William Cowan http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22423/all en ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-which-spiked-tim-scotts-senate-appointment-highlights-new-senator-mo-cowan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/DevalPatrickMoCowan-ABCWN-2013-01-30.jpg" /> Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/17/2559512/report-scott-chosen-to-demints.html#.UM_EnHc-etk">according to <em>The State</em> newspaper</a>, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s <em>World News </em>didn’t mention it.<br /> <br /> Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. <strong>That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan of Massachusetts. He will be heading to Washington, DC soon and straight into the history books.” </strong></p> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-which-spiked-tim-scotts-senate-appointment-highlights-new-senator-mo-cowan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Congressional Diane Sawyer Tim Scott William Cowan World News Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:07:00 +0000 brent.baker 42455 at http://mrc.org