The Red Scare Index: 40

Blog ››› ››› KARL FRISCH

It seems one can't turn on cable news these days without hearing the terms Communist, Socialist or Marxist thrown around. Day and night, conservatives in the media have attempted to link President Obama and progressives to these terms. Keep in mind, the right has been doing this with progressive health care reform (the "socialized medicine" smear) for more than 75 years.

Beginning today, County Fair will bring you the daily Red Scare Index -- our search of CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and CNBC for uses of the following terms: Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic, Communism, Communist, Communistic, Marxism and Marxist.

Here are the numbers for yesterday, Tuesday, March 10, 2009:

TOTAL: 40
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 20
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 15
Marxism/Marxist: 5

By Network:

CNN: 2
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 1
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 1
Marxism/Marxist: 0

CNN Headline News: 2
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 0
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 2
Marxism/Marxist: 0

Fox News Channel: 24
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 11
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 9
Marxism/Marxist: 4

Fox Business Network: 4
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 4
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 0
Marxism/Marxist: 0

MSNBC: 6
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 4
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 1
Marxism/Marxist: 1

CNBC: 2
Socialism, Socialist, Socialistic: 0
Communism, Communist, Communistic: 2
Marxism/Marxist: 0

The above numbers are the result of a TVeyes.com power search for these terms on these networks.

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, CNN Headline News, Fox Business
Stories/Interests
Propaganda/Noise Machine
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