ABC devotes almost 13 minutes to ‘royal’ Clinton baby, nothing on Keystone delay

ABC devotes almost 13 minutes to ‘royal’ Clinton baby, nothing on Keystone delay

[Ed. – In fairness, MSNBC did give air time to Mitt Romney’s grandchild.]

Since word broke on Thursday night that Chelsea Clinton will be having a baby, ABC has fixated over the news, devoting 12 minutes and 47 seconds of coverage to the arrival of America’s new “royal” child. Yet, the same network totally ignored the latest delay of the Kyestone XL pipeline by the Obama administration (and the political ramifications that go with it).

On Friday morning, ABC reporter Bianna Golodryga hyped, “Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.” On Sunday, This Week avoided Keystone, yet the ABC program opened with an announcer hyping, “Chelsea Clinton’s surprise announcement. Has a Clinton dynasty begun?” Host Martha Raddatz brought the baby up to her panel and fawned, “Very important question, what do you think Hillary Clinton should be called as a grandma?” [MP3 audio here.]

Raddatz offered her own name for the possible Democratic nominee in 2016: “Glamma.”

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Yet, even the liberal New York Times on Saturday found space to cover the latest delay of the Keystone and offered a skeptical take:

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