[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
CBS Evening News
was the only Big Three evening newscast on 11 June 2014 to report that
the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the V.A. scandal.
Neither ABC's World News nor NBC Nightly News covered this latest
development in the ongoing controversy. Instead, both programs devoted
air time to the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's slow-speed run from
the police, after the murder of his wife and her friend.
Scott Pelley gave an 18-second news brief on the federal agency's new
probe into the cover-up of long patient wait times at the Department of
SCOTT PELLEY: FBI Director James Comey said
today that the bureau has opened a criminal investigation of the scandal
at V.A. hospitals and clinics. An audit this week by the Department of
Veterans Affairs said that V.A. employees were told to falsify documents
to cover up long waiting times.