A bombshell new study, that well everyone already knew — but the left refuses to except — from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy shows that mainstream press coverage of President Trump during his first 100 days has been unsurprisingly negative.
Here are some of the most interesting findings (citations removed):
On national television, Trump was the topic of 41 percent of all news stories—three times the usual amount. It was also the case that Trump did most of the talking. He was the featured speaker in nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of his coverage.
The negative coverage of President Trump is unprecedented, hitting an average of 80%. Former President Clinton comes closest with 60%, and Obama flips the script with only 41% (shocker). The left, the MSM, Deep State are all out to get Trump:
Here’s the breakdown by network and publication:
Aside from Fox News, Trump’s “fitness for office” was heavily criticized by other outlets:
There was one ray of sunshine for President Trump — his missile attack on Syria following the regime’s use of Sarin gas — which received 79% positive coverage from outlets other than Fox News, and 80% positive coverage from Fox.
This study reveals little that isn’t already known — though it’s a bit shocking to see it in stark numbers.
President Trump hates the media, and the media hate Trump. There are certainly grounds to accuse the mainstream press of bias in their coverage. That said, the Trump administration has practically handed his adversarial press dozens of major mistakes and scandals on silver platters.
Combine the Trump administration’s egregious mistakes with the media’s ravenous desire to destroy him, and you get 80% negative coverage — or in the case of CNN, 93%!
So, to all you ‘news’ publications, and ‘journalists’ that are saying Trump is wrong in saying, ‘greatest political witch hunt‘, you are delusional.
H/T Dailywire/Harvard Study Sources Above