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Conservatives Slam Networks ‘Censoring’ Uranium One Scandal, ‘Obsessed’ With Finding Trump-Russia Collusion

By Craig Bannister | October 27, 2017 | 10:41am EDT
MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell is leading a team of a dozen conservative leaders demanding the major broadcast networks fulfill their “duty to the American public” and end the censorship of the Obama-Clinton-Russia (“Uranium One”) uranium deal.

In similar letters sent Thursday to the presidents of ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News, the conservative leaders noted MRC research documenting how the networks have virtually ignored the Uranium One scandal involving the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton:

“The Uranium One scandal is an instance of actual collusion between the Obama administration and the Russian government.”

“The Hill also reported that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Her role was significant, because as Secretary of State, she was critical to the approval of the sale of Uranium One to the Russian-state firm, Rosatom.”

“Your networks have been obsessed with the desire to find collusion between Russia and the Trump Administration.”

MRC research shows:

  • CBS has provided no coverage at all on their evening newscasts,
  • NBC has produced no coverage, whatsoever,
  • ABC has devoted just 20 seconds of coverage to Uranium One,
  • Broadcast networks dedicated 1,000 minutes – 20% of all coverage of the Trump presidency – to their effort to link the president to Russia between Jan. 20th and Oct. 20th of this year.

“You are censoring what may be one of the most wide ranging scandals of our time,” the letter says. It concludes by calling on the networks to abandon their censorship and cover the Uranium One scandal:

“This is a story that must be told. The censorship must end.”

Read full letter here.

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