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txradioguy
05-01-2011, 01:46 AM
That data was gathered by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, which also calculated those numbers for cable news coverage during that week.

MSNBC
including “The Ed Show,” “Hardball,” “The Last Word,” and “The Rachel Maddow Show”

- 28% of airtime studied was devoted to the 2012 election
- 10% of airtime studied was devoted to Obama
- A subset of that Obama airtime was coded “citizenship and religion rumors” to include “birther” coverage, which was 92% of the Obama coverage

Fox
including “Special Report w/Bret Baier,” “Fox Report w/Shepard Smith,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity”

- 16% of airtime studied was devoted to 2012 election
- 5% of airtime studied was devoted to Obama
- A subset of that Obama airtime was coded “citizenship and religion rumors” to include “birther” coverage, which was 8% of the Obama coverage

CNN
including “The Situation Room,” “John King, USA,” “In The Arena,” and “Anderson Cooper 360″

- 11% of airtime studied was devoted to 2012 election
- 5% of airtime studied was devoted to Obama
- A subset of that Obama airtime was coded “citizenship and religion rumors” to include “birther” coverage, which was 100% of the Obama coverage.


Breakdown of birther stories as a percentage of total coverage for each cable news channel:

- Fox News: 0.4 percent

- MSNBC: 9.2 percent

- CNN: 5 percent

MSNBC devoted 23 times as much airtime as Fox to cover the birther issue. CNN devoted 12.5 times as much. So, as mentioned above, one was 35.5 times more likely to see a birther story on Fox's competition than on FNC itself.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lachlan-markay/2011/04/28/study-msnbc-and-cnn-covered-birther-issue-far-more-fox-news

PoliCon
05-01-2011, 10:12 AM
I wonder if any of the Birthers will wake up and realize that the left WANTS this theory kept alive for a reason.

txradioguy
05-01-2011, 11:25 AM
I wonder if any of the Birthers will wake up and realize that the left WANTS this theory kept alive for a reason.

Probably not. The left is more than willing to let this silliness go on.

PoliCon
05-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Probably not. The left is more than willing to let this silliness go on.

Of course they are. They know how damaging this issue is to the chances of any conservative candidate for president.

hazlnut
05-01-2011, 10:55 PM
Hey, nitwit.

Your worthless study doesn't differentiate between negative and positive coverage.

LOL -- FAIL:D:p

CueSi
05-01-2011, 11:00 PM
Hey, nitwit.

Your worthless study doesn't differentiate between negative and positive coverage.

LOL -- FAIL:D:p

Well, come with the study showing that, then we'll call it fail.

till then, you're just jerking off into the wind.

Please wipe up. :D

~QC

txradioguy
05-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Originally Posted by hazlnut
Hey, nitwit.

Your worthless study doesn't differentiate between negative and positive coverage.

LOL -- FAIL


hazlnut
Banned

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I win!:cool: