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While the broadcast networks were busy spending Wednesday hyping the anniversary of January 6 for political gain in the midterms, they were intentionally overlooking the violent chaos in their own backyard in New York City. There, newly minted District Attorney Alvin Bragg promised to allow violent criminals to walk free as part of his progressive Democratic criminal justice reform plan; at a time when the city was already experiencing a wave of violent crime.
Instead of reporting on how Bragg was going to let drug dealers, armed robbers, burglars, and more walk the streets of New York unabated, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News spent a combined 22 minutes and 16 seconds on January 6 and topics stemming from it.
Broken down, ABC gave it the most at a whopping 11 minutes and 17 seconds, NBC was next at 6 minutes and 52 seconds, and CBS had 4 minutes 7 seconds.