NBC and ABC Feature Same Teenage Activist Supporting Affirmative Action; Omit Activist Label


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Reporting on Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision that enabled states’ voters to ban affirmative action, the NBC and ABC evening newscasts featured a soundbite from the same teenage activist who called the ruling “disgusting” and charged it is “creating a new Jim Crow.” Both networks simply labeled Markeith Jones a high school student without disclosing he is an activist who recently marched protesting Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. ABC quoted Jones and other supporters of affirmative action four times in its report while giving opponents just two soundbites. World News anchor Diane Sawyer framed the decision around liberal Justice Sotomayor’s dissent, although she was only one of two justices dissenting: “In a big decision today, the Supreme Court allowed the state of Michigan to ban affirmative action at colleges. But one justice was so passionate in opposition, passionate about discrimination, even in 2014, she did something she has never done before.”

More: http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-and-abc-feature-same-teenage-activist-supporting-affirmative-action-omit-activist-lab

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  1. a12iggymom says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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