Why did networks fail at covering Wendy Davis’s epic abortion bill filibuster in Texas?

Why did networks fail at covering Wendy Davis’s epic abortion bill filibuster in Texas?

What’s wrong with the major US TV news networks? That’s the question many users are asking online in the wake of Texas Democratic state senator Wendy Davis’s epic, 11-hour-long successful filibuster of an abortion restrictions bill on Tuesday night, which hundreds of thousands of web users watched on live streams and followed along with on Twitter, while the major news networks mostly aired reruns. Davis, relatively unknown outside of her state prior to standing up on runner’s shoes and speaking out against the bill from 11AM to 10PM local time Tuesday night, has since become a national internet and political sensation . Some political writers are saying she’s a shoo-in for national office as a result. Continue reading…

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Why did networks fail at covering Wendy Davis’s epic abortion bill filibuster in Texas?

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