Diane Sawyer in No Spin Zone
ABC News anchor on how network will cover 2012 presidential campaign
- Duration 7:26
- Date Jun 1, 2011
ABC News anchor on how network will cover 2012 presidential campaign
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-- -- all the major TV news operations gearing up to cover the -- twelve presidential campaign which has already begun.
Now you may remember last time around the TV media was very friendly to then senator Barack Obama -- study.
By the Center for Media and Public Affairs said that CBS news coverage was the most pro Obama operation.
Of CBS news stories positive for him 31%.
Positive for Sen McCain what -- -- And BC news was 56%.
Positive for mr.
Obama just sixteenths.
Positive for McCain.
ABC news faired best among the -- and bounds 57%.
Favorable for Obama 42% favorable.
The Senator McCain was now is the anchor of ABC's world news broadcast -- -- is not.
Behind the desk in the last campaign now is Charles Gibson.
It was a little nose glasses with Sara -- you remember that it.
And given him your home phone number eleven -- he got well I told him that that heard of that debt that interview hurt Gibson because it.
It wasn't so much the questions that he's asking the governor.
Because -- she's been on his program we've head back and forth and she does an anxious and respond to well if you if you put it looked like he was talking down her with the glasses on the nose in this and I -- got hurt and -- -- very different now -- -- them because I have an interview from directly -- like I think Sarah Palin is Izzo is a working class woman.
Emotionally to what's in play.
And that's the way I am and you know edges and Mike and you know right away that's why I like -- -- -- Which -- -- hurt yourself and ABC news but as you decide BC news had the most balanced coverage what it was all favorable to Obama.
All the three networks and I think that has to change foil ago instead of from my body -- can -- -- glasses or not I didn't you wear reading glasses now.
I don't need any attempt the bios it can't -- that's right reading gladly you don't oppose it was a problem I've known Gibson as long as you know Gibson is a means they're -- it's not a guy he's not he's a regular -- and -- came across that way.
You know back c'mon I'm gonna I'm gonna defend him because I think he has really good questions until I think we all -- -- you went through the moment.
When it was all -- everybody was asked -- for the questions it was the condescension that I don't think he meant.
But it to came across that way and that's -- question do you are you aware.
In this campaign and how much -- -- going to be under you Diane Sawyer going to be be held accountable for how your news operation treats both candidates.
We are aware.
And we are really proud of our team we're gonna do that you're gonna be fair and balance we were not only are you know our team Jonathan Karl Jake Tapper George Stephanopoulos Sharon Alphonse and you've got Amy -- we happened credible with a little liberal.
People in real tickled that everybody's from diverse background with no liberal people in real life you know that I worked at ABC it was I -- I do got to know I do not like that and fact that -- you might be very firm founded if you -- what happens -- it doesn't really matter look.
I think you're more liberals on my staff.
Then conservatives but it doesn't matter if the product is fair look at this study.
This study is exhausted.
An end and it's just wasn't fair the last time around Barack Obama got kid gloves treatment but I want to say again you're talking to the network.
The Obama White House.
Remembers as the network that broke the Jeremiah Wright tapes.
You -- talking to the network I went -- personally to cover the Tea Party.
When the Tea Party came and I went -- broadcast this show from there.
You're looking -- that -- the plans this time around we have been tasked to political coverage coming we've been talking about having two people covered some of the big issues as they develop.
So this is not the one person which often happens giving you both sides of an issue but to people giving you two ways of looking at the store.
That's that's good idea but -- only have 22 minutes so you really limited along with things you can do the site -- -- -- our affiliate out here every night -- -- do a lot more stuff than you can but we have a lot of broadcast we have Nightline.
We have morning long hallway while aren't just sitting Diane -- and world news on those skinheads and Nightline do -- -- do with them wanna want.
But I am concerned as an American and I -- -- I.
Hours -- Iowa -- -- French -- that I adjectives like to win this study comes down in my desk I'm concerned I am concerned as an American.
That the three network news nightly broadcasts are in the tank for the democratic.
Candidate and I don't think that's fair and look at what we need to him.
Look at what -- you're gonna -- a whole new change now what you come back mid campaign.
I'm animal animal I'll be back okay cut have a full on that one of the things that you've changed it and you know I worked -- -- -- Peter Jennings was on the desk.
And you were working and I think 2020 a time of one of those bag -- on prime time OK so and one of the things that Jennings resisted.
Okay was an -- -- -- -- position in in -- broadcast he was an old school guy.
Just straight down -- -- of the liberal -- but Jennings.
He he want in fairness that that's why not let me.
But you have take -- -- more advocates see in the sense that you know you're trying to get Americans jobs on world news right.
Made in America -- you know if it -- not wearing hot.
Deluded about the world economy in the global economy but we have talked to every single person we can't ask the same serious questions -- -- What will create.
Jobs for Americans and is -- something.
When Bloomberg called an American flag pins.
Are made overseas when we go into that museum of natural history will be going to the Smithsonian in their gift shops are filled the -- -- just -- stuff.
Of other things is it time to start saying to ourselves.
What -- -- in our closet what in our house you know that you you're our number three dollars and 33 cents per person a year we'll create 101000 American jobs.
Is it always city unions intrusion no because the the manufacturing can be done for far less overseas than here because the union rules here as we've.
Covered now for months -- are pretty stringent.
Well you have.
You have wages overseas events how much lower than -- you don't have -- and so shouldn't not a function view got Chinese you've got.
The billions of people in China but they're rising to 7% a year.
The Chinese salaries are rising and some companies are bringing them back here.
Because not only in America workers fully competitive but they're more productive you know look we're just -- Also -- it cool.
-- think -- cool.
Why not say when you walk in the store.
Hey by America something is there something American I got every thought about global all over me -- Come -- yeah but you know one of the things we're going to be asking yeah it's a really interesting question.
Which creates board jobs actually pound for pound more jobs.
A car at GM car.
Made here or a Toyota car -- -- blood shooting out of LA and San and all of that they don't I think you're right you're on the right track by American if you can we take the challenge.
Sure whatever you want thing and the challenges to go into your house and you email me and tell me and I -- set on fire anything that's not.
I dietary everybody will watch it -- she'll be back and I appreciate it thank you very I'm going to be an excellent.