The U.S. National Debt reached a staggering $18 trillion on Nov. 28, 2014, but none of the three broadcast news networks covered the milestone.
That debt has increased by more than $7 trillion during Barack Obama’s presidency, Forbes said. According to The Blaze, “In the last fiscal year, the national debt increased by just over $500 billion, and that number is expected to rise again in the coming years.”
Since the debt passed $18 trillion, the evening and morning news shows on ABC, CBS and NBC have completely ignored it. However, NBC “Today” did find time on Dec. 2, for the anchors to pretend to be riding in a car in front of a green screen, while ABC’s “Good Morning America” dedicated two segments to a food reality show called “The Taste.”
This wasn’t the first time the network news shows ignored stories that might reflect poorly on the White House. When it comes to Obama, bad poll numbers and embarrassing spelling flubs often didn’t make news.