He’s Just a Bystander: Networks Let Biden Escape Blame on Baby Formula Crisis

Scott Whitlock | June 21, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The Biden administration continued to unravel last week, spiraling into the 30s in several polls. But the network evening newscasts are doing their best to protect the President from responsibility when it comes to the many crises threatening his presidency. The latest example is the baby formula shortage with which millions of parents across the country are facing. Media Research Center NewsBusters analysts looked at every baby formula shortage story on the evening newscasts from when they started covering it regularly. (For ABC and NBC, that was May 9. For CBS, it was May 10.) According to our analysis, out of the 54 evening newscast stories on the formula crisis, only 10 featured mentions of culpability or blame for the Biden administration. The other 44 did not.

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