Democrats Reinstate God, Jerusalem to Platform, ABC World News Ignores Story

Shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern today, it took three attempts for Democrats to reinstate the words "God" and "Jerusalem" into their party platform, drawing some reactions of despondency from the more liberal members of the party. Over on MSNBC, for example, Chris Hayes called it a "craven capitulation."  

This shift from the original platform that omitted God and did not explicitly express support of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital wasn’t mentioned once during ABC World News September 5 broadcast. Below is video from C-SPAN of the actual vote on the matter, which, you can tell was unlikely an actual 2/3rd vote for the rule change.

CBS Evening News featured a brief story by reporter Nancy Cordes on the matter – while NBC's Chuck Todd devoted significant attention to the matter in a larger story that also recapped night one of the convention.

UPDATE: As you can see in the video below, CBS anchor Scott Pelley downplays the importance of the party platform, saying it's merely "symbolic" and quickly forgotten.  



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