CBS Spotlights V.A.'s 'Overstated' Improvements; ABC, NBC Ignore

March 13th, 2015 8:59 PM
CBS Evening News was the sole Big Three evening newscast on Friday to cover President Obama's visit to the V.A. hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where "some vets died before they got treatment, and hospital officials hid those long delays on secret wait lists," as Scott Pelley put it. The CBS program also touted a veteran who poured cold water on the Obama administration's claim…

CBS Uncovers New VA Scandal: Dept. Ignored Veterans' Benefits Claims

February 25th, 2015 7:40 PM
Wyatt Andrews revealed the details of a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. Andrews zeroed in on how the veterans'  benefits office in Oakland, California simply ignored "more than 13,000 informal claims filed between 1996 and 2009 – all of which were stashed in a file cabinet." The correspondent spotlighted…

Obamacare Created or Hiked 13 Taxes, Nets Ignore in 87% of Stories

February 18th, 2015 11:54 AM
Obamacare has increased the tax burden on taxpayers and companies, a fact ignored in recent broadcast news reports. Obamacare created or hiked at least 13 taxes, Forbes reported February 17. Forbes contributor and tax lawyer Robert Wood said that for the average American, “it’s easy to be overwhelmed” by all the new taxes and forms that come with Obamacare.

CBS Defends IRS Against Republican ‘Payback’ Cuts to IRS Budget

January 15th, 2015 12:33 PM
The public may have little use for the IRS, but CBS rose to the federal agency’s defense on Jan. 15, 2015. National Correspondent Wyatt Andrews spun against budget cuts and accused Republican’s of political “payback” for the IRS targeting scandal. CBS “This Morning” defended the IRS against budget cuts claiming they “could have serious consequences for…

'Big Three' Give Scalise Controversy 13 Minutes of Coverage In 1 Day

December 31st, 2014 9:23 AM
On Monday, a liberal blogger revealed that Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference hosted by white supremacists in 2002 and the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks eagerly jumped on the story. Starting with Tuesday’s morning news shows, the “big three” have given 13 minutes and 7 seconds to Scalise’s 2002 speech with each network doing…

ABC, NBC Blackout Gruber Video; CBS Omits Clip of Pelosi Praising Him

November 13th, 2014 9:49 PM
As ABC and NBC continued to censor any mention of the disparaging comments made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber from their Thursday night newscasts, CBS aired second story on Gruber with this one (and the other coming from Thursday’s CBS This Morning) airing on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. While the report by CBS News national correspondent Wyatt…

CBS, NBC Again Cover 'Fangate’; Ignore Apology from Debate Officials

October 16th, 2014 10:54 PM
CBS and NBC continued on Thursday night to harp on the so-called refusal of Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott to initially debate his opponent, Democrat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, on Wednesday because of Crist’s usage of a fan that broke the rules of the debate. After each of the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) mentioned it on their morning newscasts, the…

CBS Covers Latest V.A. Scandal Report, ABC. NBC Ignore

September 17th, 2014 10:40 AM
On Wednesday, September 17, the House is scheduled to hold a hearing on the latest surrounding the scandal plagued Veterans Administration, specifically questions about the inspector general’s recent report on patient deaths at VA facilities. Despite the new revelations from a VA whistleblower that the VA changed its final report to downplay any connection between patient deaths and…

NBC Touts Obama’s Promise to Fix the VA and IG Report Despite Concer

August 26th, 2014 9:35 PM
On Tuesday evening, NBC Nightly News offered a soft news brief on the scandal-ridden Veterans Affairs (VA) Administration by promoting President Barack Obama’s calls that the VA’s many issues will be fixed on his watch. In addition, substitute anchor Lestor Holt made quick mention of an inspector general’s report that the actions of the agency in delays in veterans waiting…

NBC Continues Blackout of Latest VA Hearing, Highlights Giant African

July 15th, 2014 8:17 PM
On Monday night, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a highly contentious hearing featuring Allison Hickey, chief of the VA’s benefits division and VA whistleblower Kristen Ruell. Despite the new details in the VA scandal, NBC has yet to acknowledge the hearings’ existence on any of its morning or evening news broadcasts.  The evening of Tuesday, July 15 saw only the…

NBC Ignores VA Whistle-Blower Hearing; ABC Gives News Only 23 Seconds

July 15th, 2014 12:40 PM
On Tuesday morning, NBC’s Today refused to cover the latest news in the Veterans Affairs scandal as the House Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday night from additional whistle-blowers who faced punishment from superiors for identifying allegedly manipulated response times for veterans who filed benefit and disability claims. Coverage of the latest news saw only two minutes…

ABC, NBC Continue To Ignore Latest In VA Scandal

July 14th, 2014 8:23 PM
ABC and NBC continued their tradition of ignoring the latest controversy surrounding the Veterans Affairs department. On Monday morning, only CBS This Morning covered the news that the VA has problems paying veterans for service-related injuries with NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America ignoring the developments.   On the evening of July 14, only the CBS Evening News with…

ABC Ignores 'Scathing' New Report on V.A. Scandal; CBS and NBC Cover

June 27th, 2014 9:48 PM
Friday's World News on ABC glossed over the release of Deputy White House Chief of Staff Rob Nabors's report on the scandal at the Veterans Administration. President Obama had sent Nabors to look into the long wait times at veterans hospitals nationwide. Instead, the evening newscast set aside almost two minutes of air time to a woman, who is eight months pregnant, competing in a track…

ABC Hypes Obama 'Talking Tough' on V.A. Scandal, But Devotes More Air

May 21st, 2014 11:35 PM
Wednesday's World News on ABC minimized any sense of the Obama administration's responsibility in the ongoing V.A. scandal, and spent the least amount of air time on the issue among the Big Three networks' evening newscasts. The program actually aired segments on pickpocketing and custom mobile homes than lasted about a half a minute longer each than their report on the scandal.…