Watch: Nyhan on ‘scandal attention cycle’

Brendan Nyhan, United States Project contributor, discusses how the media lost interest in the IRS targeting story

Over the weekend, Brendan Nyhan appeared on MSNBC’s UP With Steve Kornacki to discuss his recent United States Project piece, “The Scandal Attention Cycle. How the media lost interest in IRS targeting, even as new facts emerged.”

“The media doesn’t want to run a headline saying, ‘Not as Much News Here as We Thought’,” said Nyhan. “So instead they simply stop covering the story and that can leave people with a misleading impression.”

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