Thursday, April 13, 2023

658-0 — The Gap Between MSM Coverage of Trump Legal Woes, Biden Family Corruption; With Trump Case, Democrats Open Door to Age of ‘revenge politics’

658-0 — the gap between MSM coverage of Trump legal woes, Biden family corruption:
What would the news media do without former President Donald Trump? He is always a reliable source of provocative content, at least for a trio of national broadcasters.
The Big Three networks — ABC, NBC, CBS — continue to focus on Mr. Trump rather than on a wide range of other important topics, including stories focused on President Biden and his family, according to a study by Geoffrey Dickens, director of media analysis at the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog.
The networks, he wrote, “remain obsessed” with various investigations surrounding Mr. Trump, such as those centered on porn star Stormy Daniels, or the FBI search for documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago home.
There is a “glaring double standard” at work, Mr. Dickens said.
“Over 20 days (March 16-April 5) ABC, NBC, CBS filled their evening, morning and Sunday roundtable shows with over 658 minutes (10 hours, 58 minutes, 17 seconds) of Trump investigation coverage,” the analyst said.
But that was no coverage — as in zero coverage — on Mr. Biden’s family issues, he said.
“On average, network audiences saw almost 33 minutes per day of Trump investigation stories,” Mr. Dickens wrote in his analysis, which was released Thursday.
“NBC devoted the most amount of coverage to the Trump investigations (4 hours, 40 seconds), followed by ABC (3 hours, 40 minutes, 8 seconds) and then CBS (3 hours, 17 minutes, 29 seconds),” Mr. Dickens said.
“The contrast in coverage is staggering but not surprising,” he wrote. --->READ MORE HERE
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With Trump case, Democrats open door to age of ‘revenge politics’:
The unprecedented indictment of former President Donald Trump, viewed by most people as a politically motivated case meant to derail the top 2024 Republican White House candidate, is prompting calls to step up investigations of President Biden and his family.
Republicans and legal analysts say Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg‘s case against Mr. Trump has permanently degraded the judicial system and opened the doors to more politically motivated criminal cases.
“This only invites more prosecutions of political enemies,” Mike Davis, president of the Article III Project, a conservative advocacy group, told The Washington Times. “Democrats have crossed the Rubicon on this type of political prosecution, and it’s simply not a door that can be shut in this age of revenge politics.”
While Mr. Trump faces up to 136 years in prison if convicted of falsifying business records to cover up hush money paid in 2016, Republicans are calling for a stronger investigation of the Biden family’s lucrative foreign business schemes and Mr. Biden’s potential involvement.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is combing Treasury Department records to track down the bank account information for President Biden’s son Hunter Biden, brother James Biden and several business associates who raked in millions of dollars from foreign business deals that some believe involved illegal influence peddling.
“Republicans will inevitably investigate the Biden crime family even more in the coming days, and there’s no telling what can come of that,” Mr. Davis said.
Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden both appear poised to face off in the 2024 presidential race. Mr. Trump holds a double-digit lead over all of his Republican opponents in recent primary polling, and Mr. Biden is expected to announce by the end of the year that he is running for a second term.
George Mason University law professor Eugene Kontorovich said the charges against Mr. Trump will normalize the criminal targeting of the nation’s top leaders, including Mr. Biden. He predicted that Barack Obama will be the last U.S. president not to be indicted after leaving office. --->READ MORE HERE
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