ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Crisis, Ignores Americans Still Trapped

Nicholas Fondacaro | December 15, 2021
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***The complete post is on NewsBusters***

On Tuesday, the State Department and the White House drew scrutiny after they disclosed that there were still Americans and legal residents trapped in Afghanistan over three months after President Biden abandoned them there. Yet on Wednesday, when ABC was the only network to cover the ongoing humanitarian crisis there, they failed to mention those Americans.

ABC originally ignored the Tuesday discloser. And as NewsBusters reported, World News Tonight, along with CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News, spent a combined 4 minutes and 6 seconds covering holiday shipping and carrier deadlines.

“The White House today was again forced to defend itself against discrepancies in the number of Americans left stranded in Afghanistan, after the State Department released figures showing the number was far higher than President Biden claimed in August,” Fox News State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall reported for Special Report on Tuesday.

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