Nets Excise Trans Iden­ti­ty From Lake­wood Shoot­er Cov­er­age

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The net­works each sang from the same hym­nal as they cov­ered the awful shoot­ing at Houston’s Lake­wood Church: active­ly exclud­ing the trans iden­ti­ty of the shoot­er, which caused a great deal of con­fu­sion as details of the sto­ry were trick­ling in.
Most emblem­at­ic of the news cov­er­age is NBC Night­ly News anchor Lester Holt’s intro­duc­tion to Mor­gan Chasky’s report from Hous­ton which, across the dial, was the top sto­ry: 

LESTER HOLT: Good evening, every­one. It has one of the largest con­gre­ga­tions in the coun­try. And tonight afte …