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Before Lewandowski, CNN Said Contributors Getting ‘Paid’ By A Campaign ‘Would Not Be Permitted’

CNN’s decision to continue employing Corey Lewandowski, who is being simultaneously paid by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, clashes with its own years-long stated policies. The network has previously said that a person being “paid” by a campaign “would not be permitted to be a CNN contributor.”

September 22, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage at a campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

STUDY: Cable News Devotes 13 Times As Much Coverage To Clinton Health As Trump Foundation

Cable news networks spent less than an hour in total on September 12 discussing a new investigative report about how Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump retooled his charitable foundation to “spend other people’s money.” By contrast, they devoted more than 13 and a half hours of their airtime that day to covering Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health.

September 13, 2016
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Cable News (Except Fox) Increasingly Using On-Air Graphics To Combat Trump’s Lies

Media outlets have increasingly turned to chryons (or on-air graphics) to combat Donald Trump’s lies in real time. This media tactic has become an important tool given their inability to pushback on lies that are consistently repeated by the Trump campaign. On the April 4 edition of MSNBC Live, MSNBC aired live footage from a Donald Trump rally where he claimed to have watched a videotape of the United States handing $400 million in “ransom money” to Iran. MSNBC debunked Trump’s claim using a chyron that read, “Trump Says He Watched (Nonexistent) Video Of Iran Receiving Cash.”

August 5, 2016

Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Spin: An Inside History Of The American Presidency’

David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.

February 27, 2016

The Big Campaign Question: Cable Or Broadcast?

In campaigning for midterm elections, candidates must weigh the advertising options of either “narrowcasting” with cable or reaching the biggest audience possible with broadcast.

October 7, 2014

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Season Finale Locks Up A Ratings High

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An average of 3.5 million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s season finale of “True Detective,” the HBO crime anthology starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, according to Nielsen. That’s the biggest audience ever for the 9 p.m. ET cable drama and 50 percent higher than the […]

March 10, 2014