"Cable news coverage of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump matched the political divide that played out between his supporters and critics on the Senate floor: The proceeding was either a substantive, often chilling deliberation on presidential malfeasance or a case of nothing-to-see-here," report The New York Times' Tiffany Hsu and Katie Robertson. "On MSNBC, the star anchor Rachel Maddow described the security footage aired by Democratic House managers as 'very powerful.' On CNN, the prime-time host Chris Cuomo warned that Mr. Trump’s violent supporters might be emboldened if he was acquitted. Both networks showed largely uninterrupted coverage of the trial and devoted hours of analysis to it at night. On Fox News, Sean Hannity invited Donald Trump Jr. on his Tuesday prime-time program to rebut the arguments made by Democratic prosecutors. The son of the former president, a frequent guest on Hannity, called the House managers’ case 'asinine,' adding that he 'thought that these senators would maybe have something better to do'...The split-screen coverage signaled that the cultural and political tensions that were apparent in the deadly storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 had not abated since Mr. Trump’s exit from the national stage, at least among the leading cable news networks." ALSO: Here are the six most powerful moments from Trump's impeachment trial.
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