90 Miles From Tyranny : Nets Call It Quits, Done Covering Americans Held Hostage By Taliban

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Nets Call It Quits, Done Covering Americans Held Hostage By Taliban

Out of sight, out of mind. That’s the message the broadcast networks sent Wednesday evening as ABC and CBS chose not to follow up with the over 100 Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, some even being held on airplanes on a tarmac; reminiscent of the Iranian hostage crisis. Meanwhile, these Americans President Biden abandoned were only an afterthought to NBC.

The superficial coverage on ABC’s World News Tonight ignored the pleading of trapped Americans but was very thankful that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was returning this year (mask and vax required, of course). On CBS Evening News, anchor and baseball fan Norah O’Donnell was psyched about the Baseball Hall of Fame inducting Derek Jeter.

Americans left behind in a terrorist-controlled Hellscape was only worth one sentence from NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Nightly News. “And then there are the Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, still with no clear path to escape,” she noted at the very end of a segment on all the dangers America faces on the foreign policy front.

Where the broadcast networks couldn’t bother, Fox News Channel’s Special Report showed up in spades; rhetorically kicking down the door to get to the story.

Foreign correspondent Trey Yingst wasted no time in reporting how “charter flights from Afghanistan remain grounded” and there were “an estimated...

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1 comment:

  1. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

    Thomas Jefferson


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