From Robert Knight at Townhall:
Looking at the major networks’ time spent on the 2016 March for Life against the time devoted to the Women’s March, Media Research Center analyst Katie Yoder caught the networks in a spasm of bias:
Combined, “ABC, CBS and NBC spent at least one hour, 15 minutes and 18 seconds on the women’s march.” That’s a lot of airtime. “But for the 2016 March for Life, they devoted an embarrassing 35 seconds (22 seconds following the march, 13 before).” This is 129 times more coverage. The networks also “blurred words on the signs the marchers carried because of the vulgar language on them” and completely ignored the ouster of a pro-life feminist group from the Women’s March.
No wonder people are increasingly tuning out the “legacy media” and seeking alternative news sources. More.
Reality check: Media bias starts to matter when it directly interferes with the audience’s perceived need to know things and the public has alternatives sources, like thousands of posts to social media. Those thousands of posts are the reason media can’t get away with bias today in the same free and easy way they did forty years ago.
See also: Dan Rather to teach course on truth in news?