Royal Engagement Photos Gets 5X the Coverage of 3.2% GDP

NewsBusters | 12/22/2017 | Staff
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British royal Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle’s new engagement photos were a small part of all three network evening news shows on Dec. 21. But their news dwarfed coverage of U.S. economic growth (GDP), which got only 9 seconds.

Combined, Evening News with Jeff Glor, Nightly News and World News Tonight with David Muir spent more than five times more of the broadcast on photos of the engaged couple than the Commerce Department’s announcement that third quarter GDP growth was 3.2 percent (48 seconds vs. 9 seconds).

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Reuters reported that the rate was powered by “robust business spending” and GDP next year could see a “modest...
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