[See NewsBusters for more.] One year ago on Friday, August 26, 2021, 11 Marines, a soldier and a sailor were killed in a suicide bombing during the botched withdrawal of U.S. troops. The network morning shows on Friday (and the evening shows on Thursday night) couldn’t be bothered to mark the somber one year anniversary.
There was no mention on the NBC Nightly News, Today, ABC’s World News Tonight, Good Morning America or the CBS Evening News and CBS Mornings. NBC, however, found time to mark a far less important anniversary: 75 years of the children’s book Goodnight Moon. The Today show on Friday featured host Hoda Kotb reading the book and touted how viewers could download her audio recording of it. She narrated, “In the great, green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon.”