Marjorie Taylor Greene Versus AOC On Television News

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How has television news covered Marjorie Taylor Greene versus Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) since the start of this year? The graph below shows the total number of mentions on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News of Greene this year to date, showing CNN in the lead, followed by MSNBC, with Fox News mentioning her just a fraction as many times.

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In contrast, the graph below shows the number of mentions of AOC since the start of the year, showing Fox mentioning her 1.4 times as many times as the other two channels combined. This shows the parallel media universes we live in, in which CNN and MSNBC viewers see wall-to-wall coverage of Greene, while Fox viewers are focused on AOC.

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The graph below shows that since AOC was first elected to Congress in 2018, Fox has been the leader in mentions of her, devoting 2.3 times as many mentions to her as CNN and MSNBC combined.

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