Obsessed ABC Frets Over Morality of Performing at Super Bowl

NewsBusters | 1/14/2019 | Staff
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ABC is still obsessed with potential boycotts at the Super Bowl and the treatment of Colin Kaepernick. The day after the NFL officially announced that Maroon 5 and others would be performing, Good Morning America offered a full report, hyping opposition by liberal actress Amy Schumer. In contrast, CBS allowed just 30 seconds on the topic and NBC focused simply on this past weekend’s results.

GMA reporter Janai Norman began, “Headlining the Super Bowl was thought to be a huge honor. But it's been a tough spot to fill. Many artists distancing themselves from the big show in support of Colin Kaepernick and other players taking a knee to protest racial injustice.”

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She underlined, “Maroon 5 had been the unofficial pick for months, but reportedly struggled to find guest performers partly due to backlash over the NFL's handling of Colin Kaepernick and players' right to protest.”

Norman reminded that far-left actress Schumer “[called] out Maroon 5 in an Instagram post saying, ‘I think it would be cool if Maroon 5 backed out of Super Bowl. Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color.’”

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This is bordering on obsession for ABC. On December 17, GMA reporter T. J. Holmes echoed Norman, needling, “Amy Schumer even refused to do a Super Bowl ad citing the Colin Kaepernick controversy. And also, keep in mind, guys, that the artists don't get paid to perform at the Super Bowl.”

On October 21, GMA’s Eva Pilgrim hyped, “Amy Schumer is sidelining her jokes and getting serious. The comedian saying she won't profit by appearing in any Super Bowl commercials this year and she takes aim at the NFL.”

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Okay, we get it. Amy Schumer is against this. Does America care?

CBS This Morning on Monday mentioned briefly the half time issue, but gave it only...
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