ABC’s World News Tonight Hasn’t Covered the 2014 Midterms in Almost 2 Months

ABC’s nightly newscast, World News Tonight, hasn’t mentioned the upcoming midterm elections in nearly two months, according to a study by the conservative Media Research Center.

The report, which compares the three broadcast nightly newscast midterm coverage from Sep. 1 to Oct. 20, showed that NBC’s Nightly News has covered the story 11 times in the same period. CBS’s Evening News covered the elections 14 times.

A review of Tuesday’s broadcast shows World News Tonight covered exploding car airbags, the death of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and fun moments from the game show The Price is Right. Nothing on the midterms.

Why the blackout by World News Tonight, which recently saw David Muir take the anchor’s chair?

The MRC study suggests it’s because of “liberal bias” against an election that is expected to result in big gains for Republicans.

An ABC spokesman declined to comment on the record.

The midterm elections take place Nov. 4.

[Photo via ABC/screengrab]

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