Nets Dedicate 30 Minutes to Promoting NYT's Anti-Kavanaugh Hit Piece

www.newsbusters.org | 9/16/2019 | Staff
Night987 (Posted by) Level 3
Despite the fact that the accused victim in the sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh says she doesn’t remember anything like that happening to her, the liberal zealots at ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News pushed the poorly sources accusations for almost 30 minutes (29 minutes 26 seconds) between Sunday and Monday evenings.

This study drew its numbers from the flagship morning and evening news programs of the major broadcast networks from September 15-16, and does not include teases. Sunday morning was not included because none of them covered the accusations, which broke overnight.

NBC - Lot - Lifting - Crowd - Smears

NBC did a lot of heavy lifting for the anti-Kavanaugh crowd. They hoisted up the smears the most with a whopping 13 minutes and 21 seconds. Monday morning alone, they had a total of 10 minutes, 27seconds mostly driven by their exclusive interview with the dubious The New York Times reporters behind the hit piece.

Surprisingly, Monday’s NBC Nightly News didn’t touch the Kavanaugh story. Perhaps they realized it was clearly a losing battle since even The New York Times admitted their accused victim shot it down. Then, there’s the newly discovered fact that a key witness of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford admitted she was pressured to lie by Ford’s legal team.

ABC - Second - Coverage - Minutes - Seconds

ABC came in second for total coverage. In all, they clocked in with 11 minutes and 23 seconds, a majority of which came on Monday (7 minutes, 27 seconds).

During Monday’s World News Tonight, ABC anchor David Muir trumpeted the accusations while leading into the segment: “The new firestorm tonight surrounding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. A new report, another incident of...
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