'0 Minutes': MSNBC Ignores Kate Steinle Trial Verdict
While most networks offered mixed coverage to the trial of an illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle, one network ignored the case's verdict altogether, Pete Hegseth reported.
Hegseth said MSNBC did not cover the verdict of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate at all.
Number of minutes MSNBC covered Kate Steinle verdict (Friday - Saturday): 0. pic.twitter.com/Yj65cLX092— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 3, 2017
Zarate was found guilty on a weapons charge, but acquitted of more serious manslaughter and murder charges.
"They ignored it all together because to them it wasn't news," The Federalist's Bre Payton said.
Payton said Zarate didn't deny shooting Steinle, but the fact that the 45-year-old is a five-time deported illegal immigrant felon didn't fit the network's narrative.
Hegseth said CNN moderately covered the verdict, but dropped coverage in favor of reporting that Gen. Michael Flynn [Ret.] pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities when that story broke.