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ABC News CEO: We've Presented the News 'In a Slightly Inaccurate Way'

ABC News CEO: We've Presented the News 'In a Slightly Inaccurate Way'

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At a shareholder Q&A Wednesday, Disney/ABC CEO Bob Iger met a shareholder unhappy over ABC News’ bias, specifically an attack on the Tea Party that ended up being horribly wrong [emphasis added]:

When it came time for a general Q&A, the first question, judging from the loud mix of positive and negative reaction, was arguably the most controversial — a man complaining about political bias at ABC and ESPN and citing specific examples: Newsman Brian Ross reporting that Dark Knight Rises mass killer James Holmes might be a member of the Tea Party[.] …

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Iger acknowledged mistakes but was not specific. “We have, at times, either presented the news in a slightly inaccurate way or in ways we weren’t necessarily proud of,” he said, “but I firmly stand behind our news organizations because I believe that overall the job that they do is one that is worthy of respect.”

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