Thursday, September 07, 2017

What About Bob?

Bob who?
CBS, NBC, and ABC all began their programs discussing Hurricane Irma before reporting on President Donald Trump's decision to support a short-term debt-ceiling extension or providing an update on the recovery efforts in Texas for Hurricane Harvey victims.

"CBS Evening News" led off with a story about Hurricane Irma, followed by:

Houston's recovery from Hurricane Harvey
Trump's $1 million donation for Harvey relief
The latest on Trump's cancellation of the DACA program
Trump's deal with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling
Violence in Chicago
Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir on her election loss
Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett's claim of police misconduct in Las Vegas
Safety ratings for pickup trucks
Wildfires in the western United States
Legos
"NBC Nightly News" also began with Irma, followed by:

FEMA's financial struggles to keep up with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Republicans blindsided by Trump's deal with Democrats
Western wildfires
Michael Bennett
A shoplifter in Texas escaping handcuffs and stealing a police car
The latest on the U.S. Open
A young boy who got a police escort to school after his father, a cop, died
A woman making her wedding registry about donations to others
"ABC World News Tonight" began with Irma, followed by:

Trump's deal with Democrats
The latest on DACA
The Texas shoplifter's escape
Michael Bennett
Facebook revealing $100,000 in political ads bought by fake accounts based in Russia during the election
A safety recall on dressers
Jo Dee Messina revealing her cancer diagnosis
A plane flying by Hurricane Irma
NewsBusters noted that the ABC and NBC morning shows also ignored the trial Wednesday morning, while "CBS This Morning" did a brief blurb on it.
Some scandals are more equal than others...

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