On Thursday, the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) The Five spent part of its program discussing the latest study from the Media Research Center, which detailed the vast disparity in stories filed by the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC on their evening newscasts in the lead-ups to the 2006 and 2014 midterm elections, respectively.
Co-host Eric Bolling introduced the study and its findings in the show’s second segment: “A new Media Research Center study shows the network evening newscasts have essentially blacked out bad election news for Democrats.” [Video of The Five panel discussing the MRC study can be found below. For the full text of the study, click here.]
When asked by Bolling about what he thought of the study, co-host Greg Gutfeld somewhat humorously stated that the networks have refused to cover the upcoming midterm elections in which Republicans are predicted to take control of the Senate “[b]ecause it’s depressing to them” and thus “it makes them very sad.”
Another co-host, Kimberly Guilfoyle, opined that, for the media, “the thought of [Democrats] losing seats disturbs them greatly” and “they’re not interested in covering” the fact that Republicans taking over the Senate will “change the dynamics of the political equation” in Washington.
“When it's bad for Bush, they do a lot of stories. When it's bad for Obama, they bury it. That’s the bottom line,” said co-host and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.