NEW NewsBusters Podcast: When the Media Polls Look Bad for Biden, Bury Them!

August 25th, 2021 9:22 PM

On the latest NewsBusters Podcast, we discuss the media's temperamental use of polling results. They have a tendency to highlight polls that underline the narratives and candidates they like, but tend to bury poll results they don't like and don't match their talking points.

On Sunday, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd found some negatives for Biden in the latest NBC News poll, but those results were ignored on the NBC Sunday night and Monday morning news shows. 

MRC research director Rich Noyes -- the pride of Agawam, Massachusetts --  joins the show to discuss his new studies on how much news is appearing on cable news, and then he compared that to the broadcast networks. Only nine minutes of the average cable-news hour is hard news, compared to about 18 minutes of commercials. Is that something that hurts trust in the media? 

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Tweet me at @TimJGraham if you have something you want to say about this podcast.