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ALEXANDRIA, VA - In yet another example of slavish adoration, all three network evening news anchors, Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric, will accompany Illinois Senator Barack Obama on his trip to Europe and the Middle East in August, and deliver their daily broadcasts live from each of the locales along the way.

How outrageous is this? Arizona Senator John McCain has made three trips overseas since March. No anchor has travelled with him on any of them and they provided little if any coverage of any of them.

Sen. McCain went to Europe and the Middle East for a week in March, and the Big Three evening news programs had a total of only four full stories on the trip; one, by NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, was dedicated to McCain mistakenly saying Iran is aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq. CBS did not even send a correspondent along, and offered only one report consisting of only thirty-one words the entire week Sen. McCain was abroad.

None of the Three networks covered Sen. McCain's trip to Canada in June at all.

MRC President L. Brent Bozell:

"The liberal media's shameless slavishness to Sen. Barack Obama knows no bounds. Just when you think they can't hit any new highs in journalistic lows, they outdo themselves, going into the outer limits of biased coverage.

"The liberal media obviously cannot help themselves. They are already neck-deep in the tank for Sen. Obama, yet they have made the decision that still there just hasn't been enough loving coverage of him. So the Big Three networks all determined that the remedy would be to go on the road for live daily on-air massages.

"This trip with Sen. Obama must be like the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles all rolled into one for the liberal media. For all three nightly news anchors to get to go on the road with him must be a dream come true.

"Brian, Charlie and Katie could prove that they haven't totally sold-out to Sen. Obama if on this trip they actually subject the candidate to tough questions about his liberal policies and flip flops. But who are we kidding? It will never happen.

"Thus far, with the liberal media's ceaseless and glowing coverage of Sen. Obama to the exclusion of virtually all else, no wonder Americans are thinking that we are in the midst of a coronation, not an election."

 

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