How Is "Democracy" Being Covered On Television News?

How is the word "democracy" being covered on television news? The timeline below shows total monthly mentions of it across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing a brief burst during the Arab Spring, then a noticeable increase in November 2016 with the election of Donald Trump. Mentions decrease sharply with the start of the pandemic, but through July 2020, all three channels mentioned it roughly similar numbers of times, though MSNBC pulled ahead of its peers during Donald Trump's presidency. Since July 2020, the three channels have largely pulled apart, with Fox News continuing at its previous level, while CNN has sharply increased its mentions and MSNBC has continued to increase its mentions month over month.

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