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The broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) routinely exercise their power to raise local stories to national attention when they decide it helps the narrative, or squash it if it doesn’t. So, obviously, the Wednesday terroristic threats from the city’s Black Lives Matter leader, Hawk Newsome, who said his group would bring “riots,” “fire,” and “bloodshed” (emphasis his) if Mayor-elect Eric Adams (D) tried to bring back the “anti-crime” unit, were conspicuously absent Thursday evening.
While they were ignoring how the socialist-extremist organization was threatening to launch terrorist attacks on New York City, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News were busy gushing about snow in the Midwest. They also lamented how an appeals court temporarily blocked the January 6 committee from accessing former President Trump’s documents from the National Archives.
And as we discussed on the NewsBusters Podcast earlier this week, their ability to manipulate the reach of local stories was especially true when they spring up from their backyards in New York City. ABC has literally covered traffic accidents and other incidental happens in the city as if they’re worth national attention.