Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has now been interviewed 147 times on cable and broadcast news channels over the course of just ten weeks.
The Media Research Center first reported on Avenatti’s massive amount of appearances on CNN, noting that he was interviewed 59 times in two months. (RELATED: CNN Hosts Avenatti 59 Times In Two Months)
They have now provided an update on the total tally of appearances from March 7 to May 15 and found Avenatti has scored 147 interviews across cable and broadcast. CNN was responsible for 74 interviews — more than half of the total — while MSNBC hosted the anti-Trump lawyer 57 times.
On May 3, Avenatti appeared on MSNBC a whopping seven times in just one day.
Avenatti has seemingly charmed the press with his lawsuits against the president, including trying to get Daniels out of a non-disclosure agreement, racking up nearly $200 million in earned media. (RELATED: Avenatti Racks Up Hundreds Of Millions In Free Press)
For comparison, CNN didn’t even give the future president half as much free airtime as Avenatti. During peak Trump coverage in the 2016 primaries, CNN still only awarded Donald Trump with 30 interviews in their busiest ten-week period.
CNN’s particular love affair with the lawyer is even more interesting given his recent threats to sue The Daily Caller News Foundation — arguably the same type of attack on the free press that reporters at CNN often accuse the president of doing. (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Threatens To Sue Daily Caller News Foundation Reporters Personally)