After previously avoiding the botched U. S. drone strike that killed Afghan civilians instead of terrorists, both CNN and NBC’s Sunday morning news shows dedicated just seconds of coverage to the Biden foreign policy blunder.
On Friday, the Pentagon confirmed that the Aug. 28 drone strike was a “tragic mistake” that resulted in ten dead civilians, including seven children, which was meant to be in response to the Aug. 26 terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed 13 U. S. servicemen.
This came one week after the New York Times published a stunning visual investigation that came to the same conclusion. The Biden administration had announced that “two high profile” ISIS-K fighters who were dubbed as “planners and facilitators” of the suicide bombing were killed in the strike.
ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union” all skipped the damning Times report, which ultimately previewed the admission made by the Pentagon. CBS’ “Face The Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan briefly mentioned the botched drone strike during an interview with former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell. Fox News’ Chris Wallace addressed the subject during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.”
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