Data Point – the mainstream media IS the opposition

by Skip

And their own coverage belie their words:

Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy [Harvard University] analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV and print outlets. They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations:

Media tone towards Trump

I dryly note that Fox was, among them all, closest to being “Fair and Balanced”.  And what do the Progressive / Liberals think about that from a culturally [il]liberal / Progressive / Politically Correct school of higher learning?

(H/T: HeatStreet)

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  • Nick Martin

    Did you bother to read the study or are you just parroting someone else’s interpretation of it? Had you bothered to read it, you might have learned the study’s authors don’t think the conclusion you jumped to is so clear cut. Words from the actual study:

    “Have the mainstream media covered Trump in a fair and balanced way? That question cannot be answered definitively in the absence of an agreed-upon version of “reality” against which to compare Trump’s coverage. Any such assessment would also have to weigh the news media’s preference for the negative, a tendency in place long before Trump became president. Given that tendency, the fact that Trump has received more negative coverage than his predecessor is hardly surprising. The early days of his presidency have been marked by far more missteps and miss-hits, often self-inflicted, than any presidency in memory, perhaps ever.”

    • Radical Moderate

      “Given that tendency, the fact that Trump has received more negative coverage than his predecessor is hardly surprising. The early days of his presidency have been marked by far more missteps and miss-hits, often self-inflicted, than any presidency in memory, perhaps ever.”
      – Yes…a statement which on its face, proves that the negative bias exists, which is not surprising since it was a study that came out if the bowels of that Leftist Mecca Harvard University.
      The truth is President Trump won the election which indicates he outsmarted these media clowns every step of the way.
      “Missteps” indeed..Bwahahah!
      The grad students that helped with this study need to get their tuition refunded.

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