The networks on Thursday night and Friday morning buried the harassment and bullying of one of the two moderate Democratic senators standing in way of Joe Biden’s liberal agenda. Climate extremists on Thursday morning followed, screamed at, and then swarmed the car of Joe Manchin as he was trying to leave his D.C. houseboat on Thursday.
Yet, ABC and CBS censored the story completely, allowing no coverage on the evening newscasts and morning shows. NBC skipped it on Thursday night and allowed just a scant 14 seconds on Friday’s Today as Kristen Welker briefly noted, “Manchin confronted by climate activists yesterday over his opposition to the spending bill. That group surrounding and blocking the senator from driving out of a garage.”
The 14 seconds on NBC was out of a possible seven and a half hours of available air time on Thursday night and Friday morning. Clearly, journalists don’t care about the safety of moderate Democrats.
As the New York Post noted, the thugs screamed “We want to live!” at the senator and then proceeded to mob his car. Here’s a video tweet from one of the extremists.
Disgraced MSNBC host Brian Williams on Thursday night showed no concern for the growing threat to Manchin’s safety, mocking the “acting president” for having a nice car:
Activists swarm Joe Manchin’s Maserati as he tries to leave parking garage. Another story about the acting president, Joe Manchin, apparently walked from his motor yacht to the Maserati, staying on brand for a West Virginia Senator. Is he just an immovable problem for the rest of the Democratic Party?
Last week, the networks were silent as lefty thugs harassed fellow moderate Senator Kyrsten Sinema at a wedding, ruining the ceremony. The growing and alarming pattern of harassment against Sinema has resulted in a collective shrug by the networks. In early October, when progressive thugs invaded a bathroom to yell at her, there was just a scant 188 seconds of coverage from the network morning and evening shows. ABC skipped it entirely.
All of this is not normal and the network newscasts have a responsibility to cover the bullying attempts against Manchin and Sinema. They are only increasing and the trend is highly disturbing.
Transcripts of the brief coverage are below.
KRISTEN WELKER: But paid family leave is likely to meet a dead end in the senate where moderate holdout Joe Manchin remains the biggest hurdle. [At White House.] Would he sign a final bill that didn’t include paid leave at this point given he has all but let it go last week?
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE (White House Deputy Press Secretary): That’s a hypothetical. So I’m not going to get too far ahead of where we are.
WELKER: Manchin confronted by climate activists yesterday over his opposition to the spending bill. That group surrounding and blocking the senator from driving out of a garage.
The 11th Hour
11:10 PM ET
BRIAN WILLIAMS: Sam Stein, leave it to the New York Post, easily the story of the night is their headline, activists swarm Joe Manchin’s Maserati as he tries to leave parking garage. Another story about the acting president, Joe Manchin, apparently walked from his motor yacht to the Maserati, staying on brand for a West Virginia Senator. Is he just an immovable problem for the rest of the Democratic Party?