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(8,064 posts)
11. I have never believed this. Why would news organizations waste time and money on a story
Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:31 PM
Nov 2016

just to "bury it"? why not just cancel the story before the reporter wastes any more time on it?


(51,669 posts)
12. oh it's not a waste for the news organization, they get a story to report.
Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:38 PM
Nov 2016

it's just that they report the story at a time when people are more focused on weekend plans and activities, maybe even a bit of travel.

so people tend not to focus on the story. come monday, when they are ready to focus, it's old news already.


(8,164 posts)
2. Friday night news dump
Wed Nov 2, 2016, 02:51 PM
Nov 2016

It's a long standing tradition to release stories on a Friday to die over the weekend.


(35,666 posts)
6. I think Wednesday, midday to early afternoon.
Wed Nov 2, 2016, 03:00 PM
Nov 2016

Wed often a slow news day - no government reports, etc. You want it early enough in the day so it makes it into the evening political chitchat. And bombshells on Wed dominate the news the rest of the week right into the Sunday talk fests.



(2,003 posts)
14. Bush's DWI came out the Friday before Election Day.
Fri Nov 4, 2016, 03:50 PM
Nov 2016

That was a bombshell. Many think it cost him the popular vote.

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