ABC Nurses Biden’s Flop With Truce, Ignores Egypt Taking the Lead

Nicholas Fondacaro | May 20, 2021
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On Thursday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a tentative cease-fire as the latest flare-up in the conflict lasted 11 days. And as CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell admitted, “the truce follows last-minute negotiations led by Egypt…” But ABC’s World News Tonight would have their viewers believe that it was President Biden’s feeble “quiet diplomacy” that secured a moment of peace for the civilians on both sides of the war.

ABC’s deception on Biden’s foreign policy fumble started from the get-go as anchor David Muir delivered the opening teases:

Tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. Israel and Hamas agreeing to a cease-fire. President Biden speaking just moments ago. After 11 days of relentless rockets and missile attacks, a truce now set to take effect just a short time from now. President Biden, who put increasing pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden talking just a short time ago.

At no point was there any utterance of Egypt during the entire newscast. But Muir made sure took make it seem as though Biden was the only one doing any work. “President Biden talking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again late today. We knew yet President Biden told him in a call that he wanted to see a significant de-escalation in the Israeli operation,” he touted.

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