A Washington Free Beacon analysis found that cable news networks mentioned former Trump adviser Roger Stone nearly 15 times as often as George Washington on Washington’s birthday.
A TVEyes search finds that Roger Stone was mentioned 131 times on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN on Monday. Excluding references to Washington, D.C., Washington state, and the Washington Post, the founding father received only nine mentions.
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While all three networks mentioned Stone roughly the same number of times, Fox News accounted for nearly every mention of George Washington. Anchors and guests on Fox named the nation’s first president eight times. MSNBC’s Joy Reid mentioned Washington in her closing monologue, while CNN did not mention him at all.