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Warning: This is Graphic

On April 4 all three networks reported on the Syrian chemical attack showing extremely graphic and upsetting images. When the story aired, the attack had killed 58 civilians and wounded about 300. The story combines complex foreign relations and unfathomable acts of violence. Each network introduced...

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Networks Add Clinton Aide Huma Abedin in Flynn, Russia Story

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn found himself at the center of a White House scandal in February after he misled Vice President Mike Pence on conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. Flynn made headlines again in March after his lawyer sought immunity in exchange...

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Susan Rice Story Diverts From Trump Team’s Ties to Russia

The Trump campaign’s possible ties to the Russian government have dominated headlines for months. April 4 was no different, as two new developments emerged related to the Trump/Russia connection. One drastically overshadowed the other in the nightly news. First, Buzzfeed News reported that Russian spies had...

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CBS focusing more on ad loss instead of Trump defense of O’Reilly

When President Donald Trump defended Bill O’Reilly, ABC and NBC treated it as a major story. CBS barely mentioned it. On April 5, the network evening newscasts reported O’Reilly and Fox News paid $13 million in sexual harassment settlements and that President Donald Trump defended O’Reilly in a...

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CBS Criticizes Trump’s Business Tactics After Healthcare Bill Pulled

Scott Pelley and CBS have gained a reputation as the most aggressive national news broadcast toward President Donald Trump.  That continued following the Republican healthcare bill failure on March 24. Other network anchors, NBC’s Lester Holt and ABC’s Tom Llamas, were significantly less aggressive in describing...

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Networks coverage of Trump Taxes varies

On March 14, Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, revealed one page of Donald Trump’s tax returns from a decade ago. It showed President Trump’s income, his write-offs and his taxes. NBC Nightly News devoted 30 seconds to the tax story near the...

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Questioning Loyalties to the President

On March 14 NBC’s evening news showed both parties’ lack of support for the healthcare bill. It also showed House Speaker Paul Ryan saying he is not going to defend President Donald Trump. NBC correspondent Peter Alexander said, “The fight over health care is also raising new...