If you’re sick and tired of hearing about President Trump and his supposed collusion with Russia, there’s a really good reason.The mainstream media is completely obsessed with the ordeal, and the proof is in a brand new study that states more than half of nightly news coverage is dedicated to the unsubstantiated scandal.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, More than half of all evening television news coverage of the Donald Trump presidency has been dedicated to discussion of the Russia investigation since the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller on May 17, according to a new study.
The Media Research Center studied every broadcast network evening newscast in the past five weeks and found in a study released Tuesday that 55 percent of all coverage, or 353 minutes of airtime, focused on the ongoing probe into potential ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.
The Russia investigation received 20 times more airtime than the new health care bill, 100 times more airtime than the Trump administration’s infrastructure initiatives, and 450 times more airtime than tax reform.Coverage of the Russia investigation far outstripped any coverage of administration policy moves. Just 47 minutes were spent on the deciNsion to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, 17 minutes were spent on the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and only 47 seconds were spent on tax reform initiatives.
The study reviewed 364 evening news stories, covering 640 minutes, focused on Trump or members of his administration. The reports included 246 full stories, 36 anchor-read items, and 82 mentions of the administration. Of these, the Russia story featured in 171 stories—126 full reports, seven anchor-read items, and 38 other mentions.
So it seems ABC’s “World News Tonight” has the biggest obsession with Trump-Russia, dedicating nearly 63 percent of news related to the president to the topic, followed by CBS’s “Evening News” with a big 54 percent.It’s pretty darn hard not to think there’s some sort of bias in the mainstream media when the most popular news shows on television dedicate huge portions of their air time to one particular controversy that could take the current president down, IF it were true. Which it doesn’t appear to be.
Was this much time spent on IRS targeting of conservatives, the Benghazi situation, or any scandal involving former President Obama or Hillary Clinton?Probably not.
Oh how nice it would be to return to the days of integrity in journalism.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]