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CBS, NBC Proudly Tout SPLC, Declare Gun Control at the ‘Forefront’ of 2016 Race

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/06/12/cbs-nbc-proudly…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Each of the network evening newscasts devoted the duration of their air time to the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando and, unfortunately, the networks immediately rushed to the issue of gun control and did only the bare minimum to highlight Omar Mateen&rsquo;s radical Islamic beliefs.&nbsp;</p>

<p>In the first half-hour of the network newscasts, the <em>CBS Evening News</em> notably failed to highlight how Mateen&rsquo;s father once praised the Taliban and pretended to be the Afghani President but instead touted a study on mass shootings by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).</p>

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