Adding to the scant media coverage, traditional television stations completely ignored the assassination attempt against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on politically leaning talk shows over the weekend.
According to a Fox News report, television programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNBC did not spend a minute commenting that, last Wednesday morning, law enforcement officers arrested a man outside Justice Kavanaugh’s private residence with the intention of assassinating him.
In the days following the event, the report highlights, the traditional media downplayed the seriousness of the matter. For example, the left-leaning CNN suggested that the attack on Kavanaugh was the result of violent rhetoric from “both sides.”
The assassination attempt against Kavanaugh followed a month of outrage and protests over the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possible overturning of the ruling known as Roe v. Wade, which guarantees abortion.
Demonstrations by pro-abortion activists have taken place in different areas of the country, especially in front of the Supreme Court justices’ homes.
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In the midst of the scandal, the White House encouraged the protests in front of the justices’ private residences, arguing that, until then, they had been peaceful.
However, several Supreme Court justices received threats against their safety and that of their families, including Samuel Alito and Kavanaugh himself.