Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti has actually made almost $175 million in complimentary media during his appearances on cable television outlets MSNBC and CNN over the past two months, a Washington Free Beacon analysis shows.
Daniels, a porn starlet whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, declares she slept with President Donald Trump in 2006 and received a $130,000 hush payment from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. She has likewise stated she was physically threatened to keep silent about it. Trump has denied the affair.
The Washington Complimentary Beacon analyzed 108 appearances by Avenatti on MSNBC and CNN over a 64- day period from March 7 to May 10. To determine his earned media time, the Free Beacon multiplied the length of his appearances on a program by its “National Publicity Value” decision from media monitoring website TVEyes.com.
The overall came out to $174,631,598.07 from at least 65 CNN looks and 43 MSNBC looks. Avenatti’s preferred shows consist of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (at least 20 interviews), MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (14), CNN’s “New Day” (12), CNN’s “Tonight with Don Lemon” (eight), and MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” (seven).
As formerly reported by conservative media watch pet NewsBusters, Avenatti has appeared on CNN an average of more than once per day throughout the period under analysis.
The combative lawyer has been a thorn in the Trump administration’s side, anticipating the president will not serve out his very first term due to the fact that of scandal. In his appearances, he typically drops news nuggets, such as releasing files purportedly revealing Cohen selling access to Trump and stating his client was physically threatened while concurrently teasing her “60 Minutes” interview.
Nor do Avenatti’s appearances look to be ending any time quickly. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s recent remark that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payout to Daniels—contradicting Trump’s claim to know nothing about the payment—and reports on Cohen setting up shell companies to accept loan from different entities continue to make Avenatti a popular reservation target for cable television news outlets.
While numerous of Avenatti’s cable television appearances have been one-on-one interviews, he has likewise appeared in numerous big panels on the programs and appeared on screen for lengths of time without speaking.
For 8 of Avenatti’s appearances on primetime MSNBC and CNN programs, a promotion worth was not readily available, so no total was added in the Free Beacon calculation for those interviews.
His cable hits have not nearly been the degree of his media blitz. Avenatti has also been featured on CBS comedy show “The Late Program with Stephen Colbert,” Showtime’s “The Circus,” NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” ABC’s “The View,” HBO’s “Real Time with Expense Maher,” and network morning reveals “Today,” “CBS This Early morning,” and “Good Early Morning America.”