China Versus Russia On Television News

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As the timeline below shows, Russia surged into the media limelight in the aftermath of Trump's unexpected 2016 victory, but has steadily faded since mid-2018. Over the past decade, Fox News has mentioned the country substantially less than its peers.

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In contrast, the timeline below shows mentions of China, showing a slow rampup also beginning in December 2016 as Trump focused his early rhethoric on the country, but with Fox News taking the lead, mentioning it significantly more than its peers. Since the middle of last year CNN and MSNBC have steadily ramped down their coverage of the country even as Fox News has maintained its focus.

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