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Proof: Coverage of Trump FAR More Negative Than of Obama, Bush

Well, not seeing too many stories in the mainstream press about this.

The highly respected Pew Research Center, which hardly has a conservative axe to grind, has found that the press is running three times as many negative stories about President Trump than it did Obama during the same period of his presidency and a little more than twice as many as it did George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

And that’s despite Clinton’s Whitewater mess and other actual scandals, compared to as-yet still imaginary scandal involving supposed Trump-Russia collusion.

Now, I know you, my readers, are not surprised. But it’s nice to have some documentation.

According to Pew:

Compared with the first 60 days of the Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies, news outlets’ evaluations of Trump’s start in office were far more negative and less positive. About six-in-ten news stories about Trump’s first 60 days (62%) carried an overall negative assessment of his words or actions. That is about three times more negative than for Obama (20%) and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton (28% each).

Coverage was also far less positive, with just 5% of stories conveying an overall positive assessment of the president and the administration. This is in sharp contrast to Obama’s first days in 2009, when 42% of the stories offered an overall positive assessment. While the difference is less pronounced, coverage of Bush’s and Clinton’s early days was still at least four times as positive as Trump’s (22% and 27%, respectively).

Both Clinton and Bush received more balanced shares of positive and negative coverage (between 22% and 28%), while 44% and 49% of stories respectively had neither a positive nor negative overall assessment.

Think of that. Only one in twenty stories about Trump have been positive. Imagine if Fox News didn’t exist.

The press continues to pile on Trump for his unorthodox and controversial stands, forever surprised that Trump is Trump. And forever contemptuous of the notion that the American people elected Trump and knew what they were doing. The negative coverage is nothing less than an endless lecture to voters about how stupid they are. Trump has been the way he was since day one of the campaign. Americans decided that when it comes to Trump, there was enough upside to accept the downside.

The press might want to start respecting that or at least stop being surprised that it gets attacked and is perceived as entirely divorced from the outlook of actual Americans. And at the very least, it ought to make some attempt, completely abandoned in the last five to ten years, of hiding its liberal bias and trying to just report the news.

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5 Responses to Proof: Coverage of Trump FAR More Negative Than of Obama, Bush

  1. THIS is why I don’t watch TV news. I used to more, but especially after Trump was elected I got SO sick of all the media bias. They don’t even try to hide it anymore – because they are convinced they know all and they are right and we are wrong.

  2. Sarah, I agree with you That is why I watch news from foreign sources. I see a lot of Truman in Trump. Truman was always in a battle with the press. He made decisions based on what was good for the country. He did not promote the Democrat ideology. I remember when a reporter was critical of Truman’s daughter, Margaret. Truman went after him. Today the historians rate Truman as a near great president. I do not think he would approve of today’s Democratic Party.

  3. “And at the very least, it ought to make some attempt, completely abandoned in the last five to ten years, of hiding its liberal bias and trying to just report the news.”

    Nope. I want them to not only keep it up, but double down.

    It will be their ultimate demise.

    And it can’t happen soon enough.

  4. The Pew results reflect the same results the Harvard study done on the media’s treatment of Trump’s candidacy. (90+ negative coverage of Trump). It’s obvious to everyone that the corporate media is a propaganda mill for the leftist Democrats. That’s why they are losing readers and viewers. They’ve destroyed their brand.

  5. “That’s why they are losing readers and viewers. They’ve destroyed their brand.”

    Good! But sadly, there are many young and/or uninformed people who hang on every word of the propaganda the media spews.