In spite of the fact that the gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia on Monday saw absolutely zero violent incidents, both ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News saw fit to taint their reports on the event with images from the Charlottesville, Virginia violence where white nationalists and left-wing protesters clashed.
On Thursday and Friday, all three broadcast networks eagerly joined Virginia Democrats in attempting to smear gun rights advocates in the commonwealth as violent, racist terrorists who were plotting “a rerun of the deadly Charlottesville protests.” Reporters seized on Governor Ralph Northam declaring a “state of emergency” ahead of a pro-Second Amendment rally at the statehouse in Richmond.
Despite the fact that Democrats had been working to remove President Trump from office since the moment he got elected, and that four of his current 2020 rivals were voting to remove him from office in the Senate, ABC’s World News Tonight had an issue with Senate Republicans signing the oath of impartiality for the trial on Thursday.
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s master plan to delay the Senate impeachment trial ended in failure after a month, House Democrats finally got up and walked the articles of impeachment against President Trump over to the Senate for trial. It was that transfer of documents that had the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) all giddy with anticipation during their Wednesday evening newscasts.
In 24-hours, ABC News went from touting Iran’s missile attack because they “kept [their] promise,” to insisting the U.S. military was wrong to say Iran was trying to kill U.S. troops. Seemingly working for the Ayatollah Broadcasting Company, World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s opening tease included a conspiracy theory that Iran was trying to be nice. “Iran launching missiles targeting two bases housing the U.S. military in Iraq. Did Iran intentionally miss U.S. troops,” he rhetorically asked viewers.
As ABC’s evening newscast was coming on the air Tuesday, Americans were just getting word that Iran was firing ballistic missiles at U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. In an irreverent announcement about the attempt to kill Americans from World News Tonight anchor David Muir, the network touted that the murderous Iranian regime had “kept its promise” to attack U.S. troops again. It was a comment Muir made more than once.
There were two distinct angles of impeachment being covered by ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News on Thursday. While the later was boasting about how “Democrats have beaten back repeated Republican attempts” to oppose the Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, the former was worried about the “moderate Democrats” in swing districts who might vote against their party.
Senate Republicans grilled Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Wednesday, on how his probe could determine there was no political bias at the FBI against then-candidate Trump, when he couldn’t uncover a reasonable explanation for their “gross abuse” of the system, as Attorney General William Barr put it. Well, ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir continued to carry water for the FBI and claimed there was “no spying” despite the fact, the IG report exposed that there was.
The Department of Justice Inspector General’s report clearly spelled out gross abuses by the FBI when applying to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Despite those facts, ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News were clutching their pearls Tuesday while reporting on how President Trump and Attorney General William Barr were slamming the law enforcement organization for lying and misleading the FISA courts.
Well, the day the liberal media had been hoping for finally arrived on Tuesday as House Democrats released their Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. They were welcomed with anticipation by the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). And despite the fact, the Articles didn’t include many of the charges Democrats said there would be, the media did their job and treated them like serious documents.
As Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump this morning, ABC News broke in with a special report largely focused on defending the party’s partisan push to remove Trump from office. Each ABC journalist then went on to parrot Democrat talking points, arguing they were upholding the Constitution, not acting in their own political interests.
As our sister site CNS News pointed out, Friday morning’s jobs report was a smashing success for the American economy with “a whopping 266,000 jobs in November; and for the sixth month in a row, a record number of Americans were counted as employed.” The unemployment rate fell “to 3.5 percent, a 50-year low.” But when it came time for the Friday broadcast network evening newscasts, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News couldn’t be bothered with spending more than a short news brief (21 seconds each) on the story.