How much attention is Critical Race Theory receiving on television news? The timeline below shows total monthly mentions of it across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing it rose to prominence towards the middle of last year and took off shortly after Biden's inauguration.
Fox News has mentioned it six times as much as CNN and MSNBC combined.
Zooming into the period from the start of last year through present, a burst of coverage can be seen in September 2020, with mentions really taking off within days of Biden's inauguration.
Worldwide online news coverage shows a similar pattern, with mentions growing steadily since Biden's inauguration and accelerating in April 2021.