Mass Murder Barely Qualifies As News On ABC
Which of the following do you think should have been the lead story on the March 21st ABC, CBS, and NBC nightly newscasts?
A. Several supermarket chains have decided to stop selling ground beef that contains processed meat filler;
B. The NFL levied penalties against the New Orleans Saints;
C. Viral video of a helicopter crash in which no one was injured;
D. A mass-murderer who killed four people, including three children, at a Jewish school in France, and who also gunned down three French soldiers in that country’s worst terror attack in recent history, was revealed to be an al-Qaeda-linked Muslim terrorist who desired to bring the entire nation of France “to its knees.”
If you guessed “D,” you’re obviously not cut out for the world of network news. Not one of the “big three” networks led with the story of the Muslim terrorist in France. And not one of the “big three” deemed that story important enough to be in the top four stories of the day.