Avenatti Racks Up Hundreds Of Millions In Free Press

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti has earned nearly $200 million dollars in free media through his numerous television interviews.

Avenatti has put on something of a media blitz defending his lawsuits against the president — one accusing Trump of defaming Daniels and one seeking to release Daniels from a non-disclosure agreement — and attacking Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

According to an analysis by the Washington Free Beacon, his interviews on CNN and MSNBC alone have earned him nearly $175 million in free media. (RELATED: CNN Hosts Avenatti 59 Times In Two Months)

Avenatti appeared on the two cable networks 108 times between March 7 and May 10. Using media monitoring service TV Eyes’ “National Publicity Value” determination, Free Beacon found that Avenatti’s appearances reached a total value of $174,631,598.07.

CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” was by far Avenatti’s favorite program, as he appeared there at least 20 times in the 69-day period. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell came in second with 14 Avenatti hits.

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