Campaign 2020 Struggling To Regain Television News Attention

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Just six months ago, the 2020 presidential race was set to be the story of the year. Instead, four months after being displaced by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is still struggling to regain attention on television news on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, as the graph of Donald Trump versus Joe Biden below shows. Moreover, Biden has all but disappeared from the news, earning just a trickle of mentions per day, whereas just before the pandemic he rivaled or even exceeded Trump’s coverage on many days.

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GDELT Project