FNC Highlights Cop Murdered By Illegal Immigrant as Other Nets Ignore

July 31st, 2018 7:11 AM

After Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller passed away over the weekend because of injuries sustained when he was shot on duty a week earlier, FNC's Fox and Friends ran updates on the sad news on both Sunday and Monday morning as the other networks ignored the story.

FNC also informed viewers that the killer, Wisner Desmaret, is an illegal immigrant with a previous criminal record who was never deported.

Last week, before Officer Jobbers-Miller had passed away, FNC's The Ingraham Angle and Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream both covered the story, and Fox and Friends ran a brief. After his death over the weekend, Fox and Friends updated viewers with two briefs on Sunday and two more on Monday when Desmaret was charged with murder.

FNC news reader Jillian Mele also noted that the number of police officers killed on duty in 2018 is close to surpassing the number for all of last year.

The three broadcast networks that did not find time for the cop killer story did devote time to the release of bodycam video of an armed man, Thurman Blevins, who was shot while running from police in Minneapolis as full reports ran on NBC's Today show, the NBC Nightly News, and ABC's World News Tonight, and briefs ran on ABC's Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News.

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin also covered the Minneapolis story on Monday afternoon.