CNN topped the ratings chart as the most tuned-into network for Democratic National Convention coverage. Predictably, the network's coverage was overwhelmingly tilted in Democrats' favor.
Newsbusters brings us the proof yet again, analyzing CNN's coverage for both the Democratic and Republican conventions. As it turns out, the mainstream network broadcast five times more DNC-produced campaign videos than it did the same kind of videos from the RNC. Newsbusters reports:
So far, the liberal network has played 16 video montages and anti-Donald Trump featurettes totaling 47 minutes and 53 minutes of air time — all during their prime time coverage (8 pm Eastern to midnight) of the political confab. By contrast, CNN only played three of the Republican convention's videos, which added up to 14 minutes and 17 seconds of air time over four nights.
Most egregious yet was that CNN refused to broadcast the GOP's videos on the Benghazi terror attack and the Fast and Furious gunrunning scheme. When CNN finally did get around to airing some of the RNC's video packages, it was conveniently only for the more innocuous ones, like the video marking the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing. Newsbusters expounds on that:
CNN finally ran two of the pro-produced videos from the Republican National Convention on its third evening. However, the first commemorated the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — obviously not a partisan attack montage — and the second was a personal testimony by a longtime employee of Mr. Trump about his family. They ignored the final video that featured Donald Trump's adult children.
Republicans featured three videos on the final night of their convention. During the first, CNN interviewed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Instead of airing the second, the network first turned to anchors Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, and then proceeded to reports from correspondent Sara Murray and Dana Bash. CNN did air the third video, which was eight minute and eight second biography video about Trump that ran just before his acceptance speech.
Meanwhile CNN broadcast seven out of ten DNC-produced videos during the first night of the convention, including several anti-Trump video packages.
While CNN's disparate coverage of DNC and RNC videos is bad enough, nothing really captures how mainstream media and the DNC are in cahoots better than this video (h/t: The American Mirror):
The bias is so blatant now, that I've even gotten calls from Democrats and other lifelong liberals who've finally taken notice and find the media bias this election particularly outrageous. That's saying a lot.
As mentioned before, Republicans have their work cut out for them. But perhaps Trump, with his knack for gaining publicity and playing the media at its own game, is the only one who might stand a chance against this daily media onslaught.