[See NewsBusters for more.] As the Media Research Center’s Geoff Dickens explained on Monday, journalists loved the late John McCain, except when he got in their way. That hypocrisy was certainly on display on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. CBS co-host Norah O’Donnell lamented “the end of an era.” George Stephanopoulos cheered: “A giant in American politics.” Co-host Robin Roberts touted the "bipartisan accomplishments he was able to achieve and his principled leadership is something that will be missed.” Yet, these same networks hammered McCain in 2008 for daring to oppose Barack Obama. On November 3, 2008, Stephanopoulos warned “there will be a lot of anger” if the Republican won.
CBS: In ‘08, ‘Strange’ McCain Dealt With GOP ‘Fringe’