With less than a week until Election Day, the liberal media is milking the attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, for all it’s worth, one researcher has discovered. NewsBusters, a project of the Media Research Center, found that the first five days after the attack on Paul Pelosi garnered 11 times the coverage on major networks, such as ABC, CBS, and NBC, than the news organizations had given over the same period following the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on June 8.
“MRC analysts found the Kavanaugh story fetched a total of 15 minutes and 1 second of airtime in the first five days since the story broke, which was June 8. The story completely fell out of the news cycle in less than 24 hours with all three evening newscasts (ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News) dropping the story on June 9, after covering it that morning (as reported by NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck).”
On the first evening news after the Kavanaugh attack, the total news coverage was five minutes and 44 seconds: 2 minutes 40 seconds on ABC, 2 minutes 8 seconds on CBS, and 1 minutes 6 second on NBC. Later, after authorities released the 911 call on June 11, NBC Today gave it a 23-second recap and ABC’s World News Tonight gave it all of 41 seconds.
“And as NewsBusters weekend analyst Kevin Tober reported at the time, there was no mention of the attack against Kavanaugh and his family on the Sunday morning roundtable programs,” NewsBusters reported.
But the coverage of the Pelosi attack was much longer.
“In stunning contrast, analysts found that the broadcast networks gave a whopping 166 minutes and 16 seconds to the Pelosi attack in the first five days. That’s almost three hours of coverage (2:46:16),” NewsBusters reported.
On the first night alone, the three news outlets gave a total of 18 minutes and 11 seconds, far more than the total for five days of coverage of the Kavanaugh attempted assassination.
The original reporting was done by Nicholas Fondacaro, associate editor of the media watchdog group. Read more at NewsBusters, including methodology, at this link.