NewsBusters Podcast: Firehose of Trump Indictment Overtakes Biden Scandal Trickle

August 2nd, 2023 5:51 PM

Subbing for boss Tim Graham, Associate Editor Nick Fondacaro and I dove right in Wednesday with our reaction to the unprecedented third Trump indictment, including the astounding totals of coverage on ABC, CBS, and NBC. Spoiler alert: This has given the networks the perfect excuse to wave goodbye to any and all Biden scandals for an indefinite period of time.

The networks combined for a massive 24 minutes and 36 seconds on Tuesday night, but Wednesday morning saw an even bigger number with a whopping 46 minutes and five seconds, meaning the networks have forked over 70 minutes (70:41) so far. In contrast, they’ve spent only eight minutes and 32 seconds recapping the closed-door House hearing featuring Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Devin Archer.

Later, we dove into the early hot takes on the Trump indictment as well as how the liberal media are framing the ongoing immigration crisis.

Listen to the full show below or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.