Mentions Of "Asians" Soars On Television News In Aftermath Of Atlanta Shootings

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In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, several outlets have raised concerns over what they see as a rush to ascribe the alleged shooter's motives to a targeted hate crime attack on Asians given his apparent initial statements to police that he did not target based on race. Is it true that media outlets have contextualized the shootings within the context of race? The timeline below shows the total daily mentions of "Asian" or "Asians" across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past week showing that mentions soared on CNN (1,865) and MSNBC (1,568), while Fox News mentioned the words just 297 times.

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