May 1, 2018
After praising President Trump for helping to usher North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table over the weekend, on Monday South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested that Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s an idea sure to send the anti-Trump resistance into a screaming fit. And true to form, the liberal major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) along with Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo failed to mention Moon’s suggestion during their evening news broadcasts.
While the Nobel Prize was mentioned on both ABC and NBC, it was only talked about in the context of it being a silly thing Trump’s enthralled fan base was looking for. “Still, experts say it’s too soon to celebrate, even with the President’s supporters already chanting about a potential peace prize,” scoffed Chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson during NBC Nightly News. In fact, CBS Evening Newsseemed so down on the idea that they didn’t even run a segment about the developments on the peninsula.
As for those developments, they were numerous and swift. “And more confidence-building steps between South and North Korea. The North today announced it will sync its time zone South Korea on May 5,” reported Fox News Chief White House correspondent John Roberts during Special Report. “Pyeongyang had been 30 minutes earlier. A small gesture, but one South Korean officials attach a great deal of significance.”
Roberts also noted that South Korea planned to start removing the massive loudspeaker system they utilized to blast “propaganda and K-Pop music across the DMZ.” “Over the weekend South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited President Trump with bringing Kim Jong-un to the table. Today, he told people he believes that President Trump deserves to be recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize,” he added.