The Divergent Media Profiles Of Trump And Biden Post-Election
How have the media profiles of Trump and Biden diverged since the election? Has the media's focus shifted from the outgoing Trump to the incoming Biden? The timeline below tracks the percentage of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News' airtime each day this year in 2020 that has mentioned Donald Trump. Beginning November 2, Fox News has mentioned Trump less and less each day, from 20% of its coverage down to 10% of its coverage, representing a hard pivot away. Even CNN and MSNBC have shifted their attention slightly, rather than run endless coverage of his claims of election fraud.
Similarly, Fox News began shifting its attention away from Biden beginning on October 24 and have steadily decreased it day over day ever since. In contrast, CNN and MSNBC vertically surged their coverage of Biden on November 4, but since November 8, the day after they called the election for him, have steadily decreased their mentions.