ABC, NBC Minimize Senate Democrats Dropping Nuclear Option, Tout 'Bold Move'

November 22, 2013 - 4:20 PM

On 22 November 2013, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today did their best to downplay Senate Democrats' Thursday move to curtail the Republican Party's filibuster power. The two newscasts devoted a combined 39 seconds to the controversial vote, which ABC's Dan Harris labeled a "bold move". GMA apparently thought the potential marriage of serial killer Charles Manson to be more important, as it devoted over two minutes of air time to that eyebrow-raising story.