NBC Nightly News Declines to Label Retiring California Senator Barbara Boxer a Liberal

Curtis Houck | January 8, 2015
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In a news brief on Thursday, NBC Nightly News reported that one of Californi’s two Democratic Senators, Barbara Boxer, would not seek reelection in 2016 and instead retire following “a decade in the House” and her first election to the Senate in 1992. When it came to labeling where she stood politically, however, NBC shied away from labeling her a liberal or progressive. 

Instead, anchor Brian Williams told viewers that she was “one of the most prominent” Democrats and likely caused fellow “prominent California Democrats” to hold a make “a lot of meetings and phone calls today.” 

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