Video: RCP's Kalev Leetaru: MSNBC Stops Talking About Lincoln Project In Aftermath Of Allegations As Fox News Ramps Up Coverage

The timeline below shows the smoothed number of daily mentions of the Lincoln Project since November 2019 across television news. MSNBC has relentlessly covered the organization, mentioning it a total of 1,076 times to date, followed by Fox with 241 and CNN with 163. Yet something strange happens a few days after January 11 and then again after January 31: MSNBC begins to phase out any mention of it from their coverage, while Fox News ramps up its coverage. It turns out that these two dates are significant. The first is the date that sexual harassment allegations against the Lincoln Project's cofounder John Weaver were published by the American Conservative and the second is when the New York Times republished them.

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