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The corruption saga of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) appeared to have come to an finish after federal prosecutors introduced on Wednesday that they might not be searching for a retrial following the mistrial again in November. And whereas the most important three community information shops (ABC, CBS, and NBC) sparsely lined the case throughout their morning and night newscasts because the trial was continuing, their protection of the Justice Department’s resolution was simply as lackluster.

ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News had been the one community night information applications to say the tip of the Menendez’s corruption trial. But between the 2 of them, the overall airtime didn’t even add as much as 30 seconds.

David Muir, ABC’s sensationalist anchor, appeared as if he needed to get someplace in a rush as a result of he solely gave the transfer a minuscule 10 seconds simply earlier than speeding right into a business break. And CBS anchor Jeff Glor didn’t do significantly better, with a complete of 16 seconds. A complete of 26 seconds between the 2.

One extra headline from D.C. tonight. The Justice Department at present submitting to drop corruption prices in opposition to New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Closing the case now. His trial led to a hung jury in November,” was all Muir needed to say.

 

 

Glor solely added a bit extra element: “Federal prosecutors mentioned at present they won’t retry New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez for corruption. The Democrat’s trial led to a hung jury within the fall. Last week, the choose threw out a few of the bribery prices he had confronted. Menendez plans to hunt a 3rd time period within the fall.

But in the meantime on NBC Nightly News, they didn’t report on the story in any respect, but they did discover time to report the doubtful claims that Donald Trump paid hush cash to a porn star.

Their protection, or lack there, of the tip of the Menendez trial, virtually mimicked their protection whereas it was happening. As a Media Research Center examine discovered, shortly earlier than the mistrial, between September 6 (when the trial began) and November 10 the networks solely gave the trial two minutes and 10 seconds of airtime. That’s even though Menendez was the primary sitting U.S. Senator to face a corruption trial because the 80’s.

Prior to November’s mistrial, the community night reveals had not touched the story in any respect. Yet, on the day of the mistrial, NBC lastly discovered the case and gave it scant 23 seconds. On the identical day, CBS Evening News boasted about Menendez’s luck for almost a minute. Meanwhile, ABC’s World News Tonight gave simply 19 seconds.

They didn’t give the corruption prices a lot time earlier than and through the trial, so it appeared as if they had been persevering with their “nothing to see here” narrative by to the obvious finish.

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ABC
World News Tonight
January 31, 2018
6:45:44 PM Eastern [10 seconds]

DAVID MUIR: One extra headline from D.C. tonight. The Justice Department at present submitting to drop corruption prices in opposition to New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Closing the case now. His trial led to a hung jury in November.

 

CBS Evening News
January 31, 2018
6:43:18 PM Eastern [16 seconds]

JEFF GLOR: Federal prosecutors mentioned at present they won’t retry New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez for corruption. The Democrat’s trial led to a hung jury within the fall. Last week, the choose threw out a few of the bribery prices he had confronted. Menendez plans to hunt a 3rd time period within the fall.

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