Evening Nets Minimize Zeldin Assassination Attempt: Just a 'Sharp' Keychain Weapon

Nicholas Fondacaro | July 22, 2022
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After minimal coverage Friday morning of the violent assassination attempt of New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin as he campaigned for governor, ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News downplayed the attack with the latter calling the weapon just a keychain. And NBC Nightly News ignored the attack altogether to focus on lost luggage at airports.

During Good Morning America, ABC gave the attack 58 seconds. Seemingly not wanting to be outdone, World News Tonight decided to cut their coverage by more than half, with fill-in anchor Whit Johnson giving it just 24 seconds.

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