Between June 24 and 26, 88 percent (7 out of 8 programs) on the broadcast evening news shows touted UK voter “second thoughts,” and repeatedly brought up a manipulated petition for another referendum.
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir led its Brexit coverage on June 24, with Muir saying “some British voters may be having second thoughts.”
The following night, London-based ABC correspondent Lama Hasan even tried to coax remorse out a pro-Brexit voter asking him, “do you regret the fact that you voted to leave the European Union?”
NBC Nightly News and CBS Weekend News coverage repeated the theme. CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on June 24, was the only broadcast during that time that did not hype buyer’s remorse.