ABC, CBS Skip Obama Criticism in Reporting Return of U.S. Troops to Iraq

Curtis Houck | June 10, 2015
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Following news on Wednesday that the Obama administration will send 450 additional U.S. troops back to Iraq to help train the Iraqi military against ISIS, ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News chose to exclude any criticism of the Obama administration’s ISIS policy while NBC Nightly News made multiple favorable points about the administration.

On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley fretted in one of the show’s opening teases that “the President who wanted so much to get the U.S. out of Iraq is sending still more troops in.”

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