Evening Nets Ignore Racist Black Lives Matter Call to Boycott White Businesses for 4 Days

December 2nd, 2021 5:38 PM

The ABC, CBS and NBC evening news networks have gone four days without covering Black Lives Matter issuing a racist call to boycott white-owned businesses.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) plastered a Black Friday post on Instagram that told followers to celebrate “#BlackXmas” and “Skip the Black Friday sales and buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses.” More explicitly, the post spewed that followers should “#BankBlack - Move your money out of white-corporate banks that finance our oppression and open accounts with Black-owned banks.”

But that’s not all: “White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life,” the post screeched. The BlackXMas website specifically calls for “no spending with white companies from 11/26/2021 – 01/01/2022.” 

Given that the BLMGNF is reportedly “the primary organizational outgrowth of the more decentralized Black Lives Matter movement,” such promotion of wanton racism should be newsworthy, but apparently not for ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. All three networks have ignored BLM’s anti-white racism on Instagram through their Nov. 26, Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 broadcasts.

Covering up for BLM’s extremism has proven to be a particular niche for the Big Three. When New York City’s BLM Leader Hawk Newsome had threatened his group would bring “riots,” “fire,” and “bloodshed” if Mayor-elect Eric Adams (D) tried to bring back the “anti-crime” unit, the Big Three censored the news and instead chose to tout snow in the Midwest. 

But it turns out that the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows will report on BLM’s antics if doing so can be twisted to serve their own left-wing political agendas. All three networks used airtime on Jan. 7, the day after the Capitol Hill riot, to push an asinine claim that D.C.-area law enforcement went lighter on President Donald Trump’s supporters than they did with BLM.

The nonsensical censorship of negative news concerning BLM by the Big Three seems to know no bounds. When BLM and Antifa protestors had taken over a seven-block section of Seattle in June 2020, and declared it to be the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows turned a blind eye to it for days.

But it gets worse. In July, a NewsBusters analysis revealed that during almost 50 days of BLM rioters clashing with federal agents outside a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, the Big Three hid the violence from viewers.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818) 460-7477, CBS News (212) 975-3247 and NBC News (212) 664-6192 and hold them to account for ignoring BLM’s racist Black Friday Instagram post.

NewsBusters Deputy Managing Editor Nicholas Fondacaro contributed to this report.