The cable news stations on Wednesday could not ignore Tuesday evening’s bombshell report by The Washington Post confirming that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign helped pay for the infamous “dossier” on President Donald Trump.
But CNN, MSNBC and their guests downplayed its significance and frequently labeled it a “distraction” from the real issue — unproven allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian agents to interfere in the campaign.
The broadcast networks also gave the issue some coverage, although not a great deal, according to the Media Research Center. Rich Noyes, director of research at the watchdog, said the story got four minutes on NBC, two and a half minutes on CBS and 30 seconds on ABC.
“If this was about Trump paying for Russian information to smear Hillary Clinton, it would have been the overarching news story of the day,” he said.[contentcards url=”http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/media-cant-ignore-trump-dossier-revelation/” target=”_blank”]