Only CBS This Morning Bothers to Cover Trump's 'Intervention' to Free U.S. Worker in Egyptian Prison

April 21, 2017 | 11:19 AM EDT

[See NewsBusters for more.] Despite a combined six hours of available air time, ABC and NBC on Friday morning skipped Donald Trump’s dramatic intervention to free an American aid worker who has been detained in an Egyptian prison for three years. Only CBS This Morning bothered to cover the effort to get Aya Hijazi back to her home in Virginia. Norah O’Donnell explained, “An American jailed in Egypt is back in the U.S. after an intervention by the Trump administration.” Margaret Brennan added, “Earlier this month, President Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House effectively resetting a restrained relationship with the Middle Eastern ally.”