After minimal coverage Friday morning of the violent assassination attempt of New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin as he campaigned for governor, ABC’s World News Tonight CBS Evening News He dismissed the assault, calling it a keychain. Und NBC Nightly NewsThe attack was ignored and we will instead focus our attention on luggage lost at airports.
During Good Morning AmericaABC took 58 seconds to respond. You don’t seem to want to get outdone. World News TonightTheir coverage was cut by half with Whit Johnson filling in as anchor. This takes just 24 seconds.
Showing grainy images of the attack, Johnson said the attack was a “dangerous moment” but never showed the weapon which, in other clearer images available online show, was just inches from Zeldin’s throat.
“Zeldin wasn’t hurt. Investigators tell ABC News the suspect is a 43-year-old Army vet who receives treatment for alcohol abuse and anxiety,” Johnson added. He also noted the attempted assassin was released from jail but didn’t have anything critical to share about that.
There are more CBS Evening NewsThey made the assassination attempt only because they were so happy. 16 seconds. Apparently, the 29 seconds CBS MorningsI found it too overwhelming.
In the news brief delivered by chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, who was filling in for anchor Norah O’Donnell, the weapon used wasn’t too much to worry about because it was just “a sharp self-defense keychain.”
Garrett also didn’t provide any critical take on how “a man charged with attempting to assault New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has been released without bail.”
NBC News was the source of the largest decrease in coverage. NBC Nightly News The story has been dropped entirelyAfter TodayIt took them a respectable 2 minutes and 5 seconds to complete it. Instead they used that time for a segment about lost baggage. Fast two minutes was allotted for the luggage report (1: 54).
This, combined with how quickly the assassination attempt against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dropped, makes it look as though the networks don’t care about the lives of conservatives.
Prevagen, on ABC, and Ensure on CBS made it possible to ignore the lives of conservative Congressmen. The links below provide their contact information.
Below are the transcripts
ABC’s World News Tonight
July 22, 2022
WHIT JOHNSON – Now comes the scary moment for Republican candidate for New York governor. Lee Zeldin, Congressman of New York was speaking before a small audience when a male approached and attacked him. Zeldin didn’t get hurt. ABC News was informed by investigators that Zeldin is an Army veteran aged 43 who has been receiving treatment for anxiety and alcohol abuse. Within 24 hours of the attack, the suspect had been arrested and was charged.
CBS Evening News
July 22, 2022
MAJOR GARRETT : A man accused of trying to attack New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Lee Zeldin was released today without bail. A man was carrying a keychain that contained sharp self defense tools and was wrestled down at an event. Senator Zeldin did not sustain any injuries.