- The Washington Times - Monday, August 13, 2018

The major broadcasters have been Omarosa-centric in the past 72 hours, according to a new study released Monday.

Beginning with Friday’s evening newscasts and continuing through Monday morning news shows, the “Big Three” networks — NBC, ABC, and CBS — provided an “astonishing 93 minutes of air time” to promoting former Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman and her new tell-all book about the Trump administration.

“While hosts and correspondents repeatedly acknowledged the ‘Apprentice’ star’s major credibility problems, that didn’t stop them from providing the avalanche of coverage,” wrote Kyle Drennan, an analyst for Newsbusters.org, a conservative press watchdog.

NBC led the way with 57 minutes of coverage, followed by ABC with 28 minutes and CBS with a mere 7 minutes.

“The liberal media narrative seems to often beat the truth when it comes to coverage of the Trump administration,” Mr. Drennan said, recalling the similar saturation broadcast coverage of “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s tell-all book published in January.

But Ms. Manigault-Newman got more.

“Over the course of one week, Wolff’s book was granted over two hours of air time. To put things in perspective, attention for Omarosa’s memoir has already passed the hour and a half mark after just four days,” Mr. Drennan observed.

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