Wednesday marked the continuation of the near total blackout on the corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez by the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). While none of the networks covered the trial, which was in the middle of jury deliberations, CBS Evening News thought it was a priority to run a 44 Seconds long news brief mocking President Trump for drinking from a bottle of water while in the middle of a long speech….
“President Trump today gave an account of his Asia trip that appeared for a time might run as long as the 12-day journey itself. His mouth got so dry he had to stop and search for a bottle of water to quench his thirst,” mocked Temporary Anchor Anthony Mason. “A few minutes later, it happened again.”
….CBS News also seemed to have a habit of filling up their evening broadcast with water news when there were problematic issues to cover. Back on March 9, then-Anchor Scott Pelley spent 18 seconds reporting on how “a rising tide of popularity has made water the bestselling drink in America,” instead of mentioning an ax attack in Germany….