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A week ago, CBS and NBC were enthralled by footage of Washington Nationals fans booing President Trump and chanting “lock him up” at game five of the World Series. But when Nationals players visited the White House on Monday, they praised the President for making the country great with one sporting his “Make America Great Again” hat. Those same networks ignored the event while hyping the release of transcripts from the Democratic-led impeachment investigation.
In addition to being obsessed with impeachment, CBS Evening News also ran a report touting a legal defeat for the President. A federal appeals court ruled that his tax returns could not remain secret and should be turned over to prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. On NBC Nightly News, went gaga for astronauts now being able to bake cookies on the International Space Station.
In contrast, Fox News Channel’s Special Report closed out that evening’s program with anchor Bret Baier highlighting the White House event. They shared video of Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki dawning his MAGA hat and second baseman Ryan Zimmerman presenting Trump with a jersey and praising him.