In a little more than a week, Nightline and CBS Mornings have devoted a whopping 13 minutes and 41 seconds to interviewing John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot the President in 1981 and also wounded three others. On June 28, CBS Mornings hyped Hinckley for six minutes and 45 seconds. They were all very impressed about the scoop. 

Who better to talk gun control with than the attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan? That’s apparently the thinking of ABC’s Nightline. In a little more than a week, the ABC program and CBS have devoted a whopping 13 minutes and 41 seconds to interviewing John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot the President in 1981 and also wounded three others. But it was Nightline’s journalists that seemed the most excited to promote the newly released mental patient’s thoughts on gun control. Byron Pitts opened Tuesday’s Nightline by hyping, “John Hinckley Jr. One of the most notorious criminals in American history is free and says he's a changed man.” He added, “Now what he's saying about mental illness and gun control.” 

After another week of conservative Supreme Court wins, MSNBC seems to have had enough. The guests on Thursday treated the Court slapping down the authority of the EPA as a “scary,” “extreme” decision that is a “loss for America” and “the world.” Reacting like this was an administrative version of overturning Roe v. Wade, guest Paul Butler compared, “Just like overturning Roe vs. Wade was a carefully planned decades long effort of the far right, this case also comes out of a long-term project by conservatives to limit the power of government agencies.” 

As pro-abortion radicals rioted and attacked pro-lifers in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, the network newscasts mostly looked the other way. They offered scant coverage and repeatedly insisted that the last several days have been “mostly” or “largely” peaceful. On Monday’s CBS Evening News, Jan Crawford insisted, “Largely peaceful, there were scattered acts of vandalism and another attack on an anti-abortion pregnancy center like this one in Virginia.” On the same day’s CBS Mornings, she echoed, “Now, over the weekend the protests remained largely peaceful.” 

As pro-abortion radicals rioted and attacked pro-lifers in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade, the network newscasts mostly looked the other way. They offered scant coverage and repeatedly insisted that the last several days have been “mostly” or “largely” peaceful. Fox News covered it more in depth. 

The network morning shows sounded the alarm on Saturday, warning of the “shockwaves” and “outrage” at the “newly activist conservative” Supreme Court majority that overturned Roe vs. Wade. Over on CBS Saturday Morning, co-host Dana Jacobson saw “shockwaves” and worried about the “Court’s five most conservative justices.” 

The network morning shows sounded the alarm on Saturday, warning of the “shockwaves” and “outrage” at the “newly activist conservative” Supreme Court majority that overturned Roe vs. Wade. On Friday, Terry Moran suddenly discovered the concept of judicial activism, attacking the conservatives as “judges in politicians’ robes.” On Saturday's Good Morning America he spoke of “newly emboldened activist conservative majority.” Moran continued his worried tone: “This morning, shockwaves across the country. In a sweeping ruling that overturned a half a century of precedents, five justices ended the right of American women to choose abortion under the Constitution.”

All three morning shows on Saturday erupted at Friday’s historic overturning of Roe vs. Wade, donating much coverage to the “shockwaves” sent across the country. But it was NBC that highlighted the ugliest sentiment, lingering on a pro-abortion protest poster reading: “[Clarence] Thomas is a treasonous turd.”  

ABC News journalist Terry Moran has discovered judicial activism. Minutes after the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, he derided conservative “judges in politicians’ robes.” Just in time for a ruling the left hates, Moran declared the era of the Supreme Court being “legitimate” is now over. Breaking in to live coverage after Roe fell, Moran used swing vote John Roberts as a proxy for his own outrage: “[Roberts] says the Court is too full of certainty on this issue and he would wait for the next case to come. He's lost control of this Court, but it is significant that a justice as conservative as John Roberts is looks at what his conservative colleagues did and says, that's judicial activism.”