While the media watches to see how 19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar's molestation scandal unfolds, someone is keeping an eye on the media.
Non-profit group Media Matters For America studied the coverage of the ongoing scandal across three news networks and found a shocking result.
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While CNN and MSNBC spent about an hour each on the story from May 21-25, Fox News spent a shockingly low ONE MINUTE TWENTY SECONDS.
That's over five days!
The only explanation available for the nearly complete lack of coverage is Howard Kurtz, host of Fox's Media Buzz, who said on his May 24 show:
"This is not a time for piling on."
Piling on? CNN's one hour, four minutes spread over five days is really not that much, less than 13 minutes per day.
And while Howard may be right in saying it's unfair to try to link politicians whom Josh Duggar knew to his secret crimes, it's odd to imply that this story isn't worth covering.
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The fact that the Duggars are known for their incredibly strict, conservative views on sex — and how they talk about it with their kids on TV — can't be dismissed either.
The family values the Duggars champion include keeping teenagers ignorant about sex, suggesting that women be subservient to men, and teaching impressionable children to hate and fear the LGBT community.
So let's not pretend this is a non-story.
[Image via Fox News.]
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