No surprise here: major news networks covered the pro-gun control, left-wing March for Our Lives 13-times more than the pro-life March for Life.
According to LifeNews, "the broadcast networks covered the March for Our Lives 13 times more than the pro-life march, the night of each event."
Perhaps most shocking is the fact that networks dedicated more time to the March for Our Lives than they did to the Women's March — approximately 14 times more. That being said, the Women's March still received significantly more coverage than the March for Life.
Conservatives on Twitter rightly called out the networks for the underhanded bias:
"During their Saturday news shows the evening of the March for Our Lives, ABC, CBS, and NBC spent nearly a half hour (28 minutes, 23 seconds) highlighting the event," reports LifeNews. "For comparison, the same evening shows gave 2 minutes, 6 seconds to the March for Life, Jan. 19. And even newer marches, like the Women’s March, received 6 minutes, 43 seconds on Jan. 20."
The chart below illustrates the discrepancy in coverage best:
Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review noted that the March for Life actually deserves more coverage than either of the other marches because it is a recurring event and grows every year:
The Media Research Center's Culture Watchdog conducted the comparative study. MRC's researchers watched the broadcast networks' evening shows during March for Our Lives and then compared that coverage to the the networks' coverage of the March for Life earlier this year.
Most disconcerting, perhaps, is the fact that one march sought to take away an enshrined constitutional right while the other sought to take away an entirely myopic "right" that exists nowhere in the Constitution.