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See & Hear the Bias Archive
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep      
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 - - Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
For additional video clips of media bias going back to 1999, check out our annual DisHonors Awards and our archive of the Best Notable Quotables: Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.

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  It’s Official: Rosie O’Donnell to Join ABC’s The View
Barbara Walters: “What's doing?”
Rosie O'Donnell: “I don't know, something about you and me on the Internet and working?”
Walters: “Oh that, yeah you mean the fact that starting September you are going to join The View as co-host?” (audience cheers)
O'Donnell, in mock surprise: “Me? Well thank God because it was either that or Celebrity Fit Club.”
Walters: “Well, it was a very close call.”
O'Donnell: “Yes, well let me tell you Barbara Walters: From the bottom of my heart, thank you for asking me. I'd be honored to do it.”
Walters, with one arm on O'Donnell's shoulder and her hand on O'Donnell's arm: “We were amazed when she said yes and we were thrilled. So let me do it now very formally. Ladies and gentlemen, starting in September, the newest co-host of The View, and we're so lucky to have her: Miss Rosie O'Donnell!” (audience applause)
-- Exchange between Barbara Walters and Rosie O’Donnell, Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, April 28, 2006.
 



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  ABC’s Meredith Vieira Places Responsibility for High Gas Prices on President Bush
“I’m a little peeved when I hear the President say there’s not much we can do about this, folks. According to the President, the American people have got to understand that what happens elsewhere in the world affects the price of gasoline that you pay here, but where is his responsibility in all this? Five and a half years and we’re dealing with these gas prices? It’s ridiculous."
-- Meredith Vieira, ABC, The View, April 26, 2006
 



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  Geraldo Calls Oil CEOs "Pirates," Demands More Taxes
"Senate Judiciary committee chairman Arlen Specter says Congress should consider taxing the windfall profits being reaped by the oil companies which I think is a no-brainer. These guys aren't entrepreneurs they are pirates."
— Geraldo Rivera on his syndicated Fox program Geraldo at Large, April 24.
 



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  Journalists Hail Leaker for Exposing Prisons
"Remember the great American saying, 'disobedience to tyranny is disobedience to God.' In this case it was something that clearly I think most Americans would agree is not what we want to do, secret prisons, the right of detention not being open to public scrutiny. I mean, I think exposing something like that does not hurt us. It helps us."
— Sam Donaldson discussing the leak of a classified CIA program to the Washington Post, on ABC’s This Week, April 23.
 



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  Olbermann: Snow Pick Merges FNC's "Bias" With WH "Propaganda"
Keith Olbermann: "We cannot let today's announcement about Scott McClellan go without you input on this. If the President really is pursuing Tony Snow from Fox, would that be frying pan and fire? Would the entire Fox News bias issue suddenly become connected at the hip with how the administration handles truth versus propaganda?"
Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank:
"I'm not sure it would necessarily be bad for the White House but it does raise some questions. We first have to ask if Tony's going to get back pay. We then have to as is this just the beginning of the trend? Does Sean Hannity replace Rumsfeld at the Pentagon? Does Bill O'Reilly get the FBI? Then the man is really going to have some cops, Keith, and your viewers are going to be in some serious trouble."
— MSNBC's Countdown, April 19.
 


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  Reporter Tim Vincent Wears Soviet Hammer and Sickle Shirt, Again
Nancy O’Dell: "Next year, Nicole Kidman will star, alongside Daniel Craig, in The Visiting, a re-make of sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Tim Vincent not only got on the set, but was an extra, as well. Tim."
Tim Vincent, wearing Soviet totalitarian shirt: "Nancy, what an addition to my growing film resume: Acting with Nicole Kidman. My first job on the set: Breaking that news to Nicole."
-- Nancy O’Dell and Tim Vincent, Access Hollywood, April 17, 2006
 


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  Tim Vincent Sports Totalitarian Soviet T-Shirt While Reporting
Tim Vincent: "With some 30 million people tuning in every week for American Idol, it was only a matter of time before the big screen cashed in. So get ready for American Dreamz, complete with a British gent that everybody loves to hate. Why do they always pick on the Brits?"
-- Correspondent Tim Vincent, reporting from NBC’s Rockefeller Plaza wearing a Soviet hammer and sickle t-shirt, Access Hollywood, April 14, 2006.
 


