Want to know what’s important to the major networks? Clearly not the biggest election of the past couple years.
Newsbusters.org made the startling observation: the three major networks, NBC, CBS, and ABC, barely mentioned the Wisconsin elections.
On CBS This Morning, Disney’s new ban on junk food ads from its kids programming received a minute and a half more than the political story. The same gap occurred on ABC’s Good Morning America, but instead of junk food, the Miss USA pageant got the extra time.
NBC’s Today, however, one-upped its competitors, as they devoted over six minutes to former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus getting engaged, while Republican Governor Scott Walker’s victory received under four and a half minutes. Today also spent over five minutes on the Miss USA story.”
Miley Cyrus over Scott Walker’s election? If the media reported this story like they are supposed to, the election really would affect many Americans. They would be able to see, regardless of political affiliation, that under Walker’s leadership and controversial policies, Wisconsin lowered their unemployment, created jobs, cut the deficit, and successfully won the recall election over the Democratic challenger.
But, since they don’t feel like analyzing the issue as they are supposed to, they instead went for talking about junk food and a future F- list celebrity. Who that watches network morning shows even cares about the 19-year-old former Disney Channel star anyway?