Interview for ABC News for the George Stephanopoulos program with Jacob Komar about his company, Computers for Communities.
Teaser of Jacob Komar and his company, Computers for Communities on the George Stephanopoulos show.
05.11.09 09:52 am - Gen. James Jones, national security advisor for the Obama administration, discusses the administration's plans for changing or possibly repealing DADT, indicating a cautious approach and saying he does not know for sure if the ban will be repealed.
Reports abound involving ABC News’ political guru George Stephanopoulos being offered Diane Sawyer’s morning job on Good Morning America.
Making it official, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos will become the new co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, replacing Diane Sawyer and working alongside co-anchor Robin Roberts
Remember how Fred Thompson was the GOP's ticket to holding the White House in 2008? One of the great stories of the 2008 campaign has been the non-story of Fred Thomspon. In today's episode of TPMtv, we look at how the Fred fantasy became unhinged.
Soon after announcing it will shutter Fox Reality Channel next March Fox Cable Networks said it will introduce National Geographic Wild in its place, a spinoff of National Geographic Channel.
On Aug. 19, a debate for the Democratic contenders for 2008 was hosted in Iowa by ABC news. At the same time, ABC put up a prominent poll on their website, asking the question, "Who is winning the debate?" When candidate Dennis Kucinich took the lead by a very large margin, ABC took down the poll, and then replaced it with another poll: "Who won the debate?"
After Dennis took the lead, again winning handily, ABC dropped the second survey from prominence on its website. Users posting comments in ABC's Politics page reported having their comments deleted, and demanded explanation of ABC's actions. ABC news has still neither posted an explanation nor officially reported the results of its survey.
In ABC's official story of the debates, however, Kucinich gets a whole spot all to himself: the last three paragraphs of the entire piece. Nowhere else is he mentioned.
On the "Politics Page" of ABC's website, the photo of all the candidates was missing Dennis Kucinich. He had been deliberately cropped out of the picture. The original, from an AP photographer, had all the candidates in it.
During the program, Dennis was not asked a question by host George Stephanopoulos until a third of the way through the debate. In the entire debate, Kucinich only accounted for 8.5% of the response times. However, in the crucial first half - crucial because the majority of viewers only watch the first half - he was only allowed 3.4% of the time - the least of all the candidates.
- One day after getting attacked by Hillary Clinton and George Stephanopoulos-- a former Clinton senior political adviser and communications director posing as a journalist-- in the ABC News debate in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama brushes it off.
“Meet the world’s most famous dog, or should we say: puppy? This little guy is just six months old and already he’s the president’s new best friend” (NBC)
After months of anticipation, the world finally meets President Obama’s newest family member: He’s a Portuguese water dog named Bo and he’s just become The First Dog.
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The Washington Post reports that Sasha and Malia Obama came up with the sentimental name.
“Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley". (Washington Post)
But the Washington Post was scooped by celebrity gossip siteTMZ over the weekend. TMZ writes:
“The White House had offered The Washington Post a ‘puppyexclusive’ when the time came, according to The Washington Post! But lastFriday, we got all the details.” (TMZ)
ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos said the WhiteHouse didn’t pick an adopted dog as promised, but was careful to cover itstracks.
“What’s missing here is that Portuguese water dogs are hypoallergenic, and Malia is allergic to dogs, and that’s one of the reasons they got it, and because this is a pure bred dog, the Obama's will be making a donation to the Humane Society because they feel a little guilty about not getting a shelter dog.” (ABC)
But Treehugger**** says Bo will likely satisfy greens and animal activists alike.
“In the face of pressures for a dog adoption, the White House found a recycled Portuguese water dog -- a dog that had been returned to the breeder by a family that no longer wanted him.” (Treehugger****)
Gawker points to the selection as the latest in a string of grand political strokes.
“In a move so contrived and Clintonesque that we can only marvel at its nauseating brilliance, it comes from the same lineage as Sunny and Splash, the beloved dogs of Ted Kennedy, the dying lion of the Senate. The Kennedy family will personally present the Obama family with the puppy...” (Gawker)
ABC This Week Also captured the opinion of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...
“I hope that the girls love the dog, and I hope the family and all the press they’re going to be in finds it useful, but I find this whole thing fairly stupid. It’s great that they have a dog. It’s great that the kids are adjusting. Where they got it from? Who cares." (ABC)
Newsy**** previously reported concerns about puppy mills running with Bo’s popularity all the way to the bank.
“Newsweek magazine suggests the Obama's popularity might cause unethical dog breeders to try cashing in by cashing in by mass producing whatever breed the family ends up choosing.” (Newsy)
What do you think of the First Family’s pick? What about media coverage of the dog? Is this a soft news story with more bark than bite?
Season #2 will air on ABC in St. Louis:
Sundays 11 AM after This Week With George Stephanopoulos
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after Jimmy Kimmel Live
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