Skip to comments.Networks Ignore Criticism of Obama Attending Fundraisers Amid International Crises
Posted on 07/18/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT by PoloSec
While NBC, ABC, and CBS have provided wall-to-wall coverage since midday Thursday on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over Ukraine and Israel sending ground forces into Gaza, none of the broadcast networks have made a single mention of President Obama being criticized for attending political fundraisers that night.
Of the three network morning shows on Friday, only CBS This Morning even noted that Obama had just "returned to Washington late last night after a political trip to New York." Though it was never explained the trip was to raise campaign funds for the Democratic Party. NBC's Today didn't bother to mention the fundraisers, but did find time to promote Al Roker's upcoming interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. ABC's Good Morning America didn't even mention Obama's name in its coverage of the crises.
Despite special hour-long editions of the Big Three evening newscasts on Thursday, only NBC Nightly News featured correspondent Chris Jansing questioning the White House about the fundraisers, something missing on Today. Like This Morning, CBS Evening News vaguely referred to the President attending a "political event." ABC's World News didn't mention the political glad-handing at all.
While NBC and CBS at least briefly and sporadically acknowledged Obama's fundraising trip, neither network mentioned the harsh criticism the President was receiving.
Obama only comes out of Retirement long enough for Fundraising
With Marxists, stealing money from other people ALWAYS comes first. Marxism won’t work without a lot of other people’s money.
Criticize him? Hell, they were probably at the fundraiser giving him money.
It does not matter to Obama that 23 Americans were murdered on that flight, he is just going to go about his day eating fancy lunches and raising money.