Oct 27, 2017

Fox News has spent 35x more time on Weinstein than O'Reilly

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An analysis from left-leaning media watchdog Media Matters for America breaks down how much time Fox News has spent covering Harvey Weinstein compared to Bill O'Reilly, since the New York Times broke stories describing sexual harassment allegations against the two men:

  • 20 minutes and 46 seconds covering the O'Reilly accusations since the April 1 NYT story
  • 12.5 hours covering Weinstein since the Oct. 5 NYT story

Why it matters: Accounts about O'Reilly and Roger Ailes suggest Fox News harbored one of the most toxic work environments in the media business, but in its coverage, the network points the finger elsewhere.

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