Networks Hype 'Potential Nightmare' From 'Well-Armed' Anti-Obama Protesters


<p>[<em>More in the cross-post on the MRC&#39;s <a href="… blog</a>.</em>]</p>

<p>ABC, CBS, and NBC&#39;s evening newscasts on 9 October 2015 all spotlighted how &quot;gun rights supporters, many of them openly armed&quot; protested President Obama as he visited Roseburg, Oregon to comfort family members of the victims of the recent mass shooting there. CBS&#39;s John Blackstone played up how &quot;the protesters gathered at the Roseburg airport carried both signs and guns &ndash; a potential nightmare for the Secret Service.&quot; NBC Nightly News featured footage of a Confederate flag flying from pickup truck of one of the protesters &ndash; something ABC and CBS didn&#39;t do.</p>

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