TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Exposed Weiner Accounted for 17 Percent of News Coverage Last Week

According to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, the Anthony Weiner case accounted for 17 percent of all news coverage last week. The Congressman’s uh, situation, easily beat out the second and third most-reported stories, the economy and Middle East unrest, respectively.

Despite the extended reports and Weiner acting as stupid as possible, his case failed to become the most covered political scandal since 2007:

The biggest political scandal of the last four and a half years was former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s corruption case (28%)—also known as “Blago-gate”—in which he allegedly tried to sell President Barack Obama’s former senate seat. No 2 was former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s admission that he used prostitutes (23%), followed quickly by his resignation from that office.  News of former Idaho Senator Larry Craig’s arrest for lewd behavior in an airport was the No. 3 scandal, at 18%. Craig ultimately pled guilty to lesser charges.

It’s not over yet, though. With the Congressman going to rehab and still refusing to resign, there’s the chance that he could become the most covered scandal. FishbowlNY has faith that Weiner will rise to the occasion.

Mediabistro Course

Children's Picture Book Writing

Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now!