The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) have completely ignored the latest development in the V.A. scandal.
On Monday, USA Today’s Donovan Slack reported that over the summer the V.A. “quietly stopped sharing data on the quality of care at its facilities with a national database for consumers despite a 2014 law requiring the agency to report more comprehensive statistics to the site so veterans can make informed decisions about where to seek care.”
So far, none of the broadcast networks have reported on this latest development, in the ongoing Obama Administration scandal, on their evening or morning programs.
While NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, on Monday, refused to report on the latest V.A. development he did find time (22 seconds) to relay this vital announcement: “You’ll be seeing new faces live from New York this fall. Saturday Night Live announced today it's adding three new players to the cast for the upcoming 42nd season. Comedians Mikey day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor. They’ll likely be featured players, some fresh additions following the departures of Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam, and Jon Rudnitsky.”
FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt, on the September 13 Fox & Friends, did the job the networks failed to do, when she filed the following brief:
AINSLEY EARHARDT, FOX & FRIENDS CO-HOST: The V.A. is under fire, once again. The Department of Veterans Affairs no longer sharing data on the quality of care at its medical centers on a national healthcare website. It was required to do so after the wait time scandal. The V.A. says the Health and Human Services Department told them to stop, until they could find a new way to share all the data.