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Sunday Shows Ignore London Jihadist Attack

Flagship Sunday news shows for ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC/NBC collectively ignored Wednesday’s mass murder Islamic terrorist attack in London.

This Week, Face the Nation, State of the Union, and Meet the Press all refused to dedicate any time to examining the Islamic terrorist attack.

Fox News Channel broke ranks with its competitors, with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace dedicating some time to discussing the Islamic terrorist attack in an interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

CNN’s secondary Sunday shows – Reliable Sources and Global Public Square (GPS) – likewise ignored the Islamic terrorist attack. GPS presents itself as a show focusing on global affairs and international relations.

Four people were murdered and 50 injured in the attack. The jihadist, 52-year-old Khalid Masood, initially used a rented SUV to as a weapon to run down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. After crashing the vehicle, he murdered a 48-year-old police officer.

Khalid Masood

Various news media outlets found the location of the attack – specifically its proximity to the U.K.’s seat of government – to be noteworthy.

The aforementioned news media outlets all present themselves as politically objective and non-partisan.

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