They take the approach that news anchors used to report news, but now, not so much.
Well, that's not really true.
Here's a CBS report from November 22, 1963, when the news of the shooting of the president was just breaking.
At 3:38 of this video, we hear that bastion of news reporting, Walter Cronkite, suggest who may be responsible.
It might be recalled that Dallas has been a hotbed of criticism of President Kennedy and his administration by outspoken rightist groups. Only two weeks ago, ah, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson of the United Nations was in an incident in Dallas when he was besieged by pickets, er, right-wing pickets, outside the speech he made there, and he was struck in the head with a picket sign by an outraged conservative who felt we should not be in the United Nations.So, right off the bat, after word of the shooting but before the president was pronounced dead, CBS was suggesting that right-wingers were responsible.
And, of course, who killed the president?
Lee Harvey Oswald, a left-winger, a communist, a supporter of Castro's Cuba.
It's not news to me that the news reporters always seek to blame the right for violence. It's also not news to me that it's often the left-wingers that commit the violence.