Now, however, we actually have one of those same newscasters readily admitting to the fact that they "shape" the news to obtain a certain outcome or viewpoint. He rightly points out that this slanting of the news is what has made the Iraq war so unpopular. From Newsbusters - ABC's Cuomo Marvels at Media Ability to Turn U.S. Against Iraq
- On Tuesday's "Good Morning America," co-host Chris Cuomo and media critic Howard Kurtz ignored the role that liberal bias has played in the decline of ratings for the network evening newscasts. At the same time, Cuomo and Washington Post reporter seemed to be proud of the media's ability to turn Americans against the war in Iraq. Kurtz, who has written a book on the subject, asserted, "I believe that these newscasts in 2005 and 2006 played the biggest single role in helping to turn public opinion against the war."