全国广播公司, CNN Sunday shows spend just seconds on botched Afghan drone strike after ignoring blunder last week

在周五, 的 五角大楼 confirmed that the Aug. 28 drone strike was atragic mistakethat resulted in ten dead civilians, including seven children, which was meant to be in response to the Aug. 26 terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed 13 我们. servicemen.

This came one week after the 纽约时报 published a stunning visual investigation that came to the same conclusion. The Biden administration had announced thattwo high profileISIS-K fighters who were dubbed asplanners and facilitatorsof the suicide bombing were killed in the strike.

THREE SUNDAY SHOWS IGNORED NYT REPORT ON BOTCHED DRONE STRIKE PENTAGON NOW ADMITS KILLED 10 AFGHAN CIVILIANS

ABC’s “本星期,” NBC’sMeet the Pressand CNN’s “联盟的州” all skipped the damning Times report, which ultimately previewed the admission made by the Pentagon. 哥伦比亚广播公司’ “Face The Nationmoderator Margaret Brennan briefly mentioned the botched drone strike during an interview with former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell. 福克斯新闻’ Chris Wallace addressed the subject during a panel discussion on “福克斯新闻周日。”

While ABC offered a substantial course correction on Sunday addressing the controversy for nearly four minutes, that wasn’t exactly the case for NBC and CNN.

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Meet The Pressmoderator Chuck Todd spent roughly nine seconds on the subject while listing the political woes plaguing President Biden. A graphic that read “我们. admits drone strike a mistake, killed civilianswas put on-screen during a panel discussion for about 36 seconds while the discussion itself addressed Afghanistan more broadly and other topics.

Todd’s CNN counterpart, “联盟的州” moderator Jake Tapper, similarly spent ten seconds on the botched drone strike as one of several controversies the Biden administration is facing. It’s worth noting that it was Dana Bash, who alternates moderating “联盟的州” with Tapper, avoided the subject the week prior.

Neither Todd nor Tapper addressed the political firestorm facing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 根. Mark Milley, who is facing calls for his resignation and accusations of treason after it was reported in the Bob-Woodward-Robert Costa book “危险” that he called his Chinese counterpart in January and told him he would warn 中国 of an incoming attack by then-President Trump that never took place.

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