NBC Excuses Omar’s Anti-Semitism as a Republican Gripe, ABC Demands Trump Apology

NewsBusters | 7/19/2019 | Staff
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Oh, the lengths that the liberal media will go to defend their far-left flanks. On Thursday, NBC Nightly News led with the “send her back” chant from a Wednesday night Trump rally that many across the spectrum have condemned, but instead of leaving it there, the controversy was used to defend the rampant anti-Semitism from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as merely something that upsets Republicans.

And over on ABC’s World News Tonight, they presented chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl’s sparring with President Trump as a conquering hero while complaining that the President hasn’t done enough to sufficiently change his rhetoric to their liking.

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On NBC, anchor Lester Holt set the tone in the show’s first tease and lead-in to chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson’s report (click “expand”):

Tonight growing backlash. The President tries to disavow an angry chant now saying he disagrees with the crowd that roared “send her back” about a Somali-born U.S. Congresswoman even though the President paused last night as the crowd yelled its insults.

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President Trump's attempt to distance himself from the “go back” controversy is ringing hollow. The fallout from his racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen coming last night when a crowd at a Trump rally began shouting “send her back” after the President took another swipe at Somali-born U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The President today saying he tried to stop the chant, except the video shows he didn't.

Jackson played numerous soundbites decrying the chant, but when she got to a bite from Omar (that went unchallenged), she gushed that Omar tweeted about the matter by quoting Maya Angelou and “defend[ed] her right to make the, at times, controversial comments on foreign policy that have angered Republicans.”

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If by “Republicans” Jackson meant the congressional Democrats that spoke to Jake Tapper, or those who spoke out on the...
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