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Study: Major Newscasts Devote Little Time to Kavanaugh's Denials, Lack of Evidence

Study: Major Newscasts Devote Little Time to Kavanaugh's Denials, Lack of Evidence
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By    |   Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:36 PM

The majority of network news coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled at Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been dedicated to the accusations and accusers themselves, while just a small slice of it has centered on Kavanaugh's denials, according to an analysis.

The Media Research Center examined the morning and nightly newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC and found the following:

  • The allegations have consumed 344 minutes of airtime.
  • 305 minutes have been dedicated to the allegation leveled by Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school 36 years ago.
  • Eight percent of the coverage has centered on Kavanaugh's denials (14 minutes) and the absence of corroboration in each accusation (13 minutes).

Three women have now come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The 53-year-old circuit court judge will return to Capitol Hill Thursday to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegations, all of which he denies.

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The majority of network news coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled at Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been dedicated to the accusations and accusers themselves, while just a small slice of it has centered on Kavanaugh's denials, according to...
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2018-36-26
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:36 PM
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