Obama's Second Term Was Decade-Long Low For TV News Mentions Of "Non-Partisan"

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The timeline below shows the total percentage of monthly airtime across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News (using a 4-month rolling average to smooth the data) in which the word "nonpartisan" was spoken. Mentions of the word reached a decade-long low during Obama's term, but as the 2016 election reached its close mentions returned to Obama first term levels. All three channels show the same decrease, though CNN has increased its usage slightly more since Trump's election.

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