EdgeTheory Logo
← Back to Resources

Mitch McConnell Freezes: A Media Bias Comparison

July 28, 2023EdgeTheory


The narrative surrounding Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell freezing up during a press conference and being escorted away by colleagues has been amplified by multiple sources. McConnell, 81, had previously been hospitalized for a concussion and broken ribs after falling earlier this year.

Rolling Updates

Our Kudzu Narrative Intelligence briefs auto-update every few hours with fresh analysis:

Headline Issues

McConnell's "Neurological Event"

  • McConnell, 81, abruptly stopped speaking during a press conference and appeared unable to restart.
  • Concerned-looking aides and members of his leadership team, including Senator John Barrasso, had to come to his side.
  • McConnell returned to the press conference a few minutes later and continued answering questions.
  • McConnell later stated that he was fine.

Top Amplified Keywords By Bias

mcconnell freezes amplification distribution by keyword-dynamics

Left Bias in U.S. Media

mcconnell freezes amplification distribution by keyword-dynamics

All Sources in U.S. Media

mcconnell freezes amplification distribution by keyword-dynamics

Right Bias in U.S. Media

Insights on Bias in U.S. Media

According to our Narrative Intelligence, there are significant disparities.

  • Left-leaning sources have the highest percentage of coverage, accounting for 40% of the total.
  • Left-center sources follow closely behind with 23%.
  • Right-center sources make up 13%.
  • Right-leaning sources have the lowest percentage of coverage at 9%.
  • Left-leaning sources have double the coverage of right-leaning sources, while left-center sources have triple the coverage. Right-center sources lag behind with only half the coverage of left-leaning sources.

In our Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Brief(s), we utilize our Narrative AI and Narrative Technology to provide these insights on bias in U.S. media. By analyzing the numerical differences in media coverage across political leaning, we can gain a better understanding of the media landscape and its potential impact on public perception.

mcconnell freezes amplification distribution by bias

U.S. Media

Note: Kudzu Narrative Intelligence briefs update every few hours. Very likely, the Narrative Analysis data visualization depicted in the graphic above will have changed as well.

Image Credit for Article Header: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

hello world!

AI-Powered Narrative Intelligence

Request A Demo