Author: Maggie Gottlieb

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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....

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ABC Shows Lengthy Press Room Exchange with Sean Spicer

Journalists try not to make themselves a part the news, limiting the amount of airtime a reporter is on screen during a story. That wasn’t the case when ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported on former national security adviser Michael Flynn on March 31. “Flynn talked a lot...

NBC Compares GOP Health-care Collapse to Basketball

You might say Capitol Hill is like sports, an ideological faceoff between politicians on either side of the aisle. NBC’s coverage of the GOP’s health care failure on March 24 took the comparison a step further. NBC’s Hallie Jackson described the day’s events while an on-screen...

CBS Claims Trump Is at the End of His Fuse

The Feb. 16 CBS Evening News characterization of President Trump’s whirlwind press conference was unique. “Today we learned the length of the president’s fuse—28 days.” –@ScottPelley weighs in on @POTUS’ press conference https://t.co/HOjG2HJ8AN pic.twitter.com/f1YzKmxhNW — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 16, 2017 “Today we learned the...

ABC Compares Trump Deportations to Obama’s

ABC and CBS covered the deportations around the country after President Trump took office. They each focused on the same woman, but the stories they told were very different. In its Feb. 9 broadcast, CBS featured Guadalupe García de Rayos, a Mexican immigrant living in Phoenix before...