by Bill D’Agostino
NewsBusters has found liberal cable news networks CNN and MSNBC have almost completely ignored the first five installments of the Twitter Files, which revealed Twitter employees engaged in rampant censorship of conservatives. Since the first set of documents were published on the evening of December 2, less half of one percent of the coverage on either network has even bothered to mention the story.
MRC analysts examined all regular programming on both CNN and MSNBC between 7:00 p.m. Eastern on December 2 and 7:00 pm ET on December 13. Not including commercials, MSNBC aired approximately 133 hours of news during that period, of which only 0.26 percent (1,253 seconds) included any mention of the Twitter Files. Of the approximate 130 hours of non-commercial time on CNN during the same span, just 0.34 percent (1,574 seconds) dealt with this topic.
In addition to receiving a paltry share of the total coverage on these cable networks, the Twitter Files were not even mentioned during the majority of airtime in which the social media platform was discussed.
MSNBC aired nearly two hours (114 minutes) of content involving Twitter, of which 81.7 percent contained no reference to the Twitter Files, either by name or implicitly. For CNN, Twitter-related content comprised 78 minutes, and the files were excluded from 66.4 percent of that.
Instead the majority of Twitter coverage on both networks was spent worrying that CEO Elon Musk was destroying the platform by permitting “hate speech.” On MSNBC, this topic received nearly three times as much attention (3,388 seconds), and on CNN it received nearly double (2,767 seconds).
When journalists on these cable networks did bother to discuss the Twitter Files, their framing was overwhelmingly critical. The video below is a representative slice at what little coverage there was:
On December 3, MSNBC host Symone Sanders began a discussion about the document dump by alleging, without evidence: “First of all I just have to say that this whole thing is just ridiculous, and it’s not true.”
‘He’s a F*cking Saint’: Twitter’s Yoel Roth Defended Anthony Weiner’s Underage Sexting In Blog Post Wiped From Internet.
Weiner’s preferred method of communication was Twitter.
Despite Weiner’s controversies, Roth insisted that he didn’t do “anything wrong” on his blog, which was posted on Roth’s personal site “Yoel writes things.”
“Setting aside the politics of the issue — I think the sexting scandal was a sufficient distraction that his resignation was in order, even though the problem lies squarely with the easily distractible American electorate, rather than with anything former-Representative Weiner said or did — I don’t know that I’ve come to equilibrium on the issue of whether, as a human being and a married man, he actually did something wrong,” writes Roth.
Roth notes, “Further, in my hypothetical Weinergate universe, it’s possible to assert with empirical certainty that, even if the possibility presented itself (a person he sexted threw him or herself naked at his feet, begging for sex), he would never take it. He is a paragon of marital fidelity, with the possible exception of the sexting. In this scenario, has Anthony Weiner done anything wrong? The most intuitive answer is: “no.”
I don’t reckon it’s much of a surprise that the very organizations that were engaged in suppressing anything bad about the Democrat party or candidates would not be reporting on Twitter’s censorship of conservatives or suppressing anything that made Democrats or the Democrat party look bad. They continue with their usual behavior, declaring the claims of censorship is all a conspiracy while refusing to present the valid evidence that proves that wrong. Is it any surprise liberals are so stupid?
CNN(Fake News Network)and A-Mess-NBC the Lying Peacock News still continues to give us the daily dose of fake news and watch as their ratings tank