CNN and MSNBC almost entirely skipped covering the return of U.S. remains from North Korea on Wednesday night, with CNN giving the ceremony a measly 58 seconds.
Vice President Mike Pence received the remains of American servicemen during a ceremony in Hawaii. The remains were returned as part of President Donald Trump’s negotiation with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June.
According to Fox News, CNN only covered the ceremony for 58 seconds and MSNBC didn’t cover it at all.
Similarly, ABC’s “World News Tonight” covered it for 24 seconds, while “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” skipped the ceremony.
Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz criticized the network for not showing their viewers the touching ceremony.
“I understand the temptation to cover other, more controversial Trump news,” Kurtz explained, “but that was the wrong call.”
Kurtz noted the “emotional significance” of the soldiers’ remains returning home and the political significance of North Korea following through on their end of the deal with Trump.