On Wednesday night, the major network evening newscasts all failed to cover the first full, successful congressional vote to repeal of ObamaCare and defund of Planned Parenthood that will go to President Obama’s desk where he’ll likely veto the measures seeking to undo his health care law and strike federal funding from the nation’s largest provider of abortions. Providing a more balanced contrast, FNC’s Special Report had a full segment.
According to Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts, Barack Obama is “America’s parent-in-chief” when it comes to guns. The ABC journalist on Tuesday night hyped the President’s White House speech: “Camera clicks the only sound in the White House east room as the normally stoic President Obama openly wept and paused to compose himself.”
At the top of Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer teased an “exciting” announcement about the morning show preparing to broadcast from a new location far from its New York studio. Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie added: “Yeah, the whole show is headed somewhere. We’ll have more on that in a minute.”
Network news outlets conduct their own polls. They also bury the poll results when they don’t like them. On PBS on January 1, liberal pundit Mark Shields brought some very bad news for the Left. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found 73 percent say they want the next president to take a different approach from President Obama's.
So NBC, both the creator of the poll and a relentless cheerleader of Obama, chose not to air that bombshell. Instead, they buried it deep in an article on the Meet the Press website. “This will become a high hurdle for the Democrats at some stage of the 2016 election," Democratic pollster Fred Yang declared in that piece.