Guess How Much Time In Total MSNBC Spent Interrupting The RNC

(Liberty Bell) – The mainstream media had a very hard time hiding their contempt for the Republican National Convention as they were forced to cover it. Of course, they had a blast gushing over the snooze-worthy Democratic National Convention, but the RNC triggered them to tears.

Newsbusters reports that of all the networks, MSNBC interrupted the RNC 600 times more than they did during the Democratic National Convention; some 201 minutes vs. just 21 seconds for the DNC.

Meanwhile, on CNN, the analysts and advertisements spent 78.5 minutes of the GOP convention, vs. just 12.5 minutes during the Democrats’ show, which the outlet says is a five-to-one disparity.

Because the Republican convention included about 100 minutes more content (682 minutes total) than the Democratic program (583), broadcast viewers actually saw more of it: 222 minutes on ABC and NBC, vs. 191 and 173 minutes for the Democrats, respectively. CBS showed 226 minutes of the GOP convention, vs. 159 for the Democrats. On average, the three broadcast networks let their viewers see about 33% of the Republican convention, vs. 30% for the Democratic convention — a pretty balanced scorecard.

Cable news networks like CNN and MSNBC, however, “essentially shut down” to let viewers see the whole span of the DNC, taking breaks only for short commercial break or musical performances and closing prayers (perhaps opting to avoid displaying the sheer irony of the DNC offering prayers for anything.)

During the key two hours of the Democrats’ show, CNN dropped out for 12 minutes, 31 seconds of advertising over four nights. MSNBC didn’t even do that, never once taking a commercial break; their only “interruption” was a 21-second mistake on Night Two, for which co-anchor Rachel Maddow profusely apologized: “We’re actually not interrupting. We’re going right back to it. We were just having a moment. Sorry! Right back. Sorry!”

Of course, if they had wanted to, these networks could have tried to protect their audience from Democratic misinformation. FactCheck.org, for example, found misleading claims emanating from Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. But the “watchdogs” at MSNBC and CNN never felt the need to break in.

But with the Republicans, CNN busted into the show 16 times for “analysis,” while MSNBC interrupted 28 times to mock or deride what had just been said. Add it all up, and CNN viewers missed out on 78.5 minutes of the convention program, while MSNBC concealed 201 minutes of the show.

CNN’s first night, for example, saw four interruptions for “analysis,” all of which was negative. MSNBC broke in six times to challenge the GOP program; co-anchor Rachel Maddow justified the rudeness: “It is our responsibility to not broadcast potentially dangerous misinformation.”

15 COMMENTS

  1. I was so glad that C-Span carried the entire convention, ad-free. Being able to hear all the speakers in their entirety increased my pride in being an American, and confidence that Trump should remain in the White House. If only we could flip the House to Republican!

    We started to listen on Fox News, but in the middle of the first speaker they talked right over him. I was upset, since I didn’t care about opinions – I wanted to hear the speakers. So hurray for C-Span!

    • I agree Phyllis Howell! There is no reason to be rude to fellow Americans. And Rachel Maddow, what criteria do you use to determine “dangerous misinformation”? Is patriotism dangerous to you? Is the life of a baby dangerous to you? It is definitely dangerous to them would you not agree? Let’s find common ground. We are all Americans, here! God bless the USA! If that bothers you Rachel you need to take a look at yourself and decide if God is pleased or ignore Him and have His consequences! He will simply take His Hand of protection away and how long do you think you can last with demonic attacks?

  2. Proud Americans loved RNC Convention! While Democrats and their Fake News outlets and their militia arm ANTIFA and BLM continue to sow hate for America

  3. Democracy & Capitalism are what is at stake in this upcoming election. President Trump is just in their way (thank GOD). He needs our help and he needs the support of all Conservatives.
    Speak up – Let your voice be heard.

  4. Don’t watch these FAKE MSM outlets. Don’t care what they do. I watched my RNC convention from ONE AMERICAN NEWS NETWORK! The only true, fair and balance, network. Deep state owns the rest, so I don’t waste my time with any other network. Didn’t watch the dnc convention so I don’t care what they said because I know it was BS lies. Just my 2 cents!

  5. To the clowns keeping score I watched it on Right side broadcasting uninterrupted on the internet.I have no use for biased commentary. Goodbye cable news networks ABC,NBC,CBS etc.

  6. I don’t care what CNN or MSNBC does. I don’t waste my time or electricity on either one of those worthless fake news stations. For that matter, I don’t watch CBS, NBC, ABC, or PBS either. They’re all biased against republicans so why bother.

    • WE ALL SHOULD BOYCOTT THESE NETWORKS, I ONLY WATCH FOX NEWS AND NEWSMAX IF I WANT THE TRUTH! THEY COVERED BOTH CONVENTIONS AND I FOUND THE DNC CONVENTION TO BE VERY BORING AND A LOT OF MISTRUTHS CAME FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE THERE! THE RNC CONVENTION WAS AT LEAST UPLIFTING AND INFORMATIVE! HOW STUPID DO THEY REALLY THINK WE ARE?

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