NBC, ABC Tout Democrats' 'Anger' at Budget Bill; Omit GOP Complaints


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<p>The 10 December 2014 editions of <em>NBC Nightly News</em> and ABC&#39;s <em>World News Tonight</em> both spotlighted many Democratic lawmakers&#39; objections to portions of a proposed budget compromise in Congress. However, the two evening newscasts couldn&#39;t be bothered to mention that many congressional Republicans and their conservative allies also object to parts of the bill, especially on <a href="http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/boehner-suggests-he-wont-cave-to-conserva…; and on <a href="http://dailysignal.com/2014/12/10/conscience-abortion-funding-concerns-… issues</a>.</p>

<p>ABC&#39;s David Muir gave a brief underlining the &quot;fine print&quot; in the legislation, but only included the impacts on liberal pet projects:</p>

<p class="rteindent1">DAVID MUIR: An 11th-hour deal from Washington tonight to keep the government running, but some big surprises to make it happen. They have significantly weakened campaign finance reform. Donors can give up to ten times more than they can now to party committees. Congress also squashing a move, approved by voters, to legalize pot in D.C. Even First Lady Mrs. Obama&#39;s healthy school lunch program taking a hit. Lawmakers begin voting on the measure tomorrow.</p>

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