Saturday, February 11, 2023

Networks Yawn at ANOTHER GOP Councilmember Killed in New Jersey

By Kevin Tober | NewsBusters

Photo: Republican Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour

On Thursday, Fox News reported that a second Republican council member from New Jersey was assassinated in a little over a week. The first was councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour from Sayreville, New Jersey who was brutally shot and killed outside her townhome on February 1. 

Over a week later, Republican councilman Russell Heller from Milord, New Jersey was killed outside his workplace. For all the leftist media’s crowing about “attacks on democracy,” you would think the three evening networks newscasts would be all over this story. Unfortunately, all three ignored the story during their Thursday broadcasts. 

Instead of reporting on the second assassination of a Republican elected official, the three networks decided to report on stories like local weather forecasts (ABC), a segment on the future of robots (CBS), and a report on potential racial discrimination in home appraisals (NBC). 

Special Report anchor Bret Baier opened by expressing shock at the violence that has been occurring against Republican elected officials in New Jersey over the past week: “For the second time in a week, a New Jersey council member has been gunned down–killed. Yesterday Republican Russell Heller was killed outside his workplace. Last week Republican Eunice Dwumfour was killed outside her home.”  

Baier then handed it off to correspondent Alexis McAdams who reported that “in Milford New Jersey, this councilman Russell Heller was shot and killed in a different case.” 

“Heller was gunned down yesterday morning in the parking lot of this New Jersey power company where he had a full-time job as a supervisor. Investigators say that gunman was a former employee who drove off and later killed himself," she added.  

If this happened to two Democrat council members, the broadcast networks would not be ignoring this story.