Afghanistan Has Faded From Television News Except On Fox News

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  34 comments

By:   Kalev Leetaru On Date (rcpvideo)

Afghanistan Has Faded From Television News Except On Fox News
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...

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Posted By Kalev Leetaru
On Date September 14, 2021

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.

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Since the start of this year, Fox News has mentioned Afghanistan the most of the three channels.

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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.

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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.

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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

This was completely predictable, in fact I predicted it here. 

If an earthquake destroyed Los Angeles tomorrow, within a month the story would largely recede from the daily news cycle. Its just the way things work in the 21st century. 

Then why doesnt "Trump" recede, you ask? Because he has not gone away. He continually throws gas on the fire. 

Benghazi took a long time to go away because the Republican controlled Congress at the time kept having new hearings about it. 

Americans cared about the image of America abandoning a war we had fought for 20 years and the  plight of the people left there.  That is receding. 

The idea that the Republicans will be able to run in 2022 on the "Afghanistan" issue strikes me as very wishful thinking. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Of course the left wing media wants to move on from Biden's fuck ups..

Just like it ignores the reality of the thousands of migrants waiting under the bridge in Del Rio..

The media has pretty much forgotten about  the event of January 6 also

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one month ago

Someone else said that same nonsense.

Must be a really, really, really big bridge.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
Junior Quiet
1.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

It must be a big bridge, current estimates are that there are more than 10,000 migrants camping under the bridge as of Thursday evening.  It's a simple google search..

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago
Must be a really, really, really big bridge.  

It is pretty large, and they have managed to squash in lots of immigrants!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
1.1.4  JaneDoe  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

Big enough for at least 10,000 migrants according to yahoo news.
There is even a video if you care to see the truth.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  JaneDoe @1.1.4    one month ago

Whatever

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Junior Quiet
1.1.6  Jack_TX  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one month ago
Of course the left wing media wants to move on from Biden's fuck ups..

Well we all should definitely move on from Afghanistan.  After all, they're just Afghans.  There is no likelihood of them voting for a Democrat, so they don't really even count as people.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  JaneDoe @1.1.4    one month ago

Waste of time providing a link.

Tessylo says she doesn't read links.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
1.1.8  XXJefferson51  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.7    one month ago

Not to mention that there are a lot of Americans still trapped over there.  And permanent American residents who were visiting family when Biden decided to cut and run.  Americans held hostage day 34 now. How dare Fox News still cover that.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Yeah, some folks think this will all go away in 2022, because of the alleged conservatives in todays' gqp.  

We have plenty of issues to run on against the alleged conservatives in todays' gqp.

 
 
 
exexpatnowinTX
Freshman Participates
1.3  exexpatnowinTX  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
Americans cared about the image of America abandoning a war we had fought for 20 years and the  plight of the people left there.  That is receding.  The idea that the Republicans will be able to run in 2022 on the "Afghanistan" issue strikes me as very wishful thinking. 

That the scumbags in the media don't care about AMERICANS that were LEFT BEHIND in Afghanistan and are being hunted by the enemy does not surprise me.  They despise America almost as much as the DPSM's of America.  

Mr. Russell, there will be much more to include when running against a DPSM in 2022 that Afghanistan, although the vision of American flag draped coffins being unloaded while Biden checks his watch will be quite powerful.

But the debacle currently playing out on the border with tens of thousands of illegal aliens being shown, the economy tanking with the Biden tax proposals being displayed, the cost of living going through the roof, crime rates going up exponentially in all major cities, especially controlled those controlled by Democrats and of course the never ending battle with the China created COVID virus will be more than enough fodder to destroy the Democrats hopefully before they destroy America.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.1  Tessylo  replied to  exexpatnowinTX @1.3    one month ago

All lies.  What else ya got?

 
 
 
gooseisback
Freshman Silent
1.4  gooseisback  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
Then why doesnt "Trump" recede,

John........just stop watching Fox News, I know it's hard because your body yearns for the truth.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Junior Quiet
1.5  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
Then why doesnt "Trump" recede, you ask? Because he has not gone away. He continually throws gas on the fire. 

Or....because a few batshit people are obsessed with him and can't let go of their favorite villain.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.5.1  Tessylo  replied to  Jack_TX @1.5    one month ago

We are not the batshit crazy ones.  It is whatshisname and the majority of his supporters

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

By the way, it is not just CNN and MSNBC that dont do Afghanistan stories as much anymore, it is mainstream media across the board. Except for Fox and right wing media of course. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
2.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Tell us John, are all the US citizens that Biden abandoned in Afghanistan still stranded there? It is news; just not to leftists that don't give a shit about US citizens; and think covering for Biden is more important.

I am sure they are all hungerly awaiting the next Trump story; even if they have to manufacture it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    one month ago

I believe that most of the remaining people are Afghani-Americans. Maybe they want to stay. If not , the State Dept. will help them get out. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @2.1    one month ago

What's hungerly?

We don't have to 'manufacture' anything.  Trumpturd never shuts his big fat gaping maw.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
2.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one month ago
If not , the State Dept. will help them get out. 

Because they have done such a great damn job so far. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

There are still evacuation planes in Afghanistan that the Taliban/State Department refuse to let depart. There are US citizens that are supposed to leave on those planes. What is the hold up John? Is it the Taliban trying to prevent people they want killed or need from leaving; or is the State Department's concern that not all of the people have papers- some are children and spouses of US citizens. Funny they didn't give a damn about who departed on their evacuation flights from Kabul, If you made it into the airport- you got on a plane. No vetting required.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3  Trout Giggles    one month ago

Now all the national news is focused on another missing white girl

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

I've seen that. Her boyfriend has an interesting strategy. Just pretend he knows nothing about her whereabouts. It is an obvious lie but without a body they may have a difficult time proving he is responsible. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
4  Hallux    one month ago

All cable news services both manipulate and are manipulated by their audiences and this is especially true in the evening hours when the impetus is to entertain.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
5  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one month ago

Just like the B-place...

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...for all it's worth.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Senior Principal
6  Nerm_L    one month ago

Compare the news coverage of Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan to the news coverage of Trump's ordered drone strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Biden's botched withdrawal was no big deal with apologists aplenty on the opinion pages.  Trump's drone strike was a prelude to World War III with calls for accountability on the opinion pages.

Biden's botched withdrawal has harmed the standing of the United States in international affairs and has made the world less safe.  On the other hand, Trump's drone strike proved to be no big deal in world affairs and did remove a threat in the Middle East.

So, explain why we should trust the press?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @6    one month ago

Explain why we should trust anything you say?

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Participates
6.1.1  MonsterMash  replied to  Tessylo @6.1    one month ago
Explain why we should trust anything you say?

Explain why we should trust anything you say.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Senior Principal
6.1.2  Nerm_L  replied to  Tessylo @6.1    one month ago
Explain why we should trust anything you say?

Did you say something?  jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @6.1.2    one month ago

That's how I feel about you, more like WTF is that nonsense you just spewed though

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
7  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
PhD Guide
8  Thrawn 31    one month ago

For better or worse Afghanistan is over.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
8.1  Ronin2  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8    one month ago

It won't be over until every last US citizen that Biden abandoned there is out. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
Senior Guide
8.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Thrawn 31 @8    one month ago

No, it’s not over.  

 
 
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