ABC, NBC Brush Off Kaine’s Interruptions; He Was ‘Willing to Sacrifice Himself’ to Defend Hillary

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/10/05/abc-nbc-brush-k…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>In the moments following Tuesday&rsquo;s lone 2016 vice presidential debate, ABC and NBC did their best to offer an overarching spin that while Democratic Senator Tim Kaine (Va.) constantly and in many cases rudely interrupted Republican Governor Mike Pence (Ind.) and moderator Elaine Quijano, the debate won&rsquo;t matter much to final result and Kaine actually won despite his lack of decorum.&nbsp;</p>

<p>ABC News chief anchor and former Clinton administration official George Stephanopoulos used an analogy of Kaine being a loyal soldier jumping on a grenade to save Hillary Clinton to describe his interruption streak: <strong>&ldquo;Yeah, it seemed as &mdash; let me bring that back to you, Matthew Dowd, it seems like in some ways Tim Kaine was willing to sacrifice himself to do the job for the ticket.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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