Yes, “Weinergate” Was the “News” Last Week

June 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM Leave a comment

If you watched cable “news” last week, you probably wondered:  Is there anything else happening other than the Anthony Weiner scandal?

The answer is essentially no.  Check out this graph showing how much time the cable “news” channels devoted to the Weiner story last week:

33%.  33%!

So, considering all the things that happen every day all around the world, the cables spent 33% of their “news” time talking about Anthony Weiner.

I think it’s insulting.

Read more here at the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

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