ABC: 30 Seconds on Holder Contempt; Full Segment on Airport Baggage Auction
Breitbart News, monitoring ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer, has found the network's flagship news program gave less coverage to Congress's vote to hold a sitting Attorney General in contempt than the death of a "My Three Sons" actor and an auction program for lost airline luggage.
The program led with stories on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and wildfires in Colorado--stories of equal magnitude to AG Eric Holder being found in criminal and civil contempt. WN then covered SCOTUS striking down the Stolen Valor Act, a law which criminalized false claims of military service.
World News also devoted segments to a physical altercation between an airline employee and a passenger, the death of "My Three Sons" actor Don Grady, and an auction service for lost airline luggage.
The program's coverage of today's contempt vote lasted a total of thirty seconds:
Congress's vote ended at approximately 4:45 PM EST, 105 minutes before World News' broadcast at 6:30 PM EST. Rival NBC News was able to put together a full news package on the vote within this time.