Media Study: Trump/Russia Narrative Consuming 55 Percent of All News Reporting…

A study from the Media Research Center finds a jaw-dropping amount of time spent chasing the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy’.

Media Research Center – […] For this report, MRC analysts reviewed all 364 evening news stories — totaling nearly 640 minutes — that discussed President Trump or other top administration officials. Of those, 246 were full reports focused solely on the administration; the rest were brief, anchor-read items (36), or stories about other topics that included some mention of the administration (82).

The Russia investigation was by far the dominant topic in these stories, totaling 353 minutes of airtime, or more than half of all Trump coverage during this period. The Russia story was featured or mentioned in 171 evening news stories (126 full reports, seven brief, anchor items and another 38 mentions in stories on other topics).

ABC’s World News Tonight was the most enraptured by the Russia story, devoting 134 minutes to the investigation, or nearly two-thirds (63%) of all of its Trump news during this period. The CBS Evening News churned out 124 minutes of Russia news (54% of its Trump coverage), while NBC Nightly News spent a total of 95 minutes talking about the investigation (48% of its overall Trump coverage)  (read more)

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55 Responses to Media Study: Trump/Russia Narrative Consuming 55 Percent of All News Reporting…

  1. LEET says:

    So basically the top two “news” getters were a conspiracy and a hoax.

    Liked by 11 people

  2. trumpthepress says:

    They are the most anti-american folks around. Hope the networks get shutdown. They are nothing more than communists IMHO causing violence through their false narratives. Criminal!

    Liked by 9 people

  3. fedback says:

    Just a nothing burger according to CNN

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Greg says:

    And that’s just the big three networks. Add in the cable networks and the percentage will be MUCH higher.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. AmericaFirst says:

    But don’t impugn their journalistic “cred”!

    Liked by 5 people

  6. I’m borrowing from another treeper:

    CNN = Clownish Nothingburger Network

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Ploni says:


    We have to screeeeeeeeaaaaam!

    Liked by 1 person

    • fleporeblog says:

      Actually we should remain quiet and allow them to destroy themselves as well as the Democrat party. It is absolutely working yet they can’t help themselves. Even Congress is getting called out to do more for Americans and less about this garbage!

      From the article linked above:

      Sixty-four percent of voters said the investigations into President Trump and Russia are hurting the country. Fifty-six percent of voters said it’s time for Congress and the media to move on to other issues, compared to 44 percent who said the focus should stay on Russia.

      But far more — 73 percent — say they’re concerned that the Russia probes have caused Congress to lose focus on the issues important to them. That figure encompasses 81 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats.

      Liked by 5 people

  8. budmc says:

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  9. fedback says:

    CNN’s Cuomo wants ‘whole fake news thing to end right now’
    Well, MSM came up with the fake news term in order to shut down the independent media with the fake news term.
    Now it has backfired spectacularly

    Liked by 12 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Link to main press release:

      “WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham requested all proposed and final applications for surveillance warrants that the FBI reportedly sought from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. This includes any applications submitted in the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump campaign associates.”

      Liked by 11 people

      • JAS says:

        Oh, Oh. Some DCrs might decide to not come back from their South Pacific vacations. Other in DC might join them, permanently :).

        Liked by 3 people

      • mimbler says:

        Let’s see: is this the same Chuck Grassley that knew for months PDJT wasn’t under investigation and didn’t deign to share that with the voters?

        This will be more cover up, not investigation,

        Liked by 3 people

        • Sandra-VA says:

          He did decry the witch hunt – whenever he was asked.


          • mimbler says:

            But he never said that PDJT was not under investigation; that came out in Comey’s testimony. Quite a number of senators/congressmen that had been briefed that there was no investigation (dems and repubs) allowed the news to say there was without correcting the record,

            Liked by 2 people

            • mimbler says:

              We’ll see where this goes, I would certainly like to be wrong, but I keep thinking about an inconvenient fact. We (repubs) are in charge of all these investigations. Why are we investigating republicans for things they haven’t done instead of democrats for things they have?

              In my opinion we are seeing the uniparty at work, and they don’t want PDJT to achieve his agenda,

              Liked by 3 people

      • I wondered who Grassley and Graham sent these requests to. From the link:

        The Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein
        Deputy Attorney General
        U.S. Department of Justice
        950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
        Washington, DC 20530

        The Honorable Andrew McCabe
        Acting Director
        Federal Bureau of Investigation
        935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
        Washington, DC 20535

        Question: will these two gentlemen comply with the request? And, what happens if they don’t?


  10. citizen817 says:

    All the News networks, including cable, have disgraced themselves to the point of
    Non Credibility. If I want real news, this site is the only place to be!

