How Much Attention Is Television News Paying To AOC?

How much attention is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receiving on television news? The timeline below shows monthly mentions of her across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of 2018. Fox News was the first to begin covering her in any detail, mentioning her 100-200 times a month in the leadup to the 2018 election when CNN and MSNBC were mentioning her just a dozen or so times a month. Since her election, Fox News has covered her far more than its peers. Fox increased its mentions of her since the July 2020 George Floyd protests, but overall she has received a fairly constant number of monthly mentions across the three channels since late 2019.

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