"With Herman Cain, let's remember here, Sean, we have nobody on the record, we have no specific allegation of anything that's happened," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted on last night's Hannity, contrasting the "avalanche" of Cain coverage with the minimal coverage the networks gave to Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick's allegations of sexual harassment and, in the latter case, rape. [video of "Media Mash" follows the page break; MP3 audio available here]
"With Herman Cain, in three days you've got 50 network news stories," Bozell noted, contrasting the coverage with when Paula Jones "held a press conference and laid out" how Clinton "had exposed himself and told her to perform oral sex on him." Despite that press conference, Jones "got 16 seconds on one network and that was it," the Media Research Center founder noted.
Likewise, Kathleen Willey's allegation of Clinton groping her got just three network stories when the news broke. Broaddrick's serious allegation of rape also got just three network stories, Bozell reminded Hannity viewers.