ABC Ignores Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Becoming Law; Blasts Limbaugh for Shutdown

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On Friday, some Americans might have missed news that President Donald Trump signed into the law the bipartisan, landmark First Step Act. If you were watching ABC’s World News Tonight, you might have been one such person as the newscast ignored this example of a positive legislative breakthrough, instead choosing to insinuate Rush Limbaugh is to blame for an impending government shutdown.

Of the “big three” network evening newscasts (ABC, CBS, and NBC), ABC was the strongest in continuing to employ hyperbolic language about the shutdown. Weekend anchor Tom Llamas declared in a tease: “Tonight, chaos in the Capitol. The government shutdown hours away. President Trump digging in on his demands to fund the border wall. Can Republicans and Democrats strike a deal to keep the government running?”

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