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CNN buries inflation news with nearly three times more Jan. 6 coverage: Study

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CNN buries inflation news with nearly three times more Jan. 6 coverage: Study

Luke Gentile January 14, 12:26 PMJanuary 14, 12:26 PM

CNN is burying information about America’s record inflation with reports on developments surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack, according to a study.

Inflation has risen roughly 7% since December 2020, and goods from nearly every industry have seen sharp price increases, the Department of Labor said Wednesday, but CNN appears to favor coverage of the Capitol attack over America’s economic woes.

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The economy has been overshadowed by a factor of almost 3 to 1 by coverage of the House Jan. 6 committee, according to a Thursday study published by media watchdog NewsBusters.

The committee’s request for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s testimony was the top priority for CNN on Wednesday, according to the study.

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CNN covered the request for 97 minutes between 3:00 p.m. and midnight, the study said.

The latest numbers on inflation got 35 minutes and 34 seconds of airtime, and the majority of it came in the first 11 minutes of The Lead with Jake Tapper.

“The McCarthy request came during ‘CNN Newsroom with Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell,’ but in the six shows that aired afterward, four chose to lead with the McCarthy request instead of something that directly affects all Americans, but especially the poor and isolated,” the study said.

The study also detailed the “hype” coverage on CNN.

News on the committee is “no doubt a significant development in the investigation into the January 6th insurrection,” and McCarthy is “a central player in all of this,” one correspondent said.

Speaking with Tapper, Carl Bernstein labeled McCarthy’s actions part of “a cover-up by the leadership of the Republican Party of a conspiracy to undermine the democratic system.”

Meanwhile, on the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot, MSNBC aired 838 minutes and 33 seconds of related coverage, according to a separate NewsBusters study.

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The “major broadcast networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC spent almost 90 minutes on their two-hour morning newscasts [discussing Jan. 6] and just over 38 minutes on their 30-minute evening newscasts,” the study said.

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