MRC: Stephanopolous is a bad choice


Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center in Alexandria, Va.,
Tuesday criticized ABC News' choice of former Clinton aide George
Stephanopolous to host the network's Sunday news program, This Week.

"At least Sam and Cokie were journalists," Bozell said in a prepared statement, referring to current hosts Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

"Now ABC News has unabashedly put an unapologetically liberal activist at the
helm of what was an outstanding news show under David Brinkley. There is no
longer even any pretense of balance on this ABC News show. Nor should ABC
pretend there is," he added.

Bozell went on to say that Stephanopolous was a good
choice as a liberal commentator, but he is too much of a "liberal idealogue" to
anchor the program.