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News Networks Covered Michelle’s Birthday 2X as Benghazi Report
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 21, 2014 @ 10:17 am In The Point | No Comments
We all have our priorities. Discussions about Michelle Obama’s dress matter more than a report disproving the lies the media tried to sell about the murder of four Americans.
On Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a devastating report that blamed the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department for security failures leading up to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.
While the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) networks covered the report for a day, they found another event far more compelling — The First Lady’s 50th birthday bash, spending twice as much time on the White House party than Benghazi.
Starting Wednesday, January 15 through this morning (January 20), the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows collectively spent just under 15 minutes on the Benghazi report (14 minutes, 49 seconds), vs. nearly a half-hour on Michelle’s birthday (28 minutes, 4 seconds). There were 20 stories/segments on the First Lady’s birthday vs. 10 on the Benghazi report.
ABC was the most wildly out of line — 10 minutes on Michelle’s birthday vs. just 2 minutes on Benghazi. NBC spent twice as much time on the birthday (12 ½ minutes) as Benghazi (6 ½ minutes), while CBS actually gave slightly more time to Benghazi (6 minutes) vs. Michelle (5 ½ minutes).
I just hope the next time, Americans are murdered in an Islamic terrorist attack doesn’t overlap with another Michelle Obama birthday or we won’t even find out about it. If Michelle Obama had been born on September 11, Benghazi would never have been in the news at all.
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