On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported another record number of apprehensions at the Mexican border in June: almost 190,000. This number does not include those who have been able to get away from Border Patrol.
But somehow, this is not an ongoing Biden border crisis. On Friday night’s newscasts, only ABC and NBC mentioned it. CBS and PBS did not.
NBC tossed just 19 seconds on the border.
Lester Holt threw this brief: "Despite scorching summer temperatures, the record migrant surge at the southern border is still growing tonight. Newly released numbers show customs and border patrol agents apprehended nearly 189,000 migrants trying to cross in June. That’s the highest number in 21 years. Over 1 million migrants have been apprehended this year."
On "NBC Nightly News," Lester Holt gave just 19 SECONDS to the "record migrant surge" at the border...after a full report from Pete Williams on a federal judge preventing new "Dreamers" from applying to join Obama's old DACA scheme.— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
No mention of Biden. Not his crisis. pic.twitter.com/WF7tQPAHpO
ABC offered 12 seconds on the border.
David Muir announced: "There are new numbers tonight on the number of migrants arriving at the southern border. Border patrol agents reporting they made more than a million arrests at the border in Mexico so far this year, the highest number since at least 2005."
ABC didn't ignore another increase in the border surge on Friday night's 'World News Tonight.'— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
David Muir gave it TWELVE SECONDS, no mention of Biden. (Not in the whole half hour.) pic.twitter.com/JpCDJau1A8
ABC did offer almost two minutes to a story on two Trump-supporting men allegedly plotting to blow up the Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California.
Priorities! ABC gave 12 seconds to the "record migrant surge," and almost two minutes to a foiled plot where two Trump-backing men allegedly planned to blow up Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California. pic.twitter.com/hmwiHBj0SW— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
CBS ignored the border, but found 25 seconds for this domestic terror plot:
Friday's "CBS Evening News" didn't mention the latest border-crisis numbers, but they did mention 2 men accused of plotting to bomb Democrat Party HQ in Sacramento to "avenge Trump's election loss." pic.twitter.com/V9ZqOBEIqM— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
CBS also gave two minutes to the latest hot-and-heavy anti-Trump scoops from The New Yorker and a new book by two Washington Post reporters.
How conveniently partisan! CBS couldn't mention the border crisis on Friday night, but it did have two minutes for all the latest anti-Trump tidbits from The New Yorker and The Washington Post. pic.twitter.com/bnVdW8rIwo— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
PBS ignored the border, but found 15 seconds for this....and 10 minutes to promote Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's effort at "healing from the indoctrination, dehumanization at Indian boarding schools."
"PBS NewsHour" had nothing Friday night on the border surge or Hunter Biden, but they found 15 seconds for the alleged plot to blow up the California Democrat HQ...and ten minutes promoting Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's "healing" plans for Native Americans. pic.twitter.com/iQVhBzT3Ji— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) July 17, 2021
On Friday morning, Politico had a new revelation on Hunter Biden. Ben Schreckinger reported that the Hunter probe had reached a point where they "could have issued grand jury subpoenas and sought search warrants that would have revealed its existence," but Delaware's U.S. Attorney David Weiss "decided to delay taking any actions that were likely to make the existence of the government's Hunter Biden probe public. Concerns about affecting the presidential election loomed large when Weiss entertained arguments about advancing the probe, according to the person involved in the discussions." It was supposedly apolitical to avoid anything that could help Trump.
The networks all ignored it. As usual.