NBC’s ‘Today’ Gives More Time to Malia Obama Driving Than VA Scandal; ABC’s ‘GMA’ Edits Out Criticism of President
A day after President Obama finally reacted to the Veteran’s Affair scandal after weeks of silence, NBC’s Today could only manage a couple news briefs on the development, totaling forty-seven seconds. Meanwhile, the morning show devoted one minute and nineteen seconds to First Daughter Malia Obama learning to drive this summer. ABC’s Good Morning America at least provided a full report on the VA scandal, but edited out any criticism of Obama. On Wednesday’sWorld News, correspondent Jim Avila included a soundbite from a family member of a veteran who died waiting for care who accused the President of “lying” about the scandal. However, that clip vanished from Avila’s GMA report Thursday morning.
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