Was The (Soon-To-Be Canceled) Ed Show The Only News Show That Gave Significant Coverage Of The TPP Trade Deal?

If Not For The Ed Show, Cable Outlets Mostly Ignored TPP

Recently, Politico, MediaITE, and other sources made it public that MSNBC’s The Ed Show would be canceled and the Ed Schultz time slot would be filled by “moderate” Chuck Todd.

In February, mediamatters.org conducted an interesting study on what news shows cover the TPP trade agreement, and what shows don’t.

Mediamatters.org had done a transcript search of the major news networks (CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC) as well as for the nightly news shows on the three major broadcast networks (CBS Evening News, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Nightly News) as well as PBS NewsHour.

The search involved shows from August 1, 2013, through January 31, 2015.

Mediamatters.org wrote that of the three news networks, “only The Ed Show Devoted Significant Coverage To The TPP. During the same 18-month period, CNN and Fox News each mentioned the TPP during two broadcasts. MSNBC’s The Ed Show discussed the trade agreement on 71 broadcasts…”

Also, PBS mentioned the TPP eight times, and the three major nightly news shows (on CBS, ABC, and NBC) made no mention of the TPP whatsoever on their nightly news broadcasts during that time period.

(Updated report)

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/07/bernie-sanders-disappointed-in-ed-schultz-cancellation-211128.html

http://www.alternet.org/media/msnbc-cans-only-cable-tv-host-who-extensively-covered-tpp

http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2015/07/comcast-killed-the-ed-show-for-talking-about-tpp/

http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/02/04/study-tv-news-shows-largely-ignore-historic-tra/202403

Sanders ‘Disappointed’ That Ed Show Will Be Canceled


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Recently, MSNBC decided to cancel Ed Schultz’s “The Ed Show.” He will reportedly be replaced with a more “moderate” anchor – Meet The Press’ Chuck Todd. Schultz is known for giving more liberal politicians a platform to speak.

Schultz has talked with left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders “many times” on his show, writes MediaITE.

How does Sanders feel about MSNBC getting rid of The Ed Show?

Politico reports that Senator Sanders said Thursday that he is “disappointed” in Comcast’s decision to remove Ed Schultz from its lineup.

This seemed to confirm earlier reports that Schultz’s “Ed Show” was one of several MSNBC programs to be canceled.

“We live in a time when much of the corporate media regards politics as a baseball game or a soap opera,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said in a statement. “Ed Schultz has treated the American people with respect by focusing on the most important issues impacting their lives,” Sanders said, according to Politico.

Sanders continued: “He has talked about income and wealth inequality, high unemployment, low wages, our disastrous trade policies and racism in America.

“I am very disappointed that Comcast chose to remove Ed Schultz from its lineup. We need more people who talk about the real issues facing our country, not fewer,” Sanders continued. “At a time when a handful of large, multinational corporations own our major media outlets, I hope they will allow voices to be heard from those who dissent from the corporate agenda.”

Above, Schultz speaks with Sanders soon after he declared he would be running for President.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bernie-sanders-very-disappointed-that-msnbc-cancelled-ed-schultzs-show/

http://www.politico.com//blogs/media/2015/07/chuck-todd-to-return-to-a-changing-msnbc-211107.html

Another Movie Canceled Due To Worries Over Hacking

New Regency put a hold on a movie starring Steve Carell because its plot revolves around North Korea.

The movie is apparently titled Pyongyang and was a thriller developed for Carell by director Gore Verbinski.

Based on a graphic novel by Guy Delisle—a cartoonist who spent time in the country on a work visa— the film follows an American who is accused of espionage.

TYT video.