- Dec 6, 2015
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MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals—And It’s Ignoring Bernie Sanders
Having gone through the article and analysis, this is largely a confirmation of what most people paying attention and being honest with themselves have already known, not unlike the 2016 e-mail leaks confirmed ongoing suspicion of DNC bias and to a lesser extent media collusion with the DNC; as then, it is disappointing, but not at all surprising.In These Times said:ONCE KNOWN AS THE LONE, FORTHRIGHT VOICE OF LIBERALISM on cable news, MSNBC began a lurch to the center in 2015 with its new chairman, Andrew Lack, going on a conservative pundit hiring spree and shedding the network’s “Lean Forward” branding...
...In These Times tallied how often the three candidates were discussed and logged whether the coverage was positive, negative or neutral. For example, while poll results by themselves (whether favorable or unfavorable to a candidate) were simply logged as neutral, commentary about a candidate “surging” was logged as positive and “stagnant” as negative. Clips and previews for upcoming segments were not included.
The coverage quickly revealed a pattern. Over the two months, these six programs focused on Biden, often to the exclusion of Warren and Sanders. Sanders received not only the least total coverage (less than one-third of Biden’s), but the most negative. As to the substance, MSNBC’s reporting revolved around poll results and so-called electability.