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How Television News Covered The Giuliani FBI Search And Retracted Russian Disinformation Story

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How much attention did the FBI search of Rudy Giuliani's apartment last week receive on television news? The timeline below shows the total mentions of his name in the onscreen text on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News in the days since the search of his home, showing that CNN and MSNBC have displayed his name for more than 6 hours each, while Fox News displayed it less than half as much.


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The graph below shows the top shows during which his name was displayed, showing that personality-driven shows dominate.


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The Washington Post, New York Times and NBC all initially reported that Giuliani had been warned by the FBI that he was the target of a Russian information operation, but later retracted the story. The graph below shows how often Giuliani's name was displayed onscreen alongside "warned" or "targeted," showing that MSNBC covered the story for more than 1.3 hours, followed by CNN's 23 minutes, while Fox News displayed it onscreen for just 12 seconds.



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