The mainstream media has spent countless hours this year covering the Trump-Russia collusion "scandal," despite a lack of evidence to prove Democrats' claims. Last week, it was reported that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the so-called "anti-Trump dossier" on President Donald Trump. The later has hardly been covered, according to a new study.
What did the study find?
Despite the revelation being groundbreaking, showing Clinton and the DNC were actively searching for avenues to discredit Trump by using Russia, the major nightly news networks have hardly given the story any light of day.
When compared to the amount of time the same networks gave to the story of Donald Trump Jr.'s secret Trump Tower meeting last July, the difference is staggering.
Network evening news coverage - Trump dossier funding vs. @DonaldJTrumpJr's Russia meeting. https://t.co/Ow1zjLc0ay— Fox News (@Fox News) 1509307315.0
The one-sided coverage disparity is highlighted even more by the networks' coverage of the bombshell story earlier this month about the Obama administration's Uranium One deal with Russia.
According to the Media Research Center, CBS has devoted just 69 seconds to the story while ABC and NBC have yet to cover it.
How does the bias affect the media?
In a statement, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said:
It is nearly a week since reports broke of the new blockbuster development involving the Clintons, the Obama Administration and the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium to Russia, yet CBS has devoted merely 69 seconds while ABC and NBC are completely MIA. This is a bombshell story of Watergate-like proportions. What will it take for the media to deem it newsworthy? This is beyond irresponsible journalism. The media are now complicit in a blatant cover-up. Their credibility continues to rapidly erode. These ‘journalists’ are on notice. We will continue to hammer them until they can no longer ignore this story. The media have failed the American people and must be held accountable.