[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
ABC's World News stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on 30 July 2014 to not cover the release of Lois Lerner's e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as "a**holes" and "crazies." Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills.
By contrast, NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News on Wednesday both set aside about two minutes each of air time to Lerner's "salty language," as NBC's Kelly O'Donnell put it:
KELLY O'DONNELL (voice-over): ...Lois Lerner has long refused to cooperate with Congress....But her harsh words, apparently aimed at conservative talk radio, contained in just-released I.R.S. e-mails, are drawing new fire. Lerner referred to some as 'crazies.' She wrote in November 2012, 'So we don't need to worry about alien terrorists. It's our own crazies that will take us down.'