Network Morning Shows Skip Brawl Outside LA Screening of Film Showing Hamas Violence

November 9th, 2023 4:39 PM

On Thursday morning, the major broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to mention the latest attack on supporters of Israel as a brawl broke out late Wednesday in Los Angeles outside a screening of raw, graphic footage from Hamas’s animalistic October 7 terror attacks, hosted in part by Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

ABC’s Good Morning America had 11 minutes and 29 seconds on Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards (CMAs), but they did find time for the fight on their early-morning, all-but unknown newscast, America This Morning.



Co-host Rhiannon Ally had the 13-second brief: “Meanwhile, here at home, Israel's war on Hamas sparking these fights outside of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles last night. People were protesting the screening of a film about last month's attack on Israel when that brawl erupted.”

Despite each of them having two segments on the Israel-Hamas war, CBS Mornings and NBC’s Today couldn’t work that in. Instead, they had with 73 seconds and 114 seconds on the CMAs, respectively.

Newsmax and the Fox News Channel had, not surprisingly, multiple segments throughout the day on it. In FNC’s case, it started with a 24-second brief in the first hour of Fox & Friends from Carley Shimkus:

And overnight, a brawl breaks out in Los Angeles outside a screening of unedited Hamas attack videos. The fight was reportedly between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters. It's unclear if anyone was arrested. Actress Gal Gadot was hosting the event, but did not appear in person. The screening was called, “bearing witness to the October 7 massacre.”

Even CNN This Morning was on the case, including a 32-second brief thanks to co-host Poppy Harlow:

Also, last night very concerning: this clash broke out in Los Angeles between groups of protesters during a private screening of graphic video from the October 7 Hamas terror attack. What you see pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian waving flags, blowing horns, fist-fighting at some points. The screening was organized, in part, by Israel actor Gal Gadot and her husband. And, this morning, the mayor of Los Angeles Karen bass posted on X urging residents to unite in the middle of all of this. CNN reached out to the LAPD. We have not heard back about any serious injuries or possible arrests.

The Spanish-language broadcast networks Telemundo and Univision further put ABC, CBS, and NBC to shame by spending 35 seconds and 25 seconds, respectively, on this latest act of anti-Semitism.