A lot of the liberal media has downplayed or outright ignored the assault and theft of former California Sen. Barbara Boxer, however no information group has finished extra to brush the once-prominent Democrat below the rug like MSNBC.
It was first reported on Monday night that Boxer was attacked by two thieves and had her cellphone stolen whereas strolling in her hometown of Oakland. MSNBC averted the breaking information throughout its primetime lineup.
The blackout of protection on the 24-hour cable information community continued all through Tuesday and into Wednesday, in line with Grabien transcripts. In distinction, MSNBC devoted extra time to the passing of former Republican Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, who died following a tragic bicycle accident, with early morning mentions on “Manner Too Early” and “Morning Joe.”
MSNBC, like different liberal networks, incessantly downplay or keep away from topics which are unflattering to Democrats or maybe intervene with a political narrative. That being mentioned, what’s most weird concerning the Peacock community’s ongoing snub of the previous California senator is the truth that she was invited on-air simply days previous to the assault.
On Saturday, roughly 48 hours earlier than being robbed, Boxer was invited on “The Week with Joshua Johnson” to debate the Jan. 6 choose committee.
Boxer was additionally welcomed on MSNBC’s airwaves again in March and January of this yr.
MSNBC didn’t reply to Fox Information’ a number of requests for remark.
MSNBC is way from the one liberal community to disregard the assault. Each ABC and NBC averted the incident on their morning and night newscasts. CBS, in the meantime, devoted lower than seven seconds of protection as a part of a roundup of headlines on “CBS This Morning.”
CNN additionally supplied scant protection this week with two mentions on the community’s poorly-watched morning program “New Day” in addition to a point out on “Erin Burnett Outfront,” the place Boxer was interviewed about her expertise. Like MSNBC, CNN has averted the assault throughout its primetime lineup on Monday and Tuesday.
The shortage of protection in the direction of Boxer’s assault has change into the newest instance of the media’s efforts to downplay the rising violent crimes which have plagued Democrat-run cities throughout the nation.
Boxer, 80, served within the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2017, when she was succeeded by Kamala Harris. Boxer additionally served for a decade within the Home of Representatives.
The incident occurred in Oakland, the place Democratic Mayor Libby Schaaf has held workplace since 2015.
The Oakland Police Division’s theft division is investigating the incident. A $2,000 reward is being supplied for info resulting in an arrest.
Fox Information’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.