Over the July 4th weekend, major U.S. cities saw some of their bloodiest weekends on record as Chicago had over 100 people shot, 18 killed, and New York City saw a shooting spike over 40 percent. But as the streets of liberal cities ran red, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News were completely uninterested in informing their viewers. And while NBC Nightly News acknowledged the crime wave, they praised New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and ignored how leftist policies contributed.
Instead of reporting on the violence, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garret gushed about how singer Bruce Springsteen’s daughter made it onto the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team. ABC came the closest to admitted there was gun violence in Chicago but missed the mark when anchor David Muir only talked about how a possible Las Vegas-style mass shooting plot was seemingly foiled by a hotel’s cleaning staff.
“And there is news tonight of an alleged shooting plot foiled from a 12th floor Chicago hotel room. Police allegedly finding weapons and ammunition in that room on the Fourth of July, overlooking crowds. Authorities crediting a hotel housekeeper with leading them to the suspect who is now under arrest,” Muir reported in a news brief.
Meanwhile, on NBC, fill-in anchor Kate Snow lauded Cuomo for his declaration that “New York is now the first state to declare gun violence a disaster emergency.”
After playing a couple of clips of brazen broad daylight shootings on the streets of New York City, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez reported: “Among other things, New York State will now require large police departments to submit data on shootings to track hot spots.”
Adding: “In many major cities nationwide, homicides are surging. Up 33 percent in Los Angeles compared to 2019, and 40 percent in Chicago, where it was an especially brutal holiday weekend: 100 people shot.,18 dead.”
He also played a soundbite of Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown blaming “illegal guns” and “too little consequences in the courts.”
That was the closest they came to admitting that Democratic policies were driving the killing.
Over on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, national correspondent Bryan Llenas recalled how the city’s liberals removed the cash bail system and were just releasing violent criminals back onto the streets.
“NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says, though, the problem is about 83 percent of those arrested on gun charges are released back onto the streets. He blames in part the city's bail reform law passed in 2019,” he reported.
He also noted: “The NYPD made a record 2,300 [2,337] gun arrests so far this year. That's a 39 percent increase compared to last year.”
And while Snow was touting Cuomo for declaring gun violence in his state a “disaster emergency,” she didn’t do as Llenas did and note that the Governor said, “more people died from shootings in his state than from COVID-19.”
Llenas also stood above NBC via an interview with NYPD Inspector William Viscardi, who explained that about half of the Big Apple’s shootings were “gang or crew-related” and were “retaliatory” in nature.
The cover-up of out of control gun violence in liberal cities was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Dell on ABC and Ensure on CBS. NBC’s spin was sponsored by Progressive. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.
The transcripts are below, click "expand" to read:
Fox News Channel’s Special Report
July 6, 2021
6:01:22 p.m. Eastern
BRYAN LLENAS: Tonight, New York in a state of emergency. The state will now treat it’s surging gun violence as a public health crisis. The Governor noting today, over the July 4th weekend more people died from shootings in his state than from COVID-19.
[Cuts to video]
GOV. ANDREW CUOMO (D-NY): So today, first state in the nation, is going to declare a disaster emergency on gun violence.
LLENAS: Governor Andrew Cuomo declaring a state of emergency, a move that will commit more money to combating what he calls an epidemic of gun violence.
Shootings in New York City are up 42 percent compared to last year. Including brazen and random attacks in Times Square and on sidewalks in broad daylight. 26 people were shot in two dozen shootings this weekend alone.
INSP. WILLIAM VISCARDI (NYPD): About 50 percent of our shootings are gang or crew-related right now. And we also have an increase in retaliatory shootings. So, when one person or two people shot then someone from that side is now retaliating.
6:03:24 p.m. Eastern
LLENAS: The NYPD made a record 2,300 gun arrests so far this year. That's 39 percent increase compared to last year.
[Cuts back to live]
NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea says, though, the problem is about 83 percent of those arrested on gun charges are released back onto the streets. He blames in part the city's bail reform law passed in 2019.
NBC Nightly News
July 6, 2021
7:11:49 p.m. Eastern
KATE SNOW: Now to America's crime wave and the surge in shootings nationwide. New York is now the first state to declare gun violence a disaster emergency. Here's Gabe Gutierrez.
[Cuts to video]
GABE GUTIERREZ: Chilling surveillance video shows a masked gunman in New York City dressed in black calmly walking up behind another man, then shooting him in the back in broad daylight. Also in New York, a man on a scooter opens fire as bystanders scramble for cover.
GOV. ANDREW CUOMO (D-NY): Today, first state in the nation, is going to declare a disaster emergency on gun violence.
GUTIERREZ: Among other things, New York State will now require large police departments to submit data on shootings to track hot spots.
In many major cities nationwide, homicides are surging. Up 33 percent in Los Angeles compared to 2019, and 40 percent in Chicago, where it was an especially brutal holiday weekend: 100 people shot.,18 dead.
DAVID BROWN (Chicago Police superintendent): There are too many illegal guns in our city. And too little consequences in the courts.
[Cuts back to live]
GUTIERREZ: Here in New York, though, while homicides are up overall compared to last year, there's some good news. NYPD says they dropped 23 percent in June, Kate.
SNOW: All right. Gabe, thank you.