A new report by the Media Research Center found that 88% of the broadcast news coverage of President Trump and his team was hostile during the first 30 days of the new administration.
Wait a minute...I need a moment. Did I just read that right? The media is overwhelmingly hostile to Donald Trump? Really? Nah, that can't be possible, can it? Must be a misprint...
In order to come to this conclusion, researchers from the Media Research Center analysed the tone and content of evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, amounting to 16 hours of coverage on the new President and his staff.
"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 report's authors 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."
Trump's call for a temporary ban on travel from seven specific Middle Eastern nations drew the most journalistic poison, with over three hours, ahead of border issues with Mexico, the battle over his cabinet confirmation picks, and Trump's supposed relationship with Russia.
Wow, biased media! Who knew! Looks like I'll have to take things with a pinch of salt from now on.