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Monday morning's newscasts made a stark illustration of how much importance FNC places on the issue of human rights in Iran in contrast with the broadcast networks and CNN as Fox and Friends managed to spend five times as much time on the anti-government protests as ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN all combined that morning.
The anti-government protests targeting government and religious leaders sweeping across Iran took a bloody turn Sunday as overnight reports surfaces of two protestors being killed at the hands of the corrupt government. Disgustingly, the deaths didn’t trigger much air on the three major American networks. ABC’s Good Morning America had a blackout of the deaths and protests all together while NBC only found 24 seconds for them. CBS finally discovered the protests, as they continued into their fourth day, dedicating a meager 16 seconds.
Chants of “Death to Rouhani” and “We don’t want an Islamic republic” echoed through the streets of Iran on Saturday, marking the third day of fierce anti-government protests sweeping the country. President Trump weighed in, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad.” Despite their history of hyperventilating over every tweet the President sends, the three major network news outlets have largely ignored the protests. Meanwhile, CNN downplayed it with Iranian propaganda.
After NBC’s Today co-host Savannah Guthrie accused House Speaker Paul Ryan of “living in a fantasy world” on Wednesday for predicting that tax reform legislation would encourage businesses to raise wages for their employees, on Thursday, the network morning show tried its best to deny the reality that several major companies announced that they would be doing exactly that.
After being asked on Wednesday’s NBC Today if he was “living in a fantasy world” regarding new tax reform legislation, on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan called out the liberal media for spreading disinformation about the legislation and fact-checked their Democratic Party talking points.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, all three networks buried a blockbuster report by Politico that exposed just how far the Obama administration went in order to secure a deal with Iran over nuclear weapons. ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to cover what Politico blasted in a headline: “The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook.”
Ahead of congressional votes on Republican tax legislation on Tuesday, the NBC and ABC morning shows both predicted political doom for the GOP with passage of the bill. The network broadcasts painted the plan as one that would benefit the wealthy and veer into “dangerous political territory.”
Listening to the concerns of the average American, Congressional Republicans announced on Thursday that they planned to keep popular tax deductions for student loans and medical expenses while adding a $10,000 cap to state and local tax deductions (SALT) in their tax bill. But ABC’s prominent Clinton lackey, George Stephanopoulos either didn’t get the memo or was out to mislead the public during Sunday’s Good Morning America because he claimed the GOP had eliminated SALT altogether.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the broadcast networks were openly enthusiastic about the prospect that Democrat Doug Jones winning the Alabama Senate race could derail the entire Republican legislative agenda. In stark contrast, when Republican Scott Brown pulled off a major upset win in the 2010 Massachusetts Senate race to replace the late Ted Kennedy, the same liberal media went into mourning.
Hours after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that former Apprentice contestant-turned-White House staffer, Omarosa Manigault Newman, had resigned, and would be leaving the White House this January, CNN's April Ryan reported that she was actually fired.
On Monday, liberal late-night host Jimmy Kimmel once again used his show to launch nasty attacks against Republicans over the issue of health care. While urging Congress to approve funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (C.H.I.P.), the comedian-turned-activist labeled the effort to pass tax reform “disgusting” and accused the GOP of “putting a tax cut that mostly goes to rich people ahead of the lives of children.”
If you blinked during ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, you literally may have missed the morning show’s reporting on the resignation of Minnesota Senator Al Franken. That’s because the coverage of the prominent Democrat stepping down over numerous sexual harassment allegations lasted only two seconds. That’s not exaggeration, a two-second mention of Franken’s name was all the broadcast could manage.