Study Proves that the Media Hates Trump

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

We know the media hates Trump because journalists can’t stop criticizing everything he says and does.

The claim that the media hates Trump has been made repeatedly by the President himself. And he is quite ready to return the favor.

The Media Research Center has conducted their second study of broadcasters giving some objective evidence that the media hates Trump. They found the same evidence in first quarter of 2017. But this time Donald Trump’s approval ratings have drifted much higher. It seems that constantly berating a President has had the opposite effect from what the media wanted. Rather than feeling negative toward Trump, the people have become resistant to the negativity of the media.

NewsBusters reports, “The Media Get Trumped: President’s Polls Improve Despite 90% Negative Coverage.

The liberal media’s war against President Trump was as fierce as ever during the first four months of 2018, but the onslaught appears to be for naught: In the face of [.,.] hostile coverage from ABC, CBS and NBC, Trump’s overall job approval rating actually rose, from 37 percent in mid-December to roughly 43 percent at the end of April.

The Media Research Center studied all broadcast evening news coverage of the President from January 1 through April 30, and found 90 percent of the evaluative comments about Trump were negative — precisely the same hostile tone we documented in 2017.

But unlike last year, when the RealClearPolitics average depicted a slow but steady erosion in the President’s job approval numbers, the public has apparently warmed to Trump in 2018 […].

For this report, MRC analysts examined all 1,065 network evening news stories about President Trump and top members of his administration during the first four months of this year. The coverage totalled a whopping 1,774 minutes, or roughly one-third of all evening news airtime.

(For comparison, in 2015 and 2016, coverage of President Obama amounted to just ten percent of all evening news airtime.)

Nearly two-fifths (39%) of the TV coverage we examined focused on Trump scandals and controversies, while 45 percent was devoted to various policy issues. The remaining airtime was spent on controversies involving other top Trump officials […].

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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