The media, as Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz put it, offered a “warm bath of favorable coverage” to House Democrats for their 25-hour sit-in pushing for gun control and Megyn Kelly said the event was “revelatory of bias” plaguing the press.
Kelly blasted her media counterparts for the way they covered the lawmakers’ demonstration Thursday night on “The Kelly File,” noting a similar — but scantily-reported — sit-in staged by Republicans in 2008 that “got almost no attention after Democrats called the GOP morons and suggested the media should ignore the whole thing.”
Megyn Kelly (Image source: Fox News/YouTube)
The 2008 GOP-led sit-in was aimed at expanding oil and gas drilling in the United States. The demonstration came as gas prices were reaching upwards of $4 per gallon and Republicans were hoping to get the prices lowered.
At the time, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) simply turned off the chamber lights, according to a Politico report, and the Democrats went home.
According to the Media Research Center, this week’s sit-in, which was broadcast largely from the video-streaming app Periscope, garnered four hours and 27 minutes of coverage from MSNBC and two hours and 32 minutes from CNN, while only earning …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze