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Nets Fret Trump Lauding Iranian Protesters, Should Be Quiet Like Obama

Posted on 02 January 2018

<p>On Monday evening, the broadcast networks began paying more attention to the anti-government protests in Iran, with ABC's <em>World News Tonight </em>and the <em>CBS Evening News </em>for the first time finally running full reports on the events. But ABC's piece also characterized President Donald Trump as "adding fuel to the fire" by tweeting out support for the protesters. And, on a similar track, the <em>NBC Nightly News </em>touted Trump critics who argued that he should be more like President Barack Obama and avoid commenting on the demonstration -- as if that way of thinking somehow worked out in 2009 when Obama did it.</p>