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STUDY: TV Paused Its Pandemic Panic to Push Protests

June 18th, 2020 9:00 AM

From early March to late May, the coronavirus pandemic eclipsed all other news stories, consuming nearly all of the airtime on the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) evening newscasts. But those same networks put the virus story on the back burner for two weeks while they diverted nearly all of their coverage to nationwide protests against police brutality.

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NBC Admits Georgia Reopening Looks Successful So Far

May 24th, 2020 8:49 PM

On Saturday's NBC Nightly News, the show ran a report which surprisingly gave an upbeat assessment of the results Georgia has gotten in the four seeks since it reopened in spite of all the naysayers who warned of disaster. But, in spite of the criticism that Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, received a month ago that was mostly from the left, only a soundbite of President Donald Trump…

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NBC Insists Governments Have ‘Moral Authority’ to Keep You Isolated

April 29th, 2020 9:32 PM

Disturbing and authoritarian tendencies were on full display during Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, as anchor Lester Holt and reporter Gabe Gutierrez decried a gathering of mourning orthodox Jews in New York City recently. And despite cries of anti-Semitism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, the network suggested state and local governments had the “moral authority” to crackdown on public and private…

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CBS, NBC Rail Against Red States for Reopening, Shelter Blue States

April 27th, 2020 9:30 PM

There's perhaps nothing more elitist than major national journalists whining about unemployed people getting their income back since they don’t need to worry about losing their jobs overnight. But the elitist anger of CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News notably only found select targets Monday night: red states, while states ran by Democrats were largely sheltered from their…

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Sick: NBC Pits Michigan Unemployed Against New York ER Nurse

April 15th, 2020 9:03 PM

Americans across the country were hurting and desperate to support their families as the coronavirus crisis had caused many states to shut down their economies to stop the spread. With protests breaking out in state capitals, NBC Nightly News made it clear the media elite didn’t care. Anchor Lester Holt even started the show by claiming the “drumbeat to reopen the economy is landing with a…

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Wow: Nets Praise Texas Churchgoers for Being Armed, Stopping Attack

December 30th, 2019 4:32 PM

No, this is not a joke or an attempt at rick-rolling. The Monday morning broadcast network newscasts actually put away their usual gun control talking points after a mass shooting and emphasized how armed citizens prevented a deadly scene from becoming worse. In this case, it was Sunday’s attack on West Freeway Church of Christ outside Fort Worth, Texas.

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‘NBC Nightly News’ Highlights Churches Using Guns for Security

February 19th, 2019 6:12 PM

Sunday's NBC Nightly News ran the kind of pro-gun story one rarely sees in the dominant media as a full report was devoted to the issue of churches getting some of its members to train and bring guns with them for security.