Two of the biggest news stories on Thursday were the strong jobs report and the stunning arrest of Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell, but if viewers watched CNN’s primetime, they would have no idea either of them took place.
The latest jobs report showed that 4.8 million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in June, bringing the unemployment rate to 11.1 percent. Shortly after the report was released, news broke that Maxwell was arrested on multiple sex-abuse charges, including conspiracy to entice minors to engage in sexual acts.
While the liberal network covered both news items throughout the day, the stories were noticeably absent during the network’s primetime programming between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Instead, the channel mainly focused on the coronavirus outbreak.
“Cuomo Prime Time” anchor Chris Cuomo had two hours of coverage after taking over for Don Lemon at 10 p.m. But despite having double the airtime, the storie