Bozell Blasts Networks for Censoring Coverage of Reid's 'Rancid' Sequester-Marine Death Link

ALEXANDRIA, VA – According to a new Media Research Center report, ABC, CBS, and NBC are refusing to report Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s indefensible implication on the Senate floor yesterday that tiny sequester cuts led to the accidental deaths of seven U.S. Marines in Hawthorne, Nevada.

ABC's World News and Good Morning America, NBC's Nightly News and Today, and CBS’s Evening News and This Morning didn’t give Reid’s despicable remarks one single second of coverage on their Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning broadcasts. covered the story, but spun what Reid said in order to defend him.

While speaking yesterday on the Senate floor, Reid stated, “But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance.” He added, “This sequester should go away...These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it's going to cut back this stuff.”

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts:

“A Marine Corps official accuses the Senate majority leader of ‘pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines’ and the networks whistle right by it. There is no question what Harry Reid is implying during his disgraceful remarks on the Senate floor. He links the sequester to the deaths of seven Marines, and ABC, CBS, and NBC censor the story by giving it ZERO seconds of coverage. His conduct is disgusting, and so is theirs.

“How much rancid sequester garbage can the liberal media willingly swallow from the Democrats before they explode?
If the press had any integrity, Reid would have to barricade the door of his office to hide from their questions and cameras. Instead they’ve turned a blind eye to the Democratic leader’s remarkably insensitive and misleading comments.

“The American people and the brave fighting men and women who protect them deserve better from Reid, and they deserve better from the media.”


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