Lois Lerner NBC NBC Nightly News World News Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:27:56 +0000 matthew.balan 45991 at http://www.mrc.org Big Three Hype Social Media Sending Pro-Abortion Filibuster Into 'Stratosphere'; Yawn at Gosnell Twitter Firestorm http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-hype-social-media-sending-pro-abortion-filibuster-stratosphere-yawn-gosnell-twi <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> <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-06-28-NBC-Hall_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Since Wednesday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have all played up the social media frenzy over Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' multi-hour filibuster on Tuesday against a pro-life bill. On Friday's <em>Today</em>, NBC's Tamron Hall claimed that the Davis story is "<strong>another example of how social media can turn a story into a whole other stratosphere</strong>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/big-three-hype-social-media-sending-pro-abortion-filibuster-stratosphere-yawn-gosnell-twi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion Brian Williams cbs CBS This Morning David Kerley Diane Sawyer Fox News Channel Jan Crawford Josh Elliott Kelly O'Donnell Kermit Gosnell Manuel Bojorquez NBC NBC Nightly News Special Report Stephen Hayes Tamron Hall Today Twitter Wendy Davis Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:50:57 +0000 matthew.balan 43931 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Heralds End of 'Airport Armageddon,' Fails to Portray Furloughs Battle as Democratic Defeat http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-heralds-end-airport-armageddon-fails-portray-furloughs-battle-democratic-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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC stubbornly stuck to its talking points on Friday, portraying the furloughs of&nbsp;Federal Aviation Administration employees as "airport armageddon." Despite the fact that even liberal outlets such as&nbsp;<em>Politico</em>&nbsp;spun the ending of the furloughs as a loss for the Democrats, Good Morning America's David Kerley failed to do so. A network graphic trumpeted, "<b>Airport Armageddon Ending? Congress Acting to End Delays</b>."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-04-26-ABC-GMA-Kerley.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-heralds-end-airport-armageddon-fails-portray-furloughs-battle-democratic-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc David Kerley FAA furlough Good Morning America sequester Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:47:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 43333 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Hypes Obama's Sequester Warnings, Spins Cuts as Sounding 'Like a Disaster Movie' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-obamas-sequester-warnings-spins-cuts-sounding-disaster-movie <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 id="content-inner"><img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-02-24-ABC-GMA-cuts.JPG" width="300" height="167" /><p>ABC on Sunday continued to hype Barack Obama's hyperbolic claims about sequester cuts.&nbsp;<em>World News&nbsp;</em>reporter David Kerley played a clip of the President and then insisted that the relatively small $85 billion in spending "sounds like a disaster movie." </p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-obamas-sequester-warnings-spins-cuts-sounding-disaster-movie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cuts David Kerley sequester World News Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:47:42 +0000 scott.whitlock 42736 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Hypes 'Hypocrisy and Absurdity' of Lack of Hurricane Sandy Money, Skips Pork http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-hypocrisy-and-absurdity-lack-hurricane-sandy-money-skips-pork <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;Dan Harris on Sunday hyped "allegations of hypocrisy and absurdity" against House Republicans, complaining about the amount of money New Jersey and New York will get for Hurricane Sandy. Harris and reporter David Kerley skipped mentioning pork stuffed into such legislation, money that (for example)&nbsp;could go to a new roof for the Smithsonian in Washignton D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-hypocrisy-and-absurdity-lack-hurricane-sandy-money-skips-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Dan Harris David Kerley Good Morning America Hurricane Sandy Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:59:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 42223 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Hypes 'Upper Hand' Dems Have on Fiscal Cliff, Risk of Recession http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-upper-hand-dems-have-fiscal-cliff-risk-recession <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-02-ABC-WN-taxes.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="167" width="300" /></p><p>ABC News continued to hype the Democratic position on the fiscal cliff, Sunday. World News Reporter David Kerley touted the White House as "<strong>confident with the stronger hand in talks with House Republicans, demanding and believing tax rates for the wealthy are going up</strong>."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-upper-hand-dems-have-fiscal-cliff-risk-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama David Kerley fiscal cliff Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:00:57 +0000 scott.whitlock 41933 at http://www.mrc.org ABC's Kerley Knocks Romney's 'Embarrassing,' 'Awkward' 'Missteps' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-kerley-knocks-romneys-embarrassing-awkward-missteps <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 src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-02-25-ABC-GMA-Romney.jpg" style="margin: 3px; float: right; width: 240px; height: 184px;" /><em>Good Morning America's</em> David Kerley on Saturday parroted Democratic talking points, mocking Mitt Romney for "embarrassing missteps." Kerley openly wondered how the campaign could get things "so wrong."<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-kerley-knocks-romneys-embarrassing-awkward-missteps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division David Kerley Good Morning America John Berman Mitt Romney Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:41:41 +0000 scott.whitlock 39258 at http://www.mrc.org