MRC’s Noyes Blasts Media Burying Clinton Wikileaks News ‘Under This Avalanche’ of Trump Stories

Media Research Center’s Research Director Rich Noyes made his latest Fox Business Network (FBN) appearance on Tuesday afternoon and expounded upon the massive, 15-to-1 disparity of major broadcast network coverage about Donald Trump’s lewd 2005 comments conerning women versus a Wikileaks document dump involving Hillary Clinton. 

“15 times more for Trump than for Hillary. The Trump story’s a big story, but the Hillary story should be her worst headache in the campaign since her health crisis and it's getting buried under this avalanche of the Trump mess,” Noyes explained as part of one set of comments to host Neil Cavuto. 

After Cavuto introduced Noyes, the MRC’s Research Director laid out the numbers since Friday night before making the analogy about the “avalanche of the Trump mess”:

Well, Neil we're just looking at ABC, CBS and NBC and since Friday night, there’s been 198 minus of coverage on just these six broadcast shows about Donald Trump's tape and the things he said back in 2005. At the same time, the story broke almost the same hour, just 13 minutes on these Hillary Clinton Wikileaks expose showing that she had, you know, two opinions — public versus private positions when it came to trade. She wanted open borders throughout the hemisphere. She wanted open markets throughout the hemisphere which would have really had an effect on American workers.

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Cavuto pointed to how one of the e-mails showed possible coordination between the Clinton campaign and the Department of Justice over her e-mail scandal and that prompted Noyes to note that, if polls are true that Clinton is poised to win the election, the perhaps the media should be even tougher on her than Trump.

“She deserves more scrutiny because she's the one most likely to win and instead, the media is doing the opposite. They’re sort of digging in on Donald Trump and sort of, you know, taking care of someone that has very little chance and trying to sort of pushing further to the ground,” he opined.

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Concluding on the subject of the media frenzy about Trump, Noyes exposed the double whammy that Trump is dealt with media stories about Trump then their so-called Clinton story for an evening newscast would almost solely be Clinton “repeating those attacks” by the media “in her own voice.”

The transcript of Noyes’s appearance on FBN’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast from October 11 can be found below.

FBN’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast
October 11, 2016
1:14 p.m. Eastern

NEIL CAVUTO: Alright, If you're waiting to get more stories on the Hillary Clinton e-mails, they are out there. Believe me and there's a lot of good stuff there, but you are going to hear at a rate of 15 times more coverage of Donald Trump and comments made about women 11 years ago. Now, I don't think it's awful to go back at that and get a sense of what he was saying then but fair and balanced, I would at least pursue the what Hillary Clinton has been saying and e-mailing, well, since then. A lot of it a lot of it just a matter of weeks ago. I would think that would be fair. I would think that would be balanced and left or right, I would think it would the proper thing to do. Media Research Center Director Rich Noyes has been analyzing this coverage and I don't think that sentiment is widely shared. What have you — what have you discovered? 

RICH NOYES: Well, Neil we're just looking at ABC, CBS and NBC and since Friday night, there’s been 198 minus of coverage on just these six broadcast shows about Donald Trump's tape and the things he said back in 2005. At the same time, the story broke almost the same hour, just 13 minutes on these Hillary Clinton Wikileaks expose showing that she had, you know, two opinions — public versus private positions when it came to trade. She wanted open borders throughout the hemisphere. She wanted open markets throughout the hemisphere which would have really had an effect on American workers. That’s getting very, very little coverage. You know, you’re right. 15 times more for Trump than for Hillary. The Trump story’s a big story, but the Hillary story should be her worst headache in the campaign since her health crisis and it's getting buried under this avalanche of the Trump mess. 

CAVUTO: But you know, there’s an avalanche of pretty uncomfortable e-mails coming to light here including one at which it looks like the Clinton camp is working very, very closely with th Department of Justice on this very e-mail case almost coordinated responses. That touches on potential, I stress potential criminality. That’s a lot more of a problem than obnoxious comments by Donald Trump about women I would think. 

NOYES: It is and if you know, I listened to the polling thing that you just had. Hillary Clinton is, according to the polls now, the most likely person to become president. She deserves more scrutiny because she's the one most likely to win and instead, the media is doing the opposite. They’re sort of digging in on Donald Trump and sort of, you know, taking care of someone that has very little chance and trying to sort of pushing further to the ground. The press is going to look back on this and say we had a chance to really hold Hillary Clinton accountable for these kinds of things in the 2016 election and they just never did it because they were so focused on Donald Trump. 

CAVUTO: I would even flip it the other way, Rich, that if you are so convinced Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States and polls might or might not bear that out, then why don't you more closely parse what she was saying at campaign because they don't jive with a lot of what she's been telling bankers behind closed doors, those who are pro-free-trade or better trade she said in one of these e-mails. Behind closed doors, all of this stuff. I mean, if you want to get a sense that the woman you think next president of the united States you're not sure what her commitment is, well, aggressively go after that cause it’s leaving quite an interesting trail. 

NOYES: Yeah, but looking at the news coverage of the last month, you know, it’s been focused on Donald Trump. It's been critical of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's role of the coverage has been one of the Donald Trump critics. She’s the leading Donald Trump critic, but she personally has not been held to account for pretty much anything. If there's a story about Donald Trump and reporters attacking him than a Clinton story is Clinton repeating those attacks in her own voice. 

CAVUTO: Yes, very different. It's a very good distinction. 

NOYES: She wins both stories. 

CAVUTO: You’re right. Rich Noyes, thank you very much, MRC Research Director and again, as I said and I said in St. Louis, by all means aggressively go after all of this stuff on Trump and everything whether you think it's germane are not a show at least near the same zeal going out or some of these inconsistencies. That is fair. That’s balanced. That is doing your job.

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