After Hyping Possible Presidential Run, NBC Allows 22 Seconds to Avenatti Sentencing

Scott Whitlock | June 3, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The man who some journalists once considered a Democratic presidential contender just got slapped with more prison time. Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Thursday to four years in jail for stealing from adult film star Stormy Daniels. Yet ABC, CBS and CNN, outlets that repeatedly hyped the concept of President Avenatti, buried the news. ABC’s morning and evening newscasts on Thursday and Friday totally censored it. On CBS, you could see the latest — if you happened to be up and watching the CBS Morning News at 4:11AM on Friday. Otherwise, there was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it seven second mention in the CBS Mornings “eye opener” tease on Friday.  NBC did slightly better, allowing a scant 22 seconds on Friday’s Today

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