As of last night, none of the big three news networks provided coverage of the comments uncovered by Jonathan Gruber a few days ago. This morning CBS finally ran this:
While this story has been given front page status in today’s Washington Post, the main-stream media is doing it’s best to ignore the story:
At least the Post has decided to act like a newspaper. Still in the lame “No Documents Found” camp on Grubergate are The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and even the Associated Press.
Public broadcasting is a no-show as well, with no Gruber mentions on NPR or on the PBS NewsHour, even as PBS anchor Judy Woodruff has hosted two long segments with liberal health journalists Susan Dentzer and Mary Agnes Carey on Tuesday and Wednesday nights answering the people’s “Frequently Asked Questions” about how to sign up for Obamacare.
I know…you’re just as shocked as I am.
When you look at the ratings for election night, you would think the mainstream media would realize their biases are known to the public. While Fox News is consistently the number one cable news channel, on election night it was number 1 in coverage with 6,607,000 viewers. CBS was second with 5,410,00 viewers.
If the news media can’t take a hint from the election results, maybe they can learn a few things from their ratings.