CNN spent three times more coverage on Jan. 6 than inflation news: study

Posted 10 days ago


A revealing new study shows how dedicated CNN is to one particular topic despite all the breaking news going on: Jan. 6.

The Labor Department announced on Wednesday that inflation went up a whopping 7% from December 2020 and prices on nearly all goods saw sharp increases, indicating economic woes for Americans will continue well into 2022.

But that news was largely overshadowed on CNN by the latest developments in the House Select Committee's investigation into last year's riot on Capitol Hill, according to NewsBusters.

The committee's request for the testimony of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., received 97 minutes of coverage from 3 pm E. T. to midnight, according to the study. Meanwhile, the inflation numbers received just 35 minutes and 34 seconds.

About 11 minutes of CNN's inflation coverage, nearly a third of it, came from one program:  "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"The McCarthy request came during 'CNN Newsroom with Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell,' but in the six shows that aired afterward, four chose to lead with the McCarthy request instead of something that directly affects all Americans, but especially the poor and iso... (Read more)