From Curtis Houck’s article at newsbusters.org:
Late Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl.) had fired shady I.T. staffer Imran Awan after being arrested trying to flee the country amid a criminal investigation. And yet the “big three” networks ignored this piece of breaking news.
ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News saw no reason to cover this disturbing story involving double billing, Hezbollah, smashed hard drives, and possessing the e-mails and files of leading congressional Democrats.
This is a leading Democrat, and former chairperson of the Democratic National Committee – who was in that capacity while Imran Awan was in control of her computer data. And now we know that, in addition to Ms. Wasserman Schultz trying desperately to prevent any scrutiny of her laptop, the guy in charge of it was arrested while trying to flee the country.
The story of Imran Awan and his two brothers – among others – has been out there for months. I blogged about it on May 23. Yet it has received virtually no mainstream media coverage.
And now, as we find that Awad was stopped while fleeing to Pakistan – with enough money to live very well there – not one of the three major networks even bothered to mention it. (By contrast, Fox news – you know, the network often accused of not providing news at all – gave it full coverage).
But a meeting between Donald Trump’s son in law and a Russian national about information – which went nowhere and got no one anything – has been lead-story news for weeks.
Then they wonder why fewer and fewer people trust them?
They’ve got to be kidding.