Study: Fox Outtalks CNN

It turns out Fox News moderators aren’t just giving candidates a chance to speak endlessly. According to a study by the University of Minnesota, Fox News Channel’s moderators outtalked CNN’s at the Republican debates. In the three Fox News debates, the moderators spoke for 26.2 percent of the time, while the CNN moderators only spoke for an average of 15.9 percent of their six debates. Overall, the study’s authors wrote, the Republican candidates spoke at a ratio of 5.12 minutes for every minute that a moderator spoke on CNN—while on Fox, candidates only spoke for 2.76 minutes for every minute a moderator spoke on Fox.