Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extend of Anti-Trump Bias In Establishment Media; Average American Media Covers President Trump Negatively 81% of The Time.
By: John MacKenzie, Staff Reporter
A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the establishment media’s bias against President 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.
It found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzed media coverage of President Trump from both American and European news outlets.
The American media outlets they reviewed were CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. The European media outlets were the BBC, the UK’s Financial Times and the German public broadcaster ARD.
Every outlet was negative more often than positive, this included the right-leaning Fox News. In the study Fox News was ranked 52% negative and 48% positive.
The study also divided news items across topics.
On the subjects of immigration, healthcare, and Russia, more than 85% of reports were negative.
On the economy, the proportion appeared to be more balanced – 54% negative to 46% positive.
The picture was very different for other recent administrations. The study found that President Obama’s first 100 got positive good 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% positive coverage, while George W. Bush received 43%.
President Trump has repeatedly claimed that his treatment by the establishment media is unprecedented in its hostility. This study out of Harvard University suggests that, at least in recent history, he’s right.
The full report from Harvard can be read HERE