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Networks Focus on Trump’s Vacations, Golf Outings

Featured Image: Screenshot/ABC News President Donald Trump’s numerous leisure activities during his presidency have frustrated many Americans. On April 14 ABC, NBC and CBS raised this issue early in their broadcasts. “As those tensions with North Korea ratchet up,” ABC anchor Tom Llamas said, “President Trump...

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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...

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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...