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By the numbers: Roseanne was covered more than Puerto Rico study

Protestors for Puerto Rico
Protestors against displacing families in Puerto Rico. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The cancellation of Roseanne Barr's ABC show as a result of a racist tweet was covered far more than a Harvard study revealing that as many as 5,000 people may have died during and in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico.

The big picture: Media Matters for America found that news surrounding Roseanne was covered for more than 10 hours while the study surrounding the Hurricane was only covered for 30 minutes.