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Midterm Elections Dominate News Cycle Sept. 20-26

Coverage of the upcoming midterm elections dominated the enws cycle for the sweek of September 20-26, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index.

The midterms took up 35% of the newshole on the cable news channels, with the Tea Party movement occupying a solid chunk of that airtime. On the “ideological” radio and cable news programs, the midterms took up a whopping 51% of the newshole.

The second most covered story was the economy, which took up 13% of the overall newshole. That was followed by coverage of the proposed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal with 4%, with education in America and the war in Afghanistan rounding out the top five.

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CNN Anchor Don Lemon’s On-Air Revelation

CNN anchor Don Lemon made a very personal admission in the most public of ways — during his live newscast. Lemon was discussing the sexual abuse cases against Bishop Eddie Long with three members of Long’s church who continue to support him.

Lemon had just played a soundbite from the lawyer of one of Long’s accusers about how the bishop allegedly got close to one of the young men in his church.

Let me tell you what got my attention about this and I have never admitted this on television. I’m a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid. Someone who was much older than me.

Lemon’s admission led to an audible gasp from one of his guests. “I’ve never admitted that on television and I never told my mom until I was 30 years old,” Lemon said later in the segment. “Especially African-American men don’t want to talk about those things.”

Almost immediately, viewers began showing support on his Facebook page.

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