ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Debacle, But Just 3 Seconds to Biden

Scott Whitlock | August 8, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] After almost a year of burying Joe Biden’s Afghanistan disaster, ABC on Monday rediscovered the ongoing debacle. But even though Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos devoted four minutes and 12 seconds to reminding Americans of what happened last August, only a scant three seconds of that included any mention of Biden. 

In a segment that aired deep in the 8AM hour, Stephanopoulos remembered, “One year ago, the last American troops left Afghanistan after America's longest war. We all remember the harrowing images of the Taliban took back control.” He then talked to three Air Forces members who flew a record-breaking 823 Afghans out of the country as the Taliban took back control. But Biden, the man who oversaw the disastrous withdrawal, warranted only three seconds. As Stephanopoulos recounted, he noted, “It was a stunning collapse....All leading to the end of a 20-year-war.” There was then eight words from an August 2021 Biden speech:  “We've been a nation too long at war.” 


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