ABC Ignores Start of Nagin's Prison Term; NBC Gives Story Only 15 Seconds

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<p><em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; line-height: 27px; color: #444444;">More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/09/08/abc-ignores-start-…; target="_blank">cross-post</a>&nbsp;on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em></p><p>Beginning on Monday afternoon, Democrat and former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin began a 10 year prison sentence on corruption charges that were as result of his actions following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding of the city in August 2005.</p><p>When it came to reporting on the story during either their evening newscasts, ABC refused to cover the story while <em>NBC Nightly News</em> offered only a 15-second news brief. Over on CBS, the <em>CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley</em> was preempted due to tennis coverage of the men’s final at the U.S. Open.&nbsp;</p>

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