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While the liberal media were busy helping to promote the radical calls to “defund the police,” NBC Nightly News took to downplaying instances of cops getting ambushed and attacked, even scoffing at the notion. During Wednesday’s edition of the show, correspondent Gadi Schwartz downplayed a California sheriff getting shot in the face. Luckily, ABC’s Will Carr dedicated a full report to the attack, showcasing what NBC was trying to sweep under the rug.
Leading into Schwartz’s report, anchor Lester Holt stoked anti-cop sentiment. “As demonstrations continue across America today, more examples are emerging of police using deadly force, underscoring the sweeping demands for change and accountability we're seeing,” he announced.
Moments later, Schwartz scoffed at the idea that cops were being increasingly targeted and suggested it was just something those opposed to reform were saying. “Tonight more evidence of police violence as the nation grapples with policing in America. But some officials pushing back saying officers are now being targeted,” he declared.
As for the latest California ambush, Schwartz reported: “Early this morning in California, an officer shot when someone opened fire on their police station, hitting a squad car before getting away. The suspect still at large.” And that was all.