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Corporate Broadcast Networks Spent only Two Minutes Covering Senate GOP Blocking Nationwide Access to Contraception

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt was the only morning or evening news show to cover the vote.

Image: Media Matters / Andrea Austria

 

On June 5, Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have protected nationwide access to contraception. From June 5 through June 7, corporate broadcast nightly news and morning shows almost completely ignored the vote, with NBC Nightly News being the sole program to cover it. 

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