ABC, CBS Ignore Keystone Pipeline Passing Congress; NBC Only Gives News 11 Seconds

Curtis Houck | February 11, 2015
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On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed the Senate’s version of a bill to approve the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would stretch from the Canadian tar sands to oil refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. With that vote, the pipeline had secured full approval of Congress and will be sent to President Obama’s desk.

When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this story on their Wednesday night newscasts, however, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley chose to ignore the story completely and left their viewers in the dark on this issue.

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