ABC, NBC Enable Obama's Libya Lie, Day 3; Media Cover-up Continues Ahead of Foreign Policy Debate

Analysts at the Media Research Center -- the parent organization of NewsBusters -- have found that both ABC and NBC continue to cover up President Obama’s lie about Libya during Tuesday night’s debate. In fact, neither network covered Libya at all during their evening broadcasts last night. Instead, both ABC and NBC followed the Obama campaign's theme of the day in emphasizing the effort to win over women voters. ABC touted Barbara Walters' "pointed question" about abortion posed to Ann Romney on The View, while NBC's Andrea Mitchell talked about Mitt Romney's "'binders full of women' stumble in the debate.”

To date, neither ABC World News nor NBC Nightly News has asked the obvious, fundamental questions about this cover-up:


  • If Obama was correct that on Day 1 he said it was a terrorist attack, why did his UN ambassador say on five different national interviews that it was a YouTube video that was responsible, and who put her up to it?
  • If he saw this as a terrorist attack from the very beginning, why did the president himself blame it on a video six times during a UN speech?
  • Why has he made the statement so many times, as has Hillary Clinton, as has Jay Carney, as have others?

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:

It’s inconceivable that leading into the final presidential debate focused entirely on foreign policy that two broadcast networks would continue to spike Barack Obama’s lie about Libya. Obama’s feigned outrage over Mitt Romney’s demand to know why his administration lied to the American people about Libya over and over is outrageous and offensive.

Jan Crawford exposed Obama’s lie on CBS Evening News the very next night. Her reporting proves that the liberal media know what questions should be asked, and are capable of Telling the Truth. ABC and NBC have zero excuse.

It’s been three days since Obama lied to the nation on national television. The American people are demanding answers to hard questions that ABC and NBC simply refuse to ask because they want to protect Obama. ABC and NBC are a disgrace, and have no credibility with the public.

NB Staff
NB Staff