ABC, NBC BURY Rogue FBI Agent Peter Strzok; Only CBS Covers

NewsBusters | 6/20/2018 | Staff
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ABC and NBC on Tuesday and Wednesday buried the unraveling story of Peter Strzok and his tainted connection to both the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. The rogue FBI agent on Tuesday was escorted out of the organization’s headquarters. But despite a combined seven hours of air time on the two networks, there was zero coverage on the latest.

It was left to CBS to report on the story. The Evening News and This Morning programs offered full reports on Tuesday and Wednesday, totaling 4 minutes and 52 seconds. This Morning co-host Gayle King explained: “Agent Peter Strzok was marched out of the Bureau’s offices on Friday after an Inspector General’s report revealed more anti-Trump text messages that Strzok sent while working on the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe.”

Tuesday - Capitol - Hill - Republicans - Justice

Also on Tuesday, Capitol Hill Republicans grilled Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. CBS played footage of Representative Jim Jordan repeating some of Strzok’s attacks against Donald Trump:

February and March of 2016, Peter Strzok said Trump is abysmal. Trump’s an idiot. He’ a bleeping idiot. Hillary should win 100 million to zero. It sounds to me like he hates the President.

Coverage - June - World - News - Tonight

Total coverage on the June 20 and 21 World News Tonight and Good Morning America, as well as the Nightly News and Today? Zero.

This isn't the first time either. On June 15, ABC’s Good Morning America skipped the rogue FBI agent’s texts in the wake of the IG report. Considering that GMA is co-hosted by former Bill Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos, this isn’t surprising. NBC on June 15 managed to cover Strzok, but made Hillary Clinton the victim.

Strzok - Embarrassment - Democrats - Liberals - Media

Strzok is clearly an embarrassment to Democrats and liberals in the media. In one 2016 text, he told his lover, then-FBI agent Lisa Page: “We’ll stop” Trump from winning....
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