– In yet another example of slavish adoration, all three network
evening news anchors, Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie
Couric, will accompany Illinois Senator Barack Obama on his trip to
Europe and the Middle East in August, and deliver their daily
broadcasts live from each of the locales along the way.
How outrageous is
this? Arizona Senator John McCain has made three trips overseas
since March. No anchor has travelled with him on any of them and
they provided little if any coverage of any of them.
Sen. McCain went to
Europe and the Middle East for a week in March, and the Big Three
evening news programs had a total of only four full stories on the
trip; one, by NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, was dedicated to McCain
mistakenly saying Iran is aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq. CBS did not even
send a correspondent along, and offered only one report
consisting of only thirty-one words the entire week Sen. McCain
None of the Three
networks covered Sen. McCain’s trip to Canada in June at all.
President L. Brent Bozell:
“The liberal media’s shameless slavishness to Sen. Barack Obama
knows no bounds. Just when you think they can’t hit any new
highs in journalistic lows, they outdo themselves, going into
the outer limits of biased coverage.
“The liberal media obviously cannot help themselves. They are
already neck-deep in the tank for Sen. Obama, yet they have made
the decision that still there just hasn’t been enough loving
coverage of him. So the Big Three networks all determined that
the remedy would be to go on the road for live daily on-air
“This trip with Sen. Obama must be like the Grateful Dead, the
Rolling Stones and the Beatles all rolled into one for the
liberal media. For all three nightly news anchors to get to go
on the road with him must be a dream come true.
“Brian, Charlie and Katie could prove that they haven’t totally
sold-out to Sen. Obama if on this trip they actually subject the
candidate to tough questions about his liberal policies and flip
flops. But who are we kidding? It will never happen.
“Thus far, with the liberal media’s ceaseless and glowing
coverage of Sen. Obama to the exclusion of virtually all else,
no wonder Americans are thinking that we are in the midst of a
coronation, not an election.”
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