ABC News Apologizes to Church Founder Over Misleading Video Report

Apr 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC News has issued a public apology to Crenshaw Christian Center founder Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, four years after airing a segment called "Enough!" that aired on "20/20" and "Good Morning America," reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

The segment featured John Stossel, then a correspondent, investigating whether ministers of several big congregations were using donations to support their lifestyles, the story says. It featured a 10-second clip of Price saying, "I live in a 25-room mansion, I have my own $6 million yacht, I have my own private jet and I have my own helicopter and I have seven luxury automobiles." But in reality Price didn’t own any of these items, the article notes. Instead, he was talking about a hypothetical person who was wealthy but not spiritually satisfied.

ABC News cut the part where Price added, "Friends, to me that’s bad success," the story notes.

"By presenting the footage out of context, ABC News misled its audience and failed to meet its own standards, which ABC deeply regrets," ABC News said in its statement to Price, the story notes.

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  1. This is why you have to take what you hear on TV with a grain of salt and not just believe everything because they said it on TV. ABC is damn lucky there was no litigation. Rember that only a few people at the networks decide what you and everyone else sees on TV!

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