Television News Mentions Of The Justice Department Surge In Trump Era
The timeline below shows the number of weekly mentions of "Justice Department" on television news since July 2009, using a 7-week rolling average the smooth the data. Mentions of Justice are relatively stable from 2009-2016, but in January 2016 begins ramping up. With the inauguration of Donald Trump in January 2017, it takes off and only began to fade in late 2019, but interestingly was not displaced by Covid-19 coverage in 2020.
A second interesting trend is that Fox News mentioned Justice the most until January 2017 when CNN and MSNBC dramatically increased their coverage and Fox has remained in last place over the course of Trump's presidency.