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In another jaw-dropping and ridiculous decision Wednesday, the same Illinois prosecutor in Chicago that allowed hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett to get away with making false claims was allowing five gang members to go free after being involved in a shootout that was captured on video. But keeping with their summer trend of largely downplaying skyrocketing violence and murder in American cities, the broadcast networks completely ignored the story.
Instead of covering Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx allowing known gang members to walk, CBS Evening News celebrated the owner of an air filter company getting people to buy his products in bulk to make their own COVID box-fan filters. Over in ABC’s World News Tonight, they were busy talking about the weather and singer Tina Turner selling her music catalog. And on NBC Nightly News, they were praising Netflix's original Squid Game.
Of course, it was up to Fox News Channel to bring national attention to an important story the broadcast networks wanted to be kept on the down-low.