CBS FINALLY Notices Trump’s Supreme Court Win; Allows a Scant 51 Seconds

CBS on Tuesday finally noticed a big win by the White House in the Supreme Court. Barely. The journalists on This Morning only allowed a scant 51 seconds to Donald Trump’s travel ban being allowed (for now) to go into effect. This is after the network ignored the 7-2 decision on Monday.

On Tuesday, Jan Crawford explained, “This is a win for the President. It's a temporary win, but it basically means that the travel ban can stay in effect while all these appeals play out.”  

 

 

She added: 

Now, two judges in Hawaii and Maryland had said that the restrictions on Trump's travel order had to be limited and that travelers with bona fide connections to the United States could not be kept out of the country, but with the Supreme Court’s order yesterday in most cases citizens from eight countries will be unable to enter the United States. It applies to people from six mostly Muslim countries and North Korea and Venezuela. 

That 51 second brief was the extent of the coverage. In contrast, CBS offered 6 minutes and 6 seconds to the new sci-fi novel Immortal Life. Not exactly the most pressing topic. 

Monday’s ruling, even if it’s temporary, hints that the administration is on the verge of a big win. Even the New York Times on Tuesday admitted: 

The orders gave no reasons for the court’s shift. The move did suggest that the administration’s chances of prevailing at the Supreme Court when the justices consider the lawfulness of the latest ban have markedly increased. 

A transcript of the CBS segment is below: 

CBS This Morning
12/5/17
7:18:01 to 7:18:52 

NORAH O’DONNELL: Jan, let me ask you about the other big news out of the Supreme Court, them upholding the President's travel ban, said it would take full effect. What can you tell us about that decision? 

JAN CRAWFORD: Well, I mean, this is a win for the president. It's a temporary win, but it basically means that the travel ban can stay in effect while all these appeals play out. That the Trump administration will be able to fully enforce this ban until all these lawsuits are resolved. 

Now, two judges in Hawaii and Maryland had said that the restrictions on Trump's travel order had to be limited and that travelers with bona fide connections to the United States could not be kept out of the country, but with the Supreme Court’s order yesterday in most cases citizens from eight countries will be unable to enter the United States. It applies to people from six mostly Muslim countries and North Korea and Venezuela. 


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