-The New York Times; 6/29/2020
Houston’s Texas Medical Center, considered the largest medical complex in the world, reached 100 percent ICU occupancy Thursday, as Texas continues to cope with a surge in coronavirus cases.
Since news broke on May 5 that Shelley Luther, a Dallas, Texas, salon owner, had been jailed for reopening her business in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order, Fox News has covered the story for one and a half hours total. That’s seven and a half times as much coverage as the network has given to Ahmaud Arbery, a black man in Georgia who was out for a jog when he was reportedly mistaken for a burglar and killed by two white men with ties to local law enforcement. Arbery’s death was covered by Fox for just 12 minutes total.
-Media Matters; 5/7/2020
Oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin, the largest oil-producing area in the United States, are spewing more than twice the amount of methane emissions into the atmosphere than previously thought — enough wasted energy to power 7 million households in Texas for a year.
-CBS News; 4/25/2020
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said on Fox News Monday night that “lots of” grandparents would be willing to die in order to save the economy for their grandchildren.
-Washington Post; 3/19/2020