On Thursday, the FBI revealed that the man who shot a guard at the Family Research Council’s Washington, D.C. building had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag, worked for an LGBT organization, told his parents he had “strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner,” and uttered, “I don’t like your politics” before opening fire. FRC President Tony Perkins accused the Southern Poverty Law Center, which had labelled the FRC a hate group, of giving the shooter “license” to carry out his actions.
Further, rumors were swirling that President Barack Obama would replace Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton. These rumors became more intense in light of a litany of gaffes by Vice President Joe Biden, the most prominent of which was when he told an audience in which half the attendees were black in a Virginia city known for its history of racial tension that Republicans were “gonna put y’all back in chains.”
One would think the mainstream media networks would have struggled over which of these two significant stories they would lead their Thursday evening broadcasts with.
Yet, since these two stories hurt Obama, the evening broadcasts of NBC News, ABC News, and CBS News (all three!) led with stories about Romney’s tax returns, further proving that the mainstream media, far from being the neutral arbiters they so desperately claim to be, wears the same jersey as the Obama campaign.