Media Has Been Largely Negative on Trump

Whenever I mention that the news media leans ridiculously far to the left, that it has lost half the country with its attitude and that the tone of the coverage of President Donald Trump is over-the-top hostile, I get the same darn reaction.The eye roll.That big Anderson Cooper CNN eye roll, often accompanied by a few theatrical sighs.And when I leave the newsroom, it gets even worse on social media.But now Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has come out with a study of media coverage of the Trump White House in its first 100 days. It is astonishing because it comes from Harvard, not exactly the bedrock of American conservatism. The study found that in Trump's first 100 days in office, the tone of the news coverage of the president has been a whopping 80 percent negative to 20 percent positive.CNN and NBC struck a 93 percent negative tone on their Trump stories, with only 7 percent positive. CBS was third in the anti-Trump race, with a 91 to 9 ratio. And the pro-Trump Fox News? That network was 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.So what does fair and balanced really mean, anyway?  Continue reading...

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