NBC Breaks Silence: Army 'Faults' Biden Admin With Afghan Disaster

Nicholas Fondacaro | February 9, 2022
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***The complete post is on NewsBusters***

24-hours after NewsBusters reported that the broadcast evening newscasts ignored a Washington Post story detailing an internal Army report on the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, ABC and CBS were still tight-lipped about how the report blames White House and State Department officials for hindering the evacuation efforts. NBC Nightly News was the lone broadcast newscast to break the silence, on Wednesday.

Instead of reporting on this highly damning report, ABC’s World News Tonight bragged that Super Bowl LVI was going to be the hottest since 1973 as temperatures reach 90 degrees. Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell thought time was better spent talking about a water main break in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“We all remember those desperate scenes during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has left Americans still stranded there,” NBC anchor Lester Holt announced at the top of the segment. “Now a highly critical report by the Army faults the Biden administration for not seeing what was coming.”

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