Nets Omit Obama Criticism on ISIS, Tout Pentagon Visit; Forced to ‘Reassure an Anxious Nation’

Curtis Houck | December 14, 2015
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The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all prominently touted on Monday night President Barack Obama’s visit to the Pentagon to discuss the fight against ISIS, but skimped on reporting any criticism of the administration’s strategy but instead lamenting that he’s had to try once “again to reassure an anxious nation” despite polls showing Americans are concerned about the growing threat of terrorism.

In a tease on the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley trumpeted the visit by “[t]he commander-in-chief” as Obama “tries again to reassure an anxious nation” and played a soundbite for the President claiming that “[w]e are fighting harder than ever” to defeat the Islamic terror group.

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