How the Media Covered Biden’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

From The Poynter Report with  Tom Jones:

At 10:32 a.m. Thursday, NBC News broke into programming. ABC News and CBS News soon followed. And for the next couple hours, the cable news focused on one story:

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19.

Yes, understandably, it is a big story. He’s the president. He’s 79 years old. Even CNN, which has been trying to be more responsible about not overhyping stories, dusted off its “BREAKING NEWS” banner. And it truly was “breaking news.”