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ABC, NBC Too Busy With O.J. Simpson Police Chase Anniversary To Cover V.A. Scandal
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Posted on 06/11/2014 9:32:37 PM PDT by chessplayer

CBS Evening News was the only Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to report that the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the V.A. scandal. Neither ABC's World News nor NBC Nightly News covered this latest development in the ongoing controversy. Instead, both programs devoted air time to the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's slow-speed run from the police, after the murder of his wife and her friend.

On Monday's Your World on Fox News Channel, MRC President Brent Bozell slammed the Big Three networks for their burial of the V.A. scandal in the wake of former Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation: "It's no different than the coverage of Bergdahl. This has diappeared. Benghazi disappeared. The IRS disappeared. Fast and Furious disappeared. Stimulus abuses disappeared. All these scandals are disappearing on purpose."

After Pelley's brief on the FBI investigation, the CBS evening newscast aired a one minute and 45 second report from correspondent Elaine Quijano on protests against the World Cup in Brazil – nearly six times the amount of time set aside for the latest on the V.A. scandal.


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1 posted on 06/11/2014 9:32:37 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They do what they’re told.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 9:33:59 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

they overdo ...what they’re told to do

why leave anything to chance

Ill bet that half the people watching that tripe arent old enough to remember OJAY


3 posted on 06/11/2014 9:36:27 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: chessplayer

For what it’s worth, I didn’t see much about the fall of Mosul either.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 9:38:19 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: chessplayer

Yep, we’ve got to rehash the anniversary of OJ, rather than covering current news about the Obama administration.

Just wait a few years, we’ll have to deal with anniversaries of Trayvon Martin, or other long over issues.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 9:39:32 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: uncitizen
One suspects (but has no way of knowing for certain) that this could really be the issue; that minders might control "news" selection and content on the major nets.

First Amendment? Priceless.

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6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:04:39 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Bergdahl? Is that a new kind of pancake syrup?


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:10:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: chessplayer

Being a public interest watchdog is a noble but demanding job. There
are few harder jobs than holding the government’s feet to the fire.
It is so difficult to be a reporter that the vast majority of them take
from four to eight years vacations, usually during Democrat
administrations. That is when reporters practice their love letter
writing skills.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:36:11 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: uncitizen

They gots to cover for Obama. (yes, did that on purpose)


9 posted on 06/11/2014 11:01:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Leaning Right
The fall of Mosul and the refusal of Obama to give air support is the big story of the year. The rebels now have millions of in cash and the arms we left in Iraq. Very sad day for everyone.
10 posted on 06/12/2014 1:42:32 AM PDT by sharpee
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