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CBS Ignores Iran Protests As NBC Makes Them Top Story

Posted on 30 December 2017

<p>After the media were initially slow to give attention to anti-government protests in Iran that have been running for three days, on Saturday evening the <em>NBC Nightly News </em>led with the story and put its competitors on ABC and CBS to shame as ABC's <em>World News Tonight </em>only gave the story 21 seconds, and the <em>CBS Weekend News</em> ignored the story completely. CBS did, however, find time to air its third full report in three consecutive days devoted to fretting over the possibility that private charities will suffer as a result of the Republican tax cut plan.</p>