Evening cable shows continue to describe undocumented immigrants in denigrating terms
CNN’s evening programming used disparaging terminology to describe undocumented immigrants 102 times from January 1 to July 31, 2017. On CNN, speakers described undocumented immigrants as illegal 102 times from January 1 to July 31, 2017.
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Fox News’ evening programming used anti-immigrant language to describe undocumented immigrants 1,107 times from January 1 to July 31, 2017. Fox News vastly surpassed CNN and MSNBC in its usage of the disparaging terms to describe undocumented immigrants. In the first seven months of 2017, Fox News used “illegal immigrant” or its variations almost 11 times more than CNN and almost 13 times more than MSNBC.
MSNBC’s evening programming used denigrating language to refer to undocumented immigrants 87 times in the
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