CNN gave the Rob Porter abuse scandal 24 times more coverage than the Rep. Keith Ellison scandal.
CNN covered domestic abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter more than 24 times as much as they have covered abuse allegations against DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison.
On February 7, 2018 — the day after Porter’s ex-wives accused him of being physically abusive — CNN gave one hour and 40 minutes to the allegations. The horrific accusations were discussed in detail on multiple occasions, and several panels debated the process for Porter’s security clearance and whether or not the White House know about the allegations previously.
Comparatively, as of 9 a.m. on August 14 — the second day after the Ellison story broke — CNN had dedicated just four minutes and 21 seconds to the scandal.
Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee who is running for attorney general in Minnesota, is being accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. (RELATED: Keith Ellison Facing Violent Domestic Abuse Allegations Less Than A Week Before Minnesota Primaries)