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Friday, 21 April 2017 11:46

ABC, NBC Censor Trump’s Success in Freeing American in Egyptian Jail

Written by  Scott Whitlock

Despite a combined six hours of available air time, ABC and NBC on Friday skipped Donald Trump’s dramatic intervention to free an American aid worker who has been detained in an Egyptian prison for three years.

Only CBS This Morning bothered to cover the effort to get Aya Hijazi back to her home in Virginia.

Norah O’Donnell explained, “An American jailed in Egypt is back in the U.S. after an intervention by the Trump administration.” Margaret Brennan added, “Earlier this month, President Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House effectively resetting a strained relationship with the Middle Eastern ally.”

She added, “As part of that reset, the White House decided to no longer make human rights a point of public dispute with Egypt. But behind the scenes pressed for a release of American aid worker Aya Hijazi.”

Brennan concluded, “Now, Basel and his sister will meet President Trump and his daughter Ivanka here at the White House later today. Their lawyer sent a statement to CBS News saying he is thankful for the help from President Trump.”

ABC’s Good Morning America, a two hour program, and NBC’s Today, a four hour show, both ignored this foreign policy success.

Read more at NewsBusters

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