Following the announcement Joe Biden’s son Hunter was under federal investigation for taxes and foreign business dealings, mainstream media nets dedicated a scant .39 percent of coverage to the story.
The investigation, focusing on his Chinese Communist Party-linked business dealings, was announced on Dember 9th, and, according to analysis from Newsbusters, in “the six days since then,” mainstream nets dedicated a total of nine minutes and 35 seconds to the story.
“ABC’s morning and evening news (Good Morning America and World News Tonight) have given the story a grand total of just 97 seconds, CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News have given the scandal slightly more attention (3 minutes, 4 seconds), while NBC’s Today and Nightly News allotted 4 minutes, 54 seconds to the story,” the outlet noted.
“Add it all up, and that’s only 9 minutes, 35 seconds of airtime over 41 hours of network news programming,” according to Newsbusters.
In other words, just 575 seconds of a total of 147,600 seconds were dedicated to the story.