How has the US withdrawal from Afghanistan been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of last month, showing the rapid pivots by CNN and MSNBC to and from the withdrawal story, while Fox News maintained a more steady focus on the country. CNN and MSNBC both largely moved on from the country on September 2, while Fox News has maintained its focus on the country.
Since the start of this year, Fox News has mentioned Afghanistan the most of the three channels.
Looking just since the start of this month when CNN and MSNBC pivoted away from Afghanistan, the difference in mentions between the two and Fox News is stark.
US-based search interest via Google Trends presents a timeline more similar to CNN and MSNBC's coverage, peaking quickly and then steadily fading away in contrast to Fox News' sustained interest in the country.