Television News Coverage Of Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ Zone Drops To Zero After Violence

Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ zone captured the media's imagination after it was created as a police-free zone. Fox News has covered the zone in the greatest detail, but MSNBC and CNN also covered it in its early days. Yet CNN and MSNBC coverage of the zone dropped to 0 on June 18 as police reported a sexual assault, reports of violence after dark multiplied and police reported further detail on an arson attack, with even two shootings yielding just a small blip of coverage on CNN and no mention on MSNBC, as coverage on Fox News soared.

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