Three blind networks, see how they run

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Capture from CMP video #5A media watchdog has released its year-long study that tracked evening newscasts in 2015.  

ABC, CBS and NBC totaled more than 300 hours of news coverage in 2015 with stories on crime, terrorism and weather attracting heavy attention.

According to Rich Noyse at the Media Research Center, however, the MRC analysis revealed that many important stories received little attention. 

For example, the undercover Planned Parenthood videos only got 25 minutes of coverage while same-gender "marriage," bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court decision, received two hours and 11 minutes.

Border fence image"But that was something where the media, clearly from the tone of their coverage, wanted to celebrate it and promote it," Noyse says of the marriage issue.

Meanwhile, says Noyse, the media wanted to bury the Planned Parenthood story "as fast as they could, and did."

What Sanctuary Cities?

Another topic that went virtually ignored was "sanctuary cities," which are cities where local authorities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration and enforcement agencies to arrest and deport illegal aliens.

Despite the larger topic of immigration, the networks gave sanctuary cities eight minutes - even after a San Francisco woman, Kate Steinle, was shot and killed in July by an illegal immigrant who was protected by that city's policy. 

"And then they were done with that," Noyse tells OneNewsNow, "never to revisit it."

ObamaCare went undiagnosed

IRS official Lois Lerner 620x300Noyse says the networks loved to cover ObamaCare before it became law but they mostly ignored it in 2015 with only 34 minutes of coverage.

Some of the biggest stories of 2015 were ObamaCare co-ops forced to shut down in nine states and UnitedHealth announcing $700 million in losses due to ObamaCare. 

Yet another ObamaCare-related story was Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who was recorded admitting that supporters of the Affordable Care Act had to lie about it for it to become law. down 620x300Gruber owed the bill's passage to the "stupidity of the American voter." 

Noyse says there was no "sense of oversight or inquiry" from the network news about how ObamaCare was working now that it was in practice, the high premiums, or the failures of the state co-ops. 

Other underreported stories include the Benghazi scandal, 46 minutes; Clinton Foundation scandal, 27 minutes; U.S. national debt, four minutes.

Rounding out the non-news is the ongoing IRS scandal over targeting tea party groups. The networks gave that controversy zero minutes.

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