Graphic from The People's Cube

Graphic from The People’s Cube

Ahead of the third installment of Super Tuesday on Monday, the network evening newscasts followed their predictable pattern of focusing almost exclusively on Donald Trump to the tune of a whopping 84 percent of the Republican campaign segments totaling nearly 15 and a half minutes.

Overall, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and NBC Nightly News all led with the GOP race for a total of 18 minutes and 17 seconds across eight separate segments that highlighted the ongoing fears of violence at Trump rallies ahead of votes in five states (Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio).

The most lopsided breakdown between the four remaining candidates could be found on NBC where Trump received four minutes and eight seconds while Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) fetched a pathetic 10 seconds (despite his realistic efforts to defeat Trump in Missouri and Illinois).

Cruz’s nary of a mention was still more than fellow Senator Marco Rubio (Fl.) as he faces an essentially must-win situation in Florida to stay in the race and NBC adopted the strategy of removing him from the picture as he got only seven seconds of airtime… read more here