After a Media Research Center study found that Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti appeared on CNN an astonishing 59 times in less than two months, a number which has already risen in the last 24 hours, MSNBC seems to be trying to catch up, featuring the porn star’s lawyer on its airwaves a total of eight times in just four days, including three separate appearances on Thursday.
On Monday, Avenatti sat down for an interview with Deadline: White House anchor Nicole Wallace in the 4:00 p.m. ET hour. Later that night, in the 10:00 p.m. ET hour, the attorney once again appeared on the cable channel with Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell. On Wednesday, Avenatti talked to MSNBC’s Ali Velshi in the 3:00 p.m ET hour. In the 10:00 p.m. ET hour, the porn star’s legal counsel once again appeared on The Last Word, calling in to discuss breaking news about the case with O’Donnell.
Avenatti doubled all those appearances on Thursday. First, he joined the cast of Morning Joe in the 7:00 a.m. ET hour. Next, he took softball questions from anchor Andrea Mitchell in the 12:00 p.m. ET hour. Finally, he participated in panel discussions during the 1:00 p.m. ET and 2:00 p.m. ET hours, as anchors Kasie Hunt and Steve Kornacki covered the breaking news that federal investigators had been wiretapping President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for months.
Avenatti is hardly an impartial legal expert, in addition to filing a lawsuit against the President, he has repeatedly proclaimed that Trump will be removed from office and has well-established ties to the Democratic Party.