Fox News Covers Psaki's "Personal Capacity" Walensky Comment Twice As Much As CNN And MSNBC Combined

On February 3, 2021, CDC Director Dr. Walensky stated at a press conference that schools could be safely reopened without vaccinating all teachers first. Asked about this the following day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki sought to minimize the remarks, saying the CDC director had been speaking at an official press briefing "in her personal capacity." The graph below shows how often this phrase was covered across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News in the days after, showing Fox News covered it 2.2 times as much as the other two combined, again reminding us of the myriad editorial decisions made by television channels each day as to what stories to cover and which to not and the resulting parallel media universes we live in.

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