Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office.

The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for the month.

“Our measure of media tone excludes soundbites from identified partisans, focusing instead on tallying the evaluative statements made by reporters and the nonpartisan talking heads (experts and average citizens) included in their stories,” write Rich Noyes, research director for the conservative press watchdog, and fellow analyst Mike Ciandella.

“In their coverage of Trump’s first month, the networks crowded their stories with quotes from citizens angry about many of his policies, while providing relatively little airtime to Trump supporters.” the pair noted. “And the networks’ anchors and reporters often injected their own anti-Trump editorial tone into the coverage. ‘It has been a busy day for presidential statements divorced from reality,’ CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley snidely began his February 6 broadcast.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Joe Don says:

    I wonder what that percentage was for the first 2 months of Ohole’s leadership? Oh, that’s right…..they loved his sorry, destructive, lying, muslim a–

  • dkuch says:

    Remember George Soros own quite a few news agencies and he was a Democratic giver. I think old George is afraid that Trump will kick him out of the country!! I sure hope so, that fool needs to be sent to some country that he has caused many many deaths of their citizens.

  • roboteq says:

    If President Trump walked on water, the press would accuse him of promoting religion.

  • justinwachin says:

    Is anyone still watching the teleprompter readers? I have better things to do that to watch the TV national newscasts at night. From what I’ve seen President Trump is doing an outstanding job. It’s possible this man will become one of America’s greatest presidents ever.

  • NM Leon says:

    The libtard left is hysterical. They are revealing themselves for all too see. Even formerly fairly unbiased “straight news” reporters are revealing their biases. For instance, a year ago I couldn’t have told you which side of the political spectrum Shepard Smith would fall on, now it’s obvious he should get a job at MSNBC.

  • David Gearhart says:

    On the inter net the Alt left are posting on A real Donald,J Trump and Potus Trump all of their hate. Their like and share repostings of liberal anti Trump postings. Any response gets insults and trolls that it is impossible to have an intelligent conversation. I have had to block some of the more insane that won’t stop posting their insane hate mail at me. When I attempt to respond with rational thoughts, truth and facts.

    1. gvette says:

      LOL…you used the word rational. Do you know any DemonRAT that fits that word?

  • David Stewart says:

    Even FOX 10 in Phoenix market chases the Dimwitocrat cant; used to be the only unbiased source for Western Arizona; no longer true! The NYT syndicate of CBS, NBC, and ABC are, of course, in the Commiecrats’ pocket!

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