It's the End of the World as ABC Knows It, Spinning Another Story as 'Armageddon'

January 15, 2014 - 4:11 PM

[For more, see video cross-posted at NewsBusters.] Spinning liberal-friendly stories as the end of the world is a popular thing at ABC. Good Morning America's Jim Avila on Wednesday hyped the scandal involving Chris Christie as "traffic Armageddon." It's a hyperbolic term the network loves. On Saturday, Avila mentioned the "four-day traffic armageddon." As the sequester set in on April 22, 2013, co-anchor George Stephanopoulos freaked out: "Breaking this morning: Airport armageddon. Almost seven thousand flights could be delayed." On March 1, 2013, a GMA graphic warned of "budget armageddon." On April 23 reporter Matt Guttman predicted an "airline apocalypse."