Posted by Curt on 28 April, 2011 at 8:00 am. 1 comment.


President Obama, in releasing his long-form birth certificate Wednesday, said he did so because it was beginning to distract attention from more important issues facing the country, but a recent study of news coverage shows that top media organizations have been devoting relatively little time to the so-called “birther” issue.

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which produces a weekly analysis of news coverage, found that during the week of April 11-17, Obama and the “birther” issue filled a mere 4 percent of the news coverage.

This amounted to far less coverage than that dedicated to other issues, such as the 40 percent devoted to the economy that week, despite Donald Trump making an issue out of Obama’s birth certificate in numerous interviews.

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