Study: ABC, CBS & NBC Hype Romney's 'Binders' Over Biden's 'Bullets' by 11 to 1 Margin
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Study: ABC, CBS & NBC Hype Romney's 'Binders' Over Biden's 'Bullets' by 11 to 1 Margin

Baghdad : Iraq | Oct 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM PDT
Source: Newsbusters
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The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) gave the faux furor over Mitt Romney's binders full of women statement in Tuesday's debate a whopping 22 mentions through Friday morning. Yet when Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday, told an audience member that Republican  young guns like Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan had bullets aimed at him the networks delivered just a scant two total mentions (on NBC and CBS, ABC skipped the gaffe entirely.)   On the morning after the debate ABC's Elizabeth Vargas, on Good Morning America , singled out the binders comment: You remember the Big Bird line that dominated the conversations online and around the water cooler, in essence, after the first debate? Last night, it was another Romney comment, binders full of women' that caused the heat to turn on. NBC's Brian Williams, on Wednesday's Nightly News , told viewers: While a lot of facts were thrown around that stage, a lot was said. There were some enduring images and enduring lines, like the Romney quote about binders full of women,' which took on a life of its own today. Over on CBS's This Morning , on Wednesday, Norah O'Donnell asked Vice President Joe Biden what did you make of that remark? However Biden's uncivil insult about the GOP aiming bullets at Americans was mentioned just twice on the Big Three networks this week. Vice President Joe Biden, in Nevada, fired back at Mr. [Paul] Ryan, playing off the title of Ryan's book Young Guns,' using some eyebrow-raising rhetoric...CBS's Jan Crawford, on Friday's This Morning , also played Biden's bullets soundbite. Incidentally, in that same Biden speech, the gaffe-prone Vice President also mistakenly claimed the U.S. had gone to war with Iran as he asked audience members: How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran?...MRC analysts reviewed the Big Three networks morning and evening shows for this study. (ABC's World News and Good Morning America, CBS's Evening News and This Morning, NBC's Nightly News and Today show)

 
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