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Networks Give Roughly 15 Times More Coverage to Women’s March Than March for Life
Newsbusters.org ^ | January 19, 2019 | Curtis Houck

Posted on 01/19/2019 6:31:45 PM PST by Kaslin

Despite what was a much delayed but important avalanche of headlines about the group’s anti-Semitism, the 2019 Women’s March took place Saturday and it still received nearly 15 times the broadcast network newscast coverage of the 47th annual March for Life that was held Friday. 

Between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening, the Women’s March fetched 14 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage on the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening newscasts. This stood in stark contrast to just 58 seconds for the March for Life.

The Women’s March still went on despite their controversies with some satellite marches divorcing themselves from the original organizers due to the group’s unapologetic support for anti-Semitic figures. Meanwhile, the March for Life went off without a hitch, again promoting the lives of the unborn and demanding action to save those lives from certain death via abortion.

For the March for Life, ABC and CBS were especially pitiful. Saturday’s Good Morning America gave the event only six seconds as part of a news brief on the Women’s March. CBS was next with eight seconds on Friday’s CBS Evening News that only came during the show’s opening “Headlines in 60 Seconds” video mash-up.

NBC had the most coverage, but 44 seconds between Friday’s NBC Nightly News and Saturday’s Today isn’t saying much.

Going to the Women’s March, the headlines started rolling in much earlier after it became evident that more and more liberal groups had cut ties with the event following investigations by news outlets like Tablet. This was in addition to strong interviews by women like Margaret Hoover and Meghan McCain that held event organizers to account.

CBS offered the most coverage at eight minutes and 43 seconds, led by full stories from correspondent/failed MSNBC host Alex Wagner on Thursday’s CBS Evening News and Friday’s CBS This Morning. Besides Wagner’s pieces, there wa a brief on CBS This Morning: Saturday, and a report by Nikole Killion on Saturday’s CBS Weekend News.

Back in second was NBC with three minutes and 51 seconds. Correspondent Anne Thompson covered the third edition of the Women’s March (plus its controversies) on Friday’s NBC Nightly News while Pentagon correspondent Hans Nichols handled the issue on Saturday’s Today. Saturday NBC Nightly News anchor Jose Diaz-Balart finished their coverage hours later with a news brief.

ABC was back in third at one minute and 52 seconds, but it was nonetheless 54 seconds more coverage than all three gave to the March for Life, which featured an on-site speech by Vice President Mike Pence, a video message from President Donald Trump, and a live recording of Ben Shapiro’s podcast.

However, it’s worth crediting ABC for being the first of the three broadcast networks to note that not all was well amongst this liberal utopia with a full story by Janai Norman on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. After that, ABC circled back with news briefs on Saturday’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight.


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1 posted on 01/19/2019 6:31:45 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

One fundamental tactic of fake news. Not outright lies so much as biased choice in what and what not to cover.


2 posted on 01/19/2019 6:34:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Kaslin

this does NOT surprise me at all. I once was at a Jesus Festival, March 29, 1979...about a million people and the Washington Post covered an Atomic Bomb Nuclear group protesting bombs... there were about 50 in their group.


3 posted on 01/19/2019 6:34:52 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, it’s propaganda by omission.

It’s hilarious when you have someone who only watches “national news” and they feel they are “very informed on everything”.


4 posted on 01/19/2019 6:36:01 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: rovenstinez

That sounds about right.

The Democrat media is spirit of antichrist.


5 posted on 01/19/2019 6:38:38 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Kaslin

“The greatest power the media has, is the power to ignore.” — Chris Plante, WMAL, DC


6 posted on 01/19/2019 6:42:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Kaslin

They have to bash Trump, it’s what they do. Since the women’s March was established to bash Trump, it of course gets big air time.


7 posted on 01/19/2019 6:48:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

I gave zero viewage to everything the networks covered today.

Same as every day.


8 posted on 01/19/2019 7:10:11 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course. The liberal media relishes in the killing of children in the womb. Liberals always tout being “for the family” yet promote executing children. I’ll never understand that one!


9 posted on 01/19/2019 7:10:20 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: TigersEye

but do you send the cable company a check every month?


10 posted on 01/19/2019 7:14:37 PM PST by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: bankwalker

I pay my bills.


11 posted on 01/19/2019 7:39:11 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: SaveFerris

I used to have a relative who said she preferred watching the McNeil/Lehrer Hour because it was objective. And she truly believed that.


12 posted on 01/19/2019 9:13:11 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Kinda reminds me of the 3 network anchors who flew to London to cover the funeral of Princess Di right when Mother Teresa died in Calcutta.


13 posted on 01/19/2019 9:51:19 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Kaslin

Even though the March for Life has had 600,000 or more people attending, there has been little or no coverage about them.


14 posted on 01/19/2019 10:17:01 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Lizavetta

They’ve never seen anything else in their lives.

Tim Russert seemed good - but it was obvious to me he was an Obama disciple. Early on.


15 posted on 01/19/2019 10:39:46 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Kaslin

Unexpectedly!

JoMa


16 posted on 01/20/2019 5:22:40 AM PST by joma89
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To: carriage_hill

The “National” section of our local paper had not one word about the March for Life, but a big above-the-fold picture and story on the “Women’s March”

The Associated Press wielding it’s “power to ignore” in service of their communist agenda.


17 posted on 01/20/2019 5:32:29 AM PST by Walrus (Homosexuality is WRONG. End of case.)
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To: BenLurkin

Still,lies by omission.


18 posted on 01/20/2019 5:36:28 AM PST by Leep (Leftist are neither liberal or democratic. Neither are they pro American.)
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To: Walrus

“The greatest power the media has, is the power to ignore.” — Chris Plante, WMAL, DC


19 posted on 01/20/2019 7:00:03 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

The big justification they give is that you are preventing likely criminals from being born, which doesn’t address the root cause.


20 posted on 01/20/2019 7:20:31 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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