Measuring a Trump-Size Mark on the Cable News Universe

The presidency of Donald Trump has not only divided the public, it has fractured the media landscape. The tone of media discourse has trended steadily more negative since Trump took office — to the point that even the very pronouns used to describe Americans have changed. As mentions of Trump and his impeachment trial reached almost a quarter of total television news airtime last month, it is worth reflecting on just how much this president dominates the media and how starkly the nation’s divisions have become apparent in the Fourth Estate.
The timeline below shows the total number of…