CBS Maintains Blackout on Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against Obama White House

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<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC's <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/06/25/cbs-maintains-bla…; target="_blank">NewsBusters blog</a>.</em>]</p><p><em>CBS Evening News</em> on 25 June 2014 ignored House Speaker John
Boehner's announcement that he will file a lawsuit against the Obama
administration over its use of executive orders. The evening newscast
thus followed the example of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, which also omitted this development. ABC made its first mention of the story on Wednesday's <em>World News</em>, with an 18-second news brief by anchor Diane Sawyer.<br /><br />On <em>NBC Nightly News</em>,
host Brian Williams set aside 26 seconds of air time to Speaker
Boehner's planned legal move. During his news brief, Williams falsely
indicated that the Republican Party controls all of Congress – when, in
reality, it only controls the House of Representatives:<br /><br />BRIAN
WILLIAMS: You don't see this every day. Speaker of the House John
Boehner said he plans to sue the Obama administration on behalf of the
GOP-controlled Congress – accusing the President of going around the law
by using executive orders. Boehner said the House will vote next month
to authorize something called the 'bipartisan legal advisory group' –
which is majority-controlled by Republicans – to file this suit, though
he didn't specify which executive orders the lawsuit will focus on
directly.</p>

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