Topic : Bret Baier

Chart shows topic and sentiment breakdown of statements in election coverage on FOX’s Special Report With Bret Baier (only top 10 shown). Time frame is October 25-November 5.

Pre-Election Day Coverage Comparison Between MSNBC and FOX

In election coverage on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews during the final ten days prior to Election Day, there was a heavy focus on Campaign topics. Campaign Strategy consumed 23%…

Chart shows sentiment of coverage in MSNBC's Hardball and FOX's Special Report following the second Presidential debate. Time frame is Oct 16-19

2nd Debate Reactions from MSNBC and FOX

In the three days of coverage that followed the first Presidential debate on October 3, both MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and FOX’s Special Report with Bret Baier were surprisingly…

Chart shows percentage distribution of statements in election coverage on major TV shows. “Other” represents newsmaker types outside of the top 5. Time frame is May 1 – July 25.

Major TV Shows Have Different Newsmaker Foci

Election coverage on major political talk shows is driven by a similar set newsmaker types However, major TV shows have been covering these newsmakers in different amounts since May 1st….

Chart shows sentiment distribution of statements about Barack Obama in election coverage on FOX’s Special Report with Bret Baier. Time Frame is May 1 – June 5.

FOX & MSNBC Negative Coverage Patterns

In the month of May, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and FOX’s Special Report with Bret Baier amplified the negative campaigning tactics of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It…

Chart shows percentage of statements about and from Mitt Romney and Barack Obama out of total election coverage for each TV program. “Other” represents discussion of neither candidate. Time frame is May 1 – June 5.

MSNBC and FOX Coverage – Not What You’d Expect

In what might seem a little counter-intuitive, MSNBC is amplifying Romney more than Obama while FOX News is amplifying Obama more than Romney. Coverage of Obama and Romney varies widely…

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