MRC & Telling it like it is

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Media Research Center. America’s Media Watchdog
When it comes to elections, the media are “fair weather fans.” When their favorite team (Democrats) are winning or favored, they can’t stop talking about the elections. They can barely contain their excitement.

But when things don’t look so good for their team, they’d rather talk about other things.

To prove this point, the MRC’s Kyle Drennen and Rich Noyes analyzed every election story on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts from September 1 through October 20 in both 2006 (George W. Bush’s second term) and 2014. (23 million people still watch network evening news – far more than cable news.)

What they found was amazing.

When Democrats were feeling good about their election prospects eight years ago, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s World News aired a combined 159 campaign stories (91 full reports and another 68 stories that…

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