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Networks Skirt Mentioning Islamism in Machete Attack Coverage

February 12th, 2016 10:22 PM
ABC, CBS, NBC's Friday evening newscasts all failed to mention Islamism as a possible motive in their coverage of the machete attack inside an Ohio restaurant on Thursday. ABC's World News Tonight didn't even use the word "terrorism" during their report on Mohamed Barry's rampage. Alex Perez merely noted that "Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under a full-…
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ABC Touts Michael Moore: ‘Arrest’ GOP Governor for Poisoning City

January 19th, 2016 11:32 AM
Good Morning America’s journalists on Tuesday couldn’t help but push far-left politics into the story of Flint, Michigan’s contaminated water supply. While talking about the emergency situation and the protests against Republican Governor Rick Snyder, reporter Alex Perez casually mentioned, “And one of the city's most famed sons, filmmaker Michael Moore, calling for…
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CBS, NBC Ignore Arrest of Student Threatening White Chicago Students

December 1st, 2015 1:52 AM
On Monday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News omitted from their coverage out of Chicago the arrest of an African-American teen for allegedly making threats on social media against white male students at the University of Chicago in retaliation for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Somewhat miraculously, ABC’s World News Tonight and correspondent Alex Perez did…
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ABC, NBC Yawn at Missouri Professor's Attack on Reporter; CBS Covers

November 10th, 2015 1:46 PM
CBS This Morning stood out as the sole Big Three network morning newscast on Tuesday to cover a University of Missouri academic shouting down a reporter, briefly physically attacking him, and then calling people over to "get this reporter out of here...I need some muscle over here." Norah O'Donnell spotlighted Melissa Click, "an assistant professor of mass media," who…
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CBS: Jailed Clerk 'Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Gay Marriage'

September 4th, 2015 12:16 AM
At the top of Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis “could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage” as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26.

ABC, CBS, NBC Skip Conservative Victories in Australia and Norway -- B

September 13th, 2013 1:57 PM
John Fund at National Review has written about three recent elections that show “Liberals In Retreat,” but only one is domestic: the Colorado gun-rights recall. The other two liberal defeats were in Norway and Australia. A quick Nexis search demonstrated that ABC, CBS, and NBC all skipped the conservative victories in Norway and Australia -- but all three found time for news…

ABC Gushes Over Radical, Pro-Obama Priest Who Accused U.S. of 'Raping

August 5th, 2013 4:59 PM
Imagine if controversial, conservative radio host Michael Savage also ran a charity supporting poor, urban youths. Would ABC ignore the inflammatory things he has said and only focus on the positive? Not likely. Yet, World News guest anchor Byron Pitts on Sunday lauded hard-left Catholic Priest Father Pfleger as a "Chicago hope" who is in a "league of his own." This…

At ABC, Wanting More Guns Is 'Controversial' But Obama Pushing Gun Con

December 20th, 2012 12:36 PM
For ABC's Good Morning America, favoring more guns on the streets is "controversial" but President Obama's plea for gun control is simply news. "Those who argue that the best way to stop mass killings is to have more guns in the right hands at the right time, even in the classroom. It's a controversial debate," reported co-host George Stephanopoulos on…

Networks Skip Union Violence in Mich., Insist Protesters Are Simply 'V

December 12th, 2012 12:21 PM
All three networks on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning ignored the violent assaults by union protesters in Michigan, instead vaguely insisting that activists were simply "voicing their anger" at the "showdown raging in the heartland." The morning shows on Wednesday allowed little coverage of Michigan at all, a mere 72 seconds out of eight hours of programming. (On Tuesday…

As Teachers Strike in Rahm Emanuel's Chicago, Only CBS Mentions They M

September 10th, 2012 12:18 PM
All three morning shows on Monday covered the massive teachers strike in Rahm Emanuel's Chicago that left 350,000 students in the lurch. However, only CBS This Morning explained that the teachers, through their public sector unions, are already well compensated, making an average salary of $71,000 a year (plus benefits).         Reporter Dean Reynolds…

Morning Shows Skip Ideological Labels for Violent Anti-War Protesters

May 21st, 2012 3:24 PM
Violent anti-war protesters clashed with Chicago police this weekend, but the network morning shows on Monday avoided attempts at pinning an ideology on them, simply referring to "anti-war" "protesters." On CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose blandly explained, "Protests turned violent in Chicago...Police battle protesters in Chicago." Reporter Bill Plante added,…

ABC Not Sure Whether Death Threats In Trayvon Martin Aftermath 'Going

March 31st, 2012 10:01 AM
Is it right to make death threats against George Zimmerman and his family?  ABC News isn't sure. In a Good Morning America segment today on the Trayvon Martin case, as an ABC reporter spoke from Sanford, Florida, this graphic was displayed across the bottom of the screen: "ARE DEATH THREATS GOING TOO FAR?" Video and screencap after the jump.