Dr. Fauci Has Indeed Faded From Television News

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CNN noted yesterday that Dr. Anthony Fauci has largely disappeared from television news after long being one of the primary public faces of the US Government’s Covid-19 response. Just how dramatic has this disappearance been?

The timeline below shows the total seconds of airtime per day on CNN since January 25, 2020 mentioning “Fauci” anywhere in the onscreen text, using data from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive processed by the GDELT Project using Google’s Cloud Video AI API in a secure non-consumptive research environment.

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Fauci begins steadily appearing on CNN in early March, becoming a regular fixture from early April. However, in the days since his Congressional testimony last week he does indeed appear to have largely faded from view.

Similarly, the graph below shows CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since April 3, showing even more clearly how much his name has vanished since May 15.

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In the past week, most mentions of Fauci’s name have appeared either in reference to the “Dr. Fauci of China” as seen below:

Or in headlines mentioning him:

Or in clips of his Congressional testimony: