TV Host Geo. Stephanopoulos of ABC's"This Week"

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TV Host Geo. Stephanopoulos of ABC's"This Week"

quote: Conservos spend all day looking for books, TV, radio and print that simply echos their point of view. It feeds their perpetual desire to be outraged.Liberals spend all day looking for books, TV, radio and print that makes them angry.

Well, Mr. Liberal, in your case that might be true. I don't think it is true for most people who go about their day to day business doing just that: business---of one sort or another.When I look for news I am looking for sources I can trust regarding information I am interested in. I've made money watching "Wall Street Week" because, as long as Lou was the host, you had people on the show who were able to give their best estimate of value-stocks.Likewise, Limbaugh/O'Rielly/Jim Bohannon/ are all tied into political figures in the know...and incidently have years of experience in the news business. Gorgie, especially without Roberts and Donalson, really does not bring much to the table.Gorgie is not likely to step on any toes either, unlike say Bill O'Rielly who once again shocked the news establishment by having the temerity to point out that yet another criminal (this time the child abuctor/rapist in California) is an illegal alien. Guaranteed you will not be hearing about that on Georgie's show unless Mr. Will is allowed to bring it up without being whouted down first.Finally, Georgie has a style problem: Unlike Will, Donaldson and Brinkley he is a effete Panty Waste and "men" like that do not do well outside of MTV or Capitol Hill. Ask Kevin Raye about it.

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TV Host Geo. Stephanopoulos of ABC's"This Week"

I guess you need more than name recognition to be accepted by the viewing public.Oracle
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Stephanopoulos Continues To Tank
By Notra Trulock
June 11, 2003

ABC News’ selection of former Clinton spinmeister George Stephanopoulos to host This Week has been a flop thus far. The latest ratings have This Week skidding deeper into third place among its four network competitors. The show is barely clearing two million watchers, an all-time low in This Week’s history. It was the Sunday morning ratings king during David Brinkley’s run as host. When Brinkley stepped down in 1996, the show fell to second place behind Tim Russert and NBC’s Meet the Press. Brinkley was replaced by co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, both unvarnished liberals. The show retained its edge, however, especially with the ever provocative Donaldson present to stir things up. But Donaldson was pushed aside and eventually relegated to a talk-radio show and Roberts stepped down. ABC News’ producers tagged Stephanopoulos to revive This Weeks’ flagging ratings, but their experiment has yet to produce results. Stephanopoulos was a controversial choice due to his role in Bill Clinton’s scandal-plagued presidency. When the announcement was first made in July 2002, Accuracy in Media reminded its readers of Stephanopoulos’ track record, especially his role in trashing former FBI agent Gary Aldrich, ironically, on This Week with David Brinkley in mid-1996. AIM suggested to ABC News that Stephanopoulos could make amends by inviting Aldrich on This Week, apologize for his shabby treatment of him, and let him talk about whistleblowers. ABC ignored AIM’s suggestion. Most television critics have given Stephanopoulos the benefit of the doubt thus far on liberal bias. The worst criticism of his performance has been his putative "blandness." USA Today critic Robert Bianco labeled Stephanopoulos an "innocuous TV host who has yet to establish his presence." Bianco concluded that Stephanopoulos "seems pleasant, but a bit adrift." The left-leaning New York Observer’s Jason Gay thinks the problem is that Stephanopoulos has yet to find his niche. In a favorable review, Gay lauds him for being smart enough to "admit that he is still finding his place." Gay says Stephanopoulos’ boss is reminding people that they are in a "marathon, not a sprint." Elsewhere, ABC News executives tell media critics that Stephanopoulos is "exactly where we want him to be." But Stephanopoulos is forever branded as a liberal when liberal news programming is at an all time low in popularity. And critics to the contrary, Stephanopoulos’ liberal bias is all too evident on This Week. Neo-conservative publisher Bill Kristol was unceremoniously dumped from the This Week roundtable segment not long after Stephanopoulos was announced as the new host. House conservative George Will was relegated to a brief weekly commentary segment, but was eventually brought back to participate in the show’s roundtable. That segment now includes the indefatigably liberal Michel Martin. Notra Trulock is the Associate Editor at Accuracy in Media and can be reached at aimeditor@yahoo.com

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Poorly spinning :) :confused:

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Re: TV Host Geo. Stephanopoulos of ABC's"This Week&quo

Reason:Conservos spend all day looking for books, TV, radio and print that simply echos their point of view. It feeds their perpetual desire to be outraged.Liberals spend all day looking for books, TV, radio and print that makes them angry.Hence, liberal bookds, TV radio and print will fail. Conservos will rule the media.Chris.

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Only poorly? He must be improving :D

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Low ratings??? What a surprise!!I guess millions of other Americans also find it too disgusting to watch the smarmy Clinton suck-up, George Stinkinguptheplace!How "tough" would HIS interview with Hillary be?

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