Gorsuch’s opening statement lasted only 16 minutes and nine seconds, but the broadcast and cable networks were so obsessed with Russia and putting the argument in the minds of viewers that Clinton lost the election because of Russia (not, say, her campaign stops, messaging, or scandals), that they failed to cover Gorsuch.
ABC, CBS, and NBC all broke into regularly-scheduled programming for the start of the House Intelligence Committee hearing, offering breathless coverage with NBC fawning over Democrat Adam Schiff (Calif.) and painting only Republicans as partisans.
NBC spent over 49 minutes fretting about Russia causing Hillary Clinton to lose the election to President Trump while ABC came in with roughly 37 minutes of airtime. CBS brought up the rear with almost 16 minutes, consisting of the opening statements and testimony from the NSA’s Michael Rogers and FBI Director Jim Comey.
Over on CNN and MSNBC, they offered wall-to-wall airtime for the Comey hearing with only short pauses for the committee’s lunch break and the opening moments of White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s latest combative press briefing.Read more at NewsBusters