Obama's Latest Moves to Close Gitmo A Mere Blip On Networks' Radar
Charlie Rose's 18-second news brief on the 10 October 2013 edition of CBS This Morning was the sole Big Three network mention of the Obama administration's decision to review the cases of dozens of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay in preparation for the possible release. Both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today ignored this latest development in the ongoing controversy over the Islamist detainees at the U.S. military base.
Rose cited a report from the Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg during the brief, and noted that the Defense Department also recently appointed a new special envoy for the closure of the detention camp:
CHARLIE ROSE: The Miami Herald says the Obama administration is now reviewing the cases of dozens of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. They're being held without charges. Up to 71 men will be considered for possible release. It is part of President Obama's effort to close the prison. Yesterday, a new special envoy was named to oversee the transfer of detainees.