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Cable news continues to undercover data showing crime rates are falling

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
From The Left
Media Bias, Media Watch, Media Industry, Crime
Molly Butler / Media Matters

Following yet another FBI report showing there has been a national drop in violent and property crime rates, Fox undercovered the news, instead spreading the right-wing narrative that FBI statistics are incorrect and that people should “walk outside and use your eyes.” The network spent only 5 minutes on the FBI report in the week following its release. Mainstream cable networks MSNBC and CNN did not perform significantly better, covering the report for just 11 minutes and 9 minutes, respectively. 

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