New Study Finds Corporate Mainstream Media Covered Russia Story 70x More than US Economy

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According to a study released on Wednesday by the Media Research Center, the mainstream media obsession with fake news stories is worse than we’ve anticipated. The study shows that the now debunked Russia collusion narrative was covered 70 times more (last month only) than bread and butter economic issues like jobs, the stock market, health care and so on and so forth.

Media Research Center surveyed CBS, ABC and NBC’s evening newscasts starting with May 17 to June 20th. They found out that the Russia “nothing burger” probe/story/fake news or whatever you want to call it (CNN themselves call it bullshit and a nothing burger) was given an astounding 353 minutes of airtime. To put that figure into perspective, the same networks dedicated 47 minutes to “climate change”, spent 29 minutes on terrorism and a little bit than a quarter hour (17 minutes) on the repeal of the ACA/Obamacare. Jobs and economy, which are very important for “flyover America” but not so much for the pundits in the mainstream media or the DC establishment received a measly 5 minutes.

And keep in mind that since President Trump’s inauguration, the stock market is booming, having spiked by 3.5 trillion dollars and 600,000 new jobs have been added to the US economy. And even if that doesn’t sound like much for your average never-Trumper out there, optimism indexes are at historic highs too, yet judging from the mainstream media coverage of Trump’s presidency, one may be inclined to believe that America is going down the drain.

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Now let’s remember a lesson from recent history:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” — Joseph Goebbels