NBC, CBS, & ABC Nightly News Don’t Cover Menendez’s Corruption Trial

By NTK Staff | 11.06.2017 @8:57pm
NBC, CBS, & ABC Nightly News Don’t Cover Menendez’s Corruption Trial

If Americas watched the nightly news on NBC, CBS, and ABC on Monday they might not know that the jury in Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) federal corruption trial had begun deliberation as NBC, CBS, and ABC all elected not to cover this development in Democratic Senator’s trial. Understandably all the networks led with coverage of […]

If Americas watched the nightly news on NBC, CBS, and ABC on Monday they might not know that the jury in Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) federal corruption trial had begun deliberation as NBC, CBS, and ABC all elected not to cover this development in Democratic Senator’s trial.

Understandably all the networks led with coverage of the tragic shooting that took place in Texas, on Sunday.

However, all the networks thought it not worth covering the Menedez trial electing to run other segments.

CBS elected to cover the following topics: President Trump’s trip to Asia and his comments regarding the shooting, Trump’s tweets about corruption in Saudi Arabia, Paul Manafort’s trial, and Florida State’s decision to suspended Greek Life.

NBC elected to cover the following topics: President Trump’s comments about the Texas shooting, preview of an interview between NBC’s Lester Holt and South Korea’s Foreign Minister, accusations that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross failed to disclose ties to Russia, the attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Florida State’s decision to suspended Greek Life.

ABC elected to cover the following topics: President Trump’s comments about the Texas shooting, the attack on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the escape of two prisoners in California, Florida State’s decision to suspended Greek Life, and a car rescue.

The lack of network coverage around Menendez’s federal corruption trial shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone as the networks have largely ignored the existence of the trial to date.

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