News & Politics

Media Bias: TV Networks Blast Trump with 96% Negative News

CNN anchor Don Lemon waves as he arrives to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Media Research Center analysts have reviewed all coverage of President Trump and his administration on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts since 2017. The conclusion? Anti-Trump media bias is all too real. The coverage of the president is extremely — and I do mean extremely — negative. For example, in 2018 alone, the coverage was 90 percent negative.

90 percent!

Since the beginning of the impeachment inquiry on September 24, the coverage has somehow become even more hostile than before. As Newsbusters explains, “out of 684 evaluative comments included in these broadcasts, a whopping 96 percent have been negative, vs. a meager four percent that have been positive.”

During the six weeks since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the start of the inquiry (September 24 through November 5), the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts churned out 398 minutes of coverage to the Ukraine scandal, or more than three-fifths of all administration news during this period (645 minutes).

Amazingly, the mainstream media was even negative about President Trump’s role in the U.S. military operation that ended up taking out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Out of nine evaluative statements about the President himself, two-thirds (67%) were negative. These focused on his refusal to brief congressional leaders, as well as his belittling description of the cruel ISIS leader’s last moments (“He died like a dog….He died like a coward….Whimpering, screaming and crying.”)

On the one hand, this is utterly amazing. On the other hand, it’s also as expected. After all, we on the right have been saying for years — if not decades — that the mainstream media and the Democratic Party are one and the same.

Anti-Republican media bias is nothing new. However, the mainstream media — and even some of their friends in the new media! — are taking it to levels we’ve never seen before.

Although this is good news for websites like PJMedia — it gives us the opportunity to be different — it’s still extremely troubling. After all, as Joseph Goebbels was fond of saying: if you repeat a lie enough, people will eventually believe it. In other words, if the mainstream media repeats their anti-Trump talking points time and again, their hatred will eventually stick and drive down his poll numbers and therefore his reelection chances.

That is, at least, what the mainstream media is banking on. Are they underestimating the American people?