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Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:47 AM

 

Studies agree: Media gorged on Hillary Clinton email coverage / Washington Post

A December report from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy delivered some sobering news for all those investigative reporters who may have supposed that their Trump exclusives were changing the world: None of them were breaking from the pack. “Clinton’s controversies got more attention than Trump’s (19 percent versus 15 percent) and were more focused,” noted study author Thomas E. Patterson. “Trump wallowed in a cascade of separate controversies. Clinton’s badgering had a laser-like focus. She was alleged to be scandal-prone. Clinton’s alleged scandals accounted for 16 percent of her coverage—four times the amount of press attention paid to Trump’s treatment of women and sixteen times the amount of news coverage given to Clinton’s most heavily covered policy position.”

Another study-producing instrumentality of Harvard University couldn’t agree more. In a report released last week, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard put together this chart documenting coverage of various Clinton-Trump issues from May 2015 through the November 2016 election.





“Clinton – Email” is clearly the beast of this lot, though the category includes not only the scandal over the candidate’s use of a personal email server during her run as secretary of state, but also emails that surfaced on WikiLeaks relating to her campaign. Whereas the Shorenstein Center conclusions featured inputs from the major broadcasters and newspapers over the final months of the 2016 race, the Berkman Klein results stem from online content over a longer period. That they both reached the same conclusion says something. “I think the fact that we get the same results as Shorenstein using significantly different methodologies yields a high degree of confidence,” Robert Faris, the center’s research director, tells the Erik Wemple Blog.

So just how did this disparity evolve? “One of the possible explanations of this is that these scandals associated with Hillary Clinton spanned the entirety of the whole campaign. The Trump scandals came and went over time,” says Faris. Of course, scandals don’t behave entirely of their own accord; they need media attention or inattention to live another day or expire. As Faris himself notes, the Trump campaign and its allies — particularly in Congress — found ways to keep the email server in the news. The story, says Faris, “just kept getting updated repeatedly over time.” Take it from the Erik Wemple Blog, who has written millions of posts on topics like Fox News, “Fox & Friends” and Rolling Stone’s disastrous rape story: Updating a story whose facts and outlines are already familiar is a great deal easier than starting a fresh topic.

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Edit: Reminder form 2016.


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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:52 AM

1. I am gratified to see that this is being studied and the results are being spread around. What I

would really like to see now is for the media to go back over all those criminal activities of Trump(R) that they ignored before, and do some reporting on them now so that the morons who insist there is nothing wrong with anything he has done at least hear the truth.

Put them into the public record.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:55 AM

2. In the meantime Andrea Mitchell now complaining about Donald!

 









We all knew what the media was doing, was allowing.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:57 AM

3. She is disgusting

 

She was a MAJOR enabler of the"But Hillary" meme.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:02 AM

7. Yep! Breathlessly so! OMG look at this interview! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

1st question, guess what it was?


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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:20 AM

9. Glad to see people giving her shit for it.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 08:58 AM

4. Will they ever take responsibility for it?

I doubt it.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:00 AM

5. K&R

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:01 AM

6. this is the scenario the media prayed for....24/7 discord and 24/7 coverage of a madman

they are STILL enabling him as he shits on them daily.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:03 AM

8. Damn the liberal media....

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:21 AM

10. there was far more attention paid to Hilarys' emails

than trump's action of, oh I don't know, simply blabbing highly sensitive and classified information to the Russian foreign minister in the middle of the Oval Office? Cripes we stopped talking about that a few days after it took place!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:27 AM

11. Well, at least now the media understands why it's always going to be hated by someone.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:45 AM

12. The private owners of our media shaped the voters opinions to get the outcome they desired.

The big media corporations (oligarchy) wanted their tax cuts and de-regulation. Their advertisers also demanded it.

There are so many ways TPTB have rigged the outcome of our elections. This is just one!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:51 AM

14. Very good points

They need those tax cuts because they are getting rich on the ratings of this shit show president

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Response to GusBob (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 10:17 AM

15. True, but don't short shrift the influence of their advertisers.

In the BP oil spill, BP advertised so heavily along the Gulf Coast and nationally with the clear objective that if a TV, radio station, or newspaper dared to report on the victims or negative to BP they would lose their ad money.

This also happened nationally with Anderson Cooper and Rachel going down initially but not much after. There was so much going on that would usually be big news and was never reported at all!

The supposed $20 billion dollar settlement fund was reported except they didn't report the fact that there was never even a $20 billion dollar fund. BP would put $1.2 billion per quarter into the fund which would be exhausted in the first two weeks to pay some claims, then the victims had to wait another 4 months for another installment and hope their claim was lucky enough to be picked.

The Fund was cancelled after paying only $6 billion to a fraction of the claims. BP offered the Plaintiff's Steering Committee (PSC) a deal, they would pay the PSC $600 million if they agreed to a one-sided Class Settlement (only a third qualified for any money, usually a fraction of their losses). The catch was that the PSC would lose the $600 million if they later fought to overturn the settlement and were successful. This guaranteed the crappy deal would go through to the end which is when the payment would be made to the PSC.

NONE OF THIS EVER MADE THE NEWS!!! Most Americans, if they remember at all, believed the $20 billion Fund took care of it, a belief BP encouraged.

Meanwhile, BP's ads showed a woman in freezing cold Alaska, as far from the Gulf and still be in the U.S., tout their safety!

The advertisers control the content we see on the MSM, PERIOD!!!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:48 AM

13. Wondering if the media paid much attention to Trumps racist past

No? Well they certainly are enjoying the ratings feast now hey?

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Response to GusBob (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 26, 2017, 10:18 AM

16. I don't think so. GusBob we all lived this last year.

 

We knew it was happening. MSM was out of control about them emails.

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