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Study: Third-Party Presidential Candidates Receive Less Than 1 Percent of Airtime on Evening News Broadcasts


"Clinton has received more than 5,000 times more coverage than Johnson, while Donald Trump garnered nearly 10,000 times more evening news airtime than his Libertarian challenger.”

US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson walks in Lafayette Park across from the White House during an interview with AFP in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2016. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Coverage of third-party presidential candidates has constituted less than 1 percent of airtime during broadcast network evening newscasts this election cycle, according to a new study by the Media Research Center.

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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