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ABC Ignored Milley Grilled By GOP, CBS Touts Cheney to His Protection

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For the second straight day Wednesday, Joint Chiefs Chairman Normal Mark Milley was grilled by Congressional Republicans (the Home this time) concerning the withdrawal from Afghanistan and his reported promise to China to warn them if the U.S. attacked. However that was of no curiosity to ABC’s World Information Tonight as they selected to solely cowl his feedback about threats in Afghanistan. In the meantime, CBS Night Information scoffed with Milley and touted Republican Liz Cheney (WY) coming to his protection.

When it got here to reporting on Milley getting a tough reception from the Home Armed Providers Committee, the closest ABC got here was anchor David Muir noting that “high U.S. army leaders dealing with robust questions within the Home right now after the chaotic and lethal withdrawal from Afghanistan.” This additionally included Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.

Muir and chief world affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz had been solely enthusiastic about sharing Milley’s warning about the specter of Al-Qaeda rebuilding in Afghanistan:

RADDATZ: They definitely had been very sobering feedback right now from Normal Milley. He mentioned that whereas we’re protected proper now, situations are extra doubtless than not for Al-Qaeda and ISIS to reconstitute in Afghanistan and that would occur in as little as six months. Including that Al-Qaeda may as soon as once more have aspirations to assault the USA.

And with no U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban in cost, the Normal acknowledged that countering that menace will probably be a lot more durable, David, however not unattainable. David.

The grilling of Milley got here second to CBS, as White Home correspondent Weijia Jiang joined Milley in scoffing on the opposition.

 

 

“Republicans grilled Milley concerning the U.S. army withdrawal in Afghanistan and over his telephone calls to China after the rebel on the Capitol on January 6. Milley reassured Beijing that the U.S. was not going to assault amid issues that former President Trump would interact in erratic habits,” she mentioned.

Jiang adopted up with a soundbite of Milley going at it with Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson:

JACKSON: Will you now resign?

MILLEY: [Scoffs] I serve on the pleasure of the president.

One of many few instances Jiang has had a constructive tone when speaking about Republicans got here reporting how, “Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, additionally a Republican, rushed to Milley’s protection.” “I need to apologize for these members of this committee who’ve completed so, and I need to thanks for standing within the breach when a lot, together with many on this room, failed to take action,” Cheney mentioned.

And naturally, Jiang closed out with an announcement from the White Home saying they supported Milley:

JIANG: The White Home mentioned President Biden’s view of Milley has not modified.

PRESS SEC. JEN PSAKI: I’d say, first, he completely has confidence in chairman Milley.

In the meantime, NBC Nightly Information and army affairs correspondent Courtney Kube took a extra balanced method to focus on Republican criticism of Milley. She began with a soundbite of Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) declaring: “Frankly they’re being slaughtered proper now as we converse with our weapons. With our rattling tools, our allies are being slaughtered.”

“Milley was challenged about his telephone name throughout the Trump administration with a Chinese language normal who he reportedly informed, ‘if we’ll assault, I will name you forward of time,’” she added. Solely after a sequence of essential GOP soundbites did Kube convey up Cheney’s protection.

This omission of GOP grilling and touting of Milley’s protection was made potential due to profitable sponsorships from Consumer Cellular on ABC and Fidelity on CBS. Their contact data is favored so you’ll be able to inform them concerning the biased information the fund.

The related parts of the transcript are under, click on “develop” to learn:

ABC’s World Information Tonight
September 29, 2021
6:41:51 p.m. Japanese

DAVID MUIR: Now to high U.S. army leaders dealing with robust questions within the Home right now after the chaotic and lethal withdrawal from Afghanistan. And tonight, what the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Normal mark Milley mentioned right now concerning the potential terror menace in Afghanistan now that the U.S. is out and the way quickly that menace may come.

So, let’s get proper again to our chief world affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz following this once more tonight, Martha. And people phrases had been sobering right now.

MARTHA RADDATZ: They definitely had been very sobering feedback right now from Normal Milley. He mentioned that whereas we’re protected proper now, situations are extra doubtless than not for Al-Qaeda and ISIS to reconstitute in Afghanistan and that would occur in as little as six months. Including that Al-Qaeda may as soon as once more have aspirations to assault the USA.

And with no U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban in cost, the Normal acknowledged that countering that menace will probably be a lot more durable, David, however not unattainable. David.

MUIR: All proper, Martha Raddatz with us tonight. Martha, thanks.

CBS Night Information
September 29, 2021
6:38:30 p.m. Japanese

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WEIJIA JIANG: Republicans grilled Milley concerning the U.S. army withdrawal in Afghanistan and over his telephone calls to China after the rebel on the Capitol on January 6. Milley reassured Beijing that the U.S. was not going to assault amid issues that former President Trump would interact in erratic habits.

REP. RONNY JACKSON (R-TX): Will you now resign?

GEN. MARK MILLEY: [Scoffs] I serve on the pleasure of the president.

JIANG: Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, additionally a Republican, rushed to Milley’s protection.

REP LIZ CHENEY (R-WY): I need to apologize for these members of this committee who’ve completed so, and I need to thanks for standing within the breach when a lot, together with many on this room, failed to take action.

JIANG: The White Home mentioned President Biden’s view of Milley has not modified.

PRESS SEC. JEN PSAKI: I’d say, first, he completely has confidence in chairman Milley.

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