ABC Ignores Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment in Dec., By Jan. Hails Mo Cowan’s as ‘History’

In December, ABC’s World News saw no news at all in the historic appointment of African American Tim Scott to the Senate in South Carolina. No mention was made of it during the broadcast.

Only a month later, though, the same program suddenly hailed African American William “Mo” Cowan’s appointment to the Senate as history making.

When Republican Tim Scott was appointed to fill retiring Senator Jim DeMint’s Senate seat he became the first African American from South Carolina to be sent to the Senate since 1881. Further, when he took his seat he was the only black Senator from either party in Washington D.C. But despite all these notable historic facts, ABC’s World News never mentioned Scott’s appointment.

However, this month when the Governor of Massachusetts appointed African American, Democrat Mo Cowan to finish out John Kerry’s term, ABC suddenly found it to be a moment worthy of coverage.

During the January 30 broadcast of World News, anchor Dianne Sawyer was effusive over Cowan’s appointment.

And there’s another note out of Washington tonight. Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan of Massachusetts. He will be heading to Washington, DC soon and straight into the history books. He will take over the Senate seat of the new Secretary of State, John Kerry. And that means, for the first time in America’s 236-year history, we will have two African-American Senators serving at one time in the Senate. The other is Tim Scott of South Carolina.

To recap, the first African American wasn’t news worthy enough to mention, but the second African American is history making.

As to the other two networks, Brent Baker notes that CBS Evening News ignored both appointments

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Posted by on February 4, 2013.
Filed under corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Elections, Liberals, Media, Senate.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Brucehenry

    Well, if THAT doesn’t finally prove it, I don’t know what will!

    You can retire now, Warner. Your work here is done.

    • MartinLandauCalrissian

      Shorter Brucehenry: The sky cannot be blue. Obama tells us that it is red, so it is red.

      • Brucehenry

        Well, not MUCH shorter. Do you understand how “shorter” jokes are supposed to work?

        We all get that you don’t understand sarcasm or satire. You don’t have to keep proving it.

        My point had to do with Warner’s everlasting butthurt that he and he alone doesn’t get to make all the editorial decisions at every news outlet. if he just keep pointing out these examples one of these days he’ll be believed, and everything will change.

        • MartinLandauCalrissian

          I am amused by some things. Like I am amused at morons who come here daily to whine about Warner’s work telling him to shut up and that what he says isn’t worth reading or paying attention to all while they read and pay attention to every single post he makes. That’s pretty funny. What’s also funny is the same morons imagining that anyone here either values or cares what they think.

        • MartinLandauCalrissian

          I am amused by some things. Like I am amused at morons who come here daily to whine about Warner’s work telling him to shut up and that what he says isn’t worth reading or paying attention to all while they read and pay attention to every single post he makes. That’s pretty funny. What’s also funny is the same morons imagining that anyone here either values or cares what they think.

        • jim_m

          So you are OK with the media lying to you and the rest of the American public as long as it is a lie that you like to hear, and you resent anyone pointing it out.

          Got it.

      • Wild_Willie

        Brucehenry comes from the long list of liberal snobs that only what to mention what they think is worth mentioning. The ‘regular’ folks shouldn’t be hampered with that complex decision. ww

    • MartinLandauCalrissian

      Shorter Brucehenry: The sky cannot be blue. Obama tells us that it is red, so it is red.

    • Commander_Chico

      To recap, the first African American wasn’t news worthy enough to mention

      You dumbass Warner, Tim Scott is not the first black senator. There were a couple during Reconstruction, then Ed Brooke was elected years later. Not to mention others singly since then.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African_American_United_States_Senators

      The point of the story was this is the first time two African-Americans have been in the Senate at the same time. Get it?

      • MartinLandauCalrissian

        You should learn to read. It is mentioned right in the piece above that there were other black senators. Get a clue, moron.

        • emrengineer

          “To recap, the first African American wasn’t news worthy enough to mention, but the second African American is history making.”

          Chico is correct, The ‘recap’ is incorrect and misleading.
          Mr. Huston carelessly (and probably deliberately) wrote that sentence in question in order to push his viewpoint. It is being intellectually dishonest. It is one thing that conservatives complain about liberal all the time for. It ain’t any prettier or better when done from our side.

          Furthermore you are incorrect in the following statement:

          “When Republican Tim Scott was appointed to fill retiring Senator Jim DeMint’s Senate seat he became the first African American from South Carolina to be sent to the Senate since 1881.”

          This is the first time that South Carolina had an african American senator. Blanche Bruce was from Mississippi and left office in 1881. So he couldn’t have been the first since 1881.

          Then you tack on additional wrong information:

          “Further, when he took his seat he was the only black Senator from either party in Washington D.C. But despite all these notable historic facts….”

          It isn’t considered an ‘historic’ fact (at least not in the sense of history making) because we’ve had several Black senator prior to him.

          • SCSIwuzzy

            The first [of the current] black senators…
            And the historic angle comes from Diane Sawyer, who claimed “He will be heading to Washington, DC soon and straight into the history books”

  • Brucehenry

    Well, if THAT doesn’t finally prove it, I don’t know what will!

    You can retire now, Warner. Your work here is done.

  • Jack Zimms

    To some there is no way to prove any media liberal bias.

  • Jack Zimms

    To some there is no way to prove any media liberal bias.

  • 914

    I wish Obama was ‘History’..

  • Par4Course

    Thanks for the “Dog bites man” media bias update.

  • TomInCali

    To recap, the first African American wasn’t news worthy enough to mention, but the second African American is history making.

    Yes, that is correct. What’s so special about Tim Scott? He was the “first African American”… since the last one. There’s nothing “history making” about that.

    Now, when combined with the second one, it became something that had never happened before. That made history. Is the difference between “not in a while” and “never before” lost on you?

    What’s your real point? Are you just upset that the Republican was appointed first? I’m afraid Dianne Sawyer had nothing to do with that.

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