Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Media Matters analyzed cable news chyrons during and immediately after President Donald Trump’s press gaggles in May and found 91 instances of chyrons parroting the president’s false claims -- 95% of the time the misinformation went unchallenged in the chyron. Key Findings Overall, through 10 press gaggles, cable news repeated 91 false statements attributable to President Donald Trump in chyrons, and only 5% of those were disputed in the chyrons. Fox News repeated Trump’s false statements 62 times in chyrons. Not a single chyron on Fox that included false information pushed back on the claim. CNN and MSNBC rarely disputed Trump’s false statements in chyrons, but the networks' chyrons repeated the president's falsehoods much less often than those on Fox. Chyrons -- a defining characteristic of broadcast and cable news -- are the text graphic at the bottom portion of the screen that summarizes the news story being discussed on air.


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