ABC, CBS Ignore Zimbabwe Deciding Not to Charge Cecil the Lion’s Shooter

Curtis Houck | October 12, 2015
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Following the media frenzy in July over the death of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the Lion, the coverage was decidedly different on Monday evening when ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News failed to inform their viewers of the fact that officials in the authoritarian country would not be pressing charges against American dentist Dr. Walter Palmer for shooting Cecil.

Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News did the bare minimum in acknowledging the decision by the authorities in Zimbabwe with a 21-second news brief about Palmer “appear[ing] to be off the hook” after creating “the firestorm over the killing of Cecil the Lion.”

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