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STUDY: TV Paused Its Pandemic Panic to Push Protests

June 18th, 2020 9:00 AM

From early March to late May, the coronavirus pandemic eclipsed all other news stories, consuming nearly all of the airtime on the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) evening newscasts. But those same networks put the virus story on the back burner for two weeks while they diverted nearly all of their coverage to nationwide protests against police brutality.

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Nets Downplay, Provide Cover for Seattle’s Extremist ‘Autonomous Zone’

June 11th, 2020 8:55 PM

After three days of silence as radical leftists in Seattle seized land and declared themselves their own country, the liberal broadcast networks finally discovered the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ. ABC’s Good Morning America was the only newscast to cover it Thursday morning. Butfor the evening shows, the networks were all gaslighting their viewers by suggesting the group…

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Protest-Obsessed TV Networks Barely Mention Violence Against Police

June 11th, 2020 1:24 PM

ABC, CBS and NBC have churned out a massive amount of coverage for protests during the past two weeks (1,042 minutes on their morning and evening news programs), but these same networks have spent almost no airtime letting viewers know about the injuries and death inflicted on police officers during these two weeks of social unrest. In fact, as of June 9, not a single protest-related instance…

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STUDY: 99.3 % of TV's Protest Coverage Ignores Mob's Murder Victims

June 4th, 2020 12:45 PM

Broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC have been consistent cheerleaders for the nationwide protests against police brutality, offering nearly 12 hours of coverage (710 minutes) over the past seven days on just their flagship morning and evening news shows. But despite dedicating all of those hours of airtime to the protests and riots, these networks have barely breathed a word about those who…

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CNN Averaged 4 Minutes Per Day on Biden's Gaffe, Then Stopped Covering

May 25th, 2020 1:37 PM
As Fox News noted on Friday, it took CNN 12 hours to cover Biden’s latest gaffe: asserting on a radio show Friday morning that if you aren’t a Biden supporter, “You ain’t black.” That disinterest continued into the weeked; after spending average of less than four minutes per day on the controversy, CNN stopped covering it entirely as of noon EST on Monday, May 25.
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Nets Stunned By Flynn Case Being Dropped Because They Ignored Signs

May 11th, 2020 10:41 AM
In 2020 the case against Michael Flynn began to collapse, as it became clearer that there was an attempt to entrap Flynn. These new developments unfurled from January through May, but the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) evening news programs refused to report them. So anyone who relied on them for their news was probably shocked when on May 7 the case was suddenly dropped. 
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Nets Celebrated Flynn’s Plea Deal But Decry Case Getting Dropped

May 7th, 2020 9:51 PM
Nearly two and a half years after accepting a plea deal because he was entrapped by anti-Trump FBI investigators, former General Michael Flynn saw light at the end of the tunnel Thursday. After the case was reviewed by the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr order the case be dropped citing the fact Flynn had not lied about anything material or central to the Russia investigation…
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BLACKOUT: TV News Is Silent on New Biden Sex Abuse Allegations

March 31st, 2020 9:17 AM
It’s been nearly a week since a former Joe Biden staffer leveled disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct against the Democratic presidential frontrunner, and yet ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN haven’t said a single word about them. In that same time period, CNN, MSNBC and NBC have hosted Biden for a total of three interviews (including an hour-long town hall on CNN), and no host…
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Study: China Escapes Scrutiny in TV’s Coronavirus Coverage

March 23rd, 2020 8:19 AM
Amid hours upon hours of coronavirus coverage, one thing that’s rarely heard: any criticism of how the communist government in Beijing handled the outbreak. MRC's analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC's weekday evening newscasts found out of 634 minutes of total coronavirus coverage, our analysts found only 3 minutes, 14 seconds — less than one percent — discussed topics…
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CBS’s Garrett Hopes Bloomberg’s Millions Might Have Damaged Trump

March 4th, 2020 10:05 AM
On Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, correspondent Major Garrett suggested the past three months of Michael Bloomberg’s TV advertising would somehow accomplish what literally years of extremely (90%) negative news coverage could not, i.e., put a significant dent in President Trump’s support.
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Impeachment Gets 77x More TV Time than Economic Successes

February 4th, 2020 9:25 AM
According to a new Media Research Center study, for each minute the broadcast evening newscasts spent talking about the President’s successful economic programs, viewers heard 77 minutes about the Democrats’ impeachment push, a massive disparity. Overall, coverage of the President was 93% negative during the last four months, reaching 95% negative in January 2020.
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TV Buries 2020 Dems Under Avalanche of Impeachment News

February 3rd, 2020 8:55 AM
In the liberal media’s zeal to cover House Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump, the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidates — and the radical policies of their frontrunners — have all but disappeared from TV news. A Media Research Center study found the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts spent 236 minutes in January covering impeachment, compared vs.…
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TV’s Trump News: Three-Fourths Impeachment and 93% Negative

January 13th, 2020 8:10 AM
In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. An MRC analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news. At the same time, the broadcast networks donated at least 124 hours of wall-to-wall live…
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CNN Carried ONLY 33% of IG Hearing, But 99% of Impeachment Debate

December 11th, 2019 11:25 PM
On Wednesday night, NewsBusters examined the live coverage the top three cable news networks (CNN, FNC, and MSNBC) devoted to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and, most notably, far-left, pro-impeachment CNN only covered live 33.4 percent of the hearing. But when it came time for Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, CNN…