Topic : MSNBC

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 of statements about Foreign Policy in Special Report with Bret Baier and Hardball with Chris Matthews that are negative to Romney and Obama. Time frame is August 20 – September 17.

MSNBC and FOX Amp Up Negative Coverage on Foreign Policy

As Foreign Policy reached the spotlight, two TV shows covered it with significant negative coverage toward opposite candidates. Negative coverage on Foreign Policy for these shows has been almost double…

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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