Mainstream broadcast networks failed to cover a Tuesday night report that alleged a Virginia school board covered up a rape allegation against a boy who wore a skirt in the girls’ bathroom, according to a media analysis.
The Loudoun County School Board kept the rape allegations quiet as it successfully pushed to adopt a policy that allows students to choose which bathroom to use based on their preferred gender, according to the Daily Wire. The alleged rapist was reportedly transferred to another school where he was later charged with sexual battery and abduction of another student. Neither ABC, CBS, nor NBC dedicated primetime coverage to the report, according to the Media Research Center. Networks focused coverage on Texas governor Greg Abbott (R.) as he signed an executive order that bans vaccine mandates.
“How can one call itself a news organization when it blacks out coverage of a story like this, which has such broad impact on the safety of our children and education?” Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, tweeted. Source
SHAME. How can one call itself a news organization when it blacks out coverage of a story like this, which has such broad impact on the safety of our children and education?
And they wonder why ratings and trust of the media continue to tank. https://t.co/GIEY5Cw2s9
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) October 13, 2021