This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission.
Coverage of a 2013 video showing MIT professor and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber talking about the "stupidity" of American voters has varied greatly by cable network, a review of closed captioning information shows.
Since Nov. 10, Fox News Channel has referenced Gruber at least 779 times on air, while MSNBC has referred to Gruber 79 times. CNN has mentioned Gruber just 27 times over the same period.
A mention is defined as any time Gruber’s name is said on air within a one-minute window. The numbers are all likely higher because they don’t account for errors in the closed captioning transcription.
Our search started at midnight Nov. 10 and ended at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18.
Gruber spoke at a 2013 conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more