‘Talking Points’ Memo

Per the television transcript database TVEyes, here are the number of times the phrase “talking points” has been used in TV news and commentary over the past six days:

Sunday: 20
Monday: 83
Tuesday: 58
Wednesday: 20
Thursday: 183
Friday, as of 10:30 a.m.: 124

Update: Friday, as of 4:30 p.m.: 147 times

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.