Considering how this year has gone this is not surprising at all:
WASHINGTON TIMES – Much of the news media continues to offer coverage which is both hostile and biased against President Trump and his administration. Case in point: a wide-reaching new study from the Media Research Center finds that 91 percent of the recent coverage which aired on ABC, CBS and NBC has been negative.
“Since January 20, Media Research Center analysts have reviewed every mention of President Trump and top administration officials on ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News, including weekends,” write Rich Noyes and Mike Ciandella, senior researchers for the conservative press watchdog. “As of August 31, coverage of the administration has totaled nearly 74 hours (4,418 minutes) of airtime, or about 39 percent of all evening news coverage.
“Analyzing the networks’ spin makes it clear that the goal of all of this heavy coverage is not to promote the President, but to punish him,” the analysts said. “In June, July and August, broadcast evening news coverage of Trump was 91 percent negative — worse than the astounding 89 percent negative spin we calculated during the first three months of the administration, usually a traditional honeymoon period for new presidents.”
They based their judgment on the actual tone and content of evaluative statements from those who appeared on camera, including “experts” billed by the three networks as nonpartisan, along with voters, reporters and other correspondents.
“The networks’ aggressive anti-Trump spin has been constant throughout 2017, as it was during the presidential campaign last year. The closest the evening newscasts came to achieving balanced coverage was in April, when a few reporters and analysts praised the President’s use of cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for a chemical weapons attack. Yet network coverage that month was still skewed against Trump by a greater than four-to-one ratio,” the two analysts said, noting that all three of the networks treated Mr. Trump’s election as if is was a “national crisis.”
I know that Trump brings his own set of problems to the equation here and has done much to damage himself where only he is to blame. But even so, 91% of the coverage is negative? That’s only 9% away from being negative 100% of the time!
It’s been clear from the beginning of the year that the press has been hostile toward Trump. He didn’t even get out of the gate before he was being accosted by the press of working with Putin to beat Hillary.
This, from a press who was nearly silent when it came to Obama and all of his scandals. It was like pulling teeth to get them to say something negative about Obama, but they are more than willing to trash Trump as much as they can.
Again, I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve some of it. But 91%? C’mon.
Tell me, when was the last time you heard it mentioned on the news that Obama nearly doubled the debt from 10 trillion to 19 trillion, after claiming that Bush was unpatriotic for adding just 4 trillion to the debt back in 2008? The most notable scandal on the news in the Obama years was the botching of the Obamacare website. Other than that, the media basically kissed his behind the whole time.
This is why people hate the media. They are so unfair and so completely biased in their coverage of Republican and Democratic presidents.