Thought this bar graph might be kind of interesting.
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. [added emphasis]
The numbers are all likely higher because they don’t account for errors in the closed captioning transcription.
A mention is defined as any time Gruber’s name is said on air within a one-minute window.
Remember the Fairness Doctrine – honest, equitable and balanced? The Museum of Broadcast History explains:
This doctrine grew out of concern that because of the large number of applications for radio stations being submitted and the limited number of frequencies available, broadcasters should make sure they did not use their stations simply as advocates with a singular perspective.
Rather, they must allow all points of view. That requirement was to be enforced by FCC mandate. [added emphasis]