Networks Warn of ‘Dark,’ Divisive’ Night at GOP Convention

Scott Whitlock | July 18, 2016
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[See NewsBusters for more.] During live coverage of the Republican National Convention, Monday, the three networks chided the “dark” and “divisive” tone of the GOP’s opening night. CBS’s Bob Schieffer offered a closing commentary in which he suggested Trump in 2016 could end up like the landslide losses of 1964 and 1972. Regarding a single Code Pink protester, ABC’s Terry Moran blamed, “It was the kind of unsettled emotions that Donald Trump has sparked in many people around the country.” Regarding “ a grieving mother of one of the dead from Benghazi,” Moran warned, “It's been a dark night, in many ways from the podium, and it's that kind of emotion that one feels here.” Over on NBC, veteran anchor Tom Brokaw chided, "Even with Mrs. Trump saying what she said, it's a pretty divisive message. There was no attempt to really pull the country together.”