Nets Ditch VA Coverage as Polls Show Youngkin Pulling Ahead

Nicholas Fondacaro | October 28, 2021
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***The complete post is on NewsBusters***

You know a state-level race isn’t going the Democrats’ way when the broadcast networks were going through great lengths to avoid covering it. That was exactly the case Thursday evening as they avoided covering the release of multiple polls that had Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin pulling ahead of struggling Democrat Terry McAuliffe. In one poll, he was up eight points.

Over the last few days, the network coverage of the tight race in Virginia was sporadic. On Sunday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today noted the tight race but eagerly touted former President Obama hitting the campaign trail in an attempt to rescue McAuliffe. And on Tuesday, NBC Nightly News came to parrot the Democrat’s campaign as they took some swipes at Youngkin’s.

CBS Evening News had some positive things to say about Youngkin on Monday by reporting how he was winning over independents with his focus on education, but they too eventually parroted McAuliffe’s attacks. And on Wednesday, NBC chided parents and Republicans for caring about how a liberal school board covered up a rape by suggesting it was only for politics.

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