Networks Skip Democratic Congressman's Call for Union Protesters to 'Get a Little Bloody'
Wednesday's nightly newscasts and Thursday's morning shows completely ignored video of a Massachusetts congressman exhorting union protesters in Wisconsin to "get a little bloody" in the fight against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today and CBS's Early Show all skipped the extreme rhetoric by Democratic Representative Michael Capuano. Fox News on Wednesday and Thursday did cover the remarks.
[See video below of Capuano on Thursday's Fox and Friends. MP3 audio here.]
Capuano eventually apologized for the remarks he made on Monday. His original statement: "I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once in awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary." (NBC's Nightly News, CBS's Evening News and ABC's World News also skipped the subject.)
Although not interested in Capuano, Early Show's Dean Reynolds alerted viewers of controversial comments made by Jeffrey Cox, a deputy attorney general from a Republican-run state.
He explained, "Meanwhile, in nearby Indiana, which has its own budget showdown, a deputy attorney general tweeted that Wisconsin authorities should use live ammunition against the labor protesters. He said later he was being satirical. But he was fired anyway."
— Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.