Thursday, January 9, 2014

Newsbusters: 17 Times More Coverage For Christie Than IRS Scandal

This is an interesting allegation by Newsbusters:
In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they've allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor's lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.
According to various media outlets, some aides of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) engineered traffic jams his past September near the George Washington Bridge to get back at Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich (D) for not endorsing his re-election campaign.

Read about the scandal, now known as "bridge-gate", at CNN, The New York Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, USA Today and Business Week, and click on the Newbusters link above to read about their analysis of its media coverage.

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