A staggering ninety percent of news coverage of President Donald Trump in 2018 was categorized as “incessantly hostile,” according to a new study released by the Media Research Center. The study tracks news bias among the “Big Three” networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, and found that “every moment of coverage” reaching some 23 million viewers nightly was overwhelmingly negative. In fact, according to the report, it was “incessantly hostile: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (excluding neutral statements).” The key story? The Russia collusion conspiracy theory being spoon fed to America by the DNC. This hostility ratio nonetheless has been the trend since President Trump’s inauguration (really, his candidacy) and with the next presidential election cycle ratcheting up it would be naïve to think coverage will get any more “fair” in the next 12 months.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Since he was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, MRC has been tracking “every moment of coverage of President Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts,” which a total of some 23 million viewers watch on average every night. And what they’ve found since they first started watching is amazingly consistent: the media’s spin on all Trump-related stories has been “incessantly hostile: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (excluding neutral statements).” That matches the historically biased coverage MRC reported in 2017.
NewsBusters summarizes what MRC analysts found over the first half of his first term:
As has been the case since the President took office, the tone of network coverage has been exceptionally hostile, ranging from 82% negative in April 2017 (after Trump was praised for a missile strike punishing Syria for a chemical weapons attack) to 96% negative in February 2018 (when the news agenda focused on the Russia investigation, demands for gun control, and a White House aide accused of domestic abuse).