Afghanistan Is Already Fading On Television News

How much attention is the collapse of Afghanistan receiving on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of the country, the Taliban and Kabul since the start of this month across Al Jazeera, BBC News London, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Al Jazeera and BBC News were already mentioning the country 200-500 times a day by the start of this month and BBC News began surging its coverage of the country on August 11, while US channels barely mentioned the country until August 12. All five channels peaked on August 15 and have decreased their mentions every day since.

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