CBS Notices Boston Marathon Bombing Conviction; ABC, NBC Out to Lunch

July 22, 2014 - 4:22 PM

[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

The 21 July 2014 edition of CBS Evening News was the only Big Three morning or evening newscast to cover the conviction of Azamat Tazhayakov, who was found guilty of obstructing the investigation into the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jurors also convicted Tazhayakov of taking part in a "conspiracy with his off-campus roommate to hide incriminating evidence in the days immediately after the attack," as reported by the Boston Globe on Monday.

Anchor Scott Pelley gave a 19-second news brief to the conviction of the former student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

SCOTT PELLEY: The first person to stand trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing was convicted today. Azamat Tazhayakov was a friend of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He was convicted for his role in the removal of evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room. He faces up to 20 years.