How Is Immigration Being Covered On Television News?

With July setting a 21-year record for illegal border crossings, how is immigration being covered on television news? The timeline below shows the percentage of monthly airtime across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News mentioning immigration over the past decade, showing all three channels covering it from 2009 through late 2016, at which point Fox News begins covering it more than its peers throughout Donald Trump's presidency. Coverage drops sharply from late 2019 through February 2021, at which point it increases sharply, but only on Fox News.

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