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Study: Broadcast networks have spent almost no airtime discussing issues during this election cycle

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If you got the sense that the television media in America were almost totally ignoring coverage of any actual issues during this presidential campaign, a new study suggests that you might be right. According to the Tyndall Report, which monitors the weekday nightly newscasts of the three American broadcast television networks, the flagship news programs for ABC, CBS, and NBC have spent less time talking about issues this year than in previous years — much less, in fact.

The study monitored the television coverage given to the presidential race this year and differentiated between “issues coverage” and “candidate coverage.” – READ MORE

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