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  Jack Cafferty Wants Bill Clinton Re-elected to White House
Wolf Blitzer: "Jack, if Bill Clinton could run for President again, would he be re-elected?"
Jack Cafferty: "Oh, I think he probably would be, in a heartbeat, don't you? The Democrats have no one. They have a couple of potential candidates which they seem intent on keeping out of the public spotlight. I mean, I think the Governor down in Virginia might be a good guy. They got Barack Obama in Illinois. But instead, who do you see on TV? You see Hillary and Chuck Schumer and Ted Kennedy. I, you know, Clinton would be the answer to a prayer. Not Hillary, her husband."
Blitzer: "We'll see. We're going to pursue that question. Thanks very much, Jack."
-- Exchange between Wolf Blitzer and Jack Cafferty, CNN, The Situation Room, April 11, 2006
 


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  MRC CyberAlert on Meredith Vieira Quoted on Imus in the Morning
Tracy Burgess: "Well we have on the CyberAlert page, Mr. Imus, of the Media Research Center: Meredith Vieira, who is of course the replacement for Katie Couric as the new co-host of NBC's Today show, was marching in an anti-Iraq war protest in August of 2004. Apparently she was attending these protests, a protest sign featuring a 'W' for George W. Bush with a slash behind it. She declared the war quote, 'Everything has been built on lies. Everything! I mean the entire pretext for war.' She went, when Ann Coulter charged that liberals hate America, Vieira called that 'stupid.'"
-- Imus in the Morning, simulcast on MSNBC, April 7, 2006
 


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  Affleck: Bush "Probably" Leaked Plame's Name, "Can Be Hung!"
Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner: "A lot of critics are conflating the two and are saying that because Bush disclosed this piece of information, they're implying that Bush leaked the name."
Ben Affleck: "He probably also leaked the name. There's just no proof of that."
Sammon: "Even the prosecutor, even Fitzgerald is saying Bush didn't leak the name. So let's be clear, Bush didn't leak Valerie Plame's name -- not that we know of."
Affleck: "Because if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!"
Bill Maher: "That is treason."
Affleck: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that. Don't you think we should find out who leaked that name?"
 


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  ABC’s Meredith Vieira Blasts Iraq War as ‘Built on Lies’
Barbara Walters asserted that part of the rationale for going to war against Hussein “was the tie, right, between al-Qaeda and Iraq and now we know that’s not true. And the President continues to say, and the Vice President, are you not better off -- I think, you know, since, now that Saddam Hussein is not there? That’s the defense-”
Meredith Vieira: “Who knows anymore because everything’s been built on lies. Everything! I mean the entire pre-text for war.”
-- Exchange between Barbara Walters and Meredith Vieira, ABC, The View, June 17, 2004.
 


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  ABC’s Meredith Vieira Boasts About Marching in Anti-War Protest
Meredith Vieira: "I don't know if you saw the cover of the New York Post, but I believe this is me right here on the cover [which had a picture of hundreds of people]. I went to that demonstration yesterday, not because I'm, you know what, I didn't go anti-Bush or pro-Kerry, I'm still so upset about this war and I'm so proud I live in a country where you can protest and it was really [applause]....I went with my daughter, Lily, and my husband, Richard. My sons didn't want to protest. They chose to not go, or even just experience it. I wish they had because it was peaceful, the New York City police department, phenomenal. They did such a wonderful job. They had 40,000 of them out there and the people that demonstrated I would say, by and large, there were a few probably, I didn't see anybody that was out of hand at all."
Star Jones: "Aren't you impressed that your kids made choices? You know, one son decided ideologically he just disagreed with you, and he didn't want to be there so that nobody could misinterpret his presence."
Vieira: "Absolutely, and the other one said that as he was doing Game Boy, so I'm not sure what he really felt. But Lily went and it was just a really wonderful thing. And there were a lot pro-Bush folks along the side who were also saying, giving their two cents, so it was interesting just to experience."
Barbara Walters:
"It was interesting when you mentioned the war, that here it is, and instead of discussing the Iraq War that much, we're discussing Vietnam war 35 years later. Doesn't make any sense."
Vieira replied:
"I know, I know."
-- Exchange among Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, and Barbara Walters, ABC, The View, Aug. 30, 2004.
 


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  Andy Rooney Says CBS Staff Not Pleased with Katie Couric Pick
Don Imus: "So what do you think of these changes at CBS News?"
Andy Rooney: "I’m not enthusiastic about it. I think everybody likes Katie Couric, I mean how can you not like Katie Couric? But, I don’t know anybody at CBS News who is pleased that she’s coming here."
-- Exchange between radio host Don Imus and CBS commentator Andy Rooney, MSNBC, Imus in the Morning, April 5, 2006.
 



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  Stephanopoulos Ask Tom DeLay About a "Kinship" with Clinton
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: "You use the phrase ‘politics of personal destruction,’ you say you’ve been scrutinized by Democrats and I know you probably don’t like this comparison, when I hear those phrases I think of President Clinton. [Do] you feel more of a kinship now with him given what you’ve been through?"
Representative Tom DeLay (R-TX):
"Not at all. President Clinton broke the law, he lied to a grand jury. I have not done anything against the law."
— ABC’s Good Morning America, April 5.

See & Hear the Bias Archive
2007 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep      
2006 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 - - Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
For additional video clips of media bias going back to 1999, check out our annual DisHonors Awards and our archive of the Best Notable Quotables: Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting.

 


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