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

November 22, 2013 | 4:20 PM EST

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.