One Chart Explains Fox News’s Obsession With Gruber-Gate

Journalists of every ideological stripe are talking and writing about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, a key consultant to the Obama administration in developing the Affordable Care Act, whose comments on the “stupidity of the American voter” have been a flashpoint for conservatives.

But nobody is on the story quite like Fox News.

PunditFact, an offshoot of fact-checking organization PolitiFact, reported Tuesday that Gruber had been mentioned 779 times on the air on Fox News since Nov. 10, when controversy around his past comments was starting to percolate.

Compare that to Gruber’s 79 mentions on MSNBC and 27 mentions on CNN.


Chart via PolitiFact. Image via Fox News.

(h/t Sam Stein)

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