CNN's Fact Checker Daniel Dale Has Largely Disappeared From Its Coverage Since The Election

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Mediaite recently suggested that CNN had dramatically reduced the airtime devoted to its resident fact checker Daniel Dale since the 2020 election. How significant is this drop? The timeline below tracks the total seconds of airtime since January 1, 2020 in which his name was spoken, showing clearly that his last substantive airtime was actually slightly before the election on October 23, 2020, with far fewer mentions since. In all, he has been mentioned across 366 seconds of airtime since the start of last year.

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The timeline below shows the total seconds of airtime in which his name was displayed somewhere in the onscreen text. Here a similar sharp decrease can be seen since October 23rd. In all, his name has appeared onscreen for 4.7 hours since the start of last year.

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