Gorilla Death Receives 54x More Network Coverage Than Chicago Shootings

Posted: Jun 02, 2016 8:30 AM

After seeing the Left’s reaction to Cecil the Lion’s death, it was only predictable that similar outrage would ensue over Harambe the gorilla's shooting. And now, we have the numbers to prove it.

Via MRC’s Katie Yoder:

Over the long weekend, 69 citizens were shot across Chicago. At the same time, a gorilla named Harambe was shot after a toddler fell into the animal’s enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. ABC, CBS and NBC spent 54 times more on the death of one gorilla than they did on the shootings (and, in some cases, death) of human beings in Chicago.

Since the death of Harambe the gorilla on Saturday, the three networks have dedicated a total of 55 minutes and 7 seconds to the story during their morning and evening news shows. […]

In contrast, ABC and CBS offered just 1 minute, 1 second to the Chicago shootings. NBC couldn’t spare even one second.

We saw a similar pattern in September when the big three networks spent more time covering the birth of baby pandas than the Center for Medical Progress’ expose of Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts.

To the mainstream media, animal lives matter. People’s lives, however, not so much.