ABC's Jon Karl Swears: New Hillary Documents Are 'Positive' and Not 'Politically Damaging'

February 11, 2014 - 12:45 PM

[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Nothing to see here, according to ABC's Jon Karl. The Good Morning America correspondent on Tuesday told viewers that the so-called "Hillary papers," a treasure trove of quotes and documents, are a "positive portrayal" and "none of this appears to be politically damaging." In contrast, Monday's NBC Nightly News worried that the papers are "brutal" and include "inflammatory excerpts." CBS This Morning on Tuesday also offered a different take than ABC. In fact, co-host Norah O'Donnell hyped the 40 pages of notes and journals by a deceased Clinton confidant this way: "...A powerful Republican calls it a roadmap to beating Hillary Clinton in 2016." Yet Karl soothingly told viewers, "All told, the papers offer a positive portrayal of Hillary Clinton from one of her closest friends, none of this appears to be politically damaging."