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''Not to be confused with the Australian public state-owned broadcaster'' [[ABC (Australia)]]
[[Image:American Broadcasting Company Logo.png|right|100px|thumb|<small>American ABC logo</small>]]
'''American Broadcasting Company''': A [[television]] network in the [[United States]] which has been broadcasting since 1948. It is a subsidiary of [[The Walt Disney Company]] since the latter purchased the company in 1996.
The original '''ABC Radio Network''', known as '''[[ABC Radio]]''', was originally a division of ABC, then became independent (as Cumulus Media Networks) from 2007 until it merged into Westwood One in 2013. It originated in 1927 as the '''NBC Blue Network''', owned by RCA. It became independent of RCA in 1942 after being spun off due to anti-trust litigation and became simply the '''Blue Network''' at that point, then switched to its current name on June 15, 1945. The current ABC Radio, now owned by the Walt Disney Company, was launched on January 1, 2015.
Like most other major networks, ABC has a significant liberal bias (though not as bad as that of [[MSNBC]]), which includes [[George Stephanopolis]], the former press secretary for [[Bill Clinton]], acting as a news anchor. The bias has not gone unnoticed, as several of The Walt Disney Company's shareholders, including Justin Danhof of the National Center for Public Policy Research complained about ABC's liberal bias.<ref> </ref> Disney CEO [[Robert Iger|Bob Iger]], himself a former ABC executive, vehemently denied the accusations in a clear conflict of interest.<ref></ref> The liberal bias ultimately came to a head in early 2017, where it showed the so-called documentary ''When We Rise'' that depicted the rise of the homosexual movement via a [[far-Left]] lens, which ultimately resulted in ABC's ratings decreasing to such an extent that it barely managed to tie with [[The CW]], and dropped behind [[Fox Network|FOX]] as well as fellow liberal networks [[NBC]] and [[CBS]].<ref name="When We Rise">[ 'When We Rise' Hates on Republican Presidents, Shows Love to Hillary] at NewsBusters</ref><ref>[ BACKLASH: Gay and Transgender TV Die In the Ratings] at ''The Daily Wire''</ref>
==Fake News==
In 2015, the [[ABC News]] team of Amy Robach and Jim Hill secured an interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Giuffre wanted a shine a spotlight on Epstein and the others who acted with him. "I viewed the ABC interview as a potential game-changer. Appearing on ABC with its wide viewership would have been the first time for me to speak out against the government for basically looking the other way and to describe the anger and betrayal victims felt." ABC never aired the story or gave a reason for doubting the word of accusers.
In October 2017, more than two years after the Giuffre interview, ABC's [[Diane Sawyer]] interviewed actress Ashley Judd about her accusations against Hollywood producer [[Harvey Weinstein]]. At that time, Judd had not yet filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and he did not yet face criminal charges. Yet ABC viewers heard Judd's accusations in full.
Investigative reporter [[James O'Keefe]] of ''[[Project Veritas]]'' posted a video of ABC News anchor Amy Rohrbach stating that she had the whole Jeffrey Epstein story three years earlier, with video evidence and personal testimony that only came out in 2019. ABC News spiked the story of the most prolific pedophile in American history,<ref></ref> raising legitimate questions about where the responsibility of a supposed "mainstream" news organization, that operates on publicly licensed airwaves, to protect child victims begins and ends. ABC responded by beginning an investigation to find the [[whistleblower]] who [[leak]]ed the video evidence.<ref></ref>
==Charles Gibson==
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