The timeline beneath exhibits the share of worldwide on-line information protection in 65 languages monitored by the GDELT Mission in 15-minute increments that talked about “Bush” and “demise” since four a.m. GMT on Dec. 1 (10 p.m. Central Time Nov. 30, the time of his demise). Blue represents all protection mentioning Bush’s demise, whereas the opposite colours point out protection that additionally talked about Trump (orange), Obama (grey) or Clinton (yellow).
The preliminary burst of protection centered on George H.W. Bush himself and sure was closely composed of beforehand ready obituaries that information shops had written forward of time. Over the following few hours, nonetheless, his successors grew to become fixtures of the protection. Invoice Clinton, as Bush’s speedy successor, obtained essentially the most mentions, adopted by Trump after which Barack Obama.
The timeline beneath exhibits the share of protection of Bush’s demise that talked about Trump (orange), Obama (grey) or Clinton (yellow). Right here it’s clear that the primary 12 hours of protection talked about Clinton closely, however by the next afternoon Clinton and Obama mentions have been roughly equal, whereas mentions of Trump accounted for 30 p.c to 95 p.c of protection.
General, 39 p.c of protection of Bush’s demise talked about Clinton, 26.three p.c talked about Obama and 57 p.c talked about Trump.
As the present president answerable for issuing proclamations and orders regarding Bush’s state funeral, Trump could be anticipated to garner much more mentions than the 2 earlier presidents. But, an anecdotal assessment of protection exhibits that lots of the articles mentioning Trump additionally emphasised his marketing campaign path assaults on Bush or contrasted their presidencies.
In brief, as with every part else, it appears even the demise of a former president has been reframed by the media into one more story about Donald John Trump.