When President Joe Biden delivered a primetime speech about “Trumpism’s threat to US democracy” from Independence Hall in Philadelphia September 1, only two major US television networks aired it live: MSNBC and CNN. The others deemed it too “political” according to The Washington Post. Just a week later these same major networks all found it more newsworthy to cover the address by King Charles III’s eulogy to his mother.
Is it because it reflects the interests not only of the advertisers but the owners, who tend to be very conservative?
Since the 2010 Citizens United ruling, monies known and unknown have been hard at work getting sympathetic politicians elected and policies passed. Corporate consolidation of media giants has benefitted from this.