The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its power by trying to regulate emitters smaller than those on power plants. Americans getting their news from the “big three” — ABC, NBC and CBS — Monday night, however, probably missed that entirely.
Not one of the “big three: evening newscasts chose to report on the major ruling, which was written by Justice Antonin Scalia.
“NBC Nightly News” instead elected to cover a very important story about a dog reunited with its family after going missing over a year and a half ago.
ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” ignored the Supreme Court decision, but did manage to focus attention on a fisherman who encountered a 16-foot great white shark off of the coast of New Jersey. (RELATED: Supreme Court Strikes Down First Phase Of EPA’s Global Warming Agenda)
The EPA ruling didn’t make the cut for “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” either.
The Supreme Court did also confirm the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions from power plants, and The Wall Street Journal actually deemed Monday’s ruling a “middle-ground approach.”