The corruption and bribery trial of New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez is moving along swiftly. The prosecution is already finished making its case. Naturally, the liberal media is ignoring the story.
News Busters reports:
Prosecution Rests in Dem Senator Corruption Case, But CNN Dozes
The prosecution rested on October 11 in the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Yet, with a whole day of reporting to work with, CNN has only mentioned this story for a total of five minutes on two shows.
On October 11, The Lead With Jake Tapper gave the story 3 minutes and 9 seconds of coverage. Tapper was the only anchor to cover the story the day that the prosecution rested, with CNN Newsroom covering it for 2 minutes and 2 seconds the following morning.
That same day, October 11, CNN spent 14 minutes and 33 seconds debating whether or not President Trump was serious about challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test. Anchor Chris Cuomo introduced this speculative segment on CNN’s New Day by saying “let’s talk about something else that deserves some energy.” However, Cuomo did not seem willing to give the Menendez update “some energy” the following morning (so far, New Day has only mentioned the Menendez trial once: back on September 7).
If Menendez is found guilty, it’ll be nearly impossible for the media to continue ignoring the story. If he’s found not guilty, they’ll let the story fade away.