CBS Only Highlights Ballot Initiative Victories by Liberals

November 8th, 2018 6:39 PM

As CBS informed viewers of a number of ballot initiatives that were passed in various states on Tuesday, both the CBS Evening News and the CBS This Morning on Wednesday only showed interest in cases in which liberals were victorious.

By contrast, FNC's Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox and Friends gave attention to a mixture of both conservative and liberal victories.



On the CBS Evening News, host Jeff Glor read a brief:

A number of key ballot initiative were decided last night. Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational marijuana. Missouri and Utah legalized medical marijuana. Three Republican states -- Utah, Nebraska and Idaho -- voted to expand Medicaid, which could cover an additional 325,000 low-income Americans.

He added: "And Florida restored voting rights to one and a half million former felons, as long as they were not convicted of sex crimes or murder."

Earlier in the day on CBS This Morning, co-hosts Norah O'Donnell highlighted a new gun control law in Washington state, marijuana legalization in Michigan, Utah and Missouri.

Then, co-host Gayle King recalled Medicaid expansion in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah; a San Francisco business tax to aid homeless people; and a transgender rights victory in Massachusetts.

But Fox News Channel also took the time to highlight victories on both ideological sides, including pro-life victories against abortion in Alabama and West Virginia; the defeat of a carbon tax in Washington state; and a ban on non-citizens voting in North Dakota, in addition to liberal victories on sanctuary cities in Oregon, felons getting the right to vote in Florida, and marijuana legalization measures.