It should not come as any surprise to hear that the main-stream media has been covering President Trump and his presidency negatively, and increasingly so as we move closer and closer to the 2020 election.
In fact, the Media Research Center (MRC) released information showing that over the past three months the three major nightly news companies, ABC, CBS and NBC, covered Trump for 838 minutes (almost 14 hours). This does not even include the extra 213 minutes spent discussing his administration or the other officials that surround the president. To put this into some kind of perspective, the candidate with the closest coverage time by these news outlets is Joe Biden with just over 73 minutes.
Since June 1st, the democratic candidates have received a total of 187 minutes being discussed on these nightly news networks. Now, on this surface this seems like these media outlets are favoring President Trump over his competitors, but we all know that not to be true.
According to the MRC, “Overall, the spin of his coverage during these three months was 90% negative, roughly the same as we’ve found throughout his presidency. (Methodology: To determine the spin of news coverage, our analysts tallied all explicitly evaluative statements about the President or his administration from either reporters, anchors or non-partisan sources such as experts or voters. Evaluations from partisan sources, as well as neutral statements, were not included.)”
“Overall, the spin of his coverage during these three months was 90% negative, roughly the same as we’ve found throughout his presidency.”
That means that 9 out of every 10 times the media mentioned President Trump, it was to either bash him or sway the public to see him as a problem in some way. Trump has repeatedly called out the “fake news” to which the left seems to just roll their eyes. However, these studies and statistics are clear that the media is attempting to use its influence to destroy the President’s reputation, and without much attempt to hide their actions.
According to an article published by MRC’s NewsBreakers, these networks focused their efforts on “alleged scandals and accusations of racism.” Adding that from June 1st to August 31st, “evening news viewers saw an additional 82 minutes on the Russia investigation (bringing the all-time total up to 44 hours, 43 minutes), but coverage plunged after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in late July. Evening news coverage of the so-called “collusion” scandal sank from 46 minutes of airtime in July to less than eight minutes in August. But the idea of Trump’s “impeachment” was floated in 35 stories.”
“But the idea of Trump’s “impeachment” was floated in 35 stories.”
At this point, the media is not even trying to hide their obvious bias. Instead of actually covering the candidates they support, these outlets are just trying their hardest to make people dislike a president who has actually done a lot of good in this country, but good luck finding one of these programs covering it.
This trend does not look like it is going to be slowing down anytime soon. Trump will continue to rightfully call out the fake news media, and the fake news will continue to cover the president as unfairly as they possibly can.