Despite the controversy surrounding President Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame University in 2009, the networks focused heavily on the content of his remarks. Not so for Vice President Mike Pence, who delivered this year’s May 21, keynote. While ABC’s correspondent briefly mentioned the subject he discussed – the suppression of free speech on campus – the other networks focused solely on the dozens of students who walked out of the address in protest.

“In today’s commencement speech, Vice President Pence gave a robust challenge to the growing intolerance that is sweeping across college campuses and the broader culture,” commented Maureen Ferguson, Senior Policy Advisor with The Catholic Association. “The Vice President encouraged graduates to bring into their professions a commitment to civil dialogue and to remain true to their faith, trusting that God has an extraordinary plan for their lives.”

Unfortunately, people watching the networks didn’t ever hear that.

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