- The Washington Times - Monday, July 13, 2020

Major media outlets opted to give attacks on Christians and church property zero national coverage over the weekend.

NewsBusters analyzed coverage by “270 minutes of NBC, ABC, and CBS nightly news coverage” from Friday through Sunday and found not one giving a national spotlight to five stories involving attacks on Christian property or individuals.

“Not one second was spent on these violent anti-Christian attacks,” the media watchdog reported Monday.

The carnage included an early morning fire at the San Gabriel mission in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the defacement of Virgin Mary statues, and vehicular attack in which the 24-year-old suspect drove a minivan through Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Florida on Saturday.

The suspect, now in custody, also lit the building on fire.

“In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness,” USA Vocation Director, Sister Servants Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, tweeted Sunday.

NewsBusters’ Gabriel Hays told readers that such a national “media blackout on this string of attacks” was bizarre.

“For the three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS, and their respective three nightly news segments from Friday to Sunday evening, not one second was devoted to this rise in horrific anti-Christian attacks,” he wrote. “That’s nearly 270 minutes of [national] news programming that skipped over assaults against Americans of faith.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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