After the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell debuted with two nights of rampant liberal bias on a number of fronts, Wednesday’s installment included a rare reprieve with substantive, snark-free coverage of the illegal immigration crisis at the border (compared to what we usually see from them) and another example of how, even in the liberal media, broken clocks can occasionally be right.
An Alabama mother was indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter charges Wednesday after allegedly starting a fight that led to her getting shot and having a miscarriage. “In Alabama, a ‘person’ includes unborn children in any stage of development,” reported The Washington Post. But on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, the network parroted “abortion rights activists” who called it “a new attack on women.”
First, the liberal media refused the admit there was a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, they said there was and it was all President Trump’s fault. Now, according to Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, they’re back to claiming the Department of Homeland Security was not overwhelmed by a massive influx of illegal immigrants.
Broadcast news networks have vocally opposed the President’s border wall since he first discussed the idea during the 2016 election. While the proposed wall has returned to the spotlight thanks to the ongoing government shutdown, the media’s hostility towards it is nothing new.
On Wednesday, CBS News was the only broadcast network of the big three (ABC, CBS, and NBC) to inform their viewers of an ambush on the U.S.-Mexico border that left a Border Patrol agent in critical condition. By their evening broadcast, CBS reported that the agent was upgraded to stable condition but their broadcast competitors ignored the shooting altogether. They instead chose to hype the social media phenomenon of a raccoon that scaled a building in Minnesota.
It’s not often the liberal media report on issues important to the values of conservatives and it isn’t often that they do it in a respectful way. But during Thursday’s CBS Evening News, the network put a spotlight on a case in Florida where former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ware filed an official discrimination complaint against the organization saying she was harassed and made to feel unwanted because of her faith.
Reporting from San Diego for CBS This Morning on Thursday, correspondent Mireya Villarreal described the newly-constructed wall prototypes being proposed to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. However, she then grilled a member of the Border Patrol on whether the wall was just “distraction politics.”
There was a big step forward in the process towards constructing President Trump’s long-promised border wall on Wednesday. Down on the border, teams of contractors were beginning to descend on the area to begin construction on their visions for what the wall itself would look like. In spite of this progress, both ABC and NBC chose to skip this development during their evening broadcasts. CBS Evening News was the only one to mention the construction competition.
On Wednesday, CBS This Morning devoted over three minutes of air time to video of a woman refusing to answer routine questions from a Border Patrol agent at a check point near the U.S.-Mexico border. Co-host Norah O’Donnell hyped: “Cell phone video of a confrontation at a border patrol check point is stirring up new controversy in the immigration debate. A California teacher posted this video of border patrol agents detaining her after she refused to say if she was a U.S. citizen.”
Donald Trump made a trip down to Mexico Wednesday to meet with President Enridue Pena Nieto. The two discussed the current state of US-Mexico relations, and it seems to have gone well. But following their evening news report of Trump’s visit, CBS took the time to highlight Latino-American’s mobilizing against Trump. “Immigration activists loaded into a van and headed to a local registration office where they helped Latino residents register to vote,” reported Mireya Villarreal, “For them, this election is personal.”