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CBS, NBC judge Trump differently through 84 days

On April 13, CBS and NBC ran stories trying to sum up the Trump presidency through the first 84 days. NBC placed a priority on Trump’s forceful military tactics. CBS focused on his early reversal on several issues. “About two weeks before the election, candidate Donald...

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Where Do NBC News Exclusives Lead?

NBC gave significant air time to several “exclusive” stories during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, but were they really that significant? NBC investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden reported three exclusive stories that ABC and CBS either overlooked or covered slightly. On February 10 ABC and CBS led with...

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Spicer Makes Another Mistake

On April 11 Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Hitler and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a press briefing. He said Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” and referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers.” Perhaps an untimely coincidence, April 11 marked the second night of...

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ABC Overlooks Russian Hacking as Tillerson Visits Moscow

The nightly news seemingly covers the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin every broadcast, but when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Moscow on April 12, ABC World News Tonight failed to mention the Russian connection. Tillerson met with his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, and President Vladimir Putin...

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Networks Delay Spending Bill Coverage

President Trump just overcame another high-pressure challenge: a government shutdown if Congress couldn’t agree on a spending bill. Government funding expired April 28 which coincided with Trumps hundredth day in office. The administration aimed to fulfill key campaign promises before time ran out on the first 100 days....