A spokesman for a media watchdog group says NBC and ABC are both
failing to give full and honest coverage on the details surrounding
the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
Tim Graham, director of
media analysis for the Media Research Center (MRC), says unlike CBS's
Jan Crawford, neither network has asked the hard questions about
"I think they're fully aware that the administration misled the
American people knowingly about what they knew in this attack,"
Graham suggests. "So we're getting a lot more intense coverage now
of 'binders' and other silliness because they don't want to focus
Instead, says the MRC spokesman, many in the mainstream media
are enabling the truth about what happened in Libya to be covered
up. He also notes that both ABC and NBC have followed the Obama
campaign's theme of emphasizing the effort to win over women
"The news media covers women where they assume that 98 percent
of women deeply love their abortions and 98 percent of women
must've had three or four. I mean, they just don't seem to
understand that among women … a majority [are] pro-lifers," the
media analyst offers.
"They just don't understand that at all, or they're basically
cynics saying no, no, no -- we're talking about Democratic
women, that's who needs to stay in the fold, and they're
thinking young women."
If Obama truly saw the murders in Libya as a terrorist attack
from the beginning, Graham contends he would not have blamed the murders on a video six times during
his September 25 speech before the United Nations General Assembly
-- two weeks after the attack. One day later, The Washington
Times pointed out while others in the White House had
begun calling the attack "terrorism," the president had yet to do
As this year's fall TV season begins, a conservative advocacy
group maintains that broadcast networks are determined to deluge
families with increased graphic and unwarranted content during