[See NewsBusters for more.] All three networks on Thursday covered the abrupt reversal of the United States Senate on the Keystone XL Pipeline. In the wake of the devastating midterm losses last week, Democrats are allowing a vote. NBC's Today, unlike ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning, ignored the fact that the vote is a transparent attempt to save Senator Mary Landrieu, currently struggling in a Louisiana runoff election. On Today, Natalie Morales noted that there could be a vote "on a bill to build the controversial pipeline." After explaining that Barack Obama may still veto it, she added, "The pipeline has been stalled for six years over environmental concerns." That was it. In contrast, GMA's Amy Robach relayed, "Democrats are no longer blocking the bill. They're trying to help their colleague, Senator Mary Landrieu win her runoff election."
NBC Pretends Keystone Vote Isn't a Political Favor for Desperate Dem