NBC News under fire for how they covered the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting in Columbus

NBC Nightly News did the worst job of any of the big media outlets covering the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus:

As pointed out in the tweet, NBC left out the part of the 911 call that included the girl saying “It’s these grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us, get here now”. That’s maybe 2 seconds they could have easily included.



NBC also said multiple times in the segment that Bryant was threatening people with a knife, but never described her as trying to stab people or showed her with the knife in her hands.

Now to be fair, they did air the Sheriff saying that the video shows Bryant trying to stab another female with a knife, so I think the point was made. But it would have been much better to underscore it with the photo of her holding the knife and the cries for help on the 911 call.

This is in stark contrast to how ABC and CBS News aired their reports, with both of them showing Bryant holding the knife and including the relevant portion of the 911 call:

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