ABC Thrills over Good Numbers for Obama, Despite Downplaying Past Polls
ABC Thrills Over Good Numbers for Obama, Downplayed Past Polls (NewsBusters)
Good Morning America journalists on Monday eagerly promoted good news for Barack Obama. Co-host George Stephanopoulos hyped an ABC News/Washington Post survey "showing the President going to a pretty high approval ratings, going up to 50 percent, the highest he's had in 18 months."
Jon Karl enthused, "With unemployment down, gas prices lower, Americans feel better about the economy. You know, just three months ago only 27 percent in our poll said that the economy was either excellent or good." He added, "That is the highest level of the Obama presidency." When the news wasn't so rosy for Obama, ABC reporters routinely ignored their own polls.