‘Real reporters’ at ABC News misidentify the head of FRC; Update: James Dobson’s name removed from headline

Today, the “real reporters” at ABC News reported that the Family Research Council is headed by James Dobson. Here’s a screenshot of the article by reporter Jason Ryan:

Dobson was involved in the founding of FRC, but more recently he was the head of Colorado Springs-based Focus on The Family until resigning about three years ago.

The President of the Family Research Council is Tony Perkins.

Update: The ABC News article has been removed, but the erroneous tweet is still up.

Update: ABC has reposted the article and removed Dr. Dobson’s name from the headline:

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    To them(“real reporters”), there is barely a difference. They all disagree with them.

  • lillymckim

    Journalistic Integrity = Oxymoron

  • conservativechick

    PATHETIC. A word I use a lot lately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1279006103 Chris Kincaid

    Dobson founded the FRC in the early 80’s. The article posted above never states he’s the current head of the org, just that he founded it. Confused over semantics much?

    • RealityBitesBack

      Check the tweet….

      Read much?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1279006103 Chris Kincaid

        “Gunman Shoots Guard at James Dobson Group’s DC Office abcn.ws/NFeDR3 ”

        Where does it say FRC is “headed” by Dobson??? What’s wrong with you?

        • RealityBitesBack

          This isn’t CNN and you aren’t Soledad O’Brien.

          You’ll have to do the wiki search on this yourself and figure it out.

        • robcrawford2

          Seriously? You’re defending the accuracy of this?

        • SpaceRacer423

          By your logic I can say “Obama is running for President on the KKK’s DNC Ticket.”

  • Angela S.

    Geniuses! Not that I’m really surprised here.

  • RealityBitesBack

    I guess you just can’t let facts get in the way of a good story!

  • WJGBalderama

    It’s not Bush’s America anymore. It’s Obama’s. The Left can’t get it through their thick heads. And the compliant media is helping spread this culture of ignorance by not being up on current events.

  • JoeMyGod

    James Dobson DID found the FRC just as the report states. The FRC was spun off into a separate lobbying group in order to protect Dobson’s tax-exempt status. Talk about bad reporting!

    • Eddie Robbins

      Why did they take it down?

      • http://twitter.com/Evilpa Ann

        Embarrassed because they have do no research & have no integrity.

    • weRbroke

      Have you ever looked at the tax returns for Media Matters? Wow.