NBC, CBS Ignore Antifa Attempting to Burn Down Migrant Detention Center; ABC Barely Notices

NewsBusters | 7/14/2019 | Staff
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Broadcast networks continue handle antifa — a violent anarchy-communist group who recently put a reporter in the hospital — with kid gloves. As of this evening, NBC and CBS still refuse to cover an antifa member’s attempts to burn down an ICE facility, while ABC has barely mentioned it.

On Saturday, 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was shot and killed by police after attempting to burn down a Tacoma, Washington migrant detention center with incendiary devices. Van Spronsen, who had previously been arrested for assaulting an officer outside that same facility, was armed.

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According to the Tacoma police department, the man “attempted to ignite a large propane tank” outside the facility before being shot by four officers. No other individuals were injured, according to reports.

The media love to cover police shootings, and domestic terrorism is always a newsworthy topic. So what has the broadcast network coverage of this incident looked like?

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Well, there hasn’t been any — aside from 17 seconds on the Sunday edition of ABC’s Good Morning America. NBC and CBS have stubbornly ignored the event, and have yet to utter word about it on either their morning or evening news broadcasts. Meanwhile, ABC’s only mention of the event was buried in the middle of...
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