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  •  Stats on Taaffe's Network News, Cable up to 8/2013 (21+ / 0-)

    These statistics are from Media Matters in August 2013, before Taaffe was on cable news for the Michael Dunn case.

    Taaffe was hosted on Dr. Drew 14 times, Nancy Grace 22 times, and Jane Velez-Mitchell 29 times. Multiple times as the trial wound down, Taaffe appeared in a single night on all three programs, which air between 7-10pm ET on that channel.

    Starting in March 2012, Taaffe was also quoted or interviewed on the following evening and primetime programs* on network and cable news: Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), Erin Burnett OutFront (CNN), On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (Fox News), CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC), Dateline NBC, 20/20 (ABC), NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, John King USA (CNN) and The Ed Show (MSNBC).

    Quotes from Taaffe defending Zimmerman also appeared in several major newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, NY Post, Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, and Miami Herald.
     

    This is why this story is important. A guy featured in one of the nation's most popular white supremacist podcasts was repeatedly featured in national network and cable news as the counter to legal, medical, and technical experts and as the loudest voice in support of Stand Your Ground laws.

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