ABC’s “World News Night time” devoted roughly four times more coverage Thursday to the Cancun controversy surrounding Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, than the rising authorized issues confronted by Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
With Texans nonetheless struggling following lethal winter storms which have devastated the state’s energy grid, Cruz landed in sizzling water late Wednesday after footage emerged on social media exhibiting him and his household flying to Mexico for trip. Cruz flew again to Houston the following day amid the backlash.
In the meantime, Cuomo’s administration is reportedly beneath investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in Brooklyn after critics accused officers of protecting up the true variety of COVID nursing home deaths within the state. Early within the pandemic, the governor ordered assisted dwelling services to just accept COVID-positive sufferers as a way to maintain hospital beds free.
Judging by Thursday’s broadcast, it seems ABC News believes Cruz’s trip episode is much more essential and consequential than Cuomo’s nursing home scandal.
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“World News Tonight” devoted practically four minutes to the GOP senator’s spherical journey snafu and simply 55 seconds to the Democrat’s rising authorized controversy.
NBC’s “Nightly News” equally gave Cruz more coverage throughout its broadcast than Cuomo, devoting two minutes and eight seconds to the senator and one minute and 41 seconds to the governor.
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CBS’ “Night News” was the one community night information program to dedicate more time to the nursing home scandal, giving it practically two minutes versus the one minute and 7 seconds it dedicated to the Cancun episode.
On the cable information facet, CNN and the governor’s brother, Chris Cuomo, have made an unprecedented push to downplay and deflect from the Democrat’s controversies, with the far-left community giving its developments little to no airtime — and giving Chris Cuomo free rein to conduct pleasant, comical interviews with the scandal-plagued governor.