Unprecedented hostility: Broadcast coverage of President Trump still 90% negative, says study

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March 6, 2018

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It has been a pattern since President Trump was inaugurated well over a year ago. Coverage of the White House on the “Big Three” broadcast networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — remains 91 percent negative, according to a new study by the Media Research Center, which has been tracking the phenomenon since Mr. Trump hit the campaign trail in 2016.

It was over 90 percent hostile then — and remains so now. The trend is unprecedented, according to the analysis.

The conservative press watchdog monitored nightly evening networks newscasts throughout January and February to find that anchors and correspondents uttered 10 times more negative comments about the president than positive statements. Analysts examined over 500 stories.

Out of a total of 712 evaluative comments made on the air, only 65 were positive, or 9 percent. The rest — 647 comments — were negative, amounting to 91 percent. The ongoing Russia collusion investigation was the leading topic of choice, followed by immigration issues, the recent government shutdown, and the White House response to the Parkland student shooting.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • WALTER FLATT says:

    FROM A LIFETIME REG. DEM.—THE NEWS MEDIA GOT NIXON, OF COURSE HE TRIED TO COVER UP FOR A DEMOCRAT THAT TURNED REPUBLICAN THAT BROKE INTO DEMOCRAT HEADQUARTERS. TALK ABOUT A SET UP. THIS WAS AFTER HE SAID ON TV THAT THEY WERE BIASED AND CROOKED. I TOLD MY WIFE I THOUGHT HE WAS SMARTER THAN THAT AND THE WOULD GET HIM, WHEN I HEARD HIM.

    NOW THE CROOKED BIASED MEDIA HAVE A TIGER BY THE TAIL AND CANT TURN HIM LOOSE. TRUMP HAS NOTHING TO HIDE, DOES NOT NEED THEIR BLESSING AND IS CALL ALL THE SHOTS AND PLAYING THEM LIKE I WOULD A 50 LB CATFISH, THE FISH MIGHT GET AWAY, BUT BET YOUR BOTTOM THAT THEY CANT GET OFF TRUMPS HOOK. TRUMP IS THE GREATEST PRESIDENT THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY 87 YEARS. EVEN GREATER THAN ROOSEVELT AND REIGAN.

  • Donald Trump was raised without any manners. He thinks he is better than everyone else and it shows in his daily actions. I’ll be glad when he is gone.

    1. Notalib says:

      Your response is a crock! Personally I love the way he responds. He tells it like it is, unlike lying slick Obama, and yes, Clinton. He pulls no punches and it absolutely inflames the liberals. That is a very good thing and fun to watch.

    2. chw2000 says:

      Hey Comrade, give our regards to Putin. You’re a Russian!

    3. Navy Bob says:

      Well, you will hopefully have 6 more years to wait. He is NOT a politician. He speaks like a person, not an a$$ kissing robot like Obama or Hillary. He will call you out when you are a moron. You just hate it because he offends your sensibilities by calling out those you idolize. You appear to have no problem when “news people” call the President names. You have no problem when Democrats say he is mentally unstable and call four a mental competency exam (which he passed). You accept the lies of collusion when they are proved false. you accept the lies the media and the Democrats (redundant) have been passing since he beat your girl Hillary. As for thinking he’s better than others, have you ever hear Obama or Hillary speak? get a grip.

      1. jim says:

        good post and so true

    4. jim says:

      You are full of it Trump calls it the way it is and you sissies cant handle the truth, grow up, you got so used to Obama smooth talking your ass with lies and bull, to bad move to russia or noko

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