How networks handled Hillary’s bombshell email lie over the weekend – hint, ‘we have just 20 seconds left’

The biggest news of the week — new embarrassing details about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal – was pretty much ignored by the big three traditional TV networks during their Sunday political talk-a-thons.

Neither ABC’s “This Week” nor NBC’s “Meet the Press” mentioned at all that Clinton was aware that the use of her private email server placed national security at risk — but she continued using it anyway.

CBS News “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson deigned to dedicate about 20 seconds to the revelation at the end of the roundtable segment, almost as a “by the way.”

“Susan, we have just about 20 seconds left. There was news on the email front with Hillary Clinton. Didn’t turn over an email that showed there were problems with her server. That’s not good,” Dickerson said, turning to “USA Today’s” Susan Page, who hurriedly ran through two red flags the newly-discovered Clinton email raised.

“Number one, it showed that she was concerned about letting — she gave a different explanation for why she had a private email server. She was concerned about the personal being accessible. It wasn’t a matter of convenience, which is what she told the world,” Page said.

“And, secondly, she didn’t turn it over. She deleted this email apparently, and it came out because it came through the aide that she had sent it to.”

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CBS News clip via MRC NewsBusters.


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