MEDIA BIAS : Mainstream Networks Lavished Obama's Farewell Speech with 17 Times More Positive Coverage Than George Bush's

Posted by moku 2019 years ago in News
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Following fawning network coverage of President Obama’s farewell address on Tuesday night, on Wednesday, the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows continued the lovefest by devoting another 16 minutes and 5 seconds of air time to the speech. That stands in stunning contrast to the paltry 55 seconds the same morning shows offered to then-President George W. Bush’s farewell address in 2009. NBC’s Today, with it’s four hour runtime, provided the most coverage to Obama’s farewell, totaling 7 minutes 54 seconds. Leading off the broadcast, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Emotional goodbye....President Obama uses his farewell address to take some veiled swipes at Donald Trump....This morning, the President's warning to all Americans as he prepares to leave the White house in just nine days.”

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