NBC, CBS Tout Dems Demanding Zika Funding...That They Blocked

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/08/01/nbc-cbs-tou…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>On Monday, both NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> promoted Democrats calling on Congress to cut its recess short in order to approve federal funding to combat the Zika virus. However, both morning shows ignored the fact that Democrats were the ones that blocked legislation to do just that only one month earlier.</p>

<p>In a report live from Miami on <em>Today</em> about the first mosquito transmission of the disease in the U.S., correspondent Sarah Dallof noted: <strong>&ldquo;As Senate Democrats push for Congress to end its recess and approve emergency Zika funding, officials here in Miami are wasting no time, focusing on the possibility of more undiagnosed cases.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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