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Over the course of the week, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had been drawing bipartisan outrage after comparing the United States and Israel to terrorist organizations like the Taliban and Hamas. She accused them of “unthinkable atrocities,” was rebuked by a group of Jewish Democrats, and she was forced to “clarify” her comments Thursday. But ABC and CBS news completely skipped the disgraceful saga altogether.
And although, NBC Nightly News did cover the “firestorm,” they left out some of the strongest parts of the rebuke and seemingly tried to quickly put down Democratic infighting.
Anchor Lester “fairness is overrated” Holt seemed to make a tacit admission that NBC had been sitting on the story all week.