Clinton E-mail Scandal | Media Blackout

WFRV CBS 5  WGBA NBC 26 1-29-16 @ 5 p.m. | 1-30-16 @ 10 p.m.


WFRV CBS 5 and WGBA NBC 26 blacked out on the major development in the brewing email scandal engulfing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Obama Administration weighed in and confirmed that Clinton’s email server contained secret information. On Friday, January 29, 2016 the CBS Evening News reported the email scandal as its top story; WFRV CBS 5, however, blacked out on it.

Here is how competitor WBAY ABC 2 reported the development on January 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.:

WBAY Anchor: Unfolding tonight in the nation’s capital the Obama Administration confirms for the first time that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home email server contained some closely guarded secrets. This goes back to her time as Secretary of State …

On January 30, 2016 at 10 p.m. WBAY ABC 2 reported the story again this way:

WBAY Anchor: The Clinton campaign dealt a blow by the federal government yesterday announcing that 37 pages of emails from Clinton’s private server should have been classified as top secret. Clinton’s campaign says those emails were not classified at the time. …

WBAY failed to mention that as Secretary of State, it was Clinton’s responsibility and duty to identify documents as classified even if they had not been marked as such.

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