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Media Praised Michael Avenatti, Now A Convicted Felon, As The Man Who Could Take Down Trump


Added 02-15-20 03:16:02pm EST - “Over the years, the media has tried hard to paint celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, now a convicted felon, as a star who could take down President Trump.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Media Praised Michael Avenatti, Now A Convicted Felon, As The Man Who Could Take Down Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Over the years, the media has tried hard to paint celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, now a convicted felon, as a star who could take down President Donald Trump.

This idea appeared to buckle on Friday when Avenatti was convicted on three charges related to his scheme to extort over $20 million from the sportswear and apparel company Nike. Despite his legal issues, Avenatti has received both face time and praise from CNN, MSNBC, ABC and other media outlets.

A Media Research Center study from 2018 found that Avenatti, who gained notoriety when he represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Trump, was featured on CNN 74 times over the course of just 10 weeks. MSNBC came in second with 57 interviews during the time period. (RELATED: CNN Hosts Avenatti 59 Times In Two Months)

On broadcast and cable news shows in totality, he appeared 147 times, the study also found. The 2018 study further dissected the media’s obsession with Avenatti and found that MSNBC featured him seven times in one day.

Many of the networks even pushed for his possible 2020 presidential run, peddling the idea that Avenatti could be the man to take down Trump.

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