NBC Ignores Schumer’s Threat Against Justices, ABC/CBS Call it a ‘Warning’

Nicholas Fondacaro | March 4, 2020
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MRC Latino Director Jorge Bonilla was the first on the scene Wednesday when he shared a video of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatening a “price” would be paid by conservative Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, if they decided to uphold a pro-life law. The video drew outrage from many and a powerful rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts. But NBC Nightly News reported not a word of the incident and instead showcased cheerleading dads.

In contrast, when Roberts had rebuked President Trump for a deriding comment directed at a federal judge, NBC Nightly News had spent over two minutes (2:10) over two days talking about it. Meanwhile, both ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News covered the back and forth between Roberts and Schumer. Their combined airtime for the story was two minutes and 14 seconds.

Unfortunately, they downplayed the threat to just a “warning.” “Outside the court, Senate majority leader-- minority leader, I should point out, Chuck Schumer with a heated warning,” ABC anchor David Muir suggested before playing this soundbite of the Senator:

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you, if you go forward with these awful decisions.