LGBTQ Mentions On Television News Don't Increase Under Biden

How are LGBTQ issues being covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of LGBTQ issues across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade. From the start of the data in 2009 through mid-2016, coverage was cyclic, bursty and highly stratified, with MSNBC mentioning them the most, followed by CNN and then Fox News. In mid-2016, however, LGBTQ mentions abruptly fade from the television news landscape and have never recovered to their previous levels, even in the year since President Biden's inauguration.

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