CBS, NBC Minimize Coverage of New Mexico Church Bombings

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<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC&#39;s <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/matthew-balan/2015/08/03/cbs-nbc-minimi… blog</a>.</em>]</p>

<p><i>CBS This Morning</i> and NBC&#39;s <i>Today</i> both devoted a minimal amount of coverage to the Sunday bombings of two churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The two Big Three morning newscasts devoted 58 seconds to news briefs on the explosions at a Baptist church and a Catholic parish. By contrast, the programs set aide 12 minutes and 22 seconds of air time to segments related to the outcry over the slaying of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.</p>

<p>By contrast, ABC&#39;s <i>Good Morning America</i> aired a two minute, five second full report on the church bombings. Correspondent Tom Llamas spotlighted how &quot;police say the explosive devices were intended to harm people. And now, the governor of New Mexico calling whoever set off the bombs a coward &ndash; vowing to come after them.&quot;</p>

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