Primetime Cable Compares Trump to Nixon 107x on First Night
“Primetime Cable Compares Trump to Nixon 107x on First Night” by Geoffrey Dickens.
Using Nexis transcripts and closed captioning MRC analysts did a search of the uses of the words “Nixon” “Watergate” and “massacre” on the primetime (7-11pm) cable news shows on MSNBC, CNN and Fox on May 9, and discovered those terms were used a whopping 118 times. Those terms were used to compare Trump’s actions to Nixon 107 times (91%) versus a mere 11 times (9%) those terms were used by reporters or contributors to say Comey’s firing was not comparable to what Nixon did.
Primetime cable hosts, reporters and contributors from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin unleashed hell on Donald Trump after news broke of FBI Director James Comey’s firing. All night on Tuesday, journalists obsessively compared Trump’s move to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday night massacre” of special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal.