Priorities: ABC, CBS Hype 'Royal Mic Drop;' Ignore Russian Aggression

April 29th, 2016 11:29 PM
ABC and CBS's evening newscasts on Friday spotlighted the friendly transatlantic trash-talking between the British and American heads of state. However, the programs failed to cover the latest too-close intercept of American military assets by Russian aircraft. On World News Tonight, ABC's David Muir touted "the royal mic drop — the Queen and Prince Harry responding to the First Family's…

ABC and NBC Skip 800th Year of Magna Carta, But Tout Toddler Prince

June 15th, 2015 10:59 AM
This week marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta “one of the most important documents in human history” and on Monday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today apparently felt their viewers don't appreciate a key part of world history and skipped the event altogether. 

CNN Yawns at Cuomo Witness Tampering Scandal; Covers Firing of Marchin

August 1st, 2014 5:10 PM
As of 5pm ET on Friday, August 1, CNN has yet to cover the investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over his possible obstruction of a commission trying to expose political corruption in the Empire State's government. Instead, New Day, the network's morning show (which is co-anchored by the governor's brother, Chris Cuomo) has covered seemingly more important stories, such as the…

ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Quee

July 24th, 2014 10:40 PM
Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%.  The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief…

NBC's Mitchell: Queen Had to 'Put Up With' the 'Indignity' of Celebrat

June 5th, 2012 11:41 AM
As part of NBC's wall-to-wall Today show coverage of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell listed ways in which the United States has supposedly slighted the monarch over the years: "...she's put up with a lot from her former subjects. The indignity of going to where the revolution started, to celebrate the…

CBS: Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth ‘New Royal Odd Couple

June 15th, 2009 2:29 PM
The CBS Early Show continued its usual fawning over Michelle Obama as co-host Harry Smith declared: "They couldn't come from more diverse backgrounds. One grew up in Chicago. The other grew up with a silver spoon...this new royal odd couple, the First Lady and the Queen."Correspondent Sheila MacVicar reported on the First Lady’s relationship with the Queen: "It’s a friendship that began in April…

BBC Official Resigns Over Misleading Documentary Footage

October 5th, 2007 11:29 AM