Networks ignore Susan Rice praising Bergdahl in 2014 for serving ‘with honor and distinction’

Networks ignore Susan Rice praising Bergdahl in 2014 for serving ‘with honor and distinction’

In their coverage of desertion charges filed against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the major broadcast networks on Wednesday night failed to mention that National Security Advisor Susan Rice had praised Bergdahl for serving “with honor and distinction.”

Standing in sharp contrast to this glaring omission by the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the clip of Rice’s claim on the June 1, 2014 broadcast of ABC’s This Week was shown on numerous cable news shows, including CNN’s The Situation Room and Erin Burnett OutFront as well as FNC’s Special Report and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

While discussing the prisoner swap on ABC’s Sunday morning political talk show on June 1, Rice said this to host George Stephanopoulos when asked about the possibility of Bergdahl facing any discipline for leaving his post:

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