We’ve witnessed the media, over multiple outlets, tear apart President Trump over the “Trump-Russia collusion”, but now that the left has their hand caught in the cookie jar, the bias media has fallen silent. Well, maybe not silent. They are still after their pound of flesh from the President but they are clearly cherry-picking their stories.
A new Quinnipiac poll taken Tuesday shows that 58% of American’s detest the type of coverage the President has been getting, while only 38% approve.
The media’s interest in this non-story has not ceased. Yet when reports emerged last year that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, that story was mostly ignored by the major networks.
As co-chairs of the House Media Fairness Caucus, we sent letters to the presidents of ABC, CBS, and NBC News concerning their lack of coverage of this actual Russian scandal. Despite the severity of the allegations, at the time of our letter, the three networks had only spent a combined 4 minutes and 38 seconds covering the story.
Bycomparison, the networks had spent 1,000-plus minutes on their Trump-Russia collusion stories since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, representing 20 percent of all their coverage of the Trump presidency.
As secretary of state, Clinton’s role was critical to the sale of Uranium One—a uranium mining company—to the Russian-controlled firm Rosatom. The House Intelligence Committee, along with the FBI, opened an investigation into this deal.
That’s two active congressional investigations into an issue of major national security concern, with less than five minutes of news coverage informing the American people about it.