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Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump Is Right. Press Has Been Overwhelmingly Negative Towards Him.

Harvard Study 

Reveals Huge

 Extent of Anti-

Trump Media 

Bias

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By Heat Street Staff|7:24 am, May 19, 2017
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A major new study out of Harvard University has 
revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s 
bias against Donald Trump.
Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media,
 Politics and Public Policy analyzed coverage from
 Trump’s first 100 days in office across 10 major TV 
and print outlets.
 more hostile than the first 100 days of the three 
previous administrations:

The academics based their study on seven US outlets and three European ones.

In America they analyzed CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News
the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall 
Street Journal.
They also took into account the BBC, the UK’s
 Financial Times and the German public broadcaster 
ARD.
Every outlet was negative more often than positive.
Only Fox News, which features some of Trump’s most 
enthusiastic supporters and is often given special 
access to the President, even came close to positivity.
Fox was ranked 52% negative and 48% positive.
The study also divided news items across topics. On 
immigration, healthcare, and Russia, more than 85% 
of reports were negative.
On the economy, the proportion was more balanced –
 54% negative to 46% positive:

The study highlighted one exception: Trump got 
overwhelmingly positive coverage for launching a 
cruise missile attack on Syria.
Around 80% of all reports were positive about that.
The picture was very different for other recent 
administrations. The study found that President
 Obama’s first 100 days got a good write-up overall – 
with 59% of reports positive.
Bill Clinton and George W Bush got overall negative 
coverage, it found, but to a much lesser extent than 
Trump. Clinton’s first 100 days got 40% positivity, while
 Bush’s got 43%:

Trump has repeatedly claimed that his treatment by the
 media is unprecedented in its hostility.
This study suggests that, at least when it comes to 
recent history, he’s right.