On Tuesday, President Donald Trump paid his respects for Holocaust Remembrance Day with a visit to the National Holocaust Museum just a few blocks away from the White House. There he denounced anti-Semitic attacks saying: “It has been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction. This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism.” Yet all of the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) omitted his remarks from their evening reports.
Following their humiliating defeat in the 2016 election, the Democratic Party found themselves in a terrible place where they were down over 1000 seats through all levels of government since 2008. And according to one high-ranking Party official, one person held the blame. “The number two official for the Democrats says former President Obama is to blame for the Party's recent electoral failures,” Fox News’ Bret Baier reported on Special Report on Thursday, while the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) ignored the figure pointing.
Friday, magazine and website The Hollywood Reporter spoke to news anchors from all of the major networks in a discussion about what the role of the journalist was in today’s day and age. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the most forceful of the group in arguing that it wasn’t the media’s role to share all sides of a story. In fact, he argued, it was the journalist’s job to report “the truth” and to silence viewpoints that didn’t “accept reality.”
Last Thursday, a young girl attending Rockville High School in Maryland was brutally gang raped in her school’s bathroom by two fellow students, at least one of which was in the country illegally. Fox News was the first network to tell the story on national television on Monday. Tuesday, a local Fox affiliate reporter asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the crime. Despite the room being packed with reporters from every national news network, ABC, NBC and CBS refused to report the story on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
After spending literally days mocking President Donald Trump for inventing a “Sweden Incident” involving Middle East immigrants, the liberal Big Three networks were hanging their heads in shame Tuesday morning in the wake a violent immigrant riot that broke out in Stockholm the night before. “Police in Sweden are investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb of Stockholm,” announced Fox News anchor Bret Baier during Special Report, yet it went unreported by the nets all day.
Near the end of Thursday’s Special Report on the Fox News Channel, conservative syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer fired back at USA Today writer Susan Page touting Democratic boycotts of the Trump inauguration as “pretty powerful” by exposing this massive media double standard if the party roles were reversed.
On Tuesday night, the panel on FNC’s Special Report tore into President Obama’s “bizarre” decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence as “an absolute disgrace” that “does tremendous damage going forward because it incentivizes leaks.” This was in contrast to CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who reported that “[t]he Obama presidency is ending on a note of forgiveness” and “mercy.”
While the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were still captivated by Meryl Streep’s attack against President-elect Donald Trump Monday night, they neglected to report the turbulence in the water off the coast of Iran. “An American naval ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels yesterday,” announced Fox News’ Bret Baier during Special Report, “The latest escalation in the increasingly dangerous game of chicken Iran seems to be playing with U.S. ships in the region.”
National Intelligence Director James Clapper’s testimony about Russian meddling in the U.S. election Thursday, gave network news all the cover they needed to avoid mentioning President Barack Obama’s goodbye letter to the country. And all of the fact manipulation therein. “While President Obama's letter to the American people aimed to spotlight his legacy and achievement, it may have missed the mark in several key areas,” reported Fox News’ Kevin Corke on Special Report.
On the Tuesday edition of the Fox News Channel’s Special Report, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell and the show’s “All Star Panel” collaborated for a thorough trashing of the news media for their “sick, twisted,” and “ridiculous” narrative that the Electoral College could stop Donald Trump from becoming president.
On the Wednesday edition of the Fox News Channel’s Special Report, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham and her fellow panelists thoroughly excoriated President Barack Obama for a hypocritical and “infantile” attack on the cable network’s reach leading to Donald Trump’s election that’s grown to become a tiring “common thread” for the duration of presidency.
Embarrassing news broke on Capitol Hill Thursday that House Minority Leader, and former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi was being challenged for leadership. NBC Nightly News was the only network evening news program to report the development, with Andrea Mitchell stating, “And in another sign of democratic disarray after their losses, longtime House Leader Nancy Pelosi is now being challenged for the first time by an Ohio congressman, Tim Ryan, from the kind of rustbelt district Donald Trump won overwhelmingly.”