[See NewsBusters for more.] All three network morning shows on Thursday covered the breaking news that Defense Secretary Ash Carter used private e-mails for government work. But only ABC deemed it an “embarrassment” for Barack Obama himself. Good Morning America’s Mary Bruce asserted, “This is no question this is an embarrassment for the White House and will likely draw attacks from Republicans who say the administration isn't doing enough to safeguard sensitive information.” In a follow-up report, Amy Robach called the news that Carter used a public account “another embarrassment for the Obama administration.” CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today did highlight the comparison to Hillary Clinton’s use of private e-mail and a private server, but didn’t see this as a black eye for the President.
CBS Questions Defense Secretary on Using Private E-Mail