Everyone knows the American media despises President Trump. The main street media has always leaned left. But what they are doing today is downright appalling. They are doing everything in their power to discredit and destroy President Trump, and they no longer try to hide it.
The Media Research Center examined every evening news program from the three main networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, and evaluated every story covering President Trump between January 20 and April 9.
There were 869 stories about President Trump during that time period. What the MRC discovered was disturbing. They report, “As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative.”
Incredible. Nearly every single comment about Trump was negative. This is what today’s press has become?
There were 1,687 opinionated statements made about the president. The MRC grouped each comment into “clearly positive or negative tone” groups, whether those comments were made from the news show hosts or their guests and analysts.
1,501 of these statements about the Trump administration were clearly negative. Only 186 were positive. Whether the topic was the economy, immigration, combating terrorism, bringing jobs back to America, or defense spending, there was not a single topic that was painted in a positive light for Trump.
As Investor’s Business Daily points out, after President Obama was sworn in, there was an embarrassing amount of “copious love” and positive coverage for the new administration. Obama proposed some of the most radical set of incoming policies for any modern day president, and most of them failed miserably. But the media lapdogs reliably heaped positive overage onto Obama.
Obama’s first significant action was spending $1 trillion of American tax dollars for a “stimulus” plan. It did not stimulate any economic activity. In fact, much of that money was spent to bail out poorly managed union pensions, and to hire an army of government bureaucrats. Yet that disastrous stimulus plan received 60% positive coverage.
The new Obama administration then created endless government regulations and increase taxes to fight “global warming”. The press coverage on this nonsense was 80% positive.
NBC Nightly News showed Brian William’s gushing over Obama’s first month in office, smiling into the camera and proclaiming “The president’s first seven weeks have been a whirlwind, with often dramatic movement in all directions, on all fronts: the economy, health care, two wars and today education reform.”
What a buffoon.
Of course, under Obama, the economy had the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, and ObamaCare is proving to be a disaster. Terrorism has spread all over the globe during the last 8 years, our military has floundered, and our education system is in tatters.
Oh, and Obama accomplished all this while doubling our national debt. Astounding.
But according to America’s media, Obama could do no wrong.
The media is supposed to be honest, objective, and unbiased. The networks have proven to be none of those.
The good news: Fewer and fewer people are watching network news. ABC, CBS, and NBC news is becoming irrelevant. Even CNN, which claims to be America’s news leader, is rapidly losing viewership and earning Trump’s label of “very fake news”.
Do you watch network news? Does the mainstream media still have any influence left? Share your thoughts in the comments section.