Report exposes media’s double standard on covering scandals

By KTTH | August 18, 2014
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By Bradford Thomas

Newsbuster’s Rich Noyes provides a damning breakdown of the egregious double standard of ABC, CBS, and NBC in their coverage of scandals involving the two political parties. The major difference is their insistence on or deliberate failure to mention the party of those involved, as well as the sheer amount of stories dedicated to the scandal. You can probably guess which party the news outlets make sure to mention and which scandals they choose to hammer.

Though Noyes points that, of course, there are exceptions to the rule—including coverage of Charlie Rangel’s censure for corruption and Anthony Weiner’s indiscreet Twitter choices—“the trend is clear.” To demonstrate, Noyes provides coverage breakdowns of 16 political scandals, 8 Democrats and 8 Republicans and the results are revealing.

Here are four of Noyes’ examples of the coverage of high-profile figures, two Republican governors and two Democrats: Mark Sanford (R-SC), Rod Blagojevich (D-IL), Chris Christie (R-NJ), and Jon Corzine (D-NJ):

Read more at Truth Revolt.

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