    Liked by 7 people

  11. FL_GUY says:

    The topics that the media is refusing to cover are the ones most important to people. They are not covering them because President Trump is doing a great job in those categories.

    Liked by 8 people

  12. Former President Obama must be laughing his ass off at how easily he duped the entire MSM into covering his concocted CRAP!

    Liked by 6 people

  13. Howie says:

    NBNN Nothing Burger News Network.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Budman says:

    O/T Lets not forget that not only did Comey, Democrats but our blessed Republicans all knew for months that President Trump was NOT under investigation by the F.B.I. for the Muh Russia investigations. That would be Ryan, the Turtle, McShame and many more did and said NOTHING! Go get em Sarah!

    Liked by 8 people

  15. aprilyn43 says:

    So the liberal propaganda “Fake News” media is reporting on Fake News….. Wow!

    I really think Trump should just uninvite the “fake news media” from the White House press briefings. There’s no reason to brief ppl who are just going to write what they want anyways. The lie has to stop somewhere & they’ve given the Trump administration no options. Pull the plug on the “”fake news media” swamp & put ppl in that are real journalists.

    Liked by 5 people

    • svenwg says:

      Please refer to the President with respect, he is now officially known as President Donald John Trump, not just Trump. The man worked very hard to be elected, please address him in the way that honours his integrity, patriotism and over achievement in everything he promised or will promise.

      Sorry about the rant, but only those who do not respect the man demean him with just “Trump”!


  16. sg says:

    Trump admin. is accomplishing so much while the Russia narrative continues.

    The Trump administration EPA announced that they will rescind one of the biggest power-grabs by a federal agency in U.S. history.

    In 2015, the Obama EPA finalized a rule that would have brought almost all “navigable” waters in the U.S. under federal government control. The “Waters of the U.S.” rule targeted creeks, streams, and inland rivers even if they were on private property.

    The rule would have given the EPA jurisdiction not only over the water, but over much of the surrounding land as well.

    But one of the first acts of the Trump administration was to order a review of the rule with the intent of repealing it.

    Liked by 10 people

  17. Pam says:

    The dominance of the Russia story day after day just shows why people don’t trust the media anymore. The MSM is in total denial about it and has their heads in the sand.

    Liked by 3 people

    • svenwg says:

      I think they have stopped putting their heads in the sand and have infact inserted it between their legs and now have it stuck in the brown stuff! Just my opinion.


  18. fangdog says:

    Actually, Trump used the “Fake News” to his advantage. While the media was occupied with their concoction Trump got MAGA progress done virtually unimpeded.

    Liked by 6 people

  19. NJF says:

    It’s the best comeback ever to tweets like these.

    Kinda proud of myself bc I doubt I’ve tweeted more than 10x, other than just retweets.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. rashamon says:

    Now who is dumping the money? Follow the money.


  21. Howie says:

    Claire McCaskill Used Undisclosed Foundation to Pay for Dinner at Russian Ambassador’s House

    Liked by 1 person

  22. neilmdunn says:

    CTH is my #1 source for all this. I watch no TV news( yes, some utubes, mainly Tucker Carlson), stopped WSJ subscription about 3 months ago, read no major newspaper. I recommend the laptop and the links–much less stressful and more informative per time invested.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. mimbler says:

    I was listening to Rush L. while mowing the yard this afternoon, and he actually had a good thought:
    If PDJT had lost the election, and blamed russians for hillary winning, it wouldn’t have got a single day of coverage, except to call it a lie. And there is more actual evidence of collusion on her end. It really illustrates exactly how bad the media is.

    And it shows that when people say PDJT should watch what he tweets or says because he gives the press ammunition; look how over half the news has been on the totally fictitious scandal (no ammunition needed).

    The amount of negative press has exactly zero to do with what PDJT says or does,

    Liked by 3 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Sundance had that thought many many months ago. Neither Limbaugh nor Levin has anything original. Both are renowned for stealing Sundance’s stuff.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Orygun says:

    When you consider the bias created with this fake news narrative and the hostility created towards a Russian nation that might have brought us to war there should be some penalty for this type of provocation. A media derived false flag should be a criminal act and prosecuted as one.

    They have put everyone in this nation at risk with their belligerent actions.

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Pam says:

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. georgiafl says:

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  28. sundance says:

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  29. georgiafl says:

    The next Project Veritas video will be YUGE!

    Liked by 3 people

  30. jeans2nd says:

    3 August 2010

    “I’m committed to the destruction of the old media guard,” Breitbart has said. “And it’s a very good business model.””

    How we doin’, AB?
    Never knew ya, but we heard ya. You just didn’t see us.
    (we were hacking those traffic cams, and…)

    Liked by 1 person

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