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Cable news outperforms expectations in covering #MeToo, Trump's vulgar comment

Cable news outperforms expectations in covering #MeToo, Trump's vulgar comment

It is easy to mock cable news for its countdown clocks, endless loops of the same images playing repeatedly on breaking news, and occasionally over-the top prime-time hosts like CNN’s Don Lemon, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell or Sean Hannity on Fox News.

Yet I have also been finding some of the smartest discussions and most in-depth coverage on some of the biggest cultural stories of the day on 24/7 cable news. And so, I come to praise it instead.

On Tuesday, there was a multi-layered but sharply focused discussion about millennial women and the #MeToo movement on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” On Wednesday, “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” took a deep dive with author David Cay Johnston...

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