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George Stephanopoulos

Too Short for Morning TV?

9/12/2011 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George Stephanopoulos
could lose his "Good Morning America" anchor chair within a year to the news reader who towers over him ... this according to network sources.

The buzz at ABC is that Josh Elliott -- a former ESPN sports anchor who has been the GMA news reader since March -- is on the fast track for the anchor seat.  Josh filled in on "World News Tonight" last week and network suits are in love with him.

The network will deny it's contemplating a change, but that's not what we're hearing.

The ratings at GMA have actually gone up a bit with George, so why would the network mess with the show?  Our sources say the suits think Josh and Robin Roberts have better chemistry and look better together.

Our sources say the buzz is that George could go back to his old job, anchoring "This Week," especially because execs privately now admit Christiane Amanpour is a disaster as an anchor.

Now why, you ask, do they look better than Robin and George?  Robin is 5'10" without heels.  Josh is around 6'3."  George is 5'6" ... and a half.  There's a lot of talk at ABC that it just looks awkward when the male anchor is slight and short. 

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

7:55 AM: An ABC News spokeswoman tells TMZ, "This is Total Nonsense."



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This is the dumbest article I have ever read - and given how dumb things can be on the web, TMZ should think about my comment. Where are your brains?!

1028 days ago


I am a Caucasian female and have always watched GMA. Did not like Diane Sawyer as host. Doesn't know how to interview. Liked Charlie Gibson a lot less. I stopped watching for a while. I Love Robin Roberts. She seems to get along with everyone, and is very well liked. She does not show her opinion about politics which is something that George S. sure does not know how to do. He can't keep his mouth shut in political interviews. It is so obvious which political party he is associated with. Same with Diane and Charlie. It is almost an argument anytime they interview a Republican. It makes me furious. I say get rid of Short stuff George!

1024 days ago

Jennifer Amoah    

I'm surprised to see George'name linked to thi*****e e-mail message that is being circulated.

Subject: Fwd: This is scary on many levels


Sock puppet or real person?

Think about this e-mail and see if there's anything here you don't believe!

I hadn't thought about this - but where are Obama's past girlfriends; surely he had at least one? No past girl friends popping up anywhere? Strange - strange to the point of being downright weird!

OK, this is just plain old common sense, no political agendas for either side. Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American citizens, who know every little tidbit about every other president (and their wives) that even know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or Kennedy
wore a back brace, or Truman played the piano.

We are Americans! Our media vets these things out! We are known for our humanitarian interests and caring for our 'fellow man.' We care, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president.

Honestly, and this is a personal thing... but it's bugged me or years that no one who ever dated him ever showed up. Taken his charisma, which caused the women to be drawn to him so obviously during his campaign, looks like some lady would not have missed the opportunity.

We all know about JFK's magnetism, McCain was no monk,Palin's courtship and even her athletic prowess were probed.Biden's aneurisms are no secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton-we all know about their heart problems. How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House?

Nope... not one lady has stepped up and said, "He was soooo shy," or "What a great dancer!" Now look at the rest of what we know... no classmates, not even the recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him.

Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Check for groomsmen. Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.

Has anyone talked to the professors? Isn't it odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.

When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president provides the public with all their photos, etc. for their library. What has he released? Nada - other than what was in this so-called biography! And experts who study writing styles etc. claim it was not O's own words or typical of his speech patterns, etc.

Does this make any of you wonder?

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama's past, saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc? Not one person has ever come forward from his past.

This should really be a cause for great concern. Did you see the movie titled, The Manchurian Candidate?

Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are... someone whom we went to school with remembers our name or face... someone remembers we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about us.

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign. Even George questions why no one has acknowledged that the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. Stephanopoulos was a classmate of Obama at Columbia-class of 1984. He says he never had a single class with him. Since he is such a great orator,
why doesn't anyone in Obama's college class remember him? And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his records? Do you like millions of others, simply assume all this is explainable - even though no one can?


Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but not one remembers him. For example,Wayne Allyn Root was (like Obama) a political science major at Columbia , who graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don't have a single classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia ... EVER!

Nobody recalls him.

Root adds that he was, "Class of '83 political science, pre-law" and says, "You don't get more exact or closer than that.. Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him."

At our 20th class reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York , 'the macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him."

Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook, and Obama consistently declines requests
to talk about his years at Columbia , provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates
or friends while at Columbia .

How can this be?

NOTE: Wayne Allyn Root can easily be verified. He graduated valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-
Donovan School , then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major in the same '83 class in which Barack Hussein Obama states he was.

Some other interesting questions.

Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?

Why was Michelle's law license inactivated by court order?

According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama - but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases..


The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he is never reported to have lived.

No wonder all his records are sealed!

Please continue sending this out to everyone. Somewhere, someone had to know him in school... before he "reorganized" Chicago and burst upon the scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm, poise, and speaking pizzazz.

One of the biggest CONS this country has ever seen, and getting away with it. This is scary on many levels!

Susan Keith
A Hug is like a perfect gift. One size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it.

1022 days ago


George Stephanopolous is a genius. Sick of people judging people by their size. He is the reason I watch GMA (well mostly). George is so smart and such a good person. The rest of the show has gotten a little too silly (don'*****ch it all the time as for the last 15 yrs). I still think George is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1022 days ago


I like George a lot. Guess what folks..... I don't care if your tall, short, fat, skinny, black, brown or green with pink poka dots. I do care that you are knowledgeable about your profession and how you conduct your self! It's time for this country to get over such superficial things. We have so many problems. The corporate fat cats are worried about some ones height? Seriously? I think Josh Elliot looks bored to be there having to hold his head up with his hands!

981 days ago

A Atchison    

I find Robin Roberts attitude very controlling on GMA and always interrupting the other anchors to have her say or the last word. She does not do well unless she can show that she is the senior person or the one in charge. Am I the only one who finds her annoying - she should be somewhere by herself - put her on World News when Diane retires. George S cannot work 2 jobs - he is brilliant and personable - give him back his old job or give him a new anchor for GMA - how about Bianna after the baby.

960 days ago


GMA has become a comedy hour, Robin Roberts would not be missed, I find her annoying. Kateie covering has got my attention for GMA again. Love George in the anchor position

936 days ago

Marcie Hanchett    

Robin does not fit in on GMA. Katie would really add to the show !!!!!!!!

935 days ago

Lavada Babicky    

George S. is the very best news journalist on TV or anywhere. He is better looking than Josh. Josh's height makes him look awkward. What in the world are the "suits" thinking. I think George S. is a great anchor, as is Katie. George can hold his own anywhere

934 days ago


if thats the case then fire Robin and hire a shorter would be a diffrent route but would solve the same "problem"...George is the better anchor

919 days ago


why doesn't Sam Champion have a chair to sit on. I think that he has been on GMA for a very long time and deserves to be seated at the round table just like Josh, Robin, George and Lara. Please give him a chair too.

731 days ago


spoiled babies on GMA

207 days ago
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