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Liberal Bias by Topic


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Charles Gibson
Good Morning America co-host, 1987–1998, 1999–2006,
World News Tonight anchor, 2006
– Present

Profile in Bias: Charles Gibson

George W. Bush
Campaign Finance Reform
Catholicism
Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Conservatives
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Al Gore
Hollywood
Iraq War
John Kerry
Liberalism
Oil
Republican Party
Ronald Reagan
Second Amendment, Gun Rights
Social Security
Supreme Court
Taxes

Terrorism

George W. Bush
All Nastiness = Bush’s Fault
Gibson Upset by ‘Clintonian’ Defense
Is Bush’s White House the Most Vengeful Ever?
As if ABC Had No Part in Pushing Bush National Guard Story

Bush ‘Knew’ About 9/11 Terrorism Plot
"This is interesting news that we get now, and it may put the President under a lot of heat today as the public learns that he knew, through his daily CIA intelligence briefings, that bin Laden had potential terror attack plans under way....It also calls into question what happened when Andy Card, Andrew Card, the White House chief of staff, that morning went and whispered in the President’s ear, as the President was talking to a group of school students in Florida. Was the President really surprised?"
— Gibson’s introduction and question to White House correspondent Terry Moran on ABC’s Good Morning America, May 16, 2002.


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Shouldn’t President Bush Call Bill Clinton?
W Too Far Right to Win in November

Campaign Finance Reform
Gibson Promotes McCain’s ‘Campaign Finance Reform’ Policy


Catholicism
Ratzinger Too Conservative to Win Papacy



Bill Clinton

Fascinated by ‘Dazzling’ Clinton
Charles Gibson
: "Have you ever – it just occurred to me – have you ever, in the first hundred days, consulted or called former President Clinton?"
President Bush: "No, I haven’t."
Gibson: "To talk to him?"
President Bush: "No, I have not."
Gibson: "Don’t feel the need?"
— Exchange during taped interview aired on the April 25, 2001 Good Morning America.


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Clinton Still Fascinating
No Sympathy for Linda Tripp
Gibson Slams Paula Jones
Why Care What Paula Jones Says?
How Dare They Attack King Bill
Ignoring Clinton’s Anti-Terrorism Failures

 

Hillary Clinton
Poor, Brutalized Hillary Clinton
Cuddling Hillary



Conservatives
 
Rush Limbaugh ‘Getting Off Too Easy’
"Rush Limbaugh is set to sign a deal with prosecutors today after three years of prescription drug fraud investigations. But did he get off easy? The controversy ahead... Coming up on Good Morning America, a rush to judgment? He’s made a deal with prosecutors. Did Rush Limbaugh get off easy?...We’re going to start the half hour with Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk show host. He’s expected to sign a deal with prosecutors later today....But now there are new questions: Is Limbaugh getting off too easy?"
Good Morning America, May 1, 2006.


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Gibson Wishes Rush Kinder to Clinton’s Weaknesses
Three ‘Conservative’ Labels in 23 Seconds

Conservatism Is Not Compassionate, Right?
"Bush is using this term ‘compassionate conservative’ as he campaigns, which is an interesting juxtaposition of two seemingly contradictory terms."
— Gibson to columnist William Safire on the November 18, 1999 Good Morning America.


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Death Penalty
Boasting of Bias


Democratic Party

Fawning Over Jimmy “The Great” Carter
"And now we turn to this morning's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Jimmy Carter. To his supporters who nominated him seven times over the last 25 years, it was an honor long overdue....He was the unlikely President, who came out of nowhere. He has become, in the opinion of many, the greatest ex-President of modern times.”
Good Morning America, Oct. 11, 2002.


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Gibson to the Left of Ted Kennedy
Rooting for Janet Reno


Hollywood
Run, Warren, Run!
Robert Redford’s Very Persuasive Boilerplate


Al Gore
Do Voters Not Appreciate You, Mr. Vice President?
Gore Not Tough Enough on Gun Control
Will This Campaign Be About Guns?


Iraq War
Embarrassment of Trying Saddam Hussein
Bush Trip Can’t Hide Iraq Failure
Tyranny is Bad for Children, Too


John Kerry
Kerry’s ‘Stirring Speech’
Heroic Kerry Painted as Victim


Liberalism
Cheering ‘Very Worthy’ Liberal Cause
Gibson Admits There is Liberal Media Bias
In Support of French Day Care


Oil
Seeing Oil Profits as Obscene


Republican Party
Still Enamored with John McCain
Republican Platform Failed to Please Liberals
How Dare They attack King Bill
No Room for Moderates in the Republican Party?
Gibson Scolds ‘Divisive’ Rudy Giuliani



Ronald Reagan
Reagan Was Slow on AIDS
 

Referendum on Reaganomics
"This election, it seems to me, was a reaffirmation of Reaganomics. We want to repair the infrastructure. We want good education. We want the social services of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But woe betide any politician who tries to exercise leadership, George, and perhaps institute taxes to pay for those things."
— Gibson interviewing George Will on Good Morning America, November 12, 1990.


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Second Amendment, Gun Rights
Lack of ‘Progress’ in Nullifying 2nd Amendment

Pressing Clinton and Gore from Left on Guns  
"When you went to Littleton, a friend of yours, who supports you on gun control, said to me in the last 48 hours, the President, because as he said Littleton has seared the national conscience, the President had a chance to roar on gun control and he meowed, and that was a friend of yours. There are very basic measures that could be taken that people agree on. We register every automobile in America. We don’t register guns. That’s a step that would make a difference."
— From Good Morning America’s live interview with President Bill Clinton at the White House, June 4, 1999.


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Gibson’s Gun Crusade


Social Security
Pushing Phony ‘Lock Box’ Fears


Supreme Court
Reversing Past Judicial Activism = Legislating from the Bench



Taxes
Lobbying for Higher Taxes
"Just before we went on the air, Diane and Robin, I asked her [Hillary Clinton] - given the fact that it’s going to cost so much for recovery [from Katrina] and with what we’re spending in Iraq - whether we’re not going to have to raise taxes."
— Gibson following an interview with Senator Clinton, September 7, 2005 Good Morning America.


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Gibson Again Urges Tax Increase

Tax Cuts Cause Awful Deficits

"On the domestic front, the President last night called for making the tax cuts permanent. Is that, in a sense, making deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars permanent?"
— Gibson to White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card on Good Morning America on January 21, 2004, the morning after President Bush’s State of the Union address.


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Endorsing Daschle’s Distortions
Can We Afford a Tax Cut for the Rich?


Terrorism
Bush ‘Knew’ About 9/11 Terrorism Plot
Ignoring Clinton’s Anti-Terrorism Failures
Blame America First
Gibson Highlights Amnesty International’s Attacks on America